Professional Affiliations and other Positions
Research and Interests
Dr Schütz’ main research interests focus on the clinical interventions and health service in substance use disorders and dual diagnoses (mental plus substance use disorders), as well as neurobiological and neurocognitive aspects of impulsive decision making
Academic background: MD from Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany, PhD from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany and MPH from Johns-Hopkins–University, Baltimore MD. Fellowship at NIDA/NIH, Baltimore MD (Behavioral Pharmacology), sabbatical at Yale University, New Haven, CT (Clinical Neuroscience).
Clinical background: Medical specialist in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Addiction Medicine. Training in Public Health.
Research focus: Understanding mechanism of relapse and impulsive decision-making to improve treatment of addiction and concurrent disorders. Publications include over 100 research articles and a dozen chapters.
Clinical focus: Medical Manager at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, a 100 bed tertiary centre focused on treating individuals with severe concurrent disorders.