Jai Shah

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Researcher, Douglas Hospital Research Centre

Jai Shah
Contact Information
Email address: 
jai.shah [at] mcgill.ca
514-761-6131 ext 2456

PEPP- Montreal
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd,
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3



Areas of expertise: 

Early intervention, first episode psychosis, at-risk mental states, youth mental health, clinical staging


Jai Shah is a clinician-scientist interested in clinical care for patients in the early phases of psychotic illness (including at-risk populations), early intervention strategies and the design and delivery of youth mental health services, and research examining the interface of neurobiological and social/environmental factors in psychosis.

He is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Program for Prevention and Early Intervention in Psychosis (PEPP-Montréal) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, and an investigator with the ACCESS-Canada network for youth mental health. He was trained as Fellow in Public Psychiatry at Yale University, following a Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship and psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School, an MD at the University of Toronto, and graduate work in health and social policy at the London School of Economics where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He has additional background in research policy (at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and ethics (at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics).

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