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From psychiatry research that seeks to determine the best medications to treat depression and schizophrenia, to psychology research that seeks to treat menopausal symptoms and PTSD with therapeutic treatments, the breadth of mental health research at St. Joe’s reflects the diverse expertise of our mental health researchers.

Since the Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare opened its doors to patients in 2014, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has shared with the world how its integrated model of medical and mental health care can positively transform the way patients with mental illness and addiction are diagnosed and treated. Located in Hamilton at 100 West 5th Street, the facility also provides dedicated research areas where mental health researchers can explore ways to improve treatments and therapies for those diagnosed with mental illness.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University is housed within the walls of St. Joe’s West 5th Campus in order to enhance the collaborations between clinicians and researchers working in mental health and addiction, benefitting our patients and others around the world.

Our West 5th Campus is also home to the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, which opened in October 2014 under the leadership of Dr. James MacKillop, its inaugural director and holder of the Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research.

Research Pillar Lead:

Dr. Margaret McKinnon
mckinno@mcmaster.ca

 A photo of Dr. Margaret McKinnon.

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Academic and Industry Chairs

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MacKillop
James MacKillop
Canada Research Chair in Translational Addiction Research (Tier 1), Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research
McKinnon
Margaret McKinnon
Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma
Van Lieshout
Ryan Van Lieshout
Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Programming of Mental Disorders (Tier 2), Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience