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Dedicated to Discovery. Committed to Care.
The Psychiatry Program at Advancing Health conducts research in mental health services, virtual care, psychotherapy, dementia care, and concurrent disorders with research goals that focus on the most important and relevant mental health questions.
About the Program
The Psychiatry Program at Advancing Health is driven by a passion for patient care and innovation in mental health. Our research harnesses a unique set of resources — scientific expertise, access to patients and community, collaborative partnerships, and the capacity for large-scale and longitudinal studies — to focus on the most important and relevant mental health questions.
The Program includes a diverse group of research members covering a broad range of research areas at Providence Health Care. We are interested in leveraging clinician research potential, promoting evidence-based mental health care, and ensuring that everyone can become an active member of research teams. Now a Advancing Health research program, this group of investigators works in close collaboration to develop study protocols, analyze data, and share results through publications and other platforms.
Mental health clinicians at Providence Health Care provide care and treatments to individuals across a range of services from acute care to tertiary mental health services. In our acute care program at St. Paul’s Hospital, we see on average 700 patients each year, many of whom present with complex health and social issues. We offer a range of specialized services, including reproductive and geriatric psychiatry and are a provincial centre for eating disorders care. As a group of clinician–researchers, our research aims to:
- Use evidence to optimize care by driving system and social change
- Develop strategies for implementing, sustaining, and continuously improving evidence-based practices
- Translate research discoveries into new disease prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic options for people, locally and globally
Examples of Our Projects
The primary research & methodology areas the Psychiatry Program undertakes are:
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