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Kim Good

Associate Professor

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Department of Psychiatry

Email: kim.good@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-4250
Mailing Address: 
Deptartment of Psychiatry Research
Room 4064, AJLB
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS B3H 2E2
Research Topics:
  • First episode psychosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Substance abuse
  • Neurodegenerative diseases


BSc (1989; University of New Brunswick)
MSc (1992; University of British Columbia)
PhD (1997; University of British Columbia)
PDF (2000; Dalhousie University )
MEd (expect to graduate 2016; Acadia University)

Research interests

Dr. Good's research focuses on the sense of smell in psychiatric and neurological disorders, and in particular how olfactory deficits may inform on outcome in these disorders.  As well, her lab has been investigating the link between substance misuse and psychotic disorders. Her interest is in examining the role of motivation and expectancy on craving in smokers and non-smokers with and without schizophrenia. Using FMRI, she is examining the neural changes that occur when subjects are presented with smoking-related visual images.

Selected publications

  • Good, K.P., Martzke, J.S., Honer, W.G., Milliken, H.I., and Kopala, L.C.  “Unirhinal olfactory identification deficits in young male patients with schizophrenia and related disorders: Association with impaired memory functioning”. Schizophrenia Research, 56: 211-223 (2002).
  • Good, K.P., Leslie, R.A., ,  Milliken, H., McGlone, J., Kopala, L.C. “Sex differences in olfactory function in young patients with psychotic disorders”.  Schizophrenia Research, 97: 97-102 (2007). 
  • Good, KP, Tibbo, PG, Milliken, HI., Whitehorn, D., Alexiadis, M, Robertson, N., Kopala, LC. “An investigation of a possible relationship between olfactory identification deficits at first episode and four-year outcomes in patients with psychosis”. Schizophrenia Research, 124(1-3): 60-65 (2010).
  • Rolheiser, TM, Fulton, H, Good KP, Leslie RA, Fisk JD,, McKelvey, JR, Schoffer K, Scherfler, C, Khan NM, Robertson HA. “Olfactory Testing and Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Olfactory Tract and Substantia Nigra in Parkinson’s Disease” Journal of Neurology,Feb 3 (2011)
  • Schlagintweit, H., Good, K., Barrett, S. The impact of nicotine lozenges and stimulus expectancies  on cigarette craving.           Journal of Psychopharmacology. Published online Jan. 28, 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0269881113519508

Selected awards and honours

  • 1994 Young Scientist Award, Seventh Biennial European Workshop in Schizophrenia
  • 1998 National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award
  • 2002  Dalhousie Medical School Clinical Research Scholar


  • Med II Neuroscience Unit Tutor
  • PGY-2  Research Teaching Series/ Ethics and other Reviews
  • PSYO/NESC 3170 Hormones and Behaviour
  • PSYO/NESC 3227 Principles of Human Neuropsychology
  • PSYO/NESC 3770 Behavioral Neuroscience

Service & Activity

  • Co-Chair Capital Health Research Fund
  • Member Department of Psychiatry Research Committee
  • Chair Department of Psychiatry Research Committee Grants Subcommittee
  • Member Department of Psychiatry Promotion and Tenure Committee