Clinician Scientist Profiles: Graduate Steam
I completed my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. For my Master’s degree, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Paul Frankland at the Hospital for Sick Children researching adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus using mouse models. I completed medical school at the University of Toronto and developed an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. I am particularly interested in working with children with autism and hope to intertwine my future clinical practice with research in order to learn how to best understand and treat children with autism and co-morbid mental health disorders.
Degree(s): M.D., M.Sc. (candidate)
Program (Year): CSP Graduate Stream
I attended the University of Toronto for medical school and subsequently residency training in general psychiatry, and then child and adolescent psychiatry. After residency, I began a clinical research fellowship at SickKids in medical psychiatry, with a focus on neuropsychiatric and developmental assessment of children with genetic variants. For my PhD in clinical epidemiology, I have been examining longitudinal predictors of anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder. My current research goals involve applying data science methods to identify biological predictors of treatment outcomes in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Supervisor(s): Drs. Simone Vigod, Peter Szatmari, Evdokia Anagnostou
Martin Rotenberg's research focus is on the role of social and environmental factors on the incidence of psychotic disorders and pathways to care. He is also interested in rehabilitation with ethnic minority individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. He will be starting a MSc. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in July 2019.
Sarah Smith is a fellow with a research interest in eating disorders. Her clinical research to date has focused on outcomes of inpatient eating disorder treatment, disease progression and eating disorder education. Additional areas of interest include emotional dysregulation in eating disorder treatment and eating disorder psychopharmacology. She also has research and policy interests in physician health that she has pursued locally and nationally with multiple physician organizations.