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Christian Schütz

Primary Area of Research:
Medical Manager at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.
Medical specialist in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Addiction Medicine.
UBC Institute of Mental Health UBC Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences BCMHSUS.

Phone: 778-873-4785
Address: 4214-5950 University Blvd
Vancouver, V6T1Z3

 Research Areas
  • Clinical interventions and health service in substance use disorders and dual diagnoses (mental plus substance use disorders)
  • Neurobiological and neurocognitive aspects of impulsive decision making.  
  • Developmening a new transcranial magnetic stimulation paradigm 
  • Development of a better model of the addicted mind.

About Dr. Schutz

Dr. Schutz' research focusus on understanding mechanism of relapse and impulsive decision-making to improve treatment of addiction and concurrent disorders. He has published over 120 research articles and a dozen chapters.

As a clinicion, he is Medical Manager at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, a 100 bed tertiary centre focused on treating individuals with severe concurrent disorders

Dr. Schutz obtained his MD from Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany, PhD from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany and MPH from Johns-Hopkins–University, Baltimore MD. Fellowship at NIDA/NIH, Baltimore MD (Behavioral Pharmacology), sabbatical at Yale University, New Haven, CT (Clinical Neuroscience).

Recent publications

Substance use among homeless individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Maremmani, A. G., Bacciardi, S., Gehring, N. D., Cambioli, L., Schütz, C., Jang, K., & Krausz, M.(2017).
The Journal of nervous and mental disease.205(3): 173-177.

Childhood Trauma and Lifetime Traumatic Brain Injury Among Individuals Who Are Homeless.
Song MJ, Nikoo M, Choi F, Schütz CG, Jang K, Krausz RM.  The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 2017 May.

Is bipolar disorder associated with traumatic brain injury in the homeless?
Bacciardi, S., Maremmani, A. G., Nikoo, N., Cambioli, L., Schütz, C., Jang, K., & Krausz, M.(2017). Rivista di psichiatria. 52(1): 40-46.

Chronic Pain Among Homeless Persons with Mental Illness.
Vogel, M., Frank, A., Choi, F., Strehlau, V., Nikoo, N., Nikoo, M., Hwang, S.W., Somers, J., Krausz, M.R. & Schütz, C.G.(2017).  Pain Medicine. 0: 1-9.

Effects of comorbid substance use disorders on outcomes in a Housing First intervention for homeless people with mental illness.
Urbanoski K, Veldhuizen S, Krausz M, Schutz C, Somers JM, Kirst M, Fleury MJ, Stergiopoulos V, Patterson M, Strehlau V, Goering P.  Addiction. 2018 Jan 1.

Tincture of opium for treating opioid dependence: a systematic review of safety and efficacy.
Nikoo M, Nikoo N, Anbardan SJ, Amiri A, Vogel M, Choi F, Sepehry AA, Valoojerdi B, Hooshang A, Jang K, Schütz C.  Addiction. 2017 Mar 1;112(3):415-29.

Selective attention to smoking cues in former smokers. 
Rehme AK, Bey K, Frommann I, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Bludau J, Block V, Sträter B, Schütz CG, Wagner M. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Jan 19.

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