Ben-David, Shelly

Shelly Ben-David

Shelly Ben-David, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Social Work
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road  ART 175
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9434

Social Work web:  Shelly Ben-David
Twitter:  @SBenDavidPhD

  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar

Dr. Shelly Ben-David’s program of research focuses on the prevention and early intervention of mental illness for youth and young adults, through the: 1) development of psychosocial interventions, and 2) service delivery.

Understanding service use decision-making and improving engagement among youth and young adults with mental health disorders
PI: Shelly Ben-David
Date: 2019 – 2024
Funded by: Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Award

Gaining CLARITY in the prevention of youth suicide: from pilot to partnership
Co-PIs: Sana Shahram, Katrina Plamondon
Co-Is: Shelly Ben-David
Date: 2021-2022
Funded by: SSHRC Connection Grant

The CLARITY (Community-Led Actions for Resiliency Important Throughout Youth) Research Program
Co-PIs:  Sana Shahram, Katrina Plamondon
Co-Is: Shelly Ben-David, Melissa Feddersen, Deanne Taylor,  Tom Kemp, Jocelyn Lynette, Leslie Bryant
Date: 2018 – 2021
Funded by: KGH Foundation, Blenk Family Fund, Interior Health

Bridging the digital divide and opening access to online research opportunities in youth and young adults living mental illness in British Columbia
Co-PIs: Shelly Ben-David & Skye Barbic
Date: 2019-2020
Funding:  BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster

Service utilization among youth: Testing a novel decision-making framework
PI: Shelly Ben-David
Date: 2018-2020
Funding:  SSHRC Insight Development Grant

For a full list of Dr. Ben-David’s publications, please visit her Google Scholar profile here: