Dr. Selby’s research focuses on innovative methods to understand and treat addictive behaviours and their comorbidities. He uses technology to combine clinical medicine and public health methods to scale up and test health interventions. His cohort of >300,000 treated smokers in Ontario is an example.
He has received grant funding totaling over 100 million dollars from CIHR, NIH, and Ministry of Health and has published >40 research reports prepared for the government.
He is a distinguished fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Selby mentors Fellows in Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry, junior investigators, and medical students. The use of innovative methods to communicate messages makes Dr. Selby a sought after speaker for various topics including addictive disorders, motivational interviewing, and health behavior change at individual and system levels.