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Dr. Lena Quilty

Senior Scientist and Director of Research Training, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH


Dr. Lena C. Quilty is a Senior Scientist and Director of Research Training in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is a registered psychologist and certified cognitive behavioural therapist. Dr. Quilty has an applied program of research, with a focus on the role of personality and cognition in depressive and substance use disorders. Her research program includes risk and resilience factors for mental health and substance use health difficulties as well as evidence-based assessment and intervention. She has a specific interest in identifying how to match patients to the treatments that are best suited to them, and evaluating technology-facilitated treatments that will increase access to high quality care, including online and mobile interventions with a foundation in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, and mindfulness. Her initiatives incorporate a consistent emphasis on knowledge user feedback, lived/living experience perspectives, knowledge mobilization, and evaluation throughout the research endeavor. She has published over 150 scholarly articles and has been consistently funded by local, provincial, and federal organizations.