Enhancing patient care through innovation and research
We do more than simply deliver outstanding care
Through our partnership with the Homewood Research Institute we also help raise the bar in mental health treatment by creating new ways of helping people. We are refining existing practices, inventing new approaches and documenting the effectiveness of novel tactics—all in the pursuit of better results for our patients and clients.
The Homewood Research Institute
The Homewood Research Institute (HRI) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the outcomes of mental health and addictions treatments by partnering in research that enhances practice. HRI facilitates the development of networks that enable top researchers to collaborate with patients, clients, worksites, clinicians, and donors in work that advances both science and practice. Homewood Health is HRI’s primary practice partner in this enterprise, which aims to continually improve outcomes at
Our focus will be on the immediate application of research into practice for the benefit of patients.
Improving outcomes and practice
HRI is particularly focused on improving outcomes and practice in the areas of addictions, co-occurring treatment, post-traumatic stress and return to work. Homewood Health staff who work with our patients and clients are involved in planning and conducting studies to ensure they are relevant to improving practice and outcomes.
HRI Collaborating Scientists
The HRI team is connected to a network of university research programs including the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging at the
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Director PTSD Research Unit, Western University
Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
James MacKillop, PhD
Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University
Margaret C. McKinnon, PhD, C Psych.
Associate Co-Chair, Research and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Mood Disorders Program and Academic Head, Research, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Division of St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton
Brian Rush, PhD
Scientist Emeritus, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health