PhD Jennifer Phillips


PhD Jennifer Phillips
Scientist, The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research and Director of Research (Interim) and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa,

Dr. Jennifer Phillips


Dr. Jennifer Phillips is a Scientist in the Mood Disorders Research Unit at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa. She is the Director of Research (Interim) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University.

Dr. Phillips received her BSc from Brock University and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Phillips' expertise is in clinical neuroscience with a focus on depression and suicide prevention. Her research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the University of Ottawa Medical Research Fund (UMRF).

Dr. Phillips' ongoing studies investigate biomarkers of depression and suicide using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), test the efficacy of low-dose ketamine to treat depression in patients resistant to other forms of treatment, and examine clinical and psychosocial determinants to identify sex-specific risk factors for suicidal behaviours.

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