Affiliated and Collaborating Scientists

Affiliated Scientists

lanius_ruthRuth Lanius, MD, PhD
HRI Consulting Scientist
Professor of Psychiatry and Director PTSD Research Unit, Western University
Harris-Woodman Chair in Psyche and Soma, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Ruth Lanius is the Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Unit at the Western University in London, Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of PTSD and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Psyche and Soma at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario… [ Read full bio ]

James MacKillopJames MacKillop, PhD
HRI Senior Scientist
Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research

Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Director, Michael E. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster

James MacKillop trained as a clinical psychologist at the State University of New York at Binghamton and Brown University, and was previously a faculty member at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and at the University of Georgia. Integrating concepts and methods from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, Dr. MacKillop conducts a program of research using behavioral economics and neuroeconomics to understand alcoholism… [ Read full bio ]

Margaret McKinnon smallMargaret C. McKinnon, PhD, C Psych.
Homewood Research Chair in Mental Health and Trauma
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
Research Lead, Mental Health and Addictions, St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Dr. McKinnon received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute. She is a psychologist in the Mood Disorders Program and Clinical Neuropsychology Service at St. Joseph’s Healthcare… [ Read full bio ]

Andrew Nicholson, PhD
HRI Scientist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna

Dr. Andrew Nicholson completed his PhD in Neuroscience at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He subsequently completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Homewood Research Institute  and the University of Vienna, Austria… [ Read full bio ]

Brian Rush, PhD
HRI Senior Scientist
Scientist Emeritus
Institute for Mental Health Policy Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Depts. of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry
University of Toronto

Brian worked for over 38 years as a mental health and substance use research scientist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and, in 2013, retired to focus on his consulting practice, VIRGO Planning and Evaluation Consultants. He retains a position of Scientist Emeritus at CAMH as well as his position as Full Professor at the University of Toronto in both the Departments of Psychiatry… [ Read full bio ]

Collaborating Scientists

Onawa LaBelle, PhD
HRI Collaborating Scientist
President’s Indigenous People’s Scholar
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department of Psychology, University of Windsor

Dr. Onawa LaBelle is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor. She earned a PhD and MS from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Smith College, all in Psychology. She gained advanced research training at Harvard Medical School, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and she is a recipient of the National Science Foundation… [ Read full bio ]

Yuri Quintana, PhD
HRI Collaborating Scientist
Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on developing innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients and families. He has developed several award-winning global online and mobile collaboration networks that have had a transformational impact on healthcare delivery. At Harvard, with funding from AHRQ, Dr. Quintana and colleagues have created InfoSAGE… [ Read full bio ]

Andriy Samokhvalov, MD, PhD, FRCPC
HRI Collaborating Clinical Scientist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Dr. Samokhvalov is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychiatry and at McMaster University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. He is a staff psychiatrist at Homewood Health Centre and a psychiatrist and clinician scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). [ Read full bio ]