Dr. Stephen Kish is a senior scientist with the Brain Health Imaging Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is also a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto.
He received his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia and did his postdoc with Oleh Hornykiewicz at University of Vienna. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Areas of Research
Dr. Kish’s primary research focus has been to understand the consequences of chronic exposure of the stimulants methamphetamine and ecstasy (mdma) on the human brain by employing postmortem brain, brain imaging, and, with Dr. Russell Callaghan (UNBC), epidemiological approaches. This work also includes examination of the behaviour of brain glial cells (microglial, astroglial) to stimulants to appreciate whether glial cell involvement might be helpful, harmful, or both, or suggest a new drug target. His research has been funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).
View Dr. Kish's publications on PubMed.