Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Scientific Advisory Council

In 2007, CCSA formed the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) to inform our work of the latest scientific developments in the substance use and addiction field, to ensure that the biomedical and neuroscience perspectives and data are incorporated in our work, to connect key researchers and clinical experts in the field and to highlight emerging trends in clinical development and research.

SAC helps CCSA create new partnerships and connections with academic institutions and offers an opportunity through its activities to influence policy and practice to transform clinical and community programs.

SAC Members

  • Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Council
    President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph
  • Rita Notarandrea
  • Co-chair, Scientific Advisory Council
    Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
  • Dr. Tony George
  • Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Marco Leyton
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Dr. Michael Krausz
  • Providence Leadership Chair for Addiction Research, University of British Columbia
    Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Rachel Tyndale
  • Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Director of Addiction Psychiatry, University of Toronto
    Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sherry Stewart
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
    Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
    Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Addictions and Mental Health, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Zulfiquar (Zul) Merali
  • President and CEO, Institute of Mental Health Research, The Royal Ottawa Hospital
    Vice-President, Research, The Royal Ottawa Hospital
    Professor of Medicine and Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

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