Simone N. Vigod

MD (University of Toronto)
MSc (University of Toronto)

Professional Interests

As a clinician-scientist, my research interests include: women’s health, mental health, reproductive mental health, psychiatric epidemiology, mental health services, and quality of care. My research program includes the use of population-level data and I also conduct clinical trials.

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Ontario Mental Health Foundation, New Investigator Award (2013-2016)
  • Shirley Brown Clinician Scientist in Women’s Mental Health, Women’s College Research Institute (2012-2015)

Currently Held Grants (PI):

  • An electronic patient decision aid for antidepressant use in pregnancy (CIHR Operating Grant, 2014-2016; Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Innovation Fund, 2014-2015)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression in pregnancy: a pilot randomized controlled trial (CIHR Institute of Child and Youth Health & Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, 2013-2015)
  • Pregnancy outcomes among women using antipsychotic drugs (CIHR Catalyst Grant, 2012-2014)
  • Schizophrenia understood in the perinatal period: psychiatric outcomes and reproductive trajectories (The SUPPORT Study): Phase 2, Psychiatric Outcomes (CIHR Institute of Child and Youth Health, 2012-2014)
  • Risk of readmission to acute psychiatric units in Ontario: a gender-based analysis (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Innovation Fund, 2012-2014)



Additional Recent Publications

Vigod, SN. & Ross, LE. (2010). Epidemiology of psychotic symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum in women with Schizophrenia. Current Women’s Health Reviews. 6(1): 17-21.