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.
Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2020 Feb 14;14(3):189-194
Kim J, Shah P, Quilty LC, Caravaggio F, Plitman E, Iwata Y, Pollock BG, Dash S, Sockalingam S, Graff-Guerrero A, Gerretsen P
J Med Internet Res. 2020 Mar 06;22(3):e16263
Kemp J, Zhang T, Inglis F, Wiljer D, Sockalingam S, Crawford A, Lo B, Charow R, Munnery M, Singh Takhar S, Strudwick G
Diabetes. 2020 Feb 21;:
Stahel P, Nahmias A, Sud SK, Lee SJ, Pucci A, Yousseif A, Youseff A, Jackson T, Urbach DR, Okrainec A, Allard JP, Sockalingam S, Yao T, Barua M, Jiao H, Magi R, Bassett AS, Paterson AD, Dahlman I, Batterham RL, Dash S
Psychosomatics. 2020 Jan - Feb;61(1):56-63
Hawkins M, Leung SE, Lee A, Wnuk S, Cassin S, Hawa R, Sockalingam S
Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2020 Jan;19(1):43-57
Costa-Dookhan KA, Agarwal SM, Chintoh A, Tran VN, Stogios N, Ebdrup BH, Sockalingam S, Rajji TK, Remington GJ, Siskind D, Hahn MK
PLoS One. 2019;14(11):e0225075
Mat S, Jaafar MH, Ng CT, Sockalingam S, Raja J, Kamaruzzaman SB, Chin AV, Abbas AA, Chan CK, Hairi NN, Othman S, Cumming RG, Tey NP, Tan MP
Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2020 Jan;16(1):12-13
Sockalingam S
Lupus. 2019 Dec;28(14):1669-1677
Kandane-Rathnayake R, Kent JR, Louthrenoo W, Luo SF, Wu YJ, Lateef A, Golder V, Sockalingam S, Navarra SA, Zamora L, Hamijoyo L, Katsumata Y, Harigai M, Chan M, O'Neill S, Goldblatt F, Lau CS, Hoi A, Nikpour M, Morand E
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

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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