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. Khan, BM, Reid, N, Brown, R, Kozloff, N, Stergiopoulos, V. Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Recovery Education: A Qualitative Analysis of Individual and Program Level Enabling Factors. Front Psychiatry. 2020;11 :779. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00779. PubMed PMID:32848944 PubMed Central PMC7424067.
  2. Reid, N, Kron, A, Lamanna, D, Wen, S, Durbin, A, Rajakulendran, T et al.. Building Bridges to Housing for homeless adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: outcomes of a cross-sector intervention. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2020; :. doi: 10.1111/jar.12779. PubMed PMID:32715590 .
  3. Tajirian, T, Stergiopoulos, V, Strudwick, G, Sequeira, L, Sanches, M, Kemp, J et al.. The Influence of Electronic Health Record Use on Physician Burnout: Cross-Sectional Survey. J. Med. Internet Res. 2020;22 (7):e19274. doi: 10.2196/19274. PubMed PMID:32673234 PubMed Central PMC7392132.
  4. Simpson, AIF, Chatterjee, S, Darby, P, Jones, RM, Maheandiran, M, Penney, SR et al.. Management of COVID-19 Response in a Secure Forensic Mental Health Setting. Can J Psychiatry. 2020; :706743720935648. doi: 10.1177/0706743720935648. PubMed PMID:32573397 PubMed Central PMC7312094.
  5. Reid, N, Kron, A, Rajakulendran, T, Kahan, D, Noble, A, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Promoting Wellness and Recovery of Young Women Experiencing Gender-Based Violence and Homelessness: The Role of Trauma-Informed Health Promotion Interventions. Violence Against Women. 2020; :1077801220923748. doi: 10.1177/1077801220923748. PubMed PMID:32573362 .
  6. Reid, N, Chartier, LB, Orkin, A, Klaiman, M, Naidoo, K, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Rethinking involuntary admission for individuals presenting to Canadian emergency departments with life-threatening substance use disorders. CJEM. 2020; :1-4. doi: 10.1017/cem.2020.385. PubMed PMID:32538339 .
  7. Aubry, T, Bloch, G, Brcic, V, Saad, A, Magwood, O, Abdalla, T et al.. Effectiveness of permanent supportive housing and income assistance interventions for homeless individuals in high-income countries: a systematic review. Lancet Public Health. 2020;5 (6):e342-e360. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30055-4. PubMed PMID:32504587 .
  8. Kozloff, N, Mulsant, BH, Stergiopoulos, V, Voineskos, AN. The COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Implications for People With Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. Schizophr Bull. 2020;46 (4):752-757. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbaa051. PubMed PMID:32343342 PubMed Central PMC7197583.
  9. Lachaud, J, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Wang, R, Wiens, K, Nisenbaum, R, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Mental and substance use disorders and food insecurity among homeless adults participating in the At Home/Chez Soi study. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (4):e0232001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232001. PubMed PMID:32324795 PubMed Central PMC7179857.
  10. Shoemaker, ES, Kendall, CE, Mathew, C, Crispo, S, Welch, V, Andermann, A et al.. Establishing need and population priorities to improve the health of homeless and vulnerably housed women, youth, and men: A Delphi consensus study. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (4):e0231758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231758. PubMed PMID:32298388 PubMed Central PMC7162520.
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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