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Senior Fellow, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

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Neil Seeman is a Canadian writer, Internet entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

He is the author of the 2023 book, "Accelerated Minds: Unlocking the Fascinating, Inspiring, and Often Destructive Impulses that Drive the Entrepreneurial Brain" (Sutherland House Books).

At the University of Toronto, he teaches at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and is a senior fellow in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Massey College, the HIVE Lab, and the Investigative Journalism Bureau.

Neil is a regular contributor to Nikkei Asia, The Toronto Star, and Healthcare Quarterly. He has published his research on mental health topics in Nature, Synapse, and in other leading academic journals. He is the co-author of three books on mental health, including XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, which was a finalist for the Donner Book Prize and was selected as an “outstanding” title by the University Press Books Committee.


  • –present
    Senior Fellow (IHPME, IJB, Fields Institute, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Massey College), UofT & Adjunct Prof., University of Toronto


  • 1998 
    Harvard, Master of Public Health


Lifetime Fields Institute Fellow