Eric Latimer


“Dr Latimer has a long-standing interest in the integration of people with severe mental illness into the competitive labor market, as a means of furthering their recovery.  Among other contributions in this area, he led the first trial of the Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment conducted outside the United States, and has written, under the aegis of Québec’s Agence d’Évaluation des Technologies et Modes d’Intervention en Santé, a monograph on this evidence-based intervention.”

Key Appointments

  • Research Scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University


  • PhD (Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA)

Areas of expertise

  • Economic evaluation of health care programs
  • Mental health services research

Research Activities

His research interests focus on community-based supports for people with severe mental illness, including assertive community treatment, the strengths model of case management, supported employment and supported housing. 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. The Montreal site study also includes a trial of the Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment for recently housed homeless people with mental illness.

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