1) Population-based mental health outcomes research
2) Physician human resources
3) Interaction between medical and psychiatric illnesses
Dr. Kurdyak completed his medical degree, psychiatry residency training, and PhD in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He is a staff psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and is the Director of the Health Outcomes and Performance Evaluation (HOPE) Research Unit within the Social and Epidemiological Research Program. Dr. Kurdyak is also the Lead of the Mental Health and Addictions Research Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science (ICES). Dr. Kurdyak provides oversight on the evaluation of complex mental health interventions and provincial strategies through his role as Director of Health Outcomes for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance and as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care and Health Quality Ontario.