Dr. EricA.Latimer, PhD

Health economics

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Perry 3C
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2351


Dr Latimer is Research Scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. A health economist, his research interests focus on community-based supports for people with severe mental illness, including assertive community treatment and supported employment. He contributes economic evaluations of various interventions for people with mental illness. He has also conducted research on the use of antipsychotic and concomitant medications in Québec. Currently, he is lead investigator for the Montreal site, and lead economist nationally, of the $110 million Chez Soi / At Home research and demonstration study on homelessness and mental illness, which is testing the Housing First approach using nine concurrent trials in five Canadian cities. He has served as consultant to the Québec government as well as research teams in Europe and North America, and is an associate researcher of the Centre national d’excellence en santé mentale. He is an Editor of the Canadian journal, Healthcare Policy. A fellow of CIRANO and the current holder (2012 – 2014) of the J. Armand Bombardier fellowship in the quality of mental health care, he teaches economic evaluation in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.

Undergraduate: BASc, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
Graduate: MS Sciences Économiques, Université de Montréal

Graduate: MS Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Graduate: PhD Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, Member of the Board of Directors, then Treasurer
Mental Health Theme Group, Founder & Coordinator

Latimer E, Clark R, Malla A, Moodie E, Tamblyn R, Naidu A (2013), “Underprescribing of Clozapine and Unexplained Variation in Use across Hospitals and Regions in the Canadian Province of Québec”, Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, April, 33-41.

Knapp K, Patel A, Curran C, Latimer E, Catty J, Becker T, Drake RE, Fioritti An, Killian R, Lauber C, Rössler W, Tomov T, van Busschbach J, Comas-Herrera A, White S, Wiersma D, Burns T (2013), Supported employment: Cost-effectiveness across six European sites. World Psychiatry 12:1, 60-68.

Vasiliadis H-M, Dionne P-A, Préville M,Gentil L, Berbiche D, Latimer E. The excess healthcare costs associated with depression and anxiety in elderly living in the community. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2012 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print].

Drake, R Latimer E (2012),, “Lessons learned in developing community mental health care in North America”, World Psychiatry 11 (1) 47-51.

LLeBlanc, L., Tourigny, M., Boyer, T., Latimer, É. & Crocker, A. (2012), “Profils d`évolution des personnes ateintes de troubles mentaux graves et recevant un service de soutien d`intensité variable. Revue Canadienne de Santé Mentale et Communautaire 31 (1), 33 – 44.

LDionne PA, Vasiliadis H-M, Latimer E, Berbiche D, Préville M. (2012) “The Economic Impact of Inappropriate Prescribing of Benzodiazepines and Related Drug Interactions in the Elderly". Psychiatric Services, Dec, 15.

Goering P., Girard V., Aubry T., Barker J., Fortanier C., Latimer E., Laval C., Tinland A., (2012), « Conduite d’essais relatifs aux politiques qui soutiennent le modèle d’intervention accordant la priorité au logement : l’histoire de deux pays », Lien Social et Politique 67, 161–182.

Lloyd-Evans B., Marwaha S., Burns T., Secker J., Latimer E., Blizard R., Killaspy H., Totman J., Tanskanen S., Johnson S., (2012) “The nature and correlates of paid and unpaid work among service users of London Community Mental Health Teams”, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/S2045796012000534.

LGoering P, Streiner D, Adair C, Aubry T, Barker J, Distasio J, Hwang S, Komaroff J, Latimer E, Somers J, Zabkiewicz D (2011), "The At Home/Chez Soi trial protocol: A pragmatic, multi-site, randomized controlled trial of a Housing First intervention for homeless individuals with mental illness in five Canadian cities", BMJ Open 2011; 1:e000323 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000323

Latimer E and D Rabouin (2011), “Le soutien d’intensité variable à l’heure du rétablissement: Enseignements des etudes expérimentales et quasi-expérimentales”, Santé mentale au Québec XXXVI, 1, 13-34.