MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Geriatric Psychiatry, Randomized Clinical Trials, Technology-Assisted Behavioral Interventions (Virtual Reality, Zoom, Sensors, Phenotyping, Robots), Mind-Body Interventions (Mindfulness, Meditaiton, Yoga, Tai Chi, Exercise, Health Education), Psychedelic Therapy, Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia.
Dr. Soham Rej completed his medical school (2009) and psychiatry residency at McGill (2014), followed by a geriatric psychiatry clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto (2017). He is currently a Geriatric Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Jewish General Hospital/Lady Davis Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada since 2017.
As of June 2021, he has 104 peer-reviewed publications, $2.0M in peer-reviewed research funding (CIHR, FRQS, etc.) and $1.8M in charitable, corporate, and governmental funding. He has mentored more than 55 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and other trainees.
Major Research Activities
Soham's Geri-PARTy lab has 12-15 full-time staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students and investigates clinical trials to improve mood, anxiety, and cognitive disorders in older adults with three foci:
1. Technology-Assisted Behavioral Interventions with a Human Touch (Virtual Reality, Zoom, Sensors, Phenotyping, Robots), working closely with Community Partners and using Mixed Quanti-/Quali-Methods
2. Mind-body Interventions (Mindfulness, Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, Exercise, Health Education)
3. Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (Ketamine, Psilocybin)