Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Christian Hendershot
Associate Professor
Brain and Therapeutics, Addictions Program
Contact Info
T: (416) 535-8501 36730
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
100 Stokes St
BEll Gateway Building
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4
Appointment Status Primary

Dr. Christian Hendershot is a Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and Addictions Division, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Graduate Department of Psychology, and Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, University of Toronto. He completed his Ph.D. and clinical residency at the Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and serves as Head of Psychology, Addictions Division, CAMH. Dr. Hendershot is a recipient of the Peter Lougheed/CIHR New Investigator Salary Award and holds a Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.


Research Synopsis

Dr. Hendershot’s research focuses on the etiology and treatment of addictive behaviors, with a primary emphasis on alcohol use disorders. Specific areas of interest include cognitive, personality and genetic risk factors in the development of alcohol use disorders, the application of human laboratory models to characterize addiction liability and treatment response, behavioral pharmacology of alcohol, and brief interventions for addictive behaviors.

Dr. Hendershot is eligible to supervise graduate students through the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science and the Graduate Department of Psychology, University of Toronto. He also serves as a Research Supervisor for the CAMH Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.