Allison Crawford

Allison Crawford, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto. She is a psychiatrist and Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where she is the Chief Medical Officer of the Canada Suicide Prevention Service; Medical Director of the Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program; and a Founder and Co-Chair of ECHO Ontario (, an award-winning, virtual community of practice. She also holds a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University (2021-2022). These activities advance access to mental health services, with a focus on public mental health, suicide prevention, and community and citizen engagement in health care. Crawford also has a PhD in English literature, and leads the Health Humanities portfolio in the Department of Psychiatry. As the Founder and Scientific Director of HeART Lab (, and Editor-in-Chief of Ars Medica: Journal of Medicine, Humanities and the Arts (, she brings arts-based research approaches to her work in community engagement and knowledge translation, and believes that the arts contribute to public mental health.


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The FLOURISH Collective is supported in part by funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund,
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto Connaught Fund