Evelyn Stewart

Degrees / Credentials

BSc (Dalhousie U), BA (Dalhousie U), MD (U of Ottawa)


Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC


Full Member

Dr. S. Evelyn Stewart is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, and a clinical and neuroscience researcher. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is the founding director of the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) Provincial Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Program, as well as the Congdon Family Hospital Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health Research at BC Children’s Hospital. She is also the Research Director for BCCH Child, Youth and Reproductive Mental Health program and a member of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Service Research Institute. She leads the Brain, Behaviour & Development theme at the BCCH Research Institute.

In 2010, Dr. Stewart moved to Vancouver to establish the first Canadian Pediatric OCD integrated clinic and research program at BCCH and UBC. She authored 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 12 chapters and a book on OCD and childhood-onset psychiatric diseases. She has won numerous awards for scientific achievement and grants and is committed to knowledge translation and improving understanding of lifespan components of mental illness through interdisciplinary research collaboration. Dr. Stewart is an active contributor to the international psychiatry research community. She served on the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association of America and was co-director of the International OCD Foundation Genetics Collaborative. At present, she sits on the Scientific Advisory Boards for the International OCD Foundation and Anxiety Canada, and on the editorial boards for the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Contact Info

Assistant Email
Lab Manager
Anna MacLellan
Mailing Address
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
938 W 28th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Research Information

My research interests are multifaceted and include family, genetic, cognitive, neuroimaging, longitudinal and treatment outcome aspects of OCD and related childhood-onset psychiatric diseases.



  • genetics
  • cognition
  • neuroimaging
  • cognitive-behavioour therapy
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • repetitive behaviour disorders