Lisa Burback, BSc(Pharm), MD, FRCPC


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Psychiatry Dept
(780) 342-5635


Area of Study / Keywords

trauma informed care psychotherapy suicide interventional psychiatry


Dr. Lisa Burback is currently appointed as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.  Her research, teaching and clinical expertise includes psychotraumatology and psychotherapy innovations, including adapting interventions for those with complex trauma or treatment resistant illnesses. She is also a collaborator with HiMARC (Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium), including as co-investigator on the Alberta Multi-modal, Motion-assisted Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation (3MDR) study ( 


Featured Publications

Burback L, Yap S, Purdon SE, Abba-Aji DA, O'shea K, Brémault-Phillips S, Greenshaw AJ, Winkler O.

Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2024 February; 15

Raman Dhaliwal, Sidney Yap, Fernanda Talarico, Huda Al-Shamali, Robert Mcweeny, Matthew Reeson, Reham Shalaby, Teresa Chen, Elena Spronk, Rayven Snodgrass, Eileen Tu, Taylor Erick, Tyler Marshall, Megan Kennedy, Andrew J Greenshaw, Olga Winkler, Lisa Burback

Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2023 November; 25

Chelsea Jones, Brenda Juby, Shaylee Spencer, Lorraine Smith-MacDonald, Elly O’Greysik, Michelle Vincent, Colleen Mooney, Katherine S Bright, Phillip R Sevigny, Lisa Burback, Andrew Greenshaw, R Nicholas Carleton, Raymond Savage, Jake Hayward, Yanbo Zhang, Bo Cao, Suzette Brémault-Phillips

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023 August; 20 (17):6664

Burback L, Bremault-Phillips S, Nijdam M, McFarlane A, Vermetten E.

Current Neuropharmacology. 2023 May; 10.2174/1570159x21666230428091433

Agyapong B, Brett-MacLean P, Burback L, Agyapong VIO, Wei Y.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023 April; 20 (9):5625. 10.3390/ijerph20095625

Smith-MacDonald L, Jones C, Brown MRG, Dunleavy RS, VanderLaan A, Kaneva Z, Hamilton T, Burback L, Vermetten E, Bremault-Phillips S.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023 April; 20 (7):5415. 10.3390/ijerph20075415

Burback L, Dhaliwal R, Reeson M, Erick T, Hartle K, Chow E, Vouronikos G, Antunes N, Marshall T, Kennedy M, Dennett L, Greenshaw A, Smith-MacDonald L, Winkler O.

Current Research in Behavioral Sciences. 2023 March; 4 10.1016/j.crbeha.2023.100102

Winkler O, Burback L, Greenshaw AJ, Jin J.

Case Reports in Psychiatry. 2023 January; 2023 10.1155/2023/8161010

Jin J, Burback L, Greenshaw A, Winkler O.


Winkler O, Burback L, Brémault-Phillips S, Vermetten E.

In: Martin Dorahy, Steve Gold, Paul Dell, John O’Neil, editors. Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: Past, Present, Future. Routledge Press. . 2022 September; ISBN 9781003057314

Friesen L, Gaine G, Klaver E, Burback L, Agyapong V.

PLoS One. 2022 September; 19 (9):e0274197

Belinda Agyapong, Gloria Obuobi-Donkor, Lisa Burback, Yifeng Wei.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 August; 19 (17):10706

Al-Shamali H, Hussain A, Dennett L, Cao B, Burback L, Greenshaw L, Zhang Y

Journal of Affective Disorders Reports. 2022 July; 9 10.1016/j.jadr.2022.100356

Jones C., Smith-MacDonald L., Brown M.R.G., VanDehy J., Grunnet-Jepsen R., Ordek V.P., Kruger S., Gerhart A.A., van Veelen N., Nijdam M.J., Burback L., Cao B., Roy M.J., Sessoms P., Vermetten E., Brémault-Phillips S.

JMIR Human Factors. 2022 July; 9 (3):e33682 10.2196/33682

Al-Shamali H*, Talarico F, Winkler O*, Greenshaw A, Forner C, Zhang Y, Vermetten E and Burback L* (*equal contribution)

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. 2022 February; 48674221077029 10.1177/00048674221077029

Hamilton T.*, Burback L.*, Smith-MacDonald L., Jones C., Brown M.R.G., Mikolas C., Tang E., O'Toole K., Vergis P., Merino A., Weiman K., Vermetten E.H.G.J.M., Brémault-Phillips S. (*first authors)

Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021 December; 12 (779829) 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.779829

Winkler O.*, Dhaliwal R., Greenshaw A., O'Shea K., Abba-Aji A., Chima C., Purdon S.E., Burback L* (*equal contribution)

JMIR Research Protocols. 2021 November; 10 (11):e30711 10.2196/30711

Ceccherini-Nelli A, Bucuci E, Burback L, Li D, Alikouzehgaran M, Latif Z, Morin K, Ganapathy K, Salsali M, Abdullah U, Westwood W, Orris J and White PJ

Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021 August; 12:693788 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.693788

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