Assistant Professor  |  Associate Member

Daphne Korczak

Hospital for Sick Children
Research Interests
Psychiatric Disorders, Mental Health & Behavioral Conditions, Children’s Health
Research Themes
Neuroscience, Brain Health

Research Synopsis

Dr. Daphne Korczak is the Director of the Children's Integrated Mood and Body (CLIMB) Depression Program, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids and University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the relationship between depression in childhood and premature cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood, with the aim of identifying putative targets for intervention; a secondary area of research is youth suicide prevention, in which Dr. Korczak leads the first RCT of a suicide prevention intervention in Canada. Within these areas of research, Dr. Korczak leads (PI) several externally funded studies. Dr. Korczak is also a strong child mental health advocate, Chair, Mental Health Task Force, Canadian Paediatric Society, also lead (PI) of a novel study examining the real-time impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families in Canada.