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Dr. M. Baetz MD, FRCPC, CCPE Professor Psychiatry

Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK

Research Area(s)

  • Spirituality/Religion in Psychiatry
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Mood Instability


Dr. Marilyn Baetz is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and was the Department Head, and then Provincial Department Head of the Department of Psychiatry from 2010-2019. She is currently the Vice-Dean of Faculty Engagement in the College of Medicine. 

Dr. Baetz completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her FRCPC in 1998, and went on to join the College of Medicine and Saskatoon District Health the same year. She has worked in the area of mood and anxiety disorders with a special interest in maternal mental health. She was also among the first researchers in Canada to examine the role of spirituality in mental health. Dr. Baetz has been part of the Maternal Mental Health program since its inception in the former Saskatoon Health Region and continues her clinical and academic interests in this area alongside her administrative role.


Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan 2013

Spirituality & Medicine Award Psychiatry Training, John Templeton 2003

Clinical Interests

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Selected Publications

Clinical implications of research on religion, spirituality, and mental health M Baetz, J Toews The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 54 (5), 292-301

Religious attendance, spirituality, and major depression in Canada: a 14-year follow-up study L Balbuena, M Baetz, R Bowen The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 58 (4), 225-232

Neuroticism and suicide in a general population cohort: results from the UK Biobank Project EM Peters, A John, R Bowen, M Baetz, L Balbuena BJPsych open 4 (2), 62-68