Dr. Simone Vigod
Division One: Equity, Gender and Population
Division Two: Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems
Womens College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Dr. Simone Vigod is a Scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and a Psychiatrist and Lead of the Reproductive Life Stages Program at Women’s College Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). She obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2003, completed her residency in psychiatry in Toronto in 2009. and obtained a masters degree in clinical epidemiology (Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, 2011).
Dr. Vigod's CIHR-funded research program involves large scale epidemiological research as well as clinical trials focused on women with mental illness and their children across the lifespan. She uses population based data to understand the prevalence, risk factors for, and consequences of maternal mental illness for mothers, children and families. She develops and evaluates innovative interventions to improve care for women with mental illness, with 2 currently funded randomized controlled trials of novel interventions for women with depression in pregnancy.