This section of my website includes links to my research work including PDF’s of published articles and PowerPoints that I have delivered.
At the bottom of the page are some resources that I found helpful for research in general and also clinical psychiatry.
I am the Chief Resident of the Clinician Scientist Program at the University of Toronto in the Psychiatry Residency Program. I currently work in the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). I am also interested in epidemiologic research and correctional psychiatry.
Current work – Brain Stimulation
My main project currently is researching the efficacy of brain stimulation for schizophrenia.
I have recently completed a review on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Some of my work on this topic includes:
- A poster presentation at the 2016 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting which has been profiled in Medscape and Elsevier’s PracticeUpdate Psychiatry
- An oral presentation at the 2016 International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation.
- Grand Rounds presentation at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in January 2016 on this topic
- A manuscript recent published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (no PDF available).
I am also currently working on a project examining the use of ECT for the treatment of depression in individuals who also have comorbid borderline personality disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. This is going to be presented at the 2017 Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting in San Diego, and it will be submitted shortly as a manuscript.
Current work – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Currently I am working on a project looking at the link between trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions data. We want to determine if PTSD/trauma is associated with increased odds of cancer. This work has been submitted for presentation at the 2017 Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
Current work – Correctional Psychiatry
I have recently published a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (PDF) which uses a life-trajectory model of suicide to propose the development of a novel suicide screening tool in prisons and jails. This project won an essay award at CAMH that was profiled here and I presented it at the 2016 Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
My previous research looking at changes in cortical inhibition with clozapine treatment:
During my medical school and undergraduate work I have also been involved in several other research projects.
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Helpful Research Resources