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Dr. Bernard Le Foll

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
(416) 535-8501 ext. 4772

Dr. Bernard Le Foll is a Clinician Scientist specializing in drug addiction. He is Head of the Translational Addiction Research Laboratory in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, and Head of the Alcohol Research and Treatment Clinic at CAMH. He is Professor at University of Toronto in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Sciences. 

Areas of Research
Dr. Le Foll's clinical activity is centred on alcohol and tobacco dependence. He received specialized training in drug addiction and behavioral and cognitive therapy at Paris University in France. He has written treatment guidelines and has been coordinator of clinical trials. He obtained a PhD in Pharmacology at INSERM and completed a Fogarty Visiting Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

The goal of his research is to improve treatment of drug addiction. For this purpose, various approaches are used such as preclinical models, genetic and brain imaging approaches. The goal is to develop novel therapeutic strategies in clinical populations.

He has received scientific prizes and awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Institutes of Health, the French Academy of Medicine, the American College for Neuropsychopharmacology, the College on Problems on Drug Dependence, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, NARSAD, Pfizer, OPGRC, the Ontario Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

Read more about Dr. Le Foll's research projects at the Translational Addictions Research Lab​.

View Dr. Le Foll's publications on PubMed.


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