Nick Kates

Dr. Nick Kates


Nick Kates is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Family Medicine. He is also an Associate Member of the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University.

For 12 years, Nick was the Director of the Hamilton Family Health Team Mental Health and Nutrition Program, which integrates mental health counsellors and dietitians into the offices of family physicians across Hamilton. He served as the Ontario Lead for the Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership (QIIP) for five years, promoting quality improvement among primary care practices. He was also a member of the 2012 Ontario Minister of Health’s Advisory Group to redesign a mental health system for the province, and he served on the Federal Minister of Health’s Advisory Council on Mental Health and Addictions from 2017 to 2020. Throughout his career, Nick has consulted on many different health care systems in Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.