Dr. Osnat Melamed is a Clinician Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and a staff physician at the Addictions division at CAMH. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Following completion of her Family Medicine residency, she continued into two post- graduate fellowships with the University of Toronto in Addiction Medicine and Medical Psychiatry.
In 2019-2020, she participated in the TUTOR-Primary Health Care research program, which is run by the University of Western Ontario and focuses on interdisciplinary research.
Dr. Melamed is an early-career investigator with research interests in tobacco addiction and the intersections between substance use, mental health and physical health.
Areas of Research
Dr. Melamed research area includes improving smoking cessation success in vulnerable groups such as people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Additionally, her research looks into modifying additional common risky behaviours that cause illness and reduce quality of life such as excess alcohol intake, physical inactivity and low-quality diet.
Dr. Melamed is interested in the use of technology for the delivery of interventions to change risky behaviours. These interventions are based on innovative digital health tools such as smartphone apps and web-based programs that can offer ongoing support to individuals as they work to change risky behaviours and improve their health.
See Dr. Melamed's research on PubMed.