Nili Benazon, PhD

Assistant Professor,
University of Toronto,
Department of Psychiatry,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Nili Benazon obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1997. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Research Scientist in the Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Research Section of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Benazon conducts research in the area of women’s mental health with a specific focus on the role of depression and marital functioning on recovery from physical health problems. She currently has a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to examine the quality of care for depression received by cardiac patients, and a grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to examine the psychosocial determinants of exercise behaviours among cardiac patients.

Benazon was formerly Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University in Detroit where she conducted research on the role of the family environment in childhood psychiatric disorders, and in adolescent depression, with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Selected Publications

  • Benazon NR, Foster MD, Coyne JC. Expressed emotion, adaptation and patient survival among couples coping with chronic heart failure. (In press) Journal of Family Psychology.
  • Bergeron S, Benazon NR, Jodoin M. Sexualité et dysfonction sexuelle. (In press), In J. Wright, Y. Lussier & S. Sabourin (eds.), Les défis de l’intervention psychologique auprès des couples.
  • March J, Silva S, Petrycki S, Curry J, Wells K, Fairbank J, et al. Treatment for adolescents with depression study (TADS): Demographic and clinical characteristics. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2005; 44: 28-40.
  • March J, Silva S, Petrycki S, Curry J, Wells K, Fairbank J, et al. Fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and their combination for adolescents with depression – Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004; 292: 807-820.
  • March J, Silva S, Petrycki S, Curry J, Wells K, Fairbank J, et al. Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): Rationale, design, and methods. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2003;42: 531-542.
  • Benazon NR, Moore GJ, Rosenberg DR. Neurochemical analyses in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder in patients treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2003; 42(11):1279-85.

See publications by Nili Benazon on PubMed.