Dr. Steinberg is the Deputy Chief of Psychiatry and Co-Director of Quality Improvement in the Department of Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre (SHSC). She is presently the Toronto Region Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Addictions for Ontario Health. She is an affiliate scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and appointed as an Assistant Professor and Clinician, Quality Improvement at the University of Toronto. She is engaged in several quality improvement initiatives focused on health system redesign, measurement-based care, suicide prevention and hospital-community collaboration.
As a staff psychiatrist, Dr. Steinberg specializes in the treatment of mood disorders as well as medical psychiatry at St. John’s Rehab, where she is currently developing novel psychosocial interventions for patients with physical disabilities. She currently supervises residents, medical students and physician assistants in the areas of collaborative care, mood disorders, CL psychiatry, and group therapy and contributes to teaching in health care management, leadership, quality and patient safety, and integrated mental health care.
Dr. Steinberg is a graduate of McMaster Medical School and completed her Psychiatry Residency training at the University of Toronto. She received her BA from Columbia University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to her residency training, she held several senior administrative leadership positions in the USA and Canada, including the Cambridge Health Alliance in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Steinberg is an investigator on several research and quality improvement grants and has co-authored a range of peer-reviewed publications. She utilizes an implementation science approach to inform and promote uptake of her research findings into clinical practice. These include evaluation and implementation of 1) community-based suicide prevention initiatives, 2) innovative service delivery models to enhance mental health access for underserved populations and reduce ER utilization, 3) psychosocial interventions for rehab patients, including those with lower limb loss, physical trauma and Long-COVID and 4) staff wellness programs to address the mental health needs of healthcare workers and first responders.