Congratulations to Drs. Raymond Lam, Jill Murphy and Erin Michalak, Recipients of a CIHR-GACD Team Grant!

Erin Michalak

Dr. Raymond Lam, Dr. Jill Murphy and Dr. Erin Michalak have been awarded $1.64M over 5 years (2023-2028) by CIHR’s Team Grant – GACD 2021 NCD risk prevention across the life course program to support the development of an app to promote and support mental well-being among youth in Vietnam.

The Youth Promotion of Resilience Involving Mental E-health (Y-PRIME) study is in partnership with Vietnam’s Institute of Population, Health and Development, researchers from UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Melbourne, youth leaders at Foundry BC and the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health. Y-PRIME will consist of engagement and capacity building for mental health leadership with youth in Vietnam, the adaptation and co-design of a population level, life skills-based intervention for delivery via an app, and testing the app among secondary school students in three Vietnamese provinces.

If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact Dr. Jill Murphy at

Congratulations to Drs. Lam, Murphy and Michalak on this fantastic news!