• Portrait of Laurence Katz.
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Manitoba
    Room PZ-162 PsycHealth Centre – 771 Bannatyne Avenue
    Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7564
    Fax: 204-787-4975
    lkatz@hsc.mb.ca

Affiliations/appointments

Research groups

Research summary

My research over the last 20 years has focused on a variety of topic areas. These include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, suicide, suicidal behaviour, pharmacoepidemiology and implementation of complex interventions. The funding for my research has come from a variety of funding bodies including Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Health Sciences Centre Research and other sources. I have been lucky enough to partner with researchers across the country in evaluating interventions and studying trends in suicide and suicidal behaviour.

Biography

Dr. Laurence Katz is professor and head of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. He is also medical director, child and adolescent mental health services at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

He received his medical and adult psychiatric training at the University of Manitoba and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx N.Y.

He is an adjunct scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and has published numerous papers using the population health administrative database in mental health outcomes.

He has held and been part of numerous grants funded by CIHR, PHAC and other national funding agencies related to work with First Nations communities and is widely published in particular in the areas of suicide and suicidal behaviour.

Education

Awards

  • Teaching award: Mentorship (Staff), awarded by fourth year medical students, University of Manitoba (2017)
  • Teaching award: Educator of the Year (Staff), awarded by the Psychiatric Residents Association of Manitoba, University of Manitoba (2011)
  • Teaching award: Educator of the Year (Staff), awarded by Psychiatric Residents Association of Manitoba, University of Manitoba (2004)
  • Teaching award: Educator of the Year (Staff) – runner–up, awarded by Psychiatric Residents Association of Manitoba, University of Manitoba (2003)
  • Nomination: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Presidential Scholar Award
  • Teaching award: Outstanding Clinician (Resident), runner-up, awarded by fourth year medical students, University of Manitoba

Contact us

Psychiatry
PZ433-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada

204-787-7056 
204-787-4879