Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Grand Rounds: Raymond W. Lam, M.D., FRCPC, FCAHS

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium and 


"Light Therapy For Depression: Chronobiology Or NOT Chronobiology – That Is The Question.” 

COI: None disclosed
CME, APA, Social Work CE credits


Raymond Lam, M.D.

Raymond W. Lam, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS

Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research
Associate Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Co-Director, Mood Disorders Centre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Executive Chair, APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health


Dr. Raymond W. Lam is Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), and the Associate Head for Graduate and Undergraduate Education in the UBC Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Lam is also Co-Director of the Mood Disorders Centre Research, Education, Awareness and Care Hub (MDCreach) at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in Vancouver. His research examines clinical and neurobiological factors in seasonal, treatment-resistant and workplace depression, clinical trials, clinical guidelines, digital health technologies, and global mental health. Dr. Lam is also a lead investigator for the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) and Executive Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Hub for Mental Health, hosted at UBC. His research is supported by many agencies and sponsors including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Lam has published over 600 scientific articles and book chapters (including over 460 peer-reviewed papers), and edited or authored 11 books on depression. Google Scholar lists over 30,000 citations to his published work, with an h-index=91, and he is recognized by Clarivates Web of Science as a Highly-Cited Researcher (Top 1% of citations over the past decade in the Psychiatry/Psychology category, 2020-2022). He serves as Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and sits on the editorial boards of 4 international journals, including CNS Drugs. Dr. Lam is a champion for evidence-based medicine and is an editorial advisor for the international Cochrane Collaboration.

Dr. Lam has received many awards for his research and teaching, including the J.M. Cleghorn Award for Clinical Research (Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2015), a Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence (UBC Faculty of Medicine, 2022 & 2014), R.O. Jones Memorial Award (Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2007), Silver Anniversary Leadership Award (UBC Medical Alumni, 2006), and the inaugural Douglas Utting Prize and Medal for Depression Research (SMBD-JGH/McGill University, 2001). He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of both the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association, a Foundation Fellow of the International Society for Affective Disorders, and the Past Executive Chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). In 2020, Dr. Lam was elected as a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.