Vicky Stergiopoulos

MD, MHSc, MSc, BSc

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos is an Associate Scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. She previously served as the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital from 2011-2016 and is now the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is the Director of the Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research interests focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to address the needs of people experiencing mental health and addiction challenges and social disadvantage, including people who are homeless and those with complex health and social needs. Dr. Stergiopoulos has a keen interest in mental health policy, system redesign, and care integration across hospital and community settings.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Inner City Health Associates and serves on a number of government advisory committees. She has held a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award, a Canadian Association for Medical Education Award, a Recognition Award by the Ontario College of Family Physicians as well as the Henry Durost Award for Excellence in Creative Professional Activity in the Department of Psychiatry.

Recent Publications

  1. Machado, MO, Stergiopoulos, V, Maes, M, Kurdyak, PA, Lin, PY, Wang, LJ et al.. Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Dermatol. 2019; :. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.0759. PubMed PMID:31166590 .
  2. Hasford, J, Nelson, G, Worton, SK, Macnaughton, E, MacLeod, T, Piat, M et al.. Knowledge translation and implementation of housing first in Canada: A qualitative assessment of capacity building needs for an evidence-based program. Eval Program Plann. 2019;75 :1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2019.03.001. PubMed PMID:30978474 .
  3. Laliberté, V, Stergiopoulos, V, Jacob, B, Kurdyak, P. Homelessness at discharge and its impact on psychiatric readmission and physician follow-up: a population-based cohort study. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2019; :1-8. doi: 10.1017/S2045796019000052. PubMed PMID:30841949 .
  4. Durbin, A, Nisenbaum, R, Kopp, B, O'Campo, P, Hwang, SW, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Are resilience and perceived stress related to social support and housing stability among homeless adults with mental illness?. Health Soc Care Community. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12722. PubMed PMID:30734374 .
  5. Durbin, A, Lunsky, Y, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R, Hwang, SW, O'Campo, P et al.. Borderline Intellectual Functioning and Lifetime Duration of Homelessness among Homeless Adults with Mental Illness. Healthc Policy. 2018;14 (2):40-46. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25687. PubMed PMID:30710440 .
  6. Chauvin, S, Mulsant, BH, Sockalingam, S, Stergiopoulos, V, Taylor, VH, Vigod, SN et al.. Gender Differences in Research Productivity among Academic Psychiatrists in Canada. Can J Psychiatry. 2019;64 (6):415-422. doi: 10.1177/0706743718802798. PubMed PMID:30616409 .
  7. Nelson, G, Worton, SK, Macnaughton, E, Tsemberis, S, MacLeod, T, Hasford, J et al.. Systems change in the context of an initiative to scale up Housing First in Canada. J Community Psychol. 2019;47 (1):7-20. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22095. PubMed PMID:30506925 .
  8. Macnaughton, E, Nelson, G, Worton, SK, Tsemberis, S, Stergiopoulos, V, Aubry, T et al.. Navigating Complex Implementation Contexts: Overcoming Barriers and Achieving Outcomes in a National Initiative to Scale Out Housing First in Canada. Am J Community Psychol. 2018;62 (1-2):135-149. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12268. PubMed PMID:30106486 .
  9. Durbin, A, Lunsky, Y, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R, Hwang, SW, O'Campo, P et al.. The Effect of Housing First on Housing Stability for People with Mental Illness and Low Intellectual Functioning. Can J Psychiatry. 2018; :706743718782940. doi: 10.1177/0706743718782940. PubMed PMID:29916270 PubMed Central PMC6299190.
  10. Kahan, D, Noble, AJF, Stergiopoulos, V. PEACE: Trauma-Informed Psychoeducation for Female-Identified Survivors of Gender-Based Violence. Psychiatr Serv. 2018;69 (6):733. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID:29852842 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Associate Professor and Director, Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Physician-in-Chief, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health