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Adamantidis, Antoine

Adjunct Professor
e-mail: antoine [dot] adamantidis [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact Info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSall Blvd, Pavillon Perry (E-2109)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6168
514-762-3034

Adams, Mark

Assistant Professor
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Alda, Martin

Adjunct Professor
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Amdiss, Fatima

Faculty Lecturer
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Amirali, Evangelia

Assistant Professor
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Annable, Lawrence

BSc (Hons),Dip Stat
Professor
Specialties: Research methodology Psychiatric epidemiology Research ethics
e-mail: lawrence [dot] annable [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact Info:
Ludmer Research and Training Building
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-7306
514-398-2964

Dr. Annable is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a medical scientist at the McGill University Health Centre. He specializes in the design and statistical analysis of research studies in psychiatry, including randomized clinical trials of new treatments of psychiatric disorders and epidemiological investigations of risk factors for drug-induced side effects, in particular tardive dyskinesia. He teaches research methods in the Diploma Course in Psychiatry and tutors graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents in this field. Dr. Annable is also associate editor (statistics) of the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Another of his interests is research ethics, and he chairs the Psychiatry/Psychology Committee of the MUHC Research Ethics Board.

Armony, Jorge

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: jorge [dot] armony [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3360
514-888-4064

Assalian, Pierre

Associate Professor
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Attia-Galand, Samia

Faculty Lecturer
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Bailes, Sally

Assistant Professor
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Bajsarowicz, Paulina

Assistant Professor
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Banon, Elisabeth

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult in-patient psychiatry, Depression research clinic
e-mail: Elisabeth [dot] banon [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
514-340-8222 ext. 5895
514-340-8126

Dr. Banon is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and a psychoanalyst member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Society. She joined the staff at the Jewish General Hospital in July 1997 following a fellowship in psychotherapy research with a special interest in personality and mood disorders. She began in the Depression Research Clinic, of which she is the director. Three pilot studies have so far come out of the clinic. The third and current study is a randomized controlled trial of medium-term (18 months’ duration) psychotherapy, either CBT or dynamic, combined with medications for 30 subjects with recurrent unipolar depression. The control group is supportive clinical management, also with medications according to a standardized algorithm. A three-year follow-up period to measure remission, recovery, relapse, and recurrence is included in order to test the hypothesis that the active psychotherapies reduce underlying psychological risk for depression. Dr. Banon has published articles (six in total) on both the psychotherapy process and the outcome. Her article on the outcome of psychotherapy for personality disorders was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. She currently has two manuscripts and one book in preparation. Dr. Banon supervises psychiatric residents in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and teaches the psychodynamics of depression. She also supervises residents and medical students for their core in-patient rotation and gives lectures on the psychopharmacology of major depression and gives lectures on general psychopathology to the second-year medical students at the university. She supervises family medicine and psychiatry residents in the psychiatric emergency room. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and for the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Banon was the recipient of the Jewish General Hospital-McGill University Henry Kravitz Memorial best teacher award in 2002.

Barbarosie, Michaela

Assistant Professor
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Basque, Andre-Denis

Faculty Lecturer
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Beauchemin, Nathalie

Faculty Lecturer
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Beauclair, Linda

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Psychopharmacology
e-mail: linda [dot] beauclair [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
McGill University Health Centre: Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-843-1672
514-843-2898

Dr. Beauclair is the Director of the Clinical Psychopharmacology and Therapeutics Unit. She is conducting clinical trials with the purpose of developing new treatments in schizophrenia, depression, and panic disorders. She is also involved in the training and the teaching of residents in psychiatry and the residents in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Accredited Residency Program in Clinical Pharmacology at McGill University.

Beaudry, Louise

Faculty Lecturer
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Beaulieu, Serge

MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Specialties: Bipolar disorders
e-mail: serge [dot] beaulieu [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, FBC Pavilion
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
514-888-4466

Dr. Beaulieu spent four years at the National Institute of Mental Health with Dr. Robert M. Post at the Biological Psychiatry Branch. He is now at McGill University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and holds associate membership in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He is also the Medical Chief of the Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity Disorders Program and Medical Chief of the Bipolar Disorder Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. A psychiatrist and researcher-clinician, Dr. Beaulieu is interested primarily in bipolar disorders and major depression. He studies neurobiological responses to antidepressant and mood stabilizer treatment and potential new treatments for these disorders. Dr. Beaulieu received peer-reviewed research funding from NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders) in the USA, The Stanley Foundation in the USA, the Canadian Fund for Innovation, FRSQ, and CIHR. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of CANMAT (Canadian Network on Mood and Anxiety Treatment) and one of the Investigators and founding members of the bipolar section of CANMAT. Dr. Beaulieu was a member of the Board of Councillors of ISBD (International Society of Bipolar Disorder) from 2006–2008. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Douglas Utting Prize, which is awarded annually to one person in Canada who has contributed significantly to promoting awareness of depression and/or its research and treatment. In addition, he received the prize of “Médecin-clinicien-enseignant” in 2009. This honour, awarded by the Quebec Medical Association, underlines the exceptional commitment of a doctor having a teaching responsibility in one of the faculties of medicine in Quebec.

Bedrossian, Taline

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: taline [dot] bedrossian [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Belair, Jeane-Francois

Faculty Lecturer
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Belisle, Dominique

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Cognitive behavioural therapy
e-mail: dominiquebelisle [at] gmail [dot] com

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Montreal, Québec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131
514-888-4085

Dr. Belisle is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University, where she has also done a fellowship in cognitive behavioral therapy. She specializes in CBT and eating disorders.

Benierakis, Constantin

Assistant professor
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Benkelfat, Chawki

MD, CSPQ, CES Psychiatrie, DERBH
Professor
Specialities: Adult general/consultation liaison psychiatry
e-mail: chawki [dot] benkelfat [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Ludmer RT / MUHC RVH site
1033 Pine Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-6732
514-398-4866

Berlim, Marcelo

MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult psychiatry, treatment-resistant depressive disorders, brain stimulation in psychiatry
e-mail: mtberlim [at] gmail [dot] com

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, FBC-3 Pavilion, Rm. F-3116-2
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
514-888-4466

Dr. Berlim is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is also a staff psychiatrist and responsible for the Brain Stimulation Unit at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (DMHUI). Dr. Berlim has conducted research on quality of life in depression and is currently involved in studies using brain stimulation techniques and functional magnetic resonance imaging in mood disorders. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the evaluation and management of treatment-resistant depressive disorders and also in the use of novel brain stimulation techniques (e.g., repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treating major psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Berlim is affiliated with the Depressive Disorders Program and the Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity-Secondary Care Clinic, both at the DMHUI.

Bernard-Brodeur, Mathieu

Assistant Professor
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Bertrand, Danyelle

Faculty Lecturer
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Birmingham, Marion

Emeritus
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Biskin, Robert

MDCM, FRCPC, MSc
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Personality Disorders
robert [dot] biskin [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital - Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8210
514-340-7507

Robert Biskin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at McGill University. Dr. Biskin’s clinical and research focus is borderline personality disorder, with a particular interest in the presentation and course of borderline personality disorder in adolescents. His clinical practice includes treatment of patients with severe personality disorders and inpatient psychiatry. Dr. Biskin is also involved in residency training and research ethics at McGill University.

Blais, Isabelle

Faculty Lecturer
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Blake, Caminee

PhD
Faculty Lecturer
Specialties: Individual therapy with adolescents and adults, Clinical supervision, culture and mental health
e-mail:cblake [at] jgh [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
4333 Cote Ste. Catherine Road, room 104
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec
514-340-8222 ext. 5208

Bleau, Pierre

Assistant Professor
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Blier, Pierre

Adjunct Professor
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Bloom, David

BSc(Hon), MD, Dipl Psych, FRCP(C), ABPN
Assistant Professor
Specialties:resistant and ultraresistant psychotic disorders, movement disorders related to medication
e-mail:david [dot] bloom [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 Lasalle Blvd
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext 2591
514-762-3047

Bohbot, Veronique

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Auditory and visual spatial memory, virtual reality, plasticity
e-mail: veronique [dot] bohbot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4408
514-888-4064

Our brains go through changes that are continuously renewing themselves as we experience the world. Research in Dr. Bohbot’s laboratory focuses on the multiple brain areas involved in processing episodic memories (spatio-temporal information) during navigation. We are interested in changes in the brain that occur as a result of practice or a learning experience. Multi-model aspects of memory, including visual, auditory, olfactory and proprioceptive aspects are being studied. Approaches include functional neuroimaging, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, genetic and hormonal analyses with various populations that range from early development to senescence (patients with Epilepsy, Leukemia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease). Applications are aimed at using multiple memory systems geared at rehabilitation techniques in patients with brain damage.

Boily, Marcel

Assistant Proessor
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Boivin, Diane

MD, PhD
Professor
e-mail: diane [dot] boivin [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2397
514-888-4064

Boksa, Patricia

PhD
Professor
Specialities: Neuroscience
e-mail: patricia [dot] boksa [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ex. 5928
514-762-3034

Dr. Boksa is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and an associate member in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Boksa has been a principle investigator at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute since 1983. She is a neuroscientist conducting basic research on pregnancy and birth complications as risk factors for the later development of schizophrenia. Her research involves the use of animal models to investigate effects of various perinatal complications (i.e., birth hypoxia, Cesarean section birth, maternal infection during pregnancy) on neurodevelopmental outcomes relevant to schizophrenia. Over the years, Dr. Boksa has been continually involved with the teaching and training of students and mentoring of tenure-track academic staff in the Department of Psychiatry. Among other activities, she has served as a member of the Senate at McGill University, as chair and scientific officer on CIHR grant committees, and as president of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Bond, Michael

MD, FRCP
Professor
Specialties: Youth and adult psychiatry, individual and family psychotherapy
e-mail: michael [dot] bond [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
514-340-7944
514-340-7507

Dr. Bond, former Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (ICFP) at the Jewish General Hospital, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a member of the McGill Psychiatry Executive Committee. Dr. Bond is also currently a member of the JGH’s Medical Executive Committee and Medical Advisory Committee. He has worked with the department’s youth service for over 30 years and supervises individual and family psychotherapy. Dr. Bond developed the Defense Style Questionnaire, a self-reporting instrument that has been used in research around the world and has led to over 150 published studies. He has also created another research instrument, the Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scale, which has been used here and abroad. Dr. Bond has published in the areas of defence mechanisms, psychotherapy research, and suicide management, presenting regularly at scientific meetings. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was voted Best Supervisor by the McGill Residents Association in 1997.

Bond, Sharon

PhD
Associate Member
Specialties: couple and family therapy
e-mail: sharon [dot] bond [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 3216
514-340-7507

Dr. Bond is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University and Director of family therapy in the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. Teaching has been a central focus of her professional career, which has been dedicated to the integration of academic excellence and transfer of knowledge, specifically couple and family therapeutic principles across professional disciplines. Her dual faculty appointments have provided the natural bridge for an interdisciplinary approach to pedagogy. Dr. Bond has a wide student impact through her extensive teaching of family therapy at the university level to psychiatric residents, postgraduate family therapy students, Master of Social Work students, and psychology doctoral interns. She pioneered the development of the McGill Couple and Family Clinic (MCFC), a couple and family treatment centre in the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. The McGill Couple and Family Clinic offers a rich, in-depth clinical setting for students across professional disciplines. This setting has become a highly desirable teaching and training centre for psychiatric residents; medical students; clinical interns in social work, psychology, and counselling psychology; nurses; and allied professionals, with a significant impact on couple and family therapy training across the province of Quebec. Under her leadership, family therapy research has developed through an inter-institutional collaborative research initiative between the Couple and Family Clinic, Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles (CRIPCAS) at the Université de Montréal, and the Department of Child Psychiatry at Hopital Ste-Justine. This joint research initiative has focused on research development and knowledge transfer between the three institutions, strengthening family therapy clinical research across Quebec. She is the principal investigator on a research project entitled “An exploration of attachment security and therapeutic alliance in couple and family therapy.”

Booij, Linda

Adjunct Professor
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Bourque, François

Assistant Professor
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Bourque, Jean-Marc

Faculty Lecturer
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Bradley, Ian

PhD, ABPP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Cognitive behaviour therapy
e-mail: ian [dot] bradley [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Department of Psychology
Stewart Biological Sciences, McGill University
Montreal
514 398-6121

Dr. Bradley was the Psychologist-in-Chief at the Royal Victoria Hospital for over 25 years. He continues to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Department of Psychology at McGill. His current interest is the psychology of the workplace, including work stress, management decision-making, and executive development. Dr. Bradley also has an interest in mental health issues related to professional sports.

Brahm, Evan Jules

Assistant Professor
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Brebion, Carol Marie Jeanne

Faculty Lecturer
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Breitner, John

MD, MPH
Professor
Specialties: Geriatric Psyciatry, Preventive Medicine
e-mail: john [dot] breitner [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Pavillon Perry (E-2211)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3940
514-221-4700

Dr. Breitner has devoted his career to the study of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), its risk factors, and their implications for its prevention. Although an expert clinician, he is better known as a researcher. His early work on familial aggregation in AD evolved to twin studies of heritability and environmental risk factors. He then founded the Cache County Study of Memory in Aging, a longitudinal investigation of genetic and environmental antecedents of AD, which has produced over 100 scientific papers. More recently he was Chair of the randomized placebo-controlled Alzheimer’s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial (ADAPT) that evaluated two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for primary prevention of AD in healthy elderly. As that trial winds down, he recently joined the McGill faculty to establish the new StoP-AD Centre at the Douglas. This Centre is devoted to identification and quantitation of AD markers in the pre-symptomatic stage of the disease, and to preliminary testing of experimental strategies for that may prevent progression of pre-symptomatic disease to dementia. Dr. Breitner is has mentored more than 15 individuals who have gone on to tenure-track academic positions, nine of these whom have independent NIH funding, 3 are now Chairs and one the Executive Editor of a leading Alzheimer’s disease journal.

Brouillette, Marie-Josée

MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Specialties: HIV and cognition, Rasch analysis, Interferon-alpha and depression
e-mail: marie-josee [dot] brouillette [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Marie-Josée Brouillette is an Associate Professor of psychiatry whose primary area of interest is the psychiatric care of medically ill patients, more specifically those infected with HIV. Her research spans the full spectrum from basic science to applied research. Her research studies are concerned with regulation of both cognition and mood. Currently, her main study in the area of HIV and cognition involves comprehensively characterizing 900 HIV+ individuals across Canada who will be followed for 2.5 years to elucidate the factors that contribute to the development of cognitive decline, with interventional trials being conducted in selected sub-groups of individuals. Other projects include improving cognition in HIV+ individuals reporting cognitive decline through a personalized change in antiretroviral medication informed by analysis of the fluid that bathes the brain; and developing a computerized tool that can measure cognitive ability in the clinical setting. All these studies involve inter-disciplinary collaborations (neurology, neuropsychology, epidemiology, HIV clinicians and community groups) and aim to develop innovative solutions to complex problems that can be applied in the clinical setting.

Brown, Thomas

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Addiction
e-mail: thomas [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Hospital Research Centre
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Perry 4119
Montreal, Quebec
H4H1R3
514-7616131 ext. 3415

Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University, Director tof the Addiction Research program at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Director of the CIHR Transdisciplinary Team in Driving While Impaired, and a clinical psychologist. He conducts randomized controlled trials of innovative substance abuse treatments, intervention program evaluations, as well as experimental investigations of neurobiological and neuropsychological mediators of alcohol-related injury and high-risk traffic behaviour.

Brown, Ronald

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
e-mail: ronald [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
SMBD Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8210

Brunet, Alain

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Post-traumatic stress disorder, internet and mental health, pandemics
e-mail: alain [dot] brunet [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Pavillon Perry (E-4129)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4348
514-762-3049

As a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, Dr. Brunet has been investigating the impact of trauma exposure on individuals for over 15 years, with a special focus on characterizing the risk factors and developing effective treatments for PTSD, such as early intervention and reconsolidation blockade. This last treatment made the top ten discoveries list for 2008 in Quebec in the magazine Québec Science. Recently, Dr. Brunet embarked on a comprehensive study of factors affecting health decisions during the H1N1 pandemic. In 2001, Dr. Brunet developed the Peritraumatic Distress Inventory, or PDI, the first instrument to assess the recalled amount of distress experienced at the time of a traumatic event. The PDI is currently being utilized by more than 30 teams across the world and has been translated into 11 languages. Dr. Brunet is editor-in-chief of The International Journal of Victimology and assistant editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. In 2008, he founded info-trauma.org, a website intended for victims of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and professionals in the field. Dr. Brunet is co-recipient of a grant from the U.S. Army to pursue work on an innovative treatment (to block memory reconsolidation) for PTSD and a recipient of a grant from the Douglas Institute Foundation for the development of the website info-trauma.org. In 2006, he was listed on the MacLean’s annual honour roll as one of the 39 Canadians who make the world a better place to live and was named "Personality of the Week" by the Montreal newspaper La Presse.

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Canfield, Joyce

Assistant Professor
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Cargo, Margarent Danna

Adjunct Professor
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Caron, Jean

PhD, MaPS, BaPs
Associate Professor
Specialties: Social and psychiatric epidemiology, Program evaluation, psychometrics
e-mail: jean [dot] caron [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Québec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3445
514-762-3049

Dr. Caron is an Associate Professor of psychiatry and a principal investigator in the Psychosocial Division at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He is Director of the CIHR team in social and psychiatric epidemiology and is developing the first Canadian catchment area in social and psychiatric epidemiology in the southwest of Montreal. Dr. Caron's research relates mainly to the epidemiology of mental illnesses and suicide, the evaluation of mental health services, and the validation of psychometric instruments. His recent epidemiological work has made it possible to clarify the relationship between social support and quality of life in schizophrenics, the economic disadvantaged population, and the general population.

Casacalenda, Nicola

MD, FRCP
Associate Professor
e-mail: ncasacal [at] jgh [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8210
514-340-7507

Dr. Casacalenda is an Associate Professor in the McGill Department of Psychiatry. As Training Director and Clinical Supervisor at the Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Casacalenda is actively involved in the training of psychiatry and family medicine residents. He has recently chaired the McGill Department of Psychiatry Curriculum Review Committee, Collaborative Mental Health Task Force, and Family Skills Training Task Force. He is also former vice-chair of the Psychiatry Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr Casacalenda is Director of the Collaborative Mental Health Program at the Jewish General Hospital, where he serves as a consultant to the Herzl Family Practice Centre and the Mental Health Team of CSSS Bordeaux-Cartierville/Saint-Laurent. Dr. Casacalenda’s main areas of clinical interest include collaborative mental health care, occupational disability and psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychiatry. Dr Casacalenda is a two-time recipient of the Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Henry Kravitz Award for Best Teacher and three-time recipient of the McGill Psychiatry Residents’ Association Award for Best Teacher. In 2011, Dr Casacalenda was named to the McGill Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence. The Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada (ACPC) chose Dr. Casacalenda as recipient of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Education. The object of this prestigious national award is to highlight the importance of education in Canadian universities by rewarding exceptional contributions to education in psychiatry.

Casimir, Euphrosyne

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: euphrosyne [dot] casimir [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Cauchois, Emmanuel

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: emmanuel [dot] cauchois [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Cermakian, Nicolas

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Chronobiology, Molecular biology
e-mail: nicolas [dot] cermakian [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4936
514-762-3034

Dr. Nicolas Cermakian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology in the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He conducts research on circadian rhythms and on the “internal clocks” that generate these rhythms. People tend to become aware of their internal clocks in special situations, such as when experiencing jet lag. With chronic disruptions to a person’s internal clock (which can be caused, for example, by shift work) severe sleep or mood disorders may emerge, but also cancer, increased susceptibility to infections, metabolic syndrome, and other diseases. Nicolas Cermakian is studying the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms, how these clocks control physiology, including immune responses, and how clock dysfunction leads to disease.
His research program deals with:
1) Clock genes, behaviour and mental health. Using a combination of molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches, we study the molecular bases of circadian clocks, and the links between the clocks, environmental light and behaviour. This extends to work on mouse models of mental disorders.
2) Circadian rhythms and the immune system. We study the circadian control of immune responses (in collaboration with Dr. Nathalie Labrecque, University of Montreal, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital). Notably, we reported that T lymphocytes display a circadian rhythm in their response to antigens and we are now addressing the implications of this circadian control for the fight against pathogens and cancer.
3) Expression of clock genes in humans and implications for shift workers and other populations at risk. The study of clock genes in white blood cells of human subjects in time-isolation laboratory (with Dr. Diane Boivin, Douglas Institute) allows us to ask questions on the environmental, physiological and pharmacological control of human clocks, with impact on possible treatment for shift workers.

Cervantes, Pablo

Assistant Professor
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Chabot, Jean-Guy

Assistant Professor
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Chachamovich, Eduardo

MD, MSc,PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Mood disorders
e-mail: eduardo [dot] chachamovich [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, FBC-3
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
514-888-4466

Dr. Chachamovich joined McGill after completing his PhD at UFRGS (Brazil) / University of Edinburgh (Scotland), where he explored modern psychometric approaches to measure multidimensional health phenomena. This is a study supported by the World Health Organization in 22 countries around the world. He also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, which consisted of a comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors for suicide completion among Inuit in the Territory of Nunavut. His postdoctoral research project was the first to collect systematic data on a large and representative sample of suicide completers in Nunavut. The results will greatly help decision-makers and policy-makers better understand and promote effective suicide prevention strategies. Dr. Chachamovich’s work focuses mainly on social and clinical determinants of mental health in Aboriginal populations. He is also interested in exploring adequate strategies to develop valid and culturally-appropriate measures for mental disorders. His current research includes: • Suicide ideation and behaviours in different Inuit regions • Risk/protective factors for Inuit suicide completion in Nunavut • Culturally-sensitive knowledge translation strategies • Assessment of unmet mental health needs • Exploration of the psychometric performance of measures of psychopathology among Aboriginal peoples. Dr. Chachamovich is a member of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) and the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR). He works in close collaboration with the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry (McGill University), the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Dr. Chachamovich is also a clinical psychiatrist with the Mood Disorders Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Chakravarty, Mallar

Assistant Professor
e-mail:mallar [at] cobralab [dot] ca

Chan, Paul

Faculty Lecturer
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Charney, Dara

MD, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor
Specialties: Addiction psychiatry
e-mail: dara [dot] charney [at] mcgill [dot] ca

McGill University Health Centre Addictions Unit
1547 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1B3
514-934-8311
514-934-8262

Dr. Charney graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1987. She obtained her MD from McGill University in 1991 and remained at McGill during her psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry Fellowship. She joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. She has held the positions of Program Director for McGill Psychiatry Postgraduate Education since 2002, Director of the McGill RUIS Addiction Program since 2008, and Associate Chair (Education) of the McGill Department of Psychiatry since 2009. On a national level, she has served as an examiner for the Royal College Examination Board in Psychiatry and as the chair of COPE (Coordinators of Postgraduate Education). Dr. Charney's clinical and research work is conducted at the MUHC Addictions Unit. She has initiated a number of clinical trials and prospective treatment outcome studies with substance use disorder patients, with a particular emphasis on "dual disorder" patients. She has received research funding from the MUHC Research Institute, FRSQ, and CIHR, as well as salary awards from both the MUHC Research Institute and FRSQ.

Chenard-Soucy

Assistant Professor
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Choudury, Suparna

Assistant Professor
e-mail: suparna [dot] choudhury [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Claveau, Denis

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: General adult psychiatry
e-mail: denis [dot] claveau [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511 ext. 5132
514-734-2609

Dr. Claveau is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University. For more than three decades, he has provided clinical supervision to medical students and psychiatry residents from McGill and from Université de Montréal while serving as staff psychiatrist at Notre-Dame Hospital, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and St. Mary's Hospital Center. He has worked in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care settings with a varied population in terms of clinical presentation and cultural background. Dr. Claveau is more specifically interested in issues of differential diagnosis and practical short-term and long-term management combining pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and optimal use of community resources.

Cole, Martin

MD, FRCP
Professor
Specialties:Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry
e-mail:martin [dot] cole [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital
3830 Lacombe Ave
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511
514-734-2609

Martin Cole is a geriatric psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. His current activities include clinical assessment and treatment of older adults, teaching of medical students and residents, writing of systematic reviews and original research on delirium and depression in older patients.

Cote, Paul

Assistant Professor
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Coward, Mike

Faculty Lecturer
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Creti, Laura

Assistant Professor
e-mail: creti [dot] laura [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Crocker, Anne

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: anne [dot] crocker [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Hospital Research Center
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3361
514-762-3049
http://crocker.mcgill.ca/
Team VISEV : http://visev.ca/

Dr. Crocker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and CIHR-New investigator at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal. She obtained her PhD in psychology at the Université de Montréal in 2000. After a two-year post-doctorate in mental health services at Dartmouth Medical School, she joined McGill and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre in 2002. Her research interests include i) factors associated with aggressive behaviour and criminality among individuals with severe mental illness or intellectual disability, Ii) criminal process issues (mental health and intellectual disability screening, fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, review board decision making, and iii) forensic mental health services.

Cvejic, Helen

MB Bch BAO
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Child psychiatry
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Dabby, Layla

Assistant Professor
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Daigneault, Andree

Adjunct Professor
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Darcq, Emmanuel

Academic Associate
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Darwich, Walid

Faculty Lecturer
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Dastoor, Dolly

PhD
Post Retirement, Assistant Professor
Specialties: Geriatrics, dementia
e-mail: dasdol [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2165
514-888-4450

Dr. Dastoor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a member of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging. She is Co-director of the Program for Dementia with Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in the Moe Levin Centre at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. In her clinical practice, she specializes in the assessment of dementia.

Davis, Eric

Assistant Professor
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Debruille, Bruno

MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Schizophrenia, psychosis, delutions, cognition, semantics, N400 event-related brain potential, Direct functional brain imaging
e-mail: bruno [dot] debruille [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Institute Research Centre, F1105, FBC-1
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3405
514-888-4099

Dr. Debruille is an Associate Professor of clinical psychiatry in the Division of Adult Psychiatry at McGill University. Dr. Debruille conducts research aimed at understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms of psychotic symptoms (and of the effects of antipsychotic medications). He tests whether these mechanisms are part of physiological functionning. For delusions, the neurocognitive mechanisms he found involve the brain processes that generate the so-called N400 potential. Thus, he also conducts research aimed at identifying the nature of the computations performed by these processes. He collaborates with Mathieu Brodeur and Martin Lepage to explore the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying visual illusions. In his clinical practice, he specializes in psychotherapies for these disorders at the 2nd line psychotic disorder program of the Douglas Institute.

Derevensky, Jeffrey L

Associate Member
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Des Rosiers, Pascale

Assistant Professor
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Desautels, Rene

Assistant Professor
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Desjardins, Monique

Adjunct Professor
e-mail: monique [dot] desjardins [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Desmarais, Julie

Assistant Professor
e-mail: julie [dot] desmarais [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Di Tomasso, Maria

Assistant Professor
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Dinh, Nathalie

PhD
Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: nathalie [dot] dinh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511 ext. 3851
514-734-2625

Dr. Dinh is Professional Chief of Psychology at St. Mary's University-Affiliated Hospital Centre. She is an adjunct professor in Psychiatry (Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry) at McGill University. She is also an affiliated researcher and cultural consultant, respectively, for the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit and the Cultural Consultation Services at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she held various managerial positions in communications and marketing in the aerospace industry in Montreal and Paris, France. Dr. Dinh has clinical and research experience in the formulation of cultural diagnostic interviews with individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds for which she trains psychology interns and psychiatric residents. Her current interests include integrating evaluative instruments and psychotherapeutic approaches toward a culturally-sensitive assessment of multicultural clientele.

Dongier-Montagnac, Suzanne

Associate Professor
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Dubé, Christian

Faculty Lecturer
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Dubrovsky, Bernardo

MD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Neurophysiology, Neuroendocrinology, Evolution science and behaviour, Neuropsychiatry
e-mail: bernardo [dot] dubrovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Mcgill University
1033 Pine Ave West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-2972
514-398-4370

Dr. Dubrovsky’s research areas include the behavioural and neurophysiological mechanisms of sequentially organized motor acts, electrophysiological investigations on the functional organization of eye-head coordinated movements, and physiological studies on muscular groups associated with the acquisition of bipedalism: dorsal neck, epaxial and pelvic floor muscles. They also include studies on the applications of the contingent negative variation (CNV) and readiness potential (RP) in psychiatry. His clinical practice consists of consultations in affective and psychotic disorders.

Ducharme, Simon

Assistant Professor
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Duffy, Anne

Adjunct Professor
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Dunkley, David

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Clinical psychology
e-mail: david [dot] dunkley [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, SMBD Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5176
514-340-8124

Dr. Dunkley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a researcher with the Lady Davis Institute and SMBD—Jewish General Hospital. He is an FRSQ Chercheur-Boursier, and the primary goal of his research is to examine the mechanisms through which perfectionism is a cognitive-personality vulnerability factor to depression. His research examines both stress generation and stress reactivity processes that might explain why personal standards and self-criticism dimensions of perfectionism are instigating and/or maintaining factors of depressive symptoms in nonclinical community adults and depressed patients. His previous research in university student, community adult, and clinical populations has showed that SC individuals experience persistent depressive symptoms via stress generation because they tend to (1) appraise minor or daily events more negatively (daily stress) and (2) become preoccupied with their perceived inadequacies in response to stressors and, as a result, typically procrastinate or give up (avoidant coping). In addition, individuals with higher levels of PS and individuals with higher SC have been found to have heightened vulnerability to depressive symptoms in response to achievement-related stress and avoidant coping. His recent research also incorporates hyperactivity of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis (i.e., cortisol secretion) as an additional explanatory stress variable. He has received numerous fellowships, obtained grants from federal and provincial agencies, and has published several articles in respected journals using structural equation modelling/path analysis and multilevel modelling as the primary data analytic techniques. In 2005, he received the Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researcher Award. Dr. Dunkley is a clinical psychologist and an associate with the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Service of the ICFP-JGH. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and developmental disorders in adults.

Dymetryszyn, Hélène

Faculty Lecturer
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El Mestikawy, Salah

Professor
e-mail: salah [dot] elmestikawy [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Pavillon Perry (E-3213)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6151

Elgar, Frank

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Social inequalities in child health
e-mail: frank [dot] elgar [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Institute for Health and Social Policy
1130 Pine Avenue West, Charles Meredith House Rm 302
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A3
514-398-1739
514-398-8983

Dr. Elgar is a psychologist with research expertise in social inequalities in health and in family influences on child mental health. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Dalhousie University and has worked in university and government settings in Canada and the United Kingdom. At McGill, he is an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and has a joint appointment with the Institute for Health Research and Social Policy and is a co-investigator with the Canadian team participating in the World Health Organisation - Health Behaviour of School-aged Children Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, his research is a blend of psychology and social epidemiology. He explores social and economic determinants of health and human development, focusing primarily on links between income inequality, social capital and population health. His other research examines the effects of financial stress and parental mental illness on child health.

Elie, Michel

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Geriatric psychiatry
e-mail: michel [dot] elie [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

St. Mary’s Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511
514-734-2609

Dr. Elie is an Assistant Professor at McGill University and specializes in geriatric psychitry. His research interests are in delirium and ECT in the elderly.

Ellman, Jon

Post Retirement, Assistant Professor
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Elsabbagh, Mayada

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Neurobiology of autism
e-mail: mayada [dot] elsabbagh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at McGill University. Her research, in the area of early infancy and developmental disorders, is focused on understanding the brain basis of behavioural genetic disorders. Prior to returning to Canada from the UK in 2011, Mayada supported the successful launch of collaborative research networks in autism including BASIS and ESSEA, aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery in early autism. Mayada is active in the area of knowledge translation locally and internationally. She currently manages the Knowledge Translation portfolio for NeuroDevNet, a Canadian national Network of Center’s of Excellence. She was the recipient of the 2010 UK Economic and Social Research Council Neville Butler Memorial Prize for Longitudinal Research awarded in recognition of the public value and social relevance of her research.

Engelsmann, Frantisek

Emeritus
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Ernst, Carl

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Next generation sequencing, stem cell biology
e-mail: carl [dot] ernst [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, FBC Pavilion (F-2101.2)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3382
514-762-3023

Dr. Ernst received his doctorate at McGill and completed his fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He joined the McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in 2011 and specializes in genomics, stem cell biology, advanced DNA sequencing, and epigenetics. He is also an enthusiastic assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is the head of the Psychiatric Genetics Group (www.mcgill.ca/psychiatricgenetics).

Errunza, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
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Etienne, Pierre

MD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Psychiatry, Drug Development
e-mail: pierre [dot] etienne [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Institute
6875 Lasalle Boulevard
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6161 ext 3940

Pierre Etienne is an associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the department of Psychiatry at McGill University. Dr. Etienne has conducted basic research on BBB transport, the cholinergic system in Alzheimer’s disease and has spent over 20 years in industrial drug development before coming back to McGill University.

Evans, Alan

Associate Member
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Faridi, Kia

Assistant Professor
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Farquhar, James

Faculty Lecturer
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Fichten, Catherine

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Cognitive-behaviour therapy- adults, insomnia treatment, sex therapy
e-mail: catherine [dot] fichten [at] mcgill [dot] ca

ICFP, Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5622
514-340-7507

Dr. Fichten is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a clinical psychologist at the Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research Unit of the Institute of Community and Family Therapy of the Jewish General Hospital. In her clinical practice she specializes in cognitive-behaviour therapy for a variety of disorders, including insomnia and sexual difficulties. She also teaches psychology at Dawson College, where she co-directs the Adaptech Research Network/Réseau de Recherche Adaptech, a bilingual multidisciplinary research team that conducts research on higher education and disability. She publishes extensively in both English and French with colleagues and students and holds grants from both provincial and federal funding agencies. Dr. Fichten is the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service, the Prix Reconnaissance de l'Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC), and the Prix de l'ARC pour Contribution au Développement de Carrières Scientifiques.

Fielding, Allan

MDCM, FRCP(C)
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult psychiatry, partial hospitalization
e-mail: allan [dot] fielding [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35683
514-843-1643

Dr. Fielding is an Assistant Professor in the McGill Department of Psychiatry. He holds the positions of Associate Director of the Psychiatry Outpatient Department of the McGill University Health Centre and Director of the Day Hospital. His primary area of clinical activity is with people suffering from severe and persistent or treatment-resistant mental illness, particularly mood and anxiety disorders.

Fikretoglu, Deniz

Adjunct Professor
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Fleury, Marie-Josée

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Psychiatry
e-mail: flemar [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4344

Dr. Fleury is an Associate Professor in the McGill Psychiatric Department and researcher at the Douglas Research Centre in the Psychosocial Research Division (CIUSSS-de l’Ouest). She is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Université de Montréal. Since 2012, Dr. Fleury is the Scientific Director at the Centre de réadaptation en dependence de Montréal – University Institute (CIUSSS-Centre-Est), which brings together some 40 member researchers and associates. She also served as the mental health expert advisor in developing the 2012 appreciation report on performance of the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être (CSBE) – Québec Health Ministry. Her research seeks a better understanding of the key components for improving healthcare systems, and the adequacy of services in relation to the needs of service users, particularly in the areas of mental health, addiction, and homelessness. Her research areas include policy analysis and the assessment of services (including integrated care, implementation analysis, and service transformation); service utilization (surveys and administrative data), care trajectories, and studies of service needs and the impact of services on users. Dr. Fleury directs a number of research projects, notably on integrated service networks – their performance and impact on users (FRQS team); service utilization and unmet needs (ZEPSOM team, CIHR); integration strategies and the organization of services in the addictions field (ARUC team, SSHRC; adequacy of help in responding to needs (CIHR grant)); consolidation of primary care and shared care (Prends Soin de Toi program); the determinants of use, and high users, of emergency services (FRQS team), etc.

Flores, Cecilia

PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Member of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
e-mail: cecilia [dot] flores [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2814
514-762-3034

Dr. Flores is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and an Associate Member of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University. Dr. Flores studied at the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology at Concordia University and received her Ph.D. in 2000. She did post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. Her early research work was concerned with the long-lasting changes in the brain brought about by exposure to stimulant drugs. She focused on changes within the midbrain dopaminergic system with particular emphasis on the role of the neurotrophic factor, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), in these lasting changes. Her current work concerns the role of the neural guidance molecules, the netrins and their receptors, in brain development and in neuroplasticity in the adult brain brought about by exposure to stimulant drugs. In one ongoing project she has shown that netrin-1 receptors, located on dopaminergic neurons, are intimately involved in the adolescent development of the prefrontal cortex. Dr. Flores runs an active research laboratory at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She holds grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Les Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS), and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). She received the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Young Investigator Award in 2010. She is actively involved in teaching and administrative work within her Department and University.

Foley, Elizabeth

PhD, BSc
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Personality disorders, cognitive behaviour therapy
e-mail: elizabeth [dot] foley [at] mcgill [dot] ca

ICFP—Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 4593

Dr. Foley is a staff psychologist at the Jewish General Hospital, working in the Personality Disorders Clinic and the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Service. She is co-investigator of a research project on coping action patterns in a sample of women with breast cancer and community controls (project funded by the Weekend to End Breast Cancer) and is also involved in research with Dr. David Dunkley on personality, stress, and response to CBT treatment of depression. Dr. Foley has additional research interests in personality traits, interpersonal behaviour, and affect in patients with personality disorders. Actively involved in clinical work, Dr. Foley also assists in the supervision of interns in the CBT Service and teaches the adult assessment course for the first-year doctoral students in clinical psychology at McGill.

Frank, Daniel

MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Specialties: Severe and persistent psychotic disorders, forensic psychiatry, psychoanalysis
e-mail: dfrank [at] jgh [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8228
514-340-7507

Dr. Frank is an Associate Professor of psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University and the Director of a specialized clinic for severe schizophrenia at the Jewish General Hospital. He is the Director of the McGill Program of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, a member of the faculty of the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, and a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. Formerly, he was Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs at McGill University. He has published research regarding the teaching of psychotherapy to medical students, schizophrenia, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Frank is on the McGill University Faculty List for Educational Excellence and was named to the American Psychiatric Association’s Nancy C. A. Roeske Certificate for Excellence. He has been nominated for Le Prix D’Excellence of L’Association des Médecins Psychiatres du Québec and the Paul Patterson Education Leadership Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Dr. Frank is the treasurer of L’Association des Médecins Psychiatres du Québec. Dr. Frank has a private practice in forensic psychiatry.

Fraser, Ronald

Associate Professor
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Frasure-Smith, Nancy

PhD
Emeritus
Specialties: Social and behaviourl science
e-mail: nancy [dot] frasure-smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H1A 1A1

Dr. Frasure-Smith received a PhD in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University and completed an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at McGill University. She holds the rank of Professor of psychiatry at McGill with a cross-appointment at McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing. She is also an associated Professor (professeure associée) of psychiatry at the University of Montreal, a researcher at the Centre hôspitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), and Senior Research Associate at the Montreal Heart Institute. She is a past President of the American Psychosomatic Society. Her research program, carried out in conjunction with psychiatrists, cardiologists and nurses at McGill, the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Heart Institute, has been concerned with assessing the importance of psychological and social variables in the development and prognosis of cardiovascular disease; exploring physiological and behavioural mechanisms linking psychological and social variables with cardiovascular disease; and developing and evaluating interventions to change the impact of psychological and social variables in cardiovascular disease. Along with her colleague, Dr. François Lespérance, Dr. Frasure-Smith is known internationally for bringing depression to the forefront of behavioural cardiology.

Friedland, Jess

Assistant Professor
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Fugere, Renee

Adjunct Professor
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Gagnon, Andre

Adjunct Professor
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Gagnon, Geneviève

Assistant Professor
e-mail: genevieve [dot] gagnon [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Galbaud Du Fort, Guillaume

Associate Professor
e-mail:guillaume [dot] galbaud_du_fort [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Clinical Epidemiology Department and Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 3236
514-340-7564

Gauthier, Serge

Professor
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Gauthier, Martin

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Child psychiatry, psychotherapy-psychoanalysis
e-mail: martin [dot] gauthier [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Gauthier shares his time between adult psychotherapy and child psychiatry. He heads an out-patient general child psychiatry team and is involved in the planning of shared care with the first line level. He teaches medical students and psychiatry residents. His publications have been in the fields of child psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Geagea, Khalil

Assistant Professor
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Ghadirian, A Missagh

Emeritus
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Gianoulakis, Christina

PhD
Post Retirement, Professor
Specialties: Neuroscience
e-mail: christina [dot] gianoulakis [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Neuroscience
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 5929
514-762-3034

Dr. Gianoulakis is a researcher at Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Physiology at McGill University. She has performed investigations on the interactions of inherited (genes) and environmental (stress) factors in the development of alcoholism and on the role of the endogenous opioid system in the addictive processes. For these investigations both human individuals with and without a family history of alcoholism and experimental animals have been studied. Results demonstrated an interaction of genes and the environment in determining the development of alcoholism, while the endogenous opioid system may mediate some of the reinforcing effects of alcohol. Furthermore, differences in the sensitivity of distinct components of the endogenous opioid system to alcohol may be important in determining an individual’s vulnerability to excessive alcohol consumption.

Gill, Kathryn

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: kathryn [dot] gill [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Griffith Edwards Addictions Unit,McGill University Health Centre
1547 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1B3
514-934-1934 ext. 42395
514-934-8262

Dr. Kathryn Gill is the Director of Research at the Addictions Unit of the McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC), and an Associate Professor and member of the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University. She obtained her Ph.D (1990) in psychology, and conducted post-doctoral studies at the Alcohol Research Centre, and the Addiction Research and Treatment Services of the University of Colorado. She divides her time between working at the Addictions Unit treating patients with drug- and alcohol dependence using a combination of group and individual CBT-oriented psychotherapy, teaching at McGill University and conducting research at the Addictions Unit and the Research Institute of the MUHC.
Dr Gill's clinical research program is focused on mental illness, substance dependence and gambling with ongoing projects related to help-seeking and barriers to treatment for urban Aboriginals, gambling practices and addiction among the Cree peoples of James Bay, as well as clinical and biological predictors of treatment outcome at the Addictions Unit. Her basic research program is focused on examining biological and genetic factors that contribute to the development of addiction.

Giros, Bruno

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Molecular neurobiology, Neurpsychopharmacology
e-mail: bruno [dot] giros [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Hospital Research Centre
6875 LaSalle Blvd, RM E-3207
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3142
514-762-3034

After having created the Neurobiology and Psychiatry Laboratory at France’s Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM), Dr. Giros came to the Douglas Hospital Research Centre in 2007. He is interested in characterizing the neurobiology of schizophrenia and in developing improved genetic animal models of this illness. More than one percent of the population is affected by schizophrenia, a mental illness characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disturbances in thinking. Although the causes have yet to be fully characterized, two neurotransmitter (chemicals that transmit information between neurons in the brain) systems have been implicated. These systems, the dopamine and glutamate pathways, have been the focus of Dr. Giros’ research. He has been a pioneer in the molecular characterization, cloning, and study of these neurotransmitters and depicting their role in schizophrenia. He has also developed the first genetic mouse models that link these molecules to integrated brain functions and mimic certain types of psychosis. Dr. Giros’ current studies will bring together both fundamental research and clinical needs and focus on the molecular networks of dopamine and glutamate receptors and transporters. These studies will lead to a better understanding of the key neurotransmitter systems involved in schizophrenia and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

Glass, Judy

MDCM, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: adult emergency psychiatry
e-mail: judy [dot] glass [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Jewish General Hospital (ICFP)
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222, ext. 5970
514-340-7507

Dr. Glass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, the Director of emergency psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital.

Gobbi, Gabriella

MD, PhD, CSPQ
Associate Professor
Specialties: mood disorders, depression, bipolar disorders
e-mail: gabriella [dot] gobbi [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Neurobiological Psychiatric Unit
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-1290
514-398-4866

Dr Gobbi’s laboratory is interested in understanding the causes of mental diseases and in the discovery of new treatments for them. In particular, her laboratory is studying the short- and long-term effects of cannabis use in mood and anxiety and the potential beneficial effects of the drugs acting on the endocannabinoid system (endogenous cannabis) in the cure of mental diseases. Her laboratory is also studying the effect of melatonin in mood, anxiety, and sleep regulation in an effort to understand how novel selective ligands for melatonin receptors (called MT1 and MT2 receptors ) can be used to treat seasonal depression, major depression, sleep disorders, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. The laboratory approach spans from bench to bedside, bridging the gaps between the fundamental and clinical research. The techniques employed in the laboratory include in vivo electrophysiology, behavioural pharmacology, and neurochemistry. Dr Gobbi is also a psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Program at the McGill University Health Centre. Her other interests include the psychopharmacology of violent behaviour and the neurobiological consequences of paternal separation.

Goddard, Karin Grace

Assistant Professor
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Gold, Ian

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: philosophy of psychiatry

855 Sherbrooke Street West, Leacock 908
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7
514-398-3418
514-398-7148

e-mail: ian [dot] gold [at] mcgill [dot] ca

 

Dr. Gold is the Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Psychiatry at McGill University. He completed a PhD in philosophy at Princeton University and did postdoctoral training at the Australian National University in Canberra. From 2000 to 2006 he was on the faculty of the School of Philosophy and Bioethics at Monash University in Melbourne and returned to McGill in 2006. His research focuses on the theory of delusion in psychiatric and neurological illness and on reductionism in psychiatry and neuroscience.

Goldhaar, Haviva

Faculty Lecturer
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Goulard, Ginette

Faculty Lecturer
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Gouriou, Louis

Faculty Lecturer
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Granich, Annette

MD, FRCP
Associate Professor
Specialties: consultation liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry
e-mail: annette [dot] granich [at] mcgill [dot] ca

McGill University Health Centre
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H1A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35502

Dr. Granich is a consultation liaison psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Centre. She is currently Director of the MUHC CL Service—Adult Sites, and in that capacity administers a service that includes 12 psychiatrists and two clinical nurse specialists. This is an active teaching service that comprises core training for medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents, and psychiatry fellows. She is actively involved in the administration of the teaching program as well as directly in the supervision of the trainees. Her clinical work focuses on general consultations to the medical/surgical wards of the MUHC. She has additional training and expertise in geriatric psychiatry and maintains some clinical involvement in that domain. At McGill University, she is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She has recently undertaken the directorship of the Psychiatry Fellowship Program. Her scholarly work has focused on resident education, specifically as pertaining to interactions with the pharmaceutical industry, as well as issues related to the residency training program. Recently, her academic work has focused on “liaison” activities. Nationally, she is a on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a founding member of that organization.

Gratton, Alain

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Neuroscience
e-mail: alain [dot] gratton [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3937
514-888-4461

Dr. Gratton is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. His research team is based in the Neuroscience Division of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He specializes in the neurochemical mechanisms involved in the regulation of the physiological and behavioural responses to stressors in relation to drug addiction.

Greenfield, Brian

MD, FRCP, ABPN
Associate Professor
Specialties: Child psychiatry
e-mail: brian [dot] greenfield [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Greenfield is an Associate Professor of clinical psychiatry and pediatrics in the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University. He has participated in research into attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and is currently investigating borderline personality disorder as it presents during adolescence. In his clinical practice, Dr. Greenfield directs the emergency psychiatry service at the Montreal Children's Hospital, and his administrative and teaching focus has been the coordination of the Faculty of Medicine's first year course, Physicianship 1

Grizenko, Natalie

MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Specialties: child psychiatry
e-mail:grinat [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2053
514-762-3041

Dr. Grizenko is an Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She is also Medical Director of the Severe Disruptive Behaviour Disorders Program and ADHD Clinic at the Douglas. She is active as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and administrator. Dr. Grizenko has conducted research in day treatment effectiveness, risk and protective factors in children, effectiveness of social skills training pharmacogenetics of ADHD (with R. Joober, MD, PhD), and prenatal/postnatal risk factors for ADHD, including maternal stress during pregnancy and obstetricial complications. A particular interest of hers is gene-environment interaction in the development of psychopathology. Dr. Grizenko has received (as PI or co-PI) over 50 grants and has supervised 93 psychiatry residents, medical research students, and master’s and PhD students. She has published 60 papers and book chapters and has written two books.

Groenewege, Donald

Faculty Lecturer
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Groleau, Danielle

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: danielle [dot] groleau [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Gruber, Reut

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: reut [dot] gruber [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2110
514-888-4061

Guile, Jean-Marc

Assistant Professor
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Guzder, Jaswant

BSc, MDCM, FRCP(C)Dip. Psychiatry
Professor
Head of Child Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
Specialties: Child Psychiatry
e-mail: jaswant [dot] guzder [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Centre for Child Development and Mental Health
Institute of Family and Community Psychiatry
4335 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext 5965
514-340-7903

Jaswant Guzder is a Professor of Psychiatry within the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry. She is Head of Child Psychiatry and Director of Childhood Disorders Day Hospital, cofounder and a senior clinician of Jewish General Hospital Cultural Consultation Service and JGH Director of Fellowship Program in Family Therapy. Her current research is on high risk children with a Grand Challenges project in Jamaica, and teaching projects in Turkey and India. She is active in teaching and training in both Divisions at McGill Psychiatry Department.

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Habra, Martine

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Implementation of standardized assessment tools, health pyschology, cognitive behaviour therapy
e-mail: martine-e [dot] habra [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6123
514-888-4063

Dr. Habra is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and Associate member of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Center. She works is developing a resource center for standardized assessments, rating scales, and interviews in psychiatry. Dr Habra also conducts research on psychosocial and mental health factors in cardiovascular health. In her clinical practice, she specializes in cognitive behaviour therapy of anxiety and mood disorders.

Harden, Philip

Faculty Lecturer
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Harnois, Gaston

Post Retirement,Associate Professor
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Harris, John P

Adjunct Professor
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Harvey, Janique

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: Philippe [dot] harvey [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Hayton, Barbara

Assistant Professor
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Hechtman, Lily

MD, FRCP
Professor
Specialties: Psychiatry, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
e-mail: lily [dot] hechtmans [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Hechtman is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at McGill University and Director of Research, Division of Child Psychiatry. She is a child psychiatrist and an internationally recognized researcher in ADHD. Dr. Hechtman’s research has focused on long-term (15-year) prospective studies of children with ADHD followed into adolescence and adulthood. Outcomes and factors that influence these outcomes are summarized in Weiss, G, Hechtman, L: Hyperactive Children Grown Up, second edition, Guilford Press. Recently, Dr. Hechtman has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of adults with ADHD. This work is outlined in Weiss, M, Hechtman, L, Weiss, G: ADHD in Adulthood – A Guide to Current Theory, Diagnosis, and Treatment. The John Hopkins Press. Drs. Hechtman and Abikoff conducted the first controlled multimodal treatment study on children with ADHD. This study set the stage for the multisite multimodal treatment study (The MTA). Dr. Hechtman heads one of the sites for the MTA. Dr. Hechtman’s honours include: • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder CHADD” Hall of Fame. CHADD considers the Hall of Fame to be its highest recognition. This award is reserved for outstanding individuals for their contributions advancing the science of ADHD and/or to advancing their educational or legislative/advocacy mission of CHADD. • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for research on Attention Deficit Disorder. • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Pilot Project Award for Attention Deficit Disorder (Dr. Jeanie Tse—resident, Dr. Lily Hechtman—mentor). • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Paul D. Steinhauer Advocacy Award in testament for work as an exceptional advocate for children, adolescents, and their families at the regional, national, and international level. • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Honorary Member Award for an academic career with outstanding contributions in service, teaching, and research at the regional, national, and international level. • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dalhousie Award for best presentation by a full member on “Recent follow-up findings of the Multisite multimodal treatment study of children with ADHD (MTA).” In summary, Dr. Hechtman combines a rigorous research background with extensive clinical expertise and experience.

Heyman, Marsha

Faculty Lecturer
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Hodgson, Maureen

Faculty Lecturer
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Hoffman, Lawrence

Assistant Professor
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Ianni, Floriana

MD, FRCP, BSc(OT)
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult out-patient psychiatry, collaborative mental health, cognitive therapy
e-mail:floriana [dot] ianni [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 4716
514-340-7507

Dr. Ianni is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University. In her clinical practice, Dr. Ianni has worked mostly in the out-patient sector with an adult clientele presenting a variety of psychiatric disorders. Her recent areas of interest are collaborative mental health, cognitive therapy, and telepsychiatry. Dr. Ianni has always enjoyed participating in the education and training of the medical students and psychiatry residents by providing clinical supervision, delivering lectures at the hospital/university levels, and coordinating courses in the Faculty of Medicine.

Igartua, Karine

Associate Professor
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Iordache, Ioana

Faculty Lecturer
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Iskandar, Hani

Assistant Professor
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Israel, Mimi

MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Specialties: Eating disorders, Adult General Psychiatry
e-mail: mimi [dot] israel [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131
514-888-4056

Dr. Israël is Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, attending psychiatrist for the Douglas’s Eating Disorders Program, and Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill. She was the Chair of the department from 2007-2015, was director of the Crisis Service at the Allan Memorial Institute from 1987-2001 and director of Post-Graduate Training from 1989-1997. She has also been a Royal College Examiner for Psychiatry, has chaired the Curriculum Committee for the McGill Department of Psychiatry, and has been vice-president of the Regional Table of Medical Specialists of Montreal. In addition, she is now the president of the Association of Chiefs of Departments of Psychiatry of Montreal and a fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders. A recipient of four McGill University teaching awards, including the 2004 McGill Department of Medicine Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence, Dr. Israël was also presented with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1998 and the 2006 grand prize from the Quebec Medical College of Physicians. Her research interests have focused on the implications of temperamental traits and adverse life events on neurobiological indices, HPA axis function, and genetic variations in eating disorders. Other areas of interests within the field of eating disorders include the study of factors that determine treatment outcome, the study of suicidal and self-harm behaviours, and determinants of the efficacy of different treatment techniques, such as partial hospitalization.

Iyer, Srividya

PhD
Assistant Professor
e-mail: Srividya [dot] iyer [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3

Srividya Iyer is a researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre who is interested in youth mental health and early intervention, especially for psychosis. Her work is supported by a Junior 1 Clinical-Research Scholar award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and a Foundation Scheme grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Srividya is the Scientific-Clinical Director of ACCESS-Canada, a pan-Canadian network dedicated to improving the mental health outcomes of Canadians aged 11 to 25. In this role, she oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of ACCESS’s transformation of youth mental health services via the early identification of needs, rapid response to help-seeking and the provision of appropriate care at 12 sites in six provinces and one territory. She also creates and sustains vibrant collaborations among youths, families/carers, service providers, researchers, policymakers, Indigenous groups and community organisations across Canada.

Srividya is also a clinician and researcher at the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Since 2008, she has been pursuing an NIH-funded cross-cultural longitudinal study of outcomes and family factors in first-episode psychosis. This project involves PEPP and the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, an Indian mental health NGO. More recently, Srividya has been involved in a Grand Challenges Canada-funded project that delivers low-cost, community-led, IT-enabled mental health services to youth in India’s Kashmir valley.

In addition to a thematic focus on early intervention and youth mental health, Srividya’s program of research reflects her methodological interests in using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods; engaging diverse stakeholders; considering multiple perspectives; examining both processes and outcomes; and building sustainable, collaborative, community-based clinical and research capacities. Srividya gained extensive assessment and treatment experience in India, the United States and Canada. Her clinical interests are in cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, mental health and early intervention service design and delivery, mental health care for disadvantaged groups, community-oriented case management, clinical supervision and program leadership.

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Jarvis, Eric

MD, MSc, FRCP
Associate Professor
Specialties: Social psychiatry, first episode psychosis
e-mail: eric [dot] jarvis [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8210
514-340-7507

Dr. Jarvis is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University. He leads two research clinics: the First Episode Psychosis Program (FEPP) and the Cultural Consultation Service (CCS). His research interests have to do with the relation between culture and psychosis.

Jean-Francois, Herve-Gabriel

Faculty Lecturer
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Jolicoeur, Claude

Assistant Professor
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Jollant, Fabrice

MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult psychiatry, suicidal behaviour

contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Frank B Common, 3rd floor
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514- 761-6131 ext. 3301
514- 888-4466

Dr. Jollant is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. Dr. Jollant has conducted neuropsychological and neuroimaging research on the vulnerability to suicidal behavior. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of mood (both bipolar and unipolar) disorders. Dr. Jollant has previously been lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Montpellier, France, and psychiatrist at the academic hospital of Montpellier. He has also been visiting research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.

Joly, Joanne

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: geriatric psychiatry
e-mail: joanne [dot] joly [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2768
514-888-4088

Dr. Joly is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Joly is clinically involved in consultation liaison and psychotherapy.

Joober, Ridha

PhD, MD
Professor
e-mail: ridha [dot] joober [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSall Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2404
514-888-4064

Dr. Ridha Joober is a clinician scientist interested in improving models of care to patients with psychotic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. His research focuses on the genetics, pharmacogenetics and environmental factors relevant to mental disorders.

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Kapuscinska, Maria

Assistant Professor
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Karama, Sherif

MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor
Specialties: general psychiatry
e-mail: sherif [dot] karama [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131

Dr. Karama is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University. He conducts research on the neurobiological correlates of cognitive ability changes throughout the lifespan. He currently practises as a general at the Module d'Évaluation-Liaison (MEL) of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Keller, Robert

Assistant Professor
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Key, Fiona

Assistant Professor
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Kieffer, Brigitte

Professor
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King, Suzanne

PhD
Professor
Specialties: schizophrenia, developmental psychopathology
e-mail: suzanne [dot] king [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1Y1
514-761-6131 ext. 2353
514-762-3049

Suzanne King has been a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and Principle Investigator in the Psychosocial Research Division at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre since 1991. Her early work on schizophrenia investigated the associations between the course of schizophrenia and family attitudes towards the patient (Expressed Emotion). In more recent work, The EnviroGen Project investigates the ways in which risk factors for schizophrenia, such as genetics, prenatal stress, obstetric complications, childhood trauma and adolescent cannabis use, influence the symptom presentations of people with schizophrenia as well as in “healthy” community controls. Taking advantage of a local natural disaster to examine the effects of prenatal stress prospectively, King and her team have been following more than 150 women who were pregnant at the time of the January 1998 ice storm, along with their babies. Project Ice Storm has shown that the severity of the mother’s stress and the timing in gestation explain variance in cognitive, behavioural and physical development of the offspring. The effects of prenatal exposure are still present in the children at age 11½ years. A second prenatal maternal stress study of 300 women who experienced the severe flooding of June 2008, The Iowa Flood Study, aims to replicate Project Ice Storm, and includes a sample of women whose psychosocial risk factors and functioning had been assessed before the flooding, making this the world’s first pre-post trauma study of pregnant humans. Finally, the QF2011 Queensland Flood Study of pregnant women includes pre-flood psychosocial data, a randomized control trial of two midwifery models, and biological samples from birth for nearly 300 Australian women. Dr. King plans to integrate the results from her prospective and retrospective studies into a neurodevelopmental model of major mental illness.

Kirmayer, Laurence

MD, FRCPC
Professor
Specialties: cultural psychiatry, psychiatric anthropology, philosophy of psychiatry
e-mail: laurence [dot] kirmayer [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-7302
514-398-4370

Dr. Kirmayer is a James McGill Professor and the Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is editor-in-chief of Transcultural Psychiatry (the official journal of the Section on Transcultural Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association) and directs the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, where he conducts research on mental health services for immigrants and refugees, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of psychiatry. He founded and directs the annual McGill Summer Program in Social and Cultural Psychiatry and the annual Advanced Study Institute in Cultural Psychiatry. He codirects the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research as well as the FRSQ Network on Suicide Strategic Group on Aboriginal Suicide. His past research includes studies on the development and evaluation of a cultural consultation service in mental health, pathways and barriers to mental health care for immigrants, somatization in primary care, cultural concepts of mental health and illness in Inuit communities, risk and protective factors for suicide among Inuit youth in Nunavik (northern Quebec), and resilience among indigenous peoples. Current projects include the refinement of the cultural formulation for DSM-V; an international consortium to study the effectiveness of cultural consultation; cross-national comparative study of models of mental health services for diverse populations; the development of an online multicultural mental health resource centre to improve the delivery of mental health services in primary care to culturally diverse populations; culturally-based, family-centred mental health promotion for Aboriginal youth in communities across Canada; analysis of Inuit mental health epidemiological surveys in Nunavik and Nunavut; the role of metaphor in ritual and sumbolic healing; and critical neuroscience perspectives on the interaction of mind, brain, and social world in psychiatry theory.

Koch, Marion

Faculty Lecturer
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Kolivakis, Theodore

Assistant Professor
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Kolivakis, Thomas

Associate Professor
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Kovess, Vivianne

Adjunct Professor
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Kunin, Daniel

PhD
Faculty Lecturer
Specialties: Adult psychiatry
e-mail: daniel [dot] kunin [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Lakeshore General Hospital, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic and Care Unit 310
160 Stillview
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
H9R 2Y2
514-630-2010 ext 4112
514-630-3056

Daniel Kunin is a full time clinical psychologist in adult psychiatry at the Lakeshore General Hospital. Dr Kunin divides his time between inpatient and outpatient services and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric problems including psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders as well as mood disorders. Dr. Kunin is also a faculty lecturer at Mcgill University teaching in the RUIS Mcgill Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program training mental health professionals to administer CBT for adults. Prior to his work as a clinician, Dr Kunin was actively involved in research in the area of behavioral neuropharmacology.

Kuperstok, Nathan

PhD, MA, BSc
Faculty Lecturer
Specialties: Clinical psychology(adult)
e-mail: nathan [dot] kuperstok [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-734-2625

Dr. Kuperstok is a senior staff psychologist at St. Mary's Hospital Mental Health Program. Between 1980 and 2005 he was Chief Psychologist at St. Mary's. His clinical practice involves psychotherapy (analytic, CBT, existential), psychometric assessments, intake evaluations and supervision of psychology interns and psychiatric residents. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety-depression disorders, PTSD and personality disorders, as well as adjustment disorders associated with medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, renal dialysis, etc.). He has helped with various research projects in the hospital.

Kuyumjian, Rita

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
e-mail: rita [dot] kuyumjian [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511 ext. 3850
514-734-2609

Dr. Kuyumjian is an Assistant Professor of clinical psychiatry at McGill University. She has concluded a clinical study on post-traumatic stress disorder caused by civilian trauma, setting up an evaluation and treatment protocol to treat patients with PTSD. She runs the OPD psychiatry clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital Center and is a clinical teacher of medical students, family medicine residents, and psychiatry residents. Her hobby is to research Armenian Genocide–related topics and publish biographies of those Armenian intellectuals who survived the genocide by the government of Ottoman Turkey on April 24, 1915, and the exile and who documented the Armenian Genocide.

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Labbe, Aurélie

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: aurelie [dot] labbe [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, FBC Pavilion, Rm F-2115.2
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6160

Lageix, Philippe

Assistant Professor
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Lake-Richards, Ruby

Faculty Lecturer
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Lalinec, Martine

Associate Professor
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Lamarre, Suzanne

Assistant Professor
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Lamoureux, Pierre

Faculty Lecturer
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Lapierre, Odile

Adjunct Professor
e-mail: odile [dot] lapierre [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Laporta, Marc

MD, FRCP(C)
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Early interventions, global mental health, family therapy
e-mail: marc [dot] laporta [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
McGill University Health Centre, Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934, ext. 34393
514-843-1431

Dr. Laporta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is the Director of the Montreal World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He also is the Director of the MUHC Early Psychosis Interventions Centre and is the coordinator for undergraduate education at the MUHC.

Laporte, Lise

PhD
Assistant Professor
e-mail: lise [dot] laporte [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Laporte is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is a psychologist who holds positions as a researcher in the MUHC, where she works in the Personality Disorder Program, and at the research centre of the Centre Jeunesse de Montréal-Institut Universitaire (CJM-IU). Over the last decade, through her work at the MUHC, Dr. Laporte has conducted research on psychosocial factors related to the development of borderline personality disorder (BPD), particularly in the areas of family relationships, dysfunctional parenting styles, and different types of childhood maltreatment. She was principal co-investigator of a FRSQ-funded grant on siblings of women with BPD, examining psychosocial differences between the sisters with a focus on a history of abuse and neglect. In previous research, Dr. Laporte studied dysfunctional relationships between parents and women with BPD by directly interviewing both parents and patients with BPD about early life events. In addition, her work at the CJM-IU further expanded her expertise in family violence, with a particular emphasis on factors associated with risk for child maltreatment, psychological maltreatment, and violence in youth relationships. Over the last six years, her work has been mainly devoted to the impact of borderline pathology in the parents of children involved with youth protection services on the psychosocial functioning of their children. This role as clinical and research consultant has led to a better understanding of the realities of these children, the difficulties in working with these parents, and problems in collaboration between youth protection services and psychiatry.

Larose, Michele

Assistant Professor
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Lashley, Myrna

Assistant Professor
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Latimer, Eric

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Health economics
e-mail: eric [dot] latimer [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Perry 3C
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2351
514-762-3049

Dr Latimer is Research Scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. A health economist, his research interests focus on community-based supports for people with severe mental illness, including assertive community treatment and supported employment. He contributes economic evaluations of various interventions for people with mental illness. He has also conducted research on the use of antipsychotic and concomitant medications in Québec. Currently, he is lead investigator for the Montreal site, and lead economist nationally, of the $110 million Chez Soi / At Home research and demonstration study on homelessness and mental illness, which is testing the Housing First approach using nine concurrent trials in five Canadian cities. He has served as consultant to the Québec government as well as research teams in Europe and North America, and is an associate researcher of the Centre national d’excellence en santé mentale. He is an Editor of the Canadian journal, Healthcare Policy. A fellow of CIRANO and the current holder (2012 – 2014) of the J. Armand Bombardier fellowship in the quality of mental health care, he teaches economic evaluation in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University.

Leccia, Jean-Dominique

Assistant Professor
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Lepage, Martin

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: brain imaging, cognitive-behavioural therapy, schizophrenia
e-mail: martin [dot] lepage [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4393
514-888-4064

Dr. Lepage is an Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and the Director of the Brain Imaging Group of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Lepage and his team are using structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to explore the neural correlates of memory problems and their relation to specific symptoms in schizophrenia. Another important area of interest is the development of neurocognitive and neuroimaging markers of clinical outcome in people with a first episode of psychosis. His group is also studying the psychological and neural determinants of insight in people with schizophrenia. Dr. Lepage also works as a clinical psychologist at the PEPP-Montreal clinic, where he oversees the CBT service

Lesage, Alain

Adjunct Professor
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Lesperance, Francois

Adjunct Professor
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Levy, Emmanuelle

Assistant Professor
Specialties: Clinical Pharmacology
e-mail: emmanuelle [dot] levy [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Institute
6875 Boulevard Lasalle
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-898-5820

Emmanuelle Levy is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Training Director for medical students at the Douglas Mental Health Institute. In her clinical practice, Dr. Levy specializes in clinical pharmacology and first episode psychosis.

Leyton, Marco

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Addictions and addiction-related disorders, dopamine, serotonin
e-mail: marco [dot] leyton [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
RI-McGill University Health Centre
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-5804
514-398-4866

Dr. Leyton is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. The focus of his research is the neurobiology of drug self-administration, addiction, and addiction-related neuropsychiatric disorders. Most of these studies are conducted on people and benefit from (i) a clinical research unit where drugs can be administered under safe conditions, and (ii) functional neuroimaging facilities at the Montreal Neurological Institute (PET, MRI). Dr. Leyton’s research has been particularly interested in the following questions. First, what are the acute effects of abused substances in the human brain, particularly within the mesocorticolimbic dopamine pathways? Second, what is the behavioural significance of drug-induced dopamine release in humans? Third, can repeated drug use produce long-lasting effects in the human brain, for example, conditioning, sensitization, and cross-sensitization? And since individual differences in drug-induced behavioural and neurobiological responses can be identified, he is studying (i) factors that might account for these differences, and (ii) whether the differences might influence susceptibility to addiction and addiction-related co-morbid conditions.

Libman, Eva

Assistant Professor
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Lizondo, Enrique

Assistant Professor
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Looper, Karl

MD
Associate Professor
e-mail: karl [dot] looper [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5890
514-340-8126

Low, Graeme

Assistant Professor
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Low, Nancy

MD, FRCP(C), MSc, ABPN
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Familial risk, genetic epidemiology
e-mail: nancy [dot] low [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Research and Training Building
1033 Pine Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 x31798
514-934-4468

Dr. Low is a clinician-researcher in the Mood Disorders Program of the MUHC and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is a psychiatrist with training in psychiatric and genetic epidemiology and interested in familial risk in psychiatric disorders. Her research focuses on mood and anxiety disorders and other complex, chronic disorders. She uses (a) family and (b) longitudinal cohort study approaches to characterize (1) the phenotypic heterogeneity of what is transmitted within families; (2) the factors that contribute to the familial transmission, such as other psychiatric comorbidity, genetic factors, and the source of subject sampling; and (3) the role of environmental exposures on the course, progress, and outcomes of illness. Dr. Low also uses (4) comorbid disorders (e.g., migraine, sleep, cardiovascular diseases) to derive and evaluate possible familial phenotypes of psychiatric disorders.

Luheshi, Giamal

PhD
Professor
Specialties:Neuroinflammation and neurodevelopment
e-mail: giamal [dot] luheshi [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131
514-762-3034

Dr Luheshi is a full professor at the department of Psychiatry, McGill University and an associate member of the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the same institution. He received his PhD in 1990 from the university of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK where he worked on diabetic neuropathy and neuromuscular transmission. He then joined Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell’s laboratory in the university of Manchester as a post-doctoral fellow investigating the nature of the peripheral immune signal to the brain in response to systemic inflammation. He continued this work following his appointment as lecturer (asst. Professor) in the School of Biological sciences in the same university in 1997, during which time he demonstrated that the appetite suppressing hormone, leptin, shares a number of functional properties with pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-6 including action as a neuroimmune mediator. The work on leptin was expanded following relocation of his laboratory to McGill in 2000, and now forms part of a larger project investigating the link between energy status and the immune response using rodent models of diet induced obesity and food restriction. In parallel to this Dr Luheshi’s lab is studying the effects of the maternal immune system activated by pathogenic inflammatory stimuli during critical stages of gestation on the normal development of the fetal brain. This work was based on the rationale that dysegulation of the maternal immune response, known to occur during pregnancy, can result in developmental defects of the fetal brain, leading to brain disorders such as schizophrenia in the adult off-spring. Using this approach the effect of the prenatal insult on the recently described normal physiological function of microglia (pruning) in network formation is being investigated. This represents a very realistic mechanism that could underly a number of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

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Ma, Weiya

MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Basic research on pain mechanisms
e-mail: weiya [dot] ma [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2935
514-762-3034

Dr. Ma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She is a productive basic scientist. She has pursued pain research for more than 15 years. Dr. Ma has made great progress in understanding the role of neuropeptides in nociception, neuropathic pain, and opiate tolerance and published numerous articles in this area. Recently, she has shifted her research interest to understanding the role of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. She is using multidisciplinary approaches in both in vivo and in vitro models to address research issues at behavioural, cellular, and molecular levels. She is currently focusing on uncovering the contribution of invading macrophage-derived COX2/PGE2 in injured nerves to facilitating the synthesis of pain-related molecules, such as neuropeptides, growth factors, and cytokines, in nociceptive primary sensory neurons and invading macrophages following nerve injury. This line of her research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Ma’s second research interest is in unravelling the role of PGE2 EP receptor trafficking in nociception and in pathological pain states. Modulation of EP receptor trafficking could be a potential therapeutic avenue to treat both acute and chronic pain. Her third research interest is exploring the role of ß-amyloid peptide in nociception. ß-amyloid is well known for its role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer`s disease. ß-amyloid is also present in small size primary sensory neurons, suggesting that it may play a role in nociception. The levels of ß-amyloid are elevated in the elderly, who are more prone to suffer from various chronic pain conditions. Dr. Ma is interested in the research questions of whether ß-amyloid is involved in nociception and whether it contributes to the chronic pain conditions prevalent in the elderly.

Maccordick, Alexander

Faculty Lecturer
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Malla, Ashok

MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych
Professor
Specialties: First episode psychosis, schizophrenia, early intervention
e-mail: ashok [dot] malla [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Clinical Research Division, Frank B. Common Pavilion
6875 Lasalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3418
514-888-4064

Dr. Malla is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, and Director of the Clinical Research Division and the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP-Montréal) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His clinical and research interests have been primarily related to pursuing the goal of understanding neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of outcome in psychotic disorders. He has published 170 peer-reviewed articles, held many peer-reviewed research grants, and been an advisor on program development and research in early intervention in psychotic disorders in several countries, including Canada.

Margolese, Howard

MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor Specialties: Clinical pharmacology
e-mail: howard [dot] margolese [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Margolese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is currently the Program Director of the McGill RCPSC Clinical Pharmacology residency program. He is also the Associate Medical Firector of the MUHC Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Program (EPSSP) and director of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit’s consultation service. Dr. Margolese enjoys teaching both residents and medical students and is the coordinator of the continuing care rotation for residents at the MUHC. Dr. Margolese’s research interests include drug-induced movement disorders, substance abuse in schizophrenia (dual diagnosis), pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia, and adverse effects of psychotropic medications. He is either a PI or co-investigator for several clinical research trials. He has given numerous lectures and presentations both nationally and internationally and published over 50 articles and letters to the editor, as well as several book chapters. He is a peer reviewer for several leading psychiatric journals. In his clinical work, Dr. Margolese specializes in the psychopharmacology consultation of treatment resistance or complex psychopharmacology regimens, first episode psychosis, and chronic and treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

Margolese, Stephanie

Assistant Professor(Joint with Psychology)
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Mathieu, Axel

Affiliate Member
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McVey, Lynne

Associate Member
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Meaney, Michael

PhD
Professor
e-mail: michael [dot] meaney [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3938
514-888-4099

Measham, Toby Jane

MD,MSc
Assistant Professor
e-mail: toby [dot] measham [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Mechawar, Naguib

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Mood disorders, chemical neuroanatomy, adult brain neurogenesis
e-mail: naguib [dot] mechawar [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3365
514-888-4064

Dr. Mechawar joined the Douglas Institute and the McGill Group for Suicide Studies as an independent investigator in 2007 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is also the Director of the Sam Lal Douglas Institute Brain Bank, the oldest and most important brain bank in Canada. Dr. Mechawar is mainly interested in the cellular neuroanatomy of major depression and suicide. Different projects are currently underway in his laboratory to investigate the fine neuroanatomical manifestations of altered plasticity in postmortem brains from individuals having suffered from mood disorders. These studies are focused on limbic brain regions, namely, the hippocampus, amygdala, and anterior cingulate cortex, which are well-known for their implication in emotional processing. A related focus of Dr. Mechawar’s research is to investigate how adult neurogenesis in the limbic brain is affected in mood disorders and by drug exposure (antidepressants, nicotine, growth factors). These projects are funded by CIHR, CFI, NSERC, FRSQ, AFSP, and the FFCR.

Meng, Xiangfei

BMed, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Gene x environment studies, population mental health, mental illness prevention
e-mail:xiangfei [dot] meng [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd, Perry Pavilion (E-3102)
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2352

Dr. Meng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a Researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Her research interests have been primarily focused on population mental health and neuro-psychiatric epidemiology. She uses a wide range of techniques to explore the roles of genetic (G) and psycho-socio environmental (E) risk factors and their interactions in the etiology of common mental disorders with a focus on developing effective prevention strategies.

Messier, Michel

Assistant Professor
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Meterissian, Gregory

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult in-patient psychiatry, general adult psychiatry
e-mail: gregory [dot] meterissian [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Montrea General Hospital Site-MUHC
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
514-934-1934 ext. 42611
514-934-8237

Dr. Meterissian is an assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University. He holds the position of Director of Psychiatric Undergraduate Education at the Faculty of Medicine and is an active participant in both undeagraduate and postgraduate training programs. His clinical field of interest is in schizophrenia and affective disorders, and he practices in in-patient and ambulatory settings.

Michaud, Dominick

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: dominick [dot] michaud [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Milroy, Thomas

Assistant Professor
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Minde, Klaus

MD, MA, FRCP(C)
Post Retirement, Professor
Specialties: child psychiatry, infant psychiatry, psychoanalysis
e-mail: klaus [dot] minde [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Minde is a Professor Emeritus of psychiatry and pediatrics at McGill University. He is a past Chairman of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University and the past Director of the Department of Psychiatry of the Montreal Children's Hospital. He has published some 200 chapters and articles dealing with infant mental health, attachmment,sleep problems in young children, and transcultural psychiatry.

Miresco, Marc Julian

Assistant Professor
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Moamaï, Javad

Faculty Lecturer
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Montoro, Richard

MD, CM, MSc, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor
Specialties: ER psychiatry LGB psychiatry
e-mail: richard [dot] montoro [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Montreal General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
514-934-1934 ext. 42371
514-934-8471

Myhr, Gail

MD CM, Dip Psy, MSc, FRCP
Associate Professor
e-mail: gail [dot] myhr [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Myhr is an Associate Professor of psychiatry at McGill University. She is a specialist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has been accredited by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (USA). She directs the RUIS McGill CBT Teaching and Research Unit as well as the McGill University Health Centre CBT Unit. In her clinical practice, she specializes in CBT for the treatment of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders and is actively involved in clinical supervision and teaching of CBT to psychiatry residents and other mental health professionals. Her research interests include the cost-effectiveness of CBT in Canada, predictors of suitability for short-term CBT, CBT for psychosis, attachment and psychotherapy process research, such as the use of single case time series methodology to assess effectiveness of specific interventions.

Myron, Kathleen

Faculty Lecturer
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Nadeau, Lucie

Assistant Professor
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Nair, Vasavan

MD, FRCP(C), FRCP(UK), DPM
Professor
Specialties: Psychopharmacology, psychogeriatrics
e-mail: vasavan [dot] nair [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-762-3035
514-762-3020

Dr. Nair is currently Director of Human Psychopharmacology Trials at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He is also the Medical Chief of the Program of Dementia with Psychiatric Comorbidity in the same institution. Dr. Nair joined the Douglas Hospital in 1972. He was responsible for establishing the Douglas Hospital Research Centre and was its scientific director from its inception in 1980 to 1995. During his directorship, he set up the technological infrastructure and team oriented interdisciplinary research teams. This model has sustained the growth of the Research Centre and continues to do so today. His major research interest has been in psychopharmacology and in biomarkers of brain aging, with a view to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. He set up a longitudinal study of brain aging that started as a WHO-sponsored multinational study in 1982 and continues now as a Douglas Institute program. Currently, he is engaged in the clinical trial of a ß-Amyloid antibody (passive vaccine) in Alzheimer’s disease. At McGill, he is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging. He has been a scientific reviewer for the National Institute of Health in the USA from 1991-1995. He has published over 225 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 190 presentations. He has received a number of honours, one being the medal of honour of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Recently, he has been nominated for the fellowship of the American Psychiatric Association.

Navidzadeh, Adel

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: adel [dot] navidzadeh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Near, Jamie

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging
e-mail: jamie [dot] near [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Room GH-2113, CIC Pavillion
6875 Lasalle Blvd.
Verdun QC
H4H 1R3
(514)761-6131 ext. 4759
(514)888-4487

Jamie Near is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is based at the newly constructed Centre d’Imagerie Cérébrale at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Near’s main research interest is in the development and implementation of advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) data acquisition, processing and analysis techniques for accurate quantification of metabolite concentrations in the human brain. Such techniques provide the unique ability to investigate neurochemical aspects of both healthy brain and disease. Areas of expertise within Dr. Near’s laboratory include MRI pulse sequence programming, data processing and analysis, radiofrequency coil development, and quantum mechanical simulation of MRