WL. Alan Fung
Dr. Alan Fung has strong clinical and academic interests in the cultural and spiritual/religious dimensions of mental health care; global mental health; neuropsychiatry and genetics; shared/collaborative mental health care; mental health promotion; as well as medical humanities (including ethics, health professional education, interprofessional collaborations & education).
Dr. Fung currently serves as the Physician Lead of the Mount Sinai Hospital Wellness Centre - a community mental health program providing culturally-sensitive and language-specific mental health services to Chinese-speaking seniors and their caregivers. The Centre received a 2022 American Psychiatric Association Foundation Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health.
A member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on International Psychiatry and Global Health, Dr. Fung has numerous involvements with global mental health. He currently serves as the Chair of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Religion, Spirituality and Psychiatry; the Vice-Chair of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Caucus on Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry; as well as an Advisory Board Member of the Conference on Medicine and Religion (USA). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.
Dr. Fung has also been involved in various international research studies (including clinical trials) on Huntington's Disease (HD) - including being the Toronto Site Principal Investigator for Enroll-HD - the world’s largest observational study for HD.
A member of the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund Circle of Advisors, Dr. Fung serves on the U of T Department of Psychiatry Global Mental Health Advisory Group, as well as the Advisory Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Clinical Care.