Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems

Drs. Sonu Gaind and Paul Kurdyak are co-Directors of the Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems.

The Division is the academic home of acute care psychiatry, including psychiatric emergency services, inpatient services, and outpatient care The Division also provides core training in psychiatry for medical students and residents.

Adult Psychiatry is committed to delivering clinical excellence and innovation to improve the delivery of mental health and addiction services. It strives to foster many roles of academic general psychiatrists, mental health clinicians and health services researchers to improve patient experience and the quality and cost effectiveness of the mental health system.

The Adult Psychiatry Division focuses on advanced work in:

  • suicidology
  • emergency psychiatry
  • cross-cultural health
  • quality improvement
  • health services research
  • mental health policy
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