Srividya Iyer is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an Associate Member in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is a registered psychologist and researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Her work focuses on youth mental health and early intervention, including for serious mental health problems such as psychosis. She seeks to ensure that more young people around the world have timely access to appropriate, youth-friendly mental health care, well-being and social participation. Srividya partners closely with youth, families and communities to influence real-world practices and policies in Canada and globally. She leads ACCESS Open Minds, a pan-Canadian network of over 250 diverse stakeholders that is transforming mental health care for Aboriginal youth, post-secondary students and the homeless across Canada.
She has contributed to several other youth-focused services, research and capacity building efforts, including in India, where she was born. Srividya has received numerous awards and was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of Emerging Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2017 and named to the inaugural list of Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health. In 2021, she was elected Vice President of the International Association for Youth Mental Health.