Academic and Clinical Faculty


Name & Contact Info

Roles

Research Areas

Jehannine Austin
jehannine.austin@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Professor
Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics
Translational psychiatric genetics and predictors of mental health disorders; clinical applications of genetics; evidence-based practice in psychiatric genetic counselling
Clare Beasley
clare.beasley@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Associate Professor
Etiology of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder; white matter pathology; effects of anti-psychotic medications on the brain
Lori Brotto
lori.brotto@vch.ca
VGH Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health
Centre, 2775 Laurel St, Vancouver,
BC, V5Z 1M9
Professor
Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute
Canada Research Chair in Women’s Sexual Health
Clinical and behavioural research in women's sexual health; psychological interventions for the management of sexual dysfunction; asexuality and its neural and biological correlates
Trisha Chakrabarty
trisha.chakrabarty@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 2B8
Assistant Professor
Cognitive functioning in mood disorders; etiology, contributors and functional implications of cognitive dysfunction in depression and bipolar disorder; novel therapeutic strategies to address mood-related cognitive deficits
Ann Marie Craig
acraig@mail.ubc.ca
UBC Hospital Koerner Pavilion
2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5
Professor
Developmental neuroscience and neuroplasticity; synaptic imbalances in autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease; post-transcriptional modifications of synaptic organizing complexes in brain development
adiamond@mail.ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 2B8
Professor
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental cognitive neuroscience; influence of biological and environmental factors on the prefrontal cortex and executive functions in youth; integrating behavioural, neuroanatomical, and genetic approaches to study cognitive abilities
Sophia Frangou
sophia.frangou@ubc.ca
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain
Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health
Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Head- Research
Scientific Lead: Early Psychosis Intervention Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
Brain mechanisms underpinning mood disorders and psychotic disorders; biosignature of genetic and environmental risk factors for mental disorders; brain mechanisms that mitigate risk and enhance resilience in populations at risk for mental disorders
Josie Geller
jgeller@providencehealth.bc.ca
Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome
Sciences (CHEOS), St. Paul's Hospital
Associate Professor
Eating disorders; understanding readiness and motivation for change in the assessment and treatment of individuals with eating disorders; the role of self-compassion in recovery; delivery of patient-centred, collaborative care
Kyooseob Ha
kyooseob.ha@ubc.ca
Department of Psychiatry
The Hope Centre, Lions Gate Hospital
1337 St. Andrews Ave,
North Vancouver, BC, V7L 3L4
Professor (Partner),
Staff Psychiatrist, Coastal Community of Care, Lions Gate Hospital
Early diagnosis of bipolar II disorder among depressed subjects, integrative analysis of longitudinal clinical data and biological characteristics, including proteomics, for early prediction of drug response and suicidal risk in patients with bipolar disorders and major depressive disorders
Robert Holt
rholt@bcgsc.ca
Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre,
2185 E Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Professor
Medical genetics; immunotherapy for cancer; structural diversity of T cell and B cell receptors; genetic engineering of immune cells to treat cancer
William G. Honer
bill.honer@ubc.ca
Translational Research Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Professor
Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia Research
Neurobiology of schizophrenia and related psychotic illness; synaptic proteins and connectivity in neuropsychiatric disorders; aging and dementia; mental illness and substance use in homeless and precariously housed populations
Kyung Sue Hong
kyungsue.hong@ubc.ca
Department of Psychiatry
The Hope Centre, Lions Gate Hospital
1337 St. Andrews Ave,
North Vancouver, BC, V7L 3L4
Professor (Partner)
Clinical studies for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology focusing on second-generation antipsychotics (SGA), and genetics/genomics and pharmacogenetics
Kerry Jang
kerry.jang@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion, 2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B8
Professor
Personality and personality disorder, and their underlying genetic and environmental factors; addiction and substance use; public health research on vulnerable urban populations with co-occuring psychiatric disorder and polysubstance use
David Kealy
david.kealy@ubc.ca
David Strangway Building
5950 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B9
Associate Professor
kamyar.keramatian@ubc.ca
Mood Disorders Centre
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 2A1
Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Early Intervention in Psychosis/Bipolar Disorder
Mood disorders; psychosis and bipolar disorder
R. Michael Krausz
mkrausz@mail.ubc.ca
David Strangway Building,
5950 University Blvd, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 2B9
Professor
Providence Health Care BC Leadership Chair in Addiction Research
Personality and personality disorder, and their underlying genetic and environmental factors; addiction and substance use; public health research on vulnerable urban populations
Raymond W. Lam
r.lam@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion
2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 2B8
Professor
Associate Head, Undergraduate & Graduate Education, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Clinical and neurobiological factors in seasonal, treatment-resistant, and workplace depression; biological and therapeutic effects of light therapy; clinical trials; clinical guidelines; digital health technologies; global mental health.
Brian MacVicar
brian.macvicar@ubc.ca
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for
Brain Health,
2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Professor
Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience
Stroke and traumatic brain injury; advanced brain imaging techniques; disruptions in brain circuits in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease and stroke; mechanisms for maintaining brain health and preventing neuronal damage and death
Erin Michalak
erin.michalak@ubc.ca
David Strangway Building
5950 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B9
Professor
Psychosocial issues and interventions in bipolar and other mood disorders; stigma and quality of life in bipolar disorder; patient engagement in research; knowledge translation and implementation science; digital mental health and eHealth/mHealth; global mental health
Timothy H. Murphy
timothy.murphy@ubc.ca
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for
Brain Health,
