Danit Nitka, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Addictions, Pediatric Health
Fun fact about me 

I've gone parasailing, paragliding, and skydiving.

I love working with children and their families because 
I get to learn something new every day.



McGill University

Concordia University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology


Research interests 

Social anxiety and problematic drinking

Selected publications 

Nitka, D., & O'Connor, R. M. (2017). Evaluations of alcohol consequences moderate social anxiety risk for problematic drinking. Addictive behaviors, 65, 131-136.

Keough, M. T., Badawi, G., Nitka, D., O'Connor, R. M., & Stewart, S. H. (2016). Impulsivity increases risk for coping-motivated drinking in undergraduates with elevated social anxiety. Personality and individual differences, 88, 45-50.

Schmitz, N., Nitka, D., Gariepy, G., Malla, A., Wang, J., Boyer, R., ... & Lesage, A. (2009). Association between neighborhood-level deprivation and disability in a community sample of people with diabetes. Diabetes care, 32(11), 1998-2004.

Ivanova, A., Nitka, D., & Schmitz, N. (2010). Epidemiology of antidepressant medication use in the Canadian diabetes population. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 45(9), 911-919.