Dr. Raymond W. Lam is Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). In the UBC Department of Psychiatry, he is the Associate Head for Research, and the Residency Director for the Research Track. Dr. Lam is also Director of the Mood Disorders Centre Research, Education, Awareness and Care Hub (MDCreach.ca) 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 and guidelines, and e-Mental Health. Dr. Lam is also a lead investigator for the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) and Executive Director 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 450 scientific articles and book chapters (including over 325 peer-reviewed papers), and edited or authored 11 books on depression; Google Scholar lists over 15,000 citations to his published work, with an h-index=69. He sits on the editorial boards of 10 international journals, including CNS Drugs and Chronobiology International. 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, 2014), R.O. Jones Memorial Award (Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2007), Silver Anniversary Leadership Award (UBC Medical Alumni, 2006), and the 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 Executive Chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).