Office: Room #251-2 Chrysler Hall South
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2290
Assistant Professor Onawa LaBelle holds a PhD and MA from the University of Michigan and BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, all in Psychology. In addition, LaBelle has held internships and research assistantships at Harvard Medical School, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
In her scholarly work, Dr. LaBelle draws heavily upon positive psychology in her study of social relationships and recovery from alcoholism and substance use disorder. She is particularly interested in examining the social origins of addiction and the parallel between the use of social support programs as a pathway to recovery (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Refuge Recovery, SMART recovery). LaBelle currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Recovery Science.