Shane McInerney

MB, MSc, MRC Psych

Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Dr. Shane McInerney is a Staff Psychiatrist and Affiliate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychiatry. His research interests include cognition in Major Depressive Disorder, as well as pharmacological and psychological treatments of mood disorders and suicide.

*Please note that Dr. Shane McInerney is currently NOT accepting any KRSS student applications*

Recent Publications

  1. Tronchin, G, Akudjedu, TN, Kenney, JP, McInerney, S, Scanlon, C, McFarland, J et al.. Cognitive and Clinical Predictors of Prefrontal Cortical Thickness Change Following First-Episode of Psychosis. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2020;302 :111100. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2020.111100. PubMed PMID:32464535 .
  2. Iskric, A, Ceniti, AK, Bergmans, Y, McInerney, S, Rizvi, SJ. Alexithymia and self-harm: A review of nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts. Psychiatry Res. 2020;288 :112920. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112920. PubMed PMID:32279008 .
  3. Vaccarino, SR, McInerney, SJ, Kennedy, SH, Bhat, V. The Potential Procognitive Effects of Modafinil in Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019;80 (6):. doi: 10.4088/JCP.19r12767. PubMed PMID:31599501 .
  4. Chakrabarty, T, Harkness, KL, McInerney, SJ, Quilty, LC, Milev, RV, Kennedy, SH et al.. Childhood maltreatment and cognitive functioning in patients with major depressive disorder: a CAN-BIND-1 report. Psychol Med. 2019; :1-12. doi: 10.1017/S003329171900268X. PubMed PMID:31583989 .
  5. McInerney, SJ, Fallahi, A, Edgar, NE, Ceniti, AK, Rizvi, SJ, Beder, M et al.. Suicide-related presentations of homeless individuals to an inner-city emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. ;63 :5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.05.001. PubMed PMID:31104829 .
  6. Kennedy, SH, Lam, RW, Rotzinger, S, Milev, RV, Blier, P, Downar, J et al.. Symptomatic and Functional Outcomes and Early Prediction of Response to Escitalopram Monotherapy and Sequential Adjunctive Aripiprazole Therapy in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: A CAN-BIND-1 Report. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019;80 (2):. doi: 10.4088/JCP.18m12202. PubMed PMID:30840787 .
  7. Ceniti, AK, Heinecke, N, McInerney, SJ. Examining suicide-related presentations to the emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. ;63 :152-157. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.09.006. PubMed PMID:30268506 .
  8. Kenney, JPM, McPhilemy, G, Scanlon, C, Najt, P, McInerney, S, Arndt, S et al.. The Arcuate Fasciculus Network and Verbal Deficits in Psychosis. Transl Neurosci. 2017;8 :117-126. doi: 10.1515/tnsci-2017-0018. PubMed PMID:29662701 PubMed Central PMC5898602.
  9. Forcellini, G, O'Donoghue, S, Kenney, J, McInerney, S, Scanlon, C, Nabulsi, L et al.. Structural connectivity and rich-club organization in recent onset psychosis. Schizophr. Res. 2018;192 :477-478. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.018. PubMed PMID:28527982 .
  10. McInerney, SJ, McNeely, HE, Geraci, J, Giacobbe, P, Rizvi, SJ, Ceniti, AK et al.. Neurocognitive Predictors of Response in Treatment Resistant Depression to Subcallosal Cingulate Gyrus Deep Brain Stimulation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017;11 :74. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00074. PubMed PMID:28286473 PubMed Central PMC5323405.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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