Dr. Sergio Rueda is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research and Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is also Associate Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Rueda has expertise in clinical epidemiology, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, cohort and mixed-methods studies, community-based and policy-relevant research. His research program centres on two research themes:
(1) The effects of cannabis use and cannabis legalization on mental health and health care utilization. This work leads to strong knowledge transfer and exchange strategies to inform adaptable cannabis policies, programs and services, and a capacity building plan to support trainees. Dr. Rueda’s vision is to enable more people who use cannabis to have a healthier relationship with cannabis, and optimizing policies, programs and services that improve the lives of people who use cannabis for both recreational and medical purposes.
(2) The health impacts of employment, working conditions and other social determinants in people living with HIV. Dr. Rueda studies the interplay of employment and psychosocial work conditions with health outcomes and access to care to inform more adaptable work environments and services for people with HIV. His vision is to enable more people with HIV to be able to remain in the workforce or, if they have had periods of unemployment, to go back to work and enhance their health.
View Dr. Rueda's publications on PubMed.