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Additional Affiliations

Executive Director, Foundry
Psychiatrist and Medical Manager, Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Medical Lead, Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Regional Program, VCH

Research Interests
  • Substance-induced psychotic episodes in youth
  • Inner city mental health and shared care
  • Youth forensics
  • Youth homelessness

Dr. Steven Mathias is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Psychiatry. He is currently the Medical Manager and co-founder of the Providence Health Care Inner City Youth Program, which was created in 2007 and is dedicated to providing mental health services to homeless youth. He is also the Medical Lead of the Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Regional Program at Vancouver Coastal Health.

He is a graduate of UBC’s medical school and residency program. In 2005, Dr. Mathias completed a year-long fellowship at Orygen Youth Health in Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with youth aged 16 to 24. His research interests include: youth homelessness, inner city mental health and shared care, and substance-induced psychotic episodes. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mathias and his team at the Inner City Youth Program have received numerous awards, including the Providence Health Care Team Mission Award (2009), the City of Vancouver Local Heroes Award (2009), Eva’s Initiative National Award for Innovation in Youth Homelessness (2010), Canadian College of Health Leaders Quality of Life Award (2012), as well as the Vancouver Coastal Health “People First Award” (2012).

Health research in the heart of Vancouver