Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Douglas Institute
Active as a clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator, Mimi Israël, MD, FRCPC, is primarily interested in the areas of eating disorders, crisis intervention, emergency psychiatry and health care service organization. In addition, she maintains a longstanding commitment to public education and community teaching.
A recipient of four McGill University teaching awards, including the 2004 McGill Department of Medicine Faculty Honour List for educational Excellence, she was also presented with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1998 and the grand prize from the Quebec Medical College of Physicians in 2006.
Her research interests have focussed on the implications of temperamental traits and adverse life events on neurobiological indices, HPA axis function, and genetic variations in eating disorders. Other areas of interests within the field of Eating Disorders include the study of factors that determine treatment outcome, and determinants of the efficacy of different treatment techniques such as partial hospitalization.
In addition, Mimi Israel has played a key role in the conceptualization and implementation of several changes that have had a significant impact on service organization and delivery in the institutions she serves. Her vision is to create structures that optimize clinical-research-teaching integration and that offer cutting edge evidence-based clinical care.
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