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Archie, Suzanne


Dr. Suzanne Archie, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and is the Clinical Director of the Cleghorn Early Intervention in Psychosis Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. She has published on different aspects of early intervention including lifestyle factors, substance abuse, program evaluation, and ethnic diversity in pathways to care for a first episode of psychosis. Currently, Dr. Archie is the principal investigator in a knowledge translation project, supported by CIHR, CARSTAR, and AMS involving use of video game technology for early intervention of psychosis. She is currently the Chair of Research for EPION (Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network).

Featured Publications

  • Archie S, Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Volpe T, Gladstone BM. Reflections of young people who have had a first episode of psychosis: What attracted them to use alcohol and illicit drugs?  Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2013 May; 7(2): 193-9. 
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Archie S, Morgan C, McKenzie K.  A meta-analysis of ethnic differences in pathways to care at the first episode of psychosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica (ePub ahead of print, February 28, 2014).
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Archie S, Morgan C, McKenzie K.  Race, ethnicity, and the duration of untreated psychosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2014 July; 49 (7): 1161-74.
  • Archie S, Zangeneh Kazemi A, Akhtar-Danesh N.  First episode affective psychosis and lipid monitoring: Survival analysis of the first abnormal lipid test.  Early Intervention in Psychiatry.  Accepted July 26, 2014.
  • Anderson KK, Flora N, Ferrari M, Tuck A, Archie S, Kidd S, Tang T, Kirmayer LJ, McKenzie K.  Pathways to first-episode care for psychosis in African, Caribbean, and European Origin Groups in Ontario.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.  Accepted August 7, 2014.


  • Psychiatry Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 1988 – 1992
  • MD, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, 1987

Research Areas

Marijuana, psychosis, and pathways to care for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis from diverse ethnic groups.

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