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Scientific Staff Profiles Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Health Equity Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
80 Workman Way
Toronto, Ontario     
(416) 535-8501 ext. 39150

Dr. McKenzie is Medical Director of Underserved Populations; at CAMH. As a Senior Scientist, he specializes in Systems and Health Equity Research at CAMH. Additionally, Dr. McKenzie is Director of the Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) CIHR Training Program,. He is a full Professor and the Co-Director of the Division of Equity Gender and Population in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.  Dr. McKenzie is also CEO of the Wellesley Institute and a member of the Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council to the Minister of Health.  He sits on the Board of the United Way Toronto and the Ontario Hospitals Association . 

Areas of Research

Dr. McKenzie is an international expert on the social causes of mental illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems. As a physician, psychiatrist, researcher and policy advisor, Dr. McKenzie has worked to identify the causes of mental illness, particularly in cross-cultural health, for over two decades. He is an active, funded researcher of social, community, clinical and policy issues and has nearly 200 academic publications including four books.

Dr. McKenzie has set up award-winning services. In addition to developing health policy for governments, he continues to see patients and train clinicians and researchers. Dr. McKenzie has international experience in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and United States.


View Dr. McKenzie's publications on PubMed.

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