Dr. Simone Vigod specializes in the treatment of women with mood and anxiety disorders across the lifespan. Her research at Women’s College Research Institute is focused on two main areas: (1) Optimizing outcomes for women with mental illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and (2) Gender and sex-based analysis of care pathways for women with mental health issues.
Dr. Vigod is the principal investigator on a number of peer-reviewed grant-funded projects from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Physician Innovation Fund. She leads population-based studies focused on psychiatric, obstetrical and neonatal outcomes for women with serious mental illness in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has developed a patient decision aid to assist women with decisions regarding psychotropic medication use in pregnancy. She also has funding from the SickKids Foundation to evaluate transcranial direct current stimulation as a novel, non-invasive, non-drug treatment for depression in pregnancy.
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto, 2011
MD, University of Toronto, 2003