R. Michael Krausz

Scientist, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Michael Krausz began his professional career in Germany, where he was trained at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf as a registered nurse.

Research Interests

  • Addictions
  • Complex concurrent disorders
  • Mental health
  • Vulnerable urban populations
  • Homelessness
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Treatment for the use of psychotropic substances
  • e-Mental health
  • Internet-based health care
  • Student mental health

He then went on to complete a residency in Adult Psychiatry and his Doctor of Philosophy, where he examined the associations between psychosis and addictions.

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In the mid-1990s, he became a founding director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary Addiction Research at the University of Hamburg. As founding director, he was responsible for the German Heroin Trial, the European Cocaine Project, and several other notable addiction-related trials. He also served as Editor-in-Chief for two European scientific journals—Suchttherapie and European Addiction Research.

He has been involved in projects including the Study to Assess Long-Term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness, At Home/Chez Soi Study, Bell Youth Mental Health IMPACT Project, and WalkAlong


Additional Affiliations

  • UBC-Providence Health Care Leadership Chair of Addiction Research
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC (with a cross-appointment to the School of Population and Public Health)
  • Lead, Research and Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Regional Program for Mental Health, VCH
  • Program Director for Addiction Psychiatry, UBC
  • Founding Member, International Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Founding Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, UBC
  • Expert Consultant, UNICEF
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse
  • Member, e-Mental Health Steering Committee, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Member, Mayor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Addictions, City of Vancouver
  • Board Member, Section for Public Policy, World Psychiatric Association
  • Reviewer, National Institute of Drug Abuse
  • Chair, Addiction Psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association
  • Chair, Informatics and Telemedicine, World Psychiatric Association
  • Fellow, World Innovation Foundation