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Dr. Christian Hendershot

Dr. Christian Hendershot

Addictions Division
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
100 Stokes St.
Bell Gateway Building
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
(416) 535-8501 ext. 36730
christian.hendershot at

Dr. Christian Hendershot is a Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH, and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the  University of Toronto. He also serves as Head of Psychology in the Addictions Division at CAMH.


Areas of Research
Dr. Hendershot’s research focuses on the etiology and treatment of addictive behaviours, with a primary emphasis on alcohol use disorders and a joint emphasis on human experimental and clinical trial methodologies. Specific areas of interest include the processes by which cognitive and genetic factors influence risk for alcohol use disorders; applying human laboratory paradigms to characterize addictive behaviours and their treatment; the relation of alcohol use to other health risk behaviours; and cognitive-behavioural and motivational interventions for addictive behaviours. His recent research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research, the Ontario Mental Health Research Foundation, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation/Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Dr. Hendershot is eligible to supervise graduate students through the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science and the Graduate Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the program eligibility requirements and to contact him for additional information.


View Dr. Hendershot's publications on PubMed

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