Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Toronto
175 College St. Room 212
Toronto, ON M5T 1P7
Dr. Laurie Zawertailo is a Scientist in the Addictions Program at CAMH. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Zawertailo’s research interests are in the areas of behavioural and neurobiological aspects of tobacco dependence and treatment, especially in individuals with co-morbid depression or alcohol use disorders –sub-populations who have an especially high prevalence of tobacco dependence and tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Dr. Zawertailo utilizes a variety of techniques to approach this research question including neuroimaging, behavioural and cognitive tasks such as cue-induced craving, genetics, randomized clinical trials, and large population-based approaches to smoking cessation. Her goal is to understand the neurobiological processes involved in tobacco dependence in order to optimize treatment outcomes in these specific co-morbid populations.
View Dr. Zawertailo's publications on PubMed.