2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Professor
Division Head, Neuroscience and Translational Psychiatry
Structure-function of brain circuits in relation to stroke; central nervous system (CNS) synaptic plasticity/physiology; automated mouse brain imaging and stimulation; plasticity-inducing approaches to mouse models of depression, autism and other psychiatric disorders
Elton Ngan
elton.ngan@ubc.ca
Lions Gate Hospital
231 15th St E,
North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7
Associate Professor
Symptomatology, etiology and pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia
Tonia Nicholls
tnicholls@phsa.ca
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
70 Colony Farm Road,
Coquitlam, BC, V3C 5X9
Professor (Partner)
Intersections of law and mental health; assessment and treatment of violence, criminality and the development and implementation of evidence-based practice; violence risk assessments and mental health screening in correctional settings
John Ogrodniczuk
john.ogrodniczuk@ubc.ca
David Strangway Building
5950 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B9
Professor
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy; identifying and understanding patient, therapist, and relational processes that influence psychosocial treatments; personality disorders, men's mental health, alexithymia
William Panenka
will.panenka@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Research Track, UBC Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Residency Program
Neuropsychiatry; neurology; traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion; development of biomarkers in concussion; mental health, addictions, and TBI in homeless and precariously housed populations
Paul Pavlidis
paul@msl.ubc.ca
Michael Smith Laboratories
2185 E Mall, Vancouver,
BC, V6T 1Z4
Professor
Molecular and cellular causes of psychiatric disorders; neuroinformatics; bioinformatics; computational modelling; genome sequencing, epigenomics, and epigenetics data; functional genomics and genetics; systems biology; protein regulation; proteomics
Anthony Phillips
anthony.phillips@ubc.ca
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for
Brain Health,
2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Professor
Dopamine and its role in neural control of motivation and memory; biological correlates of addiction and its clinical implications; neural bases of mental illness and addiction; preclinical neuropsychopharmacology and systems neuroscience
Lynn Raymond
lynn.raymond@ubc.ca
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for
Brain Health,
2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
Professor
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Louise A. Brown Chair in Neuroscience
Huntington disease and its pathegenic mechanisms; altered synaptic function and signalling in Huntington disease; role of NMDA-type glutamate receptor signalling and calcium homeostasis in synaptic function and dysfunction
Roberto Sassi
roberto.sassi@ubc.ca
BC Children's Hospital
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1
Associate Professor (Partner),
Psychiatrist in Chief, BC Children's Hospital / BC Women's Hospital,
Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
The effects of physical activity in patients struggling with mood disorders, the multigenerational transmission of risk for psychopathology and the interplay of genetic and environmental factors, and implementing measurement-based care in child and youth mental health
Christian Schütz
christian.schutz@ubc.ca
David Strangway Building,
5950 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B9
Professor (Partner)
Division Head, Substance Use & Concurrent Disorders
Substance use and concurrent disorders; addiction medicine; psychological and pharmacological interventions for substance use disorders; psychoneurobiological aspects of impulsive decision making
Jeremy Seamans
jeremy.seamans@ubc.ca
UBC Hospital Koerner Pavilion,
2211 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5
Professor
Role of Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) neurons; demystifying how ACC represents cognitive and emotional information; role of ACC dysfunction in severe psychiatric disorders
Terrance Snutch
snutch@msl.ubc.ca
Michael Smith Laboratories,
2185 E Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Professor
Molecular neurobiology; molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system; properties of ion channels in normal and pathophysiological states; SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) genome sequencing; bioinformatics, biological imaging, pharmacology
S. Evelyn Stewart
evelyn.stewart@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Professor
Director of Research, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, BC Children's Hospital Medical Director, BCCH Provincial OCD Program (POP)
Neural correlates in childhood-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), repetitive behaviour disorders and other neuropsychiatric disorders; brain function and structure in pediatric OCD; genetics; cognition; neuroimaging; cognitive behavioural therapy
Steven Taylor
steven.taylor@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion,
2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B8
Professor
Classification, biopsychosocial etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders and related clinical conditions; psychology of pandemics
Tamara Vanderwal
tamara.vanderwal@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Assistant Professor
Child psychiatric disorders; naturalistic conditions and naturalistic viewing in study of neural and behavioural responses; movie paradigms for use in neuroscience
Daniel Vigo
daniel.vigo@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion,
2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B8
Assistant Professor
Public health, population health and health systems; global mental health; psychiatric epidemiology; mental health and addictions; substance use disorders; health data science and e-mental health
Fidel Vila-Rodriguez
fidel.vilarodriguez@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion,
2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B8
Assistant Professor
Non-invasive neurostimulation therapies (NINETs) for severe and refractory forms of depression and psychosis; TMS-fMRI; tDCS-fMRI; novel therapeutic interventions within NINETs
Todd Woodward
todd.woodward@ubc.ca
Translational Research Building,
938 West 28th Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Professor
Functional brain networks underlying primary symptoms of schizophrenia and psychosis; cognitive correlates of the symptoms of psychosis; functional neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, MEG); metacognitive training (MCT); multivariate analysis of functional neuroimaging data
Lakshmi Yatham
l.yatham@ubc.ca
Detwiller Pavilion,
2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B8
Professor
Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Director, UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
Regional Head and Program Medical Director, Vancouver Coastal Health / Providence Health Care
Neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorder and major depression; causes, diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders