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Dr. Andrea Waddell

Dr. Andrea WaddellDr. Andrea Waddell, MEd, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Clinical Informatics & Quality Standards  

Dr. Waddell is the Medical Director for Clinical Informatics & Quality Standards at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and the co-lead of Psy-QIS, the Department’s hub for Quality Innovation and Safety.  She completed her medical training in 2003 and specialty training in Psychiatry both at the University of Toronto. She completed a Master’s degree at OISE in Theory & Policy Studies and completed a nationally funded study of using video for resident supervision long before Zoom existed!  After almost a decade leading the inpatient unit at the University Health Network, she completed advanced training in Quality Improvement and moved to CAMH to practice, teach and support quality improvement and patient safety work in mental health before moving to Waypoint in 2022.

Dr. Waddell's work focuses on supporting capacity building in quality improvement through the teaching and mentorship of residents, fellows and faculty members as well as funded research examining patient safety in acute mental health services. She sits on a number of regional and national advisory panels related to health service delivery and clinical informatics.

Keywordsclinical informatics, quality standards, safety, health service delivery.

Research Interests

Patient safety; quality improvement; psychosocial interventions; adult psychiatry and health systems; adult care services. 


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Student / Volunteer Opportunities

Dr. Waddell is currently accepting students for research projects.


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