Evdokia Anagnostou, MD
Senior Clinician Scientist, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Translational Therapeutics in Autism
Dr. Anagnostou’s research focuses on improving outcomes and quality of life for children, youth, and adults with autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions and their families. She is the co-lead of the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital with Dr. Jessica Brian, Co-director of Bloorview Research Institute, and holds the Dr. Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism and the Canada Research Chair in Translational Therapeutics and Neurodevelopment.
Research Focus (Academic Version):
Dr. Anagnostou studies the different biologies (from genes to brain structure function, to omics), underlying neurodevelopmental conditions, how such differences predict symptom profiles and strengths and challenges, and how such insights can translate into novel interventions. She is the co-lead of the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital with Dr. Jessica Brian, Co-director of the Bloorview Research Institute,, and holds the Dr. Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism and the Canada Research Chair in Translational Therapeutics and Neurodevelopment.
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Education & Profession
M.D. Medicine, McGill University (1998)
B.Sc Chemistry, Stevens Institute of technology (1994)
Graduate Certificate, Chemical Physiology, Stevens Institute of Technology (1994)
- Canadian Association of Neuroscience
- American Academy of Neurology
- International Child Neurology Association
- Society of Neuroscience
- Child Neurology Society
- International Society of Autism Research
- The International Society for CNS Clinical Trials & Methodology (ISCTM)
University Positions / Affiliations:
Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Full time Member, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Adjunct Scientist, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Honours and Awards:
2022 Elected Fellow forthe International Autism Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
2022 Nominated to chair the Gordon Conference on neurodevelopment and Fragile X (declined)
2021 - 2024. Elected to the Board of the International Autism Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
2022 - 2021. Elected Chair of Scientific program: International Autism Society for Autism Research (INSAR) meeting
2019 - 2020 Elected co-Chair of Scientific program: International Autism Society for Autism Research (INSAR) meeting
2018 - 2019 Elected Chair: International Autism Society for Autism Research (INSAR) meeting
2006 ECNP Poster Award, Principal Author, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris, France. fMRI emotional response inhibition in ASD. Total Amount: 500 EUR
2006 - 2008 Seaver Young Investigator Award, Principal Investigator, Seaver and New York Autism Centre of Excellence, New York, United States. Oxytocin in ASD. Total Amount: 31,875 USD
2006 - 2008 Young Investigator Award, Principal Investigator, NARSAD, New York, United States. Imaging of ASD. Total Amount: 60,000 USD
2022. Inaugural Don T Stuss award in Research Leadership
Awarded by Ontario Brain Institute
2021 Named among the Canada`s Top Psychology Scientists by Research.com. (World # 2819 – National # 129).
This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Psychology related fields was published by Research.com. The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021., based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.
2019 - 2024 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2, Translational Therapeutics in ASD, Canada Research Chair, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Ontario, Canada. (Distinction)
2018 The Gerry Bloomfield Award for outstanding contributions to the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee. Autism Ontario.
2017 The Gerry Bloomfield Professional Award, Autism Ontario. For Outstanding Professional Contributions to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
2016 Dr. Stuart D. Sims Chair in Autism, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital & University of Toronto. Total Amount: 3,000,000 CAD
2014 Canada Research Chair - Tier 2, Translational Therapeutics in ASD, Canada Research Chair, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Total Amount: 500,000 CAD
1998 Chambre de Commerce Hellenique Award, Student, Chambre de Commerce, Montreal, Quebec. For academic excellence and personal distinction. Total Amount: 1,000 CAD
Teaching and Education Awards
2022 Research Impact Award: Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
2017 Paul Steinhauer Award, Teacher, Division of Child & Youth Mental Health, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. (Postgraduate MD)
2009 Teaching Award, Teacher, Developmental Paediatrics, Dept of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. (Postgraduate MD, Subspecialty)
Study to evaluate and explore scales for repetitive and restricted behaviours and digital biomarkers in children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
The Role of Emotion Regulation and Arousal in Anxiety and Autism (Typically Developing)
The Role of Emotion Regulation and Arousal in Anxiety and Autism (ASD)
Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders-Network (POND-Network)
POND-Network: Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders Network (Typically developing)
Medication Clinical Trials
A Phase III, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Efficacy, and Safety Study of Balovaptan in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder with a 2-year Open-Label Extension
A randomized placebo-controlled trial of arbaclofen vs. placebo in the treatment of children and adolescents with ASD
A randomized placebo-controlled trial of tideglusib vs. placebo in the treatment of adolescents with ASD
Intranasal Oxytocin for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Pilot Dose Finding Study of Pioglitazone in Children with ASD
A Pilot Study of Riluzole vs. Placebo in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with ASD
Treatment of Overweight Induced by Antipsychotic Medication in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Intranasal Oxytocin for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road Toronto, ON M4G 1R8
T: 416-425-6220 x. 6005 F:416-753-6046
Understanding neurodevelopmental conditions including autism, from biology (genetics, brain) to interventions and clinical trials.