Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Evan J. Collins MD, FRCPC
Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Mental Health, Toronto General Hospital
Assistant Professor
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
Contact Info
T: (416) 340-5077
F: (417) 340-4890
Location
UHN - Toronto General Hospital
5558 University Ave
Immunodeficiency Clinic, 13N1300
Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2
Appointment Status Primary
Degree/Qualification
MD, FRCPC
Professional Memberships
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Psychiatric Association
Appointments
Staff Psychiatrist, Centre for Mental Health, Toronto General Hospita
Senior Faculty Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Scientific Advisory Committee, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)
International Advisory Committee, AccessMBCT

Evan Collins completed a Bachelor of Independent Studies at University of Waterloo in 1979, Medical School at McMaster University in 1982 and Residency in Psychiatry at University of Toronto in 1988.

After completing a fellowship in Schizophrenia Research he worked in schizophrenia care and community psychiatry. In mid career he switched his practice to HIV Psychiatry. As part of this work he has been extensively involved in policy development and governance with a number of local, provincial, national and international organizations including the AIDS Committee of Toronto, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR); the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR); the International AIDS Society and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). From 2010-2012 he served on the Board of UNAIDS representing North American Civil Society.

In addition he is certified in Mindfulness –Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and delivers both modalities at Toronto General Hospital and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. He is Senior Faculty at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies where he provides professional training for those seeking to learn to deliver mindfulness-based interventions. He is also a mentor in MBCT at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at the University of California, San Diego

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

HIV Psychiatry


Mindfulness Based Interventions

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Bekele T, Collins EJ, Maunder RG, et al. Childhood Adversities and Physical and Mental Health Outcomes in Adults Living with HIV: Findings from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study. AIDS Research and Treatment. 2018; doi:10.1155/2018/2187232.

Woods SL, Rockman PR, Collins EJ (2019) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Embodied Presence and Inquiry in Action. New Harbinger: Oakland, CA

Honours and Awards

2009 Red Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association for HIV Research (2009)