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. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, A, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, SW et al.. Dental problems and chronic diseases in mentally ill homeless adults: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2020;20 (1):419. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-08499-7. PubMed PMID:32228526 PubMed Central PMC7106680.
  2. Haye, E, Job, N, Wang, Y, Penninckx, S, Stergiopoulos, V, Tumanov, N et al.. ZnO/Carbon xerogel photocatalysts by low-pressure plasma treatment, the role of the carbon substrate and its plasma functionalization. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2020;570 :312-321. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.03.015. PubMed PMID:32171093 .
  3. Kurdyak, P, Zaheer, J, Carvalho, A, de Oliveira, C, Lebenbaum, M, Wilton, AS et al.. Physician-based availability of psychotherapy in Ontario: a population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. ;8 (1):E105-E115. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190094. PubMed PMID:32161044 PubMed Central PMC7065559.
  4. Pottie, K, Kendall, CE, Aubry, T, Magwood, O, Andermann, A, Salvalaggio, G et al.. Clinical guideline for homeless and vulnerably housed people, and people with lived homelessness experience. CMAJ. 2020;192 (10):E240-E254. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190777. PubMed PMID:32152052 PubMed Central PMC7062440.
  5. Liu, M, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Nisenbaum, R, Stergiopoulos, V, Hwang, SW et al.. Resilience and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Associations With Poor Mental Health Among Homeless Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.12.017. PubMed PMID:32147372 .
  6. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, O'Campo, P, Wiens, K, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R et al.. Trajectories and mental health-related predictors of perceived discrimination and stigma among homeless adults with mental illness. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (2):e0229385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229385. PubMed PMID:32106225 PubMed Central PMC7046214.
  7. Barker, LC, Sunderji, N, Kurdyak, P, Stergiopoulos, V, Gonzalez, A, Kopp, A et al.. Urgent Outpatient Care Following Mental Health ED Visits: A Population-Based Study. Psychiatr Serv. 2020; :appips201900466. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID:32089079 .
  8. Morton Ninomiya, M, George, NP, George, J, Linklater, R, Bull, J, Plain, S et al.. A community-driven and evidence-based approach to developing mental wellness strategies in First Nations: a program protocol. Res Involv Engagem. 2020;6 :5. doi: 10.1186/s40900-020-0176-9. PubMed PMID:32082614 PubMed Central PMC7017570.
  9. Paul, S, Nakhost, A, Stergiopoulos, V, Matheson, FI, Simpson, AIF, Guimond, T et al.. Perceptions of key stakeholders on procedural justice in the Consent And Capacity Board of Ontario's hearings. Int J Law Psychiatry. ;68 :101515. doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101515. PubMed PMID:32033692 .
  10. 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 .
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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