Erin Michalak, PhD

Network Lead

Erin Michalak


PhD, University of Wales College of Medicine, UK

Academic appointment

Professor, Mood Disorders Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia


Dr. Erin Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, Program Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health and the Patient Engagement Methods Clusters Lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit. Her background is in psychology, with a PhD awarded from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the United Kingdom. Her research interests are in bipolar disorder, quality of life, knowledge translation, self-management, e-health, seasonal and nonseasonal depression, and assessment scales for mood disorders. Dr. Michalak’s research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Vancouver Foundation, amongst others. She has secured over two million dollars as a PI on operating grants, and over five million as a Co-I. Dr. Michalak is the founder and leader of CREST.BD and has over 80 publications in the mental health arena.

What I do when I'm not working

In my down time, I maintain balance by mushroom foraging in coastal British Columbia in the fall, growing vegetables, and spending time with my menagerie of Giant Schnauzers and Bengal cats.




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