Providing children and families greater access to mental health services
Dr. Patrick McGrath is a professor of science, pediatrics, community health and epidemiology and psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the vice-president of research, innovation and knowledge translation at the IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority. He founded the translational imaging research facility BIOTIC and created the Translating Research into Care grants, a partnership among scientists, administrators, patients and foundations. Dr. McGrath is also the chair of the board of directors at the Strongest Families Institute. Co-created with the Governor General’s Innovation Award winner Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, the Halifax-based non-profit institute delivers evidence-based programs to children, youth and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and overall wellbeing through a unique distance-delivery system. Dr. McGrath was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.
*Patrick McGrath is a 2017 co-winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.