Sanjeev Sockalingam

My research activities are focused on two major themes: (1) identification and treatment of psychosocial morbidity in medically ill patient populations, and (2) approaches to translating knowledge on best practices in Psychiatry to better patient care. My clinical interests are medical psychiatry and collaborative mental health care, with a specific focus on the areas of bariatric surgery, hepatology and delirium care.

Our bariatric surgery psychosocial research team is conducting studies examining psychosocial predictors of bariatric surgery outcomes; factors for improving adherence to care post-surgery; establishment of psychosocial quality indicators for bariatric psychiatric care; and the efficacy of novel psychosocial interventions, such as telephone cognitive behavioural therapy in bariatric surgery patients.

Our continuing professional development research team is studying methods for integrating quality improvement into mental health professional development activities and methods for enhancing knowledge translation in the psychiatric care of medically ill patients. We are researching the role of apps and simulation to improve team-based delirium care in these activities.
J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2019 Oct 29;:
Sockalingam S, Tavares W, Charow R, Youssef A, Campbell C, Davis D, Giuliani M, Okrainec A, Papadakos J, Silver I, Wiljer D
Am J Health Behav. 2019 Nov 01;43(6):1136-1147
Joseph PL, Bonsignore A, Kunkel GF, Grace SL, Sockalingam S, Oh P
Diabetes. 2019 Sep 10;:
Stahel P, Nahmias A, Sud SK, Lee SJ, Pucci A, Yousseif A, Yosseff A, Jackson T, Urbach DR, Okrainec A, Allard JP, Sockalingam S, Yao J, Barua M, Jiao H, Magi R, Bassett AS, Paterson AD, Dahlman I, Batterham RL, Dash S
Teach Learn Med. 2019 Sep 04;:1-9
Sockalingam S, Chaudhary ZK, Barnett R, Lazor J, Mylopoulos M
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 16;61:1-9
Youssef A, Chaudhary ZK, Wiljer D, Mylopoulos M, Sockalingam S
BMC Med Educ. 2019 Aug 28;19(1):322
Yang S, Chaudhary Z, Mylopoulos M, Hashmi R, Kwok Y, Colman S, Yogaparan T, Sockalingam S
Can J Diabetes. 2019 Jul 02;:
Costa-Dookhan KA, Leung SE, Cassin SE, Sockalingam S
Obes Res Clin Pract. 2019 Aug 10;:
Sockalingam S, Leung SE, Hawa R, Wnuk S, Parikh SV, Jackson T, Cassin SE
Acad Med. 2019 Jul 30;:
Chaudhary ZK, Mylopoulos M, Barnett R, Sockalingam S, Hawkins M, O'Brien JD, Woods NN
BMJ Open. 2019 Jul 23;9(7):e027989
Strudwick G, Zhang T, Inglis F, Sockalingam S, Munnery M, Lo B, Singh Takhar S, Charow R, Wiljer D

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Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network
Head, Hepatology and Mental Health Service, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Director, Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial Program, Toronto Western Hospital
Director, Continuing Professional and Practice Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Curriculum Renewal, Medical Psychiatry Alliance