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Biography - Peter Selby, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, DFASAM

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Peter Selby MD is the Director of Medical Education and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Selby is the executive director and creator of the TEACH project - a continuing education certificate program in Applied Counselling for Health with a focus on smoking cessation, through the University of Toronto. Dr. Selby’s research, as a Principal Investigator at the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, includes smoking cessation especially in smokers with co morbid conditions. As the Principal Investigator of the STOP study, he investigates effectiveness of NRT and counselling in different types of intervention settings. He is also the PI of CANADAPTT- a unique Canadian Smoking Cessation Guideline development and dissemination project. Dr. Selby also continues his clinical research with pregnant women who use substances and is the PI of a knowledge translation program (PREGNETS) to increase the adoption of evidence-based interventions with pregnant smokers.

He has received grant funding totaling over 65 million dollars from CIHR, NIH, and Ministry of Health and has published 117 peer reviewed publications. He has published 5 books (including 4 edited), is the author of 27 book chapters, and 12 research reports prepared for the government. He is the Co-Chair for the Ministry of Health Cessation Task force and the Chair of the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse National Task Force on Treatment for Prescription Drug Misuse. Dr. Selby mentors Fellows in Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry, junior investigators and medical students. The use of innovative methods to communicate messages makes Dr. Selby a sought after speaker for various topics including addictive disorders, motivational interviewing, and health behavior change.

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