Areas of of research interest include: 1) the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions aiming to address the complex health needs of people who are homeless and of those who are frequent users of mental health services; 2) health disparities and the experience of discrimination in marginalized groups; and 3) educational research, including curriculum development and curriculum evaluation.
Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos is a Clinician Scientist and the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health. She is also the Co-Director of the Division of Adult Psychiatry
and Health Systems and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining CAMH, she served as the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital,
leading the development of a number of innovative health solutions for people experiencing
homelessness and mental health challenges. Dr. Stergiopoulos has a keen interest in mental
health policy, community development and the redesign of our system of mental health care for
the purpose of system improvement. She champions equitable access to high quality health care
for people experiencing social disadvantage, and the inclusion of service users in both service
delivery and research.
Dr. Stergiopoulos completed her medical training at Dalhousie University and residency training
in psychiatryat the University of Toronto. She holds a MHSc in Health Administration from the
University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Her program of
research focuses on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of interventions
aiming to improve housing stability, service coordination and recovery of adults experiencing
serious mental health and addiction challenges and social disadvantage.
Past honors include a Merit Award by the Canadian Association for Medical Education, the
Henry Durost Award for her contributions to creative professional activities from the Department
of Psychiatry, and numerous community awards for her leadership in program development and
community capacity building in mental health.