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Crystal Clark

Crystal T. Clark, MD, MSc

Crystal T. Clark, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and serves as the Associate Head of Research at Women’s College Hospital. As an adult psychiatrist, Dr. Clark specializes in mood and anxiety disorders and is internationally recognized for her expertise in the treatment of women’s mental health across the reproductive life span (i.e., menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, trauma related to reproduction). Dr. Clark’s research aims to develop identification and prevention strategies to optimize perinatal mental healthcare for populations who are marginalized and/or have severe mental illness. Her novel research in psychopharmacology aims to establish personalized dosing algorithms that accounts for metabolic and genetic differences for pregnant and postpartum women bipolar disorder. In her efforts to increase equity she is committed to the studies to characterize, develop, and increase prevention intervention strategies that address Black perinatal mental health. Dr. Clark is a past president of the Marcé of North America and serves on the board of directors of Marcé International. Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northwestern University and her Master of Science and Medical Doctorate from the University of Louisville, Kentucky (2006). She completed her adult psychiatry training and served as chief resident at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2010). Prior to completing her MSc in Clinical Investigation Sciences (2012), she completed fellowship training in clinical research and reproductive psychiatry while also serving on faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine/Michael E. Debakey VA as well as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/ Pittsburgh VA Healthcare Systems. Prior to joining University of Toronto, she served as an Associate Professor, Fellowship Director, and Associate Program Residency Director at Northwestern University, Chicago.