Patrick McGrath Bio
Dr. McGrath is a clinical psychologist, senior health administrator, scientist and social entrepreneur. His major career goal has been to use research to improve healthcare. As VP Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation at IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority, he created the Translating Research into Care grants, a partnership amongst scientists, administrators, patients and foundations and founded BIOTIC, a translational imaging research facility. His own research is in pediatric pain and e-health. He founded the not for profit Strongest Families Institute that won the Manning Principal award as the best innovation in Canada, and delivers mental health care to thousands of families across Canada, in Finland and in Vietnam. He is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Community Health & Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. He founded and led for over a decade the clinical psychology PhD program at Dalhousie. McGrath has published over 320 peer reviewed papers and 14 books. His h-index is 88 and he has been cited over 30 thousand times (google scholar). He is senior editor of the Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain. He has received numerous Canadian and international awards for research, mentorship and administrative work. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.