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Dr. R. Lodhi PhD, MD, FRANZCP (Australia), MRCPsych (UK), MBBS, Cert. Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon SK

Research Area(s)

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adverse Health Outcomes
  • Health Service Research


Dr. Lodhi is a psychiatrist-researcher who completed his PhD in psychopharmacology from the University of Edmonton. At the U of S, he has received  a 2018 ComRAD award and is currently the principal investigator for a SPCOR project (original funding awarded to Dr. Bowen). During his Phd, he received an University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, the Hassan F.A. Azim Graduate Award, a CPA Junior Investigator Research Colloquium Award and several travel awards.


Dr. Lodhi has been part of establishing training courses for international medical graduates in Australia who were due to give their final psychiatry exams. He teaches psychiatry residents and medical students at the U of S.

Clinical Interests

  • Addiction
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Assertive Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Selected Publications

Lodhi RJ, Masand S, Mir A, Shivakumar K, McAllister VDM, Young LC, O’Keane V, Head AH, Aitchison KJ. Change in bone turnover markers in an aripiprazole add-on or switching study, Schizophrenia Research (2016) Feb; 170 (2-3): 245-51. Epub 2016 Jan 12

Lodhi RJ, Rossolatos D, Aitchison KJ. Genetics and genomics in addiction research (2016) In: Wolff K, White J, Karch S (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies Volume 2, Section 1, Chapter 1

Lodhi RJ, Wang Y, MacIntyre G, Bowker A, Crocker C, Ren H, Dimitrijevic A, Bugbee DA, Loverock A, Rossolatos D, Granger B, Sivapalan S, Newton VM, Tibbo P, Purdon SE, PhD, Aitchison KJ. Investigation of the COMT Val158Met variant association with age of onset of psychosis, adjusting for cannabis use. Brain and Behavior (2018) Sep; 8 (9), e01120