Eric Latimer PhD
6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Director, Mental Health and Society Research Program, Douglas Research Centre
Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Associate Member, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
Mental health policy and economic evaluation
1. Stergiopoulos V, Hwang S, Gozdzik A, Nisenbaum R, Latimer E, Rabouin D, Adair C, Bourque J, Connelly J, Frankish J, Katz L, Mason K, Misir V, O’Brien K, Streiner D, Sareen J, Schütz C, Singer A, Vasiliadis HM, Goering P (2015), “Scattered-Site Housing First with Intensive Case Management for Homeless Adults with Mental Illness: 24 Month Outcomes of a Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of the American Medical Association 313(9): 909-915.
2. Latimer E, Gariepy G, Greenfield B (2014), “Cost-effectiveness of a rapid response team intervention for suicidal youths presenting at an emergency department” Can J of Psychiatry 56(6), 310 – 318.
3. Latimer E, Naidu A, Moodie E, Clark R, Malla A, Tamblyn R, Wynant W (2014), “Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals”, Psychiatric Services, 65 (10), 1210 – 1217.
4. Knapp M, Patel A, Curran C, Latimer E, Catty J, Becker T, Drake RE, Fioritti A, Kilian R, Lauber C, Rössler W, Tomov T, van Busschbach J, Comas-Herrera A, White S, Wiersma D, Burns T (2013), “Supported employment: Cost-effectiveness across six European sites”, World Psychiatry 12(1): 60-68.
5. Latimer E, Clark R, Malla A, Moodie E, Tamblyn R, Naidu A (2013), “Underprescribing of Clozapine and Unexplained Variation in Use across Hospitals and Regions in the Canadian Province of Québec”, Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, April, 33-41..
6. Goering P, Streiner D, Adair C, Aubry T, Barker J, Distasio J, Hwang S, Komaroff J, Latimer E, Somers J, Zabkiewicz D (2011), "The At Home/Chez Soi trial protocol: A pragmatic, multi-site, randomized controlled trial of a Housing First intervention for homeless individuals with mental illness in five Canadian cities", BMJ Open 1; 1-18.
7. Latimer E, Bond G, Drake R (2011), “Economic approaches to improving access to evidence-based and recovery-oriented services for people with severe mental illness”, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 56:9, 523 – 529.
8. Latimer E (2010). “An effective intervention delivered at sub-therapeutic dose becomes an ineffective intervention” (Editorial). British Journal of Psychiatry 196, 341-342.
9. Latimer E, Lecomte T, Becker D, Drake R, Duclos I, Piat M, Lahaie N, St-Pierre MS, Therrien C, Xie H (2006), “Generalisability of the individual placement and support model of supported employment: results of a Canadian randomised controlled trial”, British Journal of Psychiatry, 189:55-73.
10. Latimer E, Bush P, Becker D, Drake R, Bond GR (2004), “How much does supported employment cost for people with severe mental illness? An exploratory survey”, Psychiatric Services 55:4, 2004, 401-406.
Dr Latimer obtained a PhD in economics from Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1989. He was Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1989 to 1996. There he carried out work concerning the practice expenses component of the Medicare Fee Schedule and Canada/US comparisons of physician service use. He also participated, with Barbara Dickey, in the economic evaluation of programs for homeless people in Boston. In 1996 he joined the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University. From 1996 to 1998 he was also a part-time researcher at the Conseil d’Évaluation des Technologies de la Santé (now Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux), where he produced an influential report on the applicability of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model for the care of people with severe mental illness to the province of Québec. His research interests (described in detail in another section) focus on community-based supports for people with severe mental illness, including homeless people. He has served as consultant to the Québec government and has collaborated or served as a consultant with research teams in Europe and North America. He has been a member of CIHR’s Institute for Health Services and Policy Research Advisory Board (2007 – 2010), a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (2004 – 2010) (Treasurer 2006 – 2010). In 2007 – 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, the Center for the Economics of Mental Health of King’s College London, and the Personal and Social Services Resarch Unit at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is currently an associate editor of the Canadian journal, Healthcare Policy/Politiques de santé, and teaches economic evaluation of health programs in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.
2015 Prix Montréal Centre-Ville, « Event » category.
2015 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada/Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada, Pioneer Award, Recovery Research.
2012 – 2014 J. A. Bombardier Fellowship in the Quality of Mental Health Care
2001 – 2005 FRSQ Chercheur-boursier Senior
1999 – 2001 FRSQ Chercheur-boursier Junior II
Research coordinator: Christian Méthot
Statistician: Zhirong Cao
Part-time research associates: Erika Braithwaite, Guido Powell
Research assistant: Lesley Perlman
Neurocognitive impairment in a large sample of homeless adults with mental illness. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2015;131(4):256-68.
Cost-effectiveness of Enhanced Recovery Versus Conventional Perioperative Management for Colorectal Surgery. Ann Surg. 2015;262(6):1026-33.
Cost-effectiveness of a rapid response team intervention for suicidal youth presenting at an emergency department. Can J Psychiatry. 2014;59(6):310-8.
Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals. Psychiatr Serv. 2014;65(10):1210-7.
Barriers to obtaining employment for people with severe mental illness experiencing homelessness. J Ment Health. 2014;23(4):181-5.
A comparison of the validity of two indirect utility instruments as measures of postoperative recovery. J Surg Res. 2014;190(1):79-86.
Criminal behavior and victimization among homeless individuals with severe mental illness: a systematic review. Psychiatr Serv. 2014;65(6):739-50.
Cost effectiveness of mesh prophylaxis to prevent parastomal hernia in patients undergoing permanent colostomy for rectal cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(1):82-91.
Mapping the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index to short-form 6D utility scores. J Surg Res. 2014;186(1):135-41.
A systematic review of economic evaluations of enhanced recovery pathways for colorectal surgery. Ann Surg. 2014;259(4):670-6.
Le soutien à l’emploi pour les personnes ayant des troubles mentaux graves. Le Partenaire. 2014;23:20-25.
Economic impacts of assertive community treatment: a review of the literature. Can J Psychiatry. 1999;44(5):443-54.
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