Dr. Christopher Bowie is Clinician Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He is also Associate Professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a member of Queen's University's Centre for Neuroscience Studies. As well, he is Head Consulting Psychologist for the Heads Up Early Psychosis Intervention Program in Kingston.
Areas of Research
Dr. Bowie's research interests focus on determining the causes and correlates of, and developing treatments for, cognitive deficits in chronic mental disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
He completed his PhD at Hofstra University and was awarded the Association for Psychological Science’s award for Top Ranked Thesis in the country. After his doctoral internship at the Clinical Neuroscience Center of Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, he did post-doctoral training with Dr. Barbara Cornblatt, and he supervised neuropsychological testing and studied cognitive treatment outcomes in adolescents at risk for psychosis, earning a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). Dr. Bowie then took an academic appointment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued to study the functional consequences of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia before moving to Queen’s in 2008.
He has been awarded two additional NARSAD Awards to study cognitive remediation in schizophrenia and recently received the Top-Ranked Young Investigator Fellow at the annual Winter Brain Conference. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and several books and book chapters about cognition in chronic mental illness, including a co-editor of the forthcoming Cognitive Remediation to Improve Functional Outcomes. Currently, he is leading multiple trials of cognitive remediation for chronic mental disorders and studying early intervention for mental illness.
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