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Dr. Rebecca Anglin is an Assistant Professor with a unique, joint appointment in the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences and Medicine within the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her clinical work as a psychiatrist is in consultation-liaison psychiatry, and she is Director of the GI psychiatry clinic at McMaster University that provides integrated, interdisciplinary care for patients with GI illness and psychiatric comorbidity. Her research focuses on gut-brain interactions, the role the gut microbiome may play in the neurobiology of psychiatric illness and the psychiatric comorbidity of medical illness. She is principal investigator on several studies funded by multiple granting bodies investigating the microbiome in psychiatric illness as well as clinical and treatment trials in GI psychiatry and also conducts systematic review and meta-analyses on topics related to medical psychiatry. Dr.Anglin is actively involved in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level as chief OSCE examiner and coordinator of the OSCE training program for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences. She has received several teaching awards including the Excellence in Clinical Teaching award and Dedication to Education Award from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. 

Featured Publications

  • Anglin R, Samaan Z, Walter S, McDonald S. Depression and Vitamin D: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry 2013 Feb; 202:100-7. Doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.111.106666
  • Anglin RE, Rosebush PI, Noseworthy MD, Tarnopolsky M, Weber AM, Soreni N, Mazurek MF. Metabolite measurements in the caudate nucleus, anterior cingulate cortex and hippocampus among patients with mitochondrial disorders: a casecontrol study using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. CMAJ Open 2013. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20120020
  • Anglin R, Rosebush PI, Noseworthy MD, Tarnopolsky M, Mazurek MF. Psychiatric symptoms correlate with metabolic indices in the hippocampus and cingulate in patients with mitochondrial disorders: A proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Translational Psychiatry 2012 Nov 13;2:e187. doi: 10.1038/tp.2012.107
  • Anglin R, Tarnopolsky M, Mazurek MF, Rosebush PI. The Psychiatric Presentation of Mitochondrial Disorders in Adults. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2012 Sep 1;24(4):394-409. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11110345
  • Anglin R, Rosebush P, Mazurek M.  Psychotropic medications and mitochondrial toxicity. Nature Reviews Neurosciences [letter] 2012 Jul 25; doi 10.1038/nrn3229-c1
  • Anglin R, Mazurek MF, Tarnopolsky M, Rosebush PI. The Mitochondrial Genome and Psychiatric Illness. American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 2012 Aug 6. Doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32086
  • Anglin RE, Garside S, Tarnopolsky M, Mazurek MF, Rosebush PI. The Psychiatric Manifestations of Mitochondrial Disorders: A Case and Review of the Literature. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2012; 73(4):506-512
  • Anglin R, Rosebush PI, Mazurek MF. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Neuroimmunologic Hypothesis. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010:182(18): E834-8
  • Kanji J, Anglin R, Hunt D, Panju A. Rational Clinical Examination: Does my patient with Diabetes have Peripheral Neuropathy? JAMA 2010;303(15): 1526-153
  • Anglin R, Rosebush PI, Mazurek MF. Treating Psychiatric Illness in Patients with Mitochondrial Disorders. Psychosomatics 2010; 51(1): 179
  • Rosebush PI, Anglin R, Mazurek MF. NMS and the Acute Phase Response. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2008; 28(4): 459-461
  • Anglin R, Rosebush PI and Mazurek MF. The Neuropsychiatric Profile of Addison’s Disease: Revisiting a Forgotten Phenomenon.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2006;18:450-459


  • Clinician Investigator Training Program, McMaster University, 2012
  • PhD, Medical Sciences (Neuroscience and Behavioural Sciences), McMaster University, 2012
  • Psychiatry Residency, McMaster University, 2010
  • MD, McMaster University, 2005
  • BSc, First Class, Hons, Queen’s University, 2002

Research Areas

Neurobiology of mental illness: including gut-brain interactions, mitochondrial dysfunction and perinatal influences.

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