Julian Somers

SFU Distinguished Professor, Director, CARMHA
Health Sciences

Areas of interest

Addiction Treatment and Recovery, Population Health, Public Policy


  • BA, Psychology, Simon Fraser University
  • MSc, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington


Dr. Somers is a clinical psychologist and specialist in addiction since 1987. His body of research includes theoretical, clinical, and empirical advances addressing harm reduction and recovery from addiction. He has led numerous large studies investigating ways of helping people who experience addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and involvement with corrections. He is a Distinguished SFU Professor and the Director of CARMHA.