Mental Health Working Group Profile
Dr. O’Neill is a Scientist in the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. He is a Family Physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.
His research interests include primary care for people with serious mental illness, and the use of electronic medical record data for improving the quality and provision of primary care. His research is at the intersection of primary care and psychiatry, identifying ways to work together better across health and social care to improve the lives of people with complex physical and mental health needs. Dr. O’Neill’s research program includes collaborators in academic and community settings. He collaborates on large-scale primary care randomized controlled trials in several areas including hypertension management and deprescribing among older adults. He has an MD from the University of Calgary and a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, and completed Family Medicine residency at the University of Toronto. He practices comprehensive family medicine at the St. Lawrence Health Centre, part of the St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team in Toronto.