Eric Latimer

An economist by training, Eric Latimer is a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a researcher at the Douglas Research Centre. His research has focused on community-based services for people with serious mental health problems, including those who are homeless: Assertive Community Treatment, case management, supported employment Housing First. He has paid particular attention to the economic aspects of these evidence-based interventions, highlighting how it usually makes good economic sense to do what is actually best for people experiencing mental illness and/or homelessness. For his contributions, in 2015 he received the Pioneer Award, Recovery Research category, from Psychosocial Research Canada/Recherche psychosociale Canada, and in 2017, he was the McLaughlin Gallie Visiting Professor of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Mental Health in Disadvantaged Populations category.