Nasreen Khatri, PhD

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Nasreen Khatri


PhD, Clinical Psychology

Academic appointment

Registered Clinical Psychologist & Researcher, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest


Dr. Nasreen Khatri is an award-winning registered clinical psychologist, gerontologist, neuroscientist and educator who specializes in the assessment, treatment and research of mood and anxiety disorders in older adults. A graduate of McGill University, from 2001 – 2004 Dr. Khatri completed her clinical internship and CIHR-funded post-doctorate at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). From 2004 to 2012, she led the Mood and Related Disorders Clinic and founded the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) service at Baycrest.

In 2012, Dr. Khatri joined the Rotman Research Institute, a brain institute fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, where she studies how depression impacts the aging brain, the neural link between depression in mid-life and the subsequent onset of dementia and she innovates non-drug treatments for depression and anxiety in older adults.  Dr. Khatri’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada (ASC), The Ministry for Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), The Government of Canada,  and in 2013 she was awarded the Women of Baycrest Innovators in Research Award.

Dr. Khatri consults on Psychological Health and Safety Standards in the Workplace to the public and private sector. She is the first Scientist-in-Residence at The Challenge Factory, a career and talent management company. She has completed over 300 presentations.

Dr. Khatri and her work have been cited in the media, including CBC – The National, CTV News, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Canadian Living, The Wall Street Journal (US) and The Daily Mail (UK). She blogs for The Huffington Post on the topic of Mind your Mood: Depression and the Aging Brain.

She served as a subject matter expert and keynote speaker for Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017.  Dr. Khatri is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC), the Expert Advisory Board of Canadian Health and Lifestyle Magazine, the Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)  and the Bell Community Fund Advisory Committee.

Dr. Khatri received the Premier Wynne-nominated 2016 Leading Women, Building Communities Award.

What I do when I'm not working

I take care of my mental health by meditating for 20 minutes each morning before work. It’s a short routine, but makes a difference that I can feel throughout my day. It helps that I follow up my meditation routine with a good breakfast, too.


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Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest
Room 714, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON