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Dr. Simone Vigod appointed Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research

January 8, 2018

After an international search, Dr. Simone Vigod has been appointed the Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research for a term of five years. The chair is based at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Simone Vigod
Dr. Simone Vigod

Dr. Vigod is a clinician-scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and a psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Women’s College Hospital where she leads the Reproductive Life Stages Program.

Dr. Vigod’s internationally recognized research program focuses on women’s mental health. The main focus of her research program has been in population-based health and evaluation of innovative models of care, with a special emphasis on women’s mental health issues across the lifespan. At the University of Toronto she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry with a cross appointment to the School of Graduate Studies in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

The Shirley A. Brown Memorial Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research was made possible by the fundraising efforts of friends, colleagues, and family of Shirley Brown.  

As the new chair, Dr. Vigod will lead women's mental health research efforts helping to bring research disciplines together to explore issues that address women's mental health. Her leadership and experience make her ideally suited to this role.


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