As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Vila-Rodriguez has a strong interest in conducting translational research that bridges our understanding on the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders with the clinical applications of this knowledge. His clinical practice is actively focused in those most severely afflicted by such conditions, and his research interests are directed at finding novel therapeutic interventions within Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies (NINETs) that can help mitigate the suffering of those with severe and refractory forms of psychosis and depression.
Vila-Rodriguez strongly believes that understanding NINETs’ mechanism(s) of action is a critical step towards translating research knowledge to clinical practice. More importantly, translating that knowledge to clinical practice will have a direct, immediate, and positive impact on the lives of those who struggle and suffer the most devastating forms of mental illness and their families. Vila-Rodriguez’s lab investigates all forms of NINET and uses a varied number of neurophysiological tools to research on biomarkers. His lab is also the only centre in Canada to host both simultaneous TMS-fMRI and tDCS-fMRI capability.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Vila-Rodriguez, please see ResearchGate.