Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
(416) 535-8501 ext. 33095
Dr. Mera Barr is an Independent Scientist in the Biobehavioural Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Laboratory (BACDRL) in the Schizophrenia Division of the Complex Mental Illness Program and in the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention as part of the Mood and Anxiety Program at CAMH. She completed her doctoral and post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto in Brain Stimulation and Psychiatric Disorders.
Areas of Research
Dr. Barr’s research focuses on using brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques to understand the pathophysiology and treatment of psychiatric disordered patients with co-morbid substance abuse. Her main interests include studying the effects of tobacco and cannabis smoking on brain mechanisms and cognition in people with and without schizophrenia. Dr. Barr has also been awarded a Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) Young Investigator Grant to evaluate cannabis abstinence on cortical inhibition in schizophrenia.
View Dr. Barr's publications on PubMed