Dr Raymond W Lam is Professor and Associate Head for Research, and Residency Director of Scholarly Activity and Research Track, in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC) and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence at UBC Hospital and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health within the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow of both the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association, a Foundation Fellow of the International Society for Affective Disorders, and the Executive Chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments.
Dr Lam has published over 350 scientific articles and book chapters and edited or authored nine books on depression. He sits on the editorial boards of eight international journals, including the Journal of Affective Disorders and BMC Psychiatry, and reviews for numerous journals and funding agencies.He is also a champion for evidence-based medicine and is an editorial adviser for the international Cochrane Collaboration.
Dr Lam has received many awards for his research and teaching, including the RO Jones Memorial Award (Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2007), Silver Anniversary Leadership Award (UBC Medical Alumni, 2006), Scientific Achievement Award (Vancouver Coastal Health 2003), and the Douglas Utting Prize and Medal for Depression Research (SMBD-JGH/McGill University, 2001).