Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sockalingam is also the co-chair of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Sockalingam has over 230 peer-reviewed publications and has been a principal investigator on several peer-reviewed research grants focused on the following areas of research:
- Education and knowledge translation research in mental health: This research focuses on the implementation of mental health capacity-building programs using technology, novel education methods, and understanding data-informed lifelong learning. The outcome of this research involves the development and delivery of education programs that drive practice and system improvement in mental health.
- Clinical research on the impact of mental health on obesity care: This research focuses on examining mental health predictors of outcomes related to obesity care, evaluating obesity treatment outcomes related to mental health, and evaluating psychological treatments for obesity, including virtual treatment modalities through clinical trials.
- Mental health integrated care and consultation-liaison psychiatry models of care: This area of research focuses on improving our understanding of the impact of psychiatric comorbidity on physical health outcomes. This research also examines the impact of integrated care approaches within hospital and community-based settings to achieve improved quality and clinical care outcomes.
Dr. Sockalingam has been the recipient of several national and international awards related to innovation, education and research including the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education (2018), the University of Toronto Faculty President’s Teaching Award (2022), the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education David Davis Research Award (2021), and the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Award for Excellence in Education (2017).
View Dr. Sockalingam’s publications on Pubmed.