Michael Lebenbaum

During undergrad I was involved with the Pharmacology and Toxicology Student's Association and with the Canadian Cancer Society's and U of T's Relay For Life committees. I also engaged in a second year (chemical education) and final year research project courses (clinical trial analysis) and summer research projects after my second (biochemistry) and third year (toxicology). I completed a one year Professional Experience Year (PEY) between my third and fourth year as a Clinical Pharmacology Intern in the Medical Information department of Eli Lilly Canada Inc..

After graduation with an HBSc with a specialization in Toxicology, I completed a MSc in Epidemiology at Western University. Following that, I worked 2 years as an Epidemiologist at Public Health Ontario working on epidemiology research projects related to obesity/diabetes and 2 years as a epidemiologist at ICES on mental health care system research projects. I currently am a third year PhD student at U of T in Health Services Research with a concentration in Health Economics and continue to work part-time at ICES. Most of my research currently focuses on social capital, mental health or the mental health care system including research on involuntary admissions, mental health and mental health care system outcomes of immigrants, physician practice patterns, and the cost-effectiveness of suicide prevention.