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Sareen, Jitender

Professor, Psychiatry

Department Head, Psychiatry

Adjunct Professor, Psychology

Res/Clin/Acad/Administrator, Psychiatry


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Aboriginal Health


Aboriginal Studies

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Mental Disorders/Illness


Mental Health Services



Behavioral/Social Sciences



Traumatic Stress Disorders


Research Description

Dr. Sareen is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He currently serves as the Director of Research and Anxiety Services in the Department of Psychiatry at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He is also a consulting psychiatrist for the Veterans Affairs Canada Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg.

He has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants in the areas of military mental health, Aboriginal suicide, and homelessness. Although his research interests are quite diverse, he is leading a large partnership grant with First Nations communities in Northwestern Manitoba to improve the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention measures (Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team); He is also the Winnipeg Site Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Research Demonstration Project in Homelessness and Mental Health (At Home / Chez Soi Study), and is the Acting Director of the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Group.

Dr. Sareen has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, aboriginal suicide, psychiatric neuroimaging, and military mental health. Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Internal Medicine, Biological Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

He holds two salary support awards: 1) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, and the Manitoba Health Research Council Chair Award. He has also received national awards for excellence in research (Canadian Psychiatric Association) and teaching (University of Manitoba).

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