Christian Schütz

Degrees / Credentials



Professor (Partner), Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, UBC

Clinician Scientist: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Research, Education, and Evaluation Medical Manager: Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
Research Lead: Adult Mental Health and Substance Use, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, PHSA
Scientist, UBC Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes
Researcher, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute


Full Member

Christian G. Schütz, MD, Ph.D., MPH, FRCPC is a practicing psychiatrist, Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry, and the Research and Education Medical Manager at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions. He holds an MD from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, a PhD in Medical History from the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, and an MPH from John Hopkins University. He also completed a Fogerty-Fellowship at NIDA/NIH and DISCA-Fellowship at Yale University. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and a dozen book chapters, and has supervised more than 30 students across the globe in areas such as psychiatry, addiction medicine, and clinical neuroscience. His research interests include psychological and pharmacological interventions for individuals with substance use disorders, psychoneurobiological aspects of impulsive decision making, and substance use and concurrent disorders more generally.

Contact Info

Lab Manager
Jacqueline Chan
Lab Email
Lab Phone
Mailing Address
Institute of Mental Health
UBC Department of Psychiatry
David Strangway Building, Room 4308
5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Research Information

1. Understanding mechanism of relapse and impulsive decision-making to improve treatment of addiction and concurrent disorders.

2. Develop novel interventions focused on stimulant use disorder (includes habitual retraining, rIFG based TMS, integrated psychotherapy/psychedelic intervention)

3. Develop a more comprehensive integrated mind/brain based sound concept of motivation and decision making.

Dr. Schütz’s lab is currently recruting trainees! Please reach out if you’re interested.



  • addiction
  • psychiatry
  • psychotherapy
  • cognitive control
  • brain concepts