University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Mosier, Karen

Research Facilitator
Office Location: WCVM 4104.4
Phone: 306-966-7161
Fax: 306-966-7274



Academic Credentials

Research Interests

Ms. Mosier has a multidisciplinary background with a BA (Honours) in Psychology and a MSc in Pharmacy. Her undergraduate work involved investigating the nature of anxiety discourse. Using a special form of qualitative analysis, discourse analysis, she analyzed psychotherapy tapes for metaphors of anxiety in order to describe how patients use words as containers to express their feelings.

Her master's degree work involved pharmacokinetics. In particular, her project examined a very common drug-drug interaction that occurs in humans between clozapine and fluvoxamine and her experiment investigated if dose-staggering would significantly reduce this interaction in a dog model.

Previously, Ms. Mosier worked four years as a research co-ordinator for the University of Saskatchewan within the department of Psychiatry. This experience afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with many researchers, primarily involving mental health and mental health services research, at local, provincial and international levels.


Dell CA, Sequin M, Hopkins C, Tempier R, Mehl-Madrona L, Dell D, Duncan CR, Mosier K. 2011. “From benzos to berries: treatment offered at an aboriginal youth solvent abuse treatment centre relays the importance of culture.” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 56(2): 75-83.

Tempier R, Hepp SL, Duncan CR, Rohr B, Hachey K, Mosier K. 2010. "Patient-centered care in affective, non-affective, and schizoaffective groups: patients' opinions and attitudes." Community Mental Health Journal. 46(5): 452-460.

Mosier KE, Lepnurm M, Puchala C, Vasiliadis H-M, Tempier R. 2010. "Prevalence of mental disorders and service utilization in seniors: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 1.2." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 25: 960-967.

Tempier R, Vasiliadis H-M, Gilbert F, Demyttenaere K, Bruffaerts R, Bonnewyn A, Lepine J-P, Gasquet I, Mosier K, Lesage A, Puchala C, Lepnurm M, Kovess-Masfety V. 2010. "Comparing mental health of Francophone populations in Canada, France and Belgium: 12 month prevalence rates of common mental disorders (Part 1)." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 55(5): 289-294.

Tempier R, Vasiliadis H-M, Gilbert F, Demyttenaere K, Bruffaerts R, Lépine J-P, Gasquet I, Lepnurm M, Lesage A, Puchala C, Mosier K, Kovess-Masféty V. 2010. "Comparing mental health of Francophones in Canada, France and Belgium: 12-month and lifetime rates of mental health service use (Part 2)." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 55(5): 295-304.

McGrath BM, Mosier KE, Tempier R. 2009. "Subjective response to antipsychotic medication in schizophrenia — implications for compliance, outcome and quality of life." Acta Psychiatrica Belgica. 109(3): 25-34.

Schneider A Mosier KE, Tempier R. 2009. "Switching antipsychotic medications: a two-year comparison study of patient characteristics and psychiatric service use." Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 70(6): 937-939.

Tempier R, Meadows GN, Mosier KE, Lesage A, Stiller A, Graham A, Lepnurm M, Vasiliadis H-M. 2009. "Mental disorders and mental health care in Canada and Australia: comparative epidemiological findings." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 44: 63-72.

Tempier R, Boyer R, Lambert J, Mosier K, Duncan CR. 2006. "Psychological distress among female spouses of male at-risk drinkers." Alcohol. 39: 1-10.

Mosier KE, Song J, McKay G, Hubbard JW, Fang J. 2003. "Determination of clozapine, and its metabolites, N-desmethylclozapine and clozapine N-oxide in dog plasma using high-performance liquid chromatography." Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. 783(2): 377-382.