Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo and Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Recipients of a CIHR Grant to Support COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Research!

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Vigo and Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, who are among the grant recipients from a $10.2M investment by the CIHR, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and other provincial partners to support research addressing the mental health and substance use challenges facing Canadians, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funded project, led by Dr. Vigo and Dr. Yatham (with co- investigators Dr. Michael Krausz, Dr. Raymond Ng, and Dr. Joseph Puyat), will apply machine learning methods (Artificial Intelligence) to health service utilization data in order to identify patient cohorts that are at increased risk of developing COVID-19-related adverse mental health outcomes, and aims to facilitate access to effective treatments.

Read the CIHR news release here.