Peter Selby is a senior scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy research, a senior medical consultant with the Addictions Division and the principal investigator at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's (CAMH) INTREPID Labs. He is the vice-chair, research for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and holds the Dr. Barnett & Beverley Giblon Professorship in Family Medicine, a university-named professorship at the University of Toronto. He is also a professor in the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health and a full member of the School of Graduate Studies through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute of Medical Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Selby is a distinguished fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Areas of Research
Dr. Selby’s research focuses on innovative methods to understand and treat addictive behaviours and their comorbidities. He uses technology to combine clinical medicine and public health methods to scale up and test health interventions. His cohort of >360,000 treated smokers in Ontario is an example of this.
Dr. Selby has received grant funding totaling over 100 million dollars from CIHR, NIH, and Ministry of Health and has published >200 peer reviewed publications. His most recent programme of research utilizes a Learning Health Systems approach to investigate how technology equitable collaborative care can enhance the delivery of evidence-based interventions to the patient while providing a more satisfying experience of care for patients and providers across systems.
Dr. Selby has published 6 books (including 5 edited), is the author of more than 30 book chapters, and 38 research reports prepared for the government.
Dr. Selby mentors residents and faculty from a variety of disciplines. The use of innovative methods to communicate messages makes Dr. Selby a sought-after speaker for various topics including addictive disorders, motivational interviewing, and health behavior change at individual and system levels.
View Dr. Selby's publications on PubMed.