Associate Professor

Ishrat Husain

Neurosciences and Clinical Translation

MBBS, MD (Res.), MRCPsych

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
100 Stokes Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 1H4
Appointment Status


  • MBBS, MD(Res.), MRCPsych

Dr. Ishrat Husain [MBBS, MD(Res.), MRCPsych (UK)] is a Senior Scientist and Scientific Head of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where he also serves as the Lead of the CAMH Mood Disorders Service. Dr. Husain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Treatment Innovation in Mood Disorders. Dr. Husain's research program focusses on advancing the understanding and treatment of mood disorders across populations through clinical trials of emerging pharmacological and psychosocial interventions.

Research Synopsis

Dr. Husain's primary area of research is investigating novel treatments in mood disorders by conducting clinical trials that incorporate the use of putative biomarkers to determine the neurobiological underpinnings of both major depressive disorder and bipolar disorders.