Arash Nakhost


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Arash Nakhost is a psychiatrist in the community mental health program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a clinician researcher and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His research interests are health systems and service delivery to people with complex mental health and social needs in the community setting. In addition, Dr. Nakhost has an interest in issues related to quality improvement, community treatment orders, as well as patients’ perception of coercion and procedural justice in their psychiatric treatment.

 Selected Recent Publications

1. Nakhost, A, Law, SF, Francombe Pridham, KM, Stergiopoulos, V. Addressing Complexity and Improving Access in Community Mental Health Services: An Inner-City Adaptation of Flexible ACT. Psychiatric Serv. 2017;68 (9):867-869.

2. Pridham, KM, Berntson, A, Simpson, AI, Law, SF, Stergiopoulos, V, Nakhost, A. Perception of Coercion Among Patients With a Psychiatric Community Treatment Order: A Literature Review. Psychiatric Serv. 2016;67 (1):16-28.

3. Shapiro, GK, Cusi, A, Kirst, M, O’Campo, P, Nakhost, A, Stergiopoulos, V. Co-responding Police-Mental Health Programs: A Review. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015;42 (5):606-20.

4. Nakhost, A, Perry, JC, Simpson, AI. Community treatment orders for patients with psychosis. Lancet. 2013;382 (9891):501.

5. Nakhost, A, Perry, JC, Frank, D. Assessing the outcome of compulsory treatment orders on management of psychiatric patients at 2 McGill University-associated hospitals. Can J Psychiatry. 2012;57 (6):359-65.

Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto