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G. Eric Jarvis, MD, MSc

Eric Jarvis, MD.

Dr Jarvis is currently the director of the Cultural Consultation Service. He teaches residents, carries out clinical consultations, and presents topics in cultural psychiatry to community groups. His areas of research include religion and mental health, and psychosis in immigrants.

Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D. is founding director of the Cultural Consultation Service. He is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal, Transcultural Psychiatry. He directs the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he conducts research on culturally appropriate mental health services, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of psychiatry. He founded and co-directs the IAPH Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. He also directs the annual Summer Program and Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry at McGill. 

Jaswant Guzder, MD

Jaswant Guzder, M.D.Dr Guzder is a child psychiatrist, consultant and former co-director on the Cultural Consultation Service. She is currently an associate professor at McGill University in psychiatry, the head of child psychiatry and director of the childhood disorders day hospital (Jewish General Hospital), with clinical work focused on high-risk families and their children. She was trained as a psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist at McGill and has worked in India as a consultant. Her teaching, clinical and research interests include immigrant families, South Asians, trauma and high-risk children. She is interested in creative art therapies and supervises a multidisciplinary team with a family centered approach to working with children.

Cécile Rousseau, MD

Cécile Rousseau, MD.Dr Rousseau is a research and clinical psychiatrist at the Montreal Children's Hospital where she directs the Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic. She received her training in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, and McGill University. Her clinical work is with refugee children and with torture victims. She also does consultation work for health institutions and school boards on refugee children. Dr Rousseau's current research involves refugee children and adolescents from Southeast Asia, Central America and Somalia. Here is Dr Rousseau's sample Publications.

Danielle Groleau, PhD

Danielle Groleau, PhD. Dr Groleau is a medical anthropologist with expertise in interpretative approaches applied to public health, clinical problems, and health services research. She is a research coordinator in charge of the qualitative evaluation of the CCS project. Currently she is a Research Fellow at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Sir Mortimer B. Davis -- Jewish General Hospital. She is also a Research Associate in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Montreal, and the Family Medicine Researcdh Unit, Cité de la Santé.