Chief Executive Officer

Brief Bio:

Dr. Kwame McKenzie is CEO of the Wellesley Institute. He is an international expert on the social causes of illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and Director of Health Equity at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. He sits on the National Advisory Council on Poverty.

Research Interests:


Wellesley Institute


"The program combines not only research and science but also policy and business, which are very important aspects of translational research.”

 - Helen Liu, Cohort 2017