Vicky Stergiopoulos

MD, MHSc, MSc, BSc

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos is an Associate Scientist at MAP 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. Kerman, N, Aubry, T, Adair, CE, Distasio, J, Latimer, E, Somers, J et al.. Effectiveness of Housing First for Homeless Adults with Mental Illness Who Frequently Use Emergency Departments in a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020; :. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01008-3. PubMed PMID:31925600 .
  2. Stergiopoulos, V, Naidu, A, Schuler, A, Bekele, T, Nisenbaum, R, Jbilou, J et al.. Housing Stability and Neurocognitive Functioning in Homeless Adults With Mental Illness: A Subgroup Analysis of the At Home/Chez Soi Study. Front Psychiatry. 2019;10 :865. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00865. PubMed PMID:31849725 PubMed Central PMC6889850.
  3. Kahan, D, Lamanna, D, Rajakulendran, T, Noble, A, Stergiopoulos, V. Implementing a trauma-informed intervention for homeless female survivors of gender-based violence: Lessons learned in a large Canadian urban centre. Health Soc Care Community. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12913. PubMed PMID:31814189 .
  4. Orkin, A, Campbell, D, Handford, C, Hopkins, S, Klaiman, M, Leece, P et al.. Protocol for a mixed-methods feasibility study for the surviving opioid overdose with naloxone education and resuscitation (SOONER) randomised control trial. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (11):e029436. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029436. PubMed PMID:31722937 PubMed Central PMC6858090.
  5. Lamanna, D, Lunsky, Y, Wen, S, Dubois, D, Stergiopoulos, V. Supporting Efforts by Intellectually Disabled Adults to Exit Homelessness: Key Ingredients of a Cross-Sector Partnership. Psychiatr Serv. 2020;71 (1):96-99. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID:31615367 .
  6. Stergiopoulos, V, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R, Lachaud, J, O'Campo, P et al.. Long-term effects of rent supplements and mental health support services on housing and health outcomes of homeless adults with mental illness: extension study of the At Home/Chez Soi randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 2019;6 (11):915-925. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30371-2. PubMed PMID:31601530 .
  7. Latimer, EA, Rabouin, D, Cao, Z, Ly, A, Powell, G, Adair, CE et al.. Cost-effectiveness of Housing First Intervention With Intensive Case Management Compared With Treatment as Usual for Homeless Adults With Mental Illness: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2 (8):e199782. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9782. PubMed PMID:31433483 PubMed Central PMC6707012.
  8. Reid, N, Castel, S, Veldhuizen, S, Roberts, A, Stergiopoulos, V. Effect of a Psychiatric Emergency Department Expansion on Acute Mental Health and Addiction Service Use Trends in a Large Urban Center. Psychiatr Serv. 2019;70 (11):1053-1056. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID:31357920 .
  9. Kozloff, N, Pinto, AD, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, SW, O'Campo, P, Bayoumi, AM et al.. Convergent validity of the EQ-5D-3L in a randomized-controlled trial of the Housing First model. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19 (1):482. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4310-z. PubMed PMID:31300051 PubMed Central PMC6626335.
  10. Durbin, A, Kapustianyk, G, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R, Aratangy, T, Khan, B et al.. Recovery education for people experiencing housing instability: An evaluation protocol. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2019;65 (6):468-478. doi: 10.1177/0020764019858650. PubMed PMID:31250692 .
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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