Vicky Stergiopoulos

MD, MHSc, MSc, BSc

Affiliate Scientist


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. Wiens, K, Rosella, LC, Kurdyak, P, Chen, S, Aubry, T, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Factors associated with higher healthcare costs in a cohort of homeless adults with a mental illness and a general cohort of adults with a history of homelessness. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21 (1):555. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06562-6. PubMed PMID:34090425 PubMed Central PMC8180071.
  2. Bezgrebelna, M, McKenzie, K, Wells, S, Ravindran, A, Kral, M, Christensen, J et al.. Climate Change, Weather, Housing Precarity, and Homelessness: A Systematic Review of Reviews. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18 (11):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18115812. PubMed PMID:34071641 .
  3. Polillo, A, Voineskos, AN, Foussias, G, Kidd, SA, Sav, A, Hawley, S et al.. Using Digital Tools to Engage Patients With Psychosis and Their Families in Research: Survey Recruitment and Completion in an Early Psychosis Intervention Program. JMIR Ment Health. 2021;8 (5):e24567. doi: 10.2196/24567. PubMed PMID:34057421 .
  4. Lachaud, J, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Liu, M, Wang, R, Nisenbaum, R, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Severe Psychopathology and Substance Use Disorder Modify the Association Between Housing Trajectories and Food Security Among Homeless Adults. Front Nutr. 2021;8 :608811. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.608811. PubMed PMID:34055849 PubMed Central PMC8152664.
  5. Kim, HK, Carvalho, AF, Gratzer, D, Wong, AHC, Gutzin, S, Husain, MI et al.. The Impact of COVID-19 on Psychiatric Emergency and Inpatient Services in the First Month of the Pandemic in a Large Urban Mental Health Hospital in Ontario, Canada. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12 :563906. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.563906. PubMed PMID:33967842 PubMed Central PMC8102788.
  6. Wilkie, T, Tajirian, T, Stergiopoulos, V. Advancing physician wellness, engagement and excellence in a mental health setting: a Canadian perspective. Health Promot Int. 2021; :. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daab061. PubMed PMID:33942064 .
  7. Gicas, KM, Mejia-Lancheros, C, Nisenbaum, R, Wang, R, Hwang, SW, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Cognitive determinants of community functioning and quality of life in homeless adults with mental illness: 6-year follow-up from the At Home/Chez Soi Study Toronto site. Psychol Med. 2021; :1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721001550. PubMed PMID:33926584 .
  8. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Lachaud, J, Aubry, T, Wiens, K, O'Campo, P, Stergiopoulos, V et al.. Multi-trajectory group profiles of well-being and associated predictors among adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness: findings from the At Home/Chez Soi study, Toronto site. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s00127-021-02093-x. PubMed PMID:33866385 .
  9. Mejia-Lancheros, C, Woodhall-Melnik, J, Wang, R, Hwang, SW, Stergiopoulos, V, Durbin, A et al.. Associations of resilience with quality of life levels in adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness: a longitudinal study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2021;19 (1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12955-021-01713-z. PubMed PMID:33663538 PubMed Central PMC7971123.
  10. Reid, N, Mason, J, Kurdyak, P, Nisenbaum, R, de Oliveira, C, Hwang, S et al.. Evaluating the Impact of a Critical Time Intervention Adaptation on Health Care Utilization among Homeless Adults with Mental Health Needs in a Large Urban Center: Évaluer l'effet d'une Adaptation De l'intervention En Temps Critique Sur l'utilisation des Soins De Santé Chez Des Adultes Itinérants Ayant Des Besoins De Santé Mentale Dans Un Grand Centre Urbain. Can J Psychiatry. 2021; :706743721996114. doi: 10.1177/0706743721996114. PubMed PMID:33611924 .
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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