Chad Bousman

Dr. Chad Bousman

Pronouns: he/his/him


Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Full Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

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Educational Background

BSc. Community Health Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2000

BSc. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2000

MPH Health Promotion, San Diego State University, 2003

PhD Public Health, emphasis Genetic Epidemiology, University of California, San Diego, 2009

Post Doc Pharmacogenetics, University of Melbourne , 2010


My research program aims to discover, develop, and implement genomic-based tools with the utility to guide clinical decision-making and improve mental health outcomes across the lifespan. My primary focus is on optimizing the selection and dosing of drug therapies used to treat depression and schizophrenia. 


Areas of Research

Genomics, Mental Illness, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacogenomics

Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Career Development Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. 2017
  • NARSAD Young Investigator award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. 2013
  • Ronald Phillip Griffith Schizophrenia Research Fellowship, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne. 2013
  • Young Researcher Fellow, Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program, Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. 2012
  • John McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry. 2010
  • Top 10 Article of 2016, Editors of New England Journal of Medicine - Journal Watch Psychiatry. 2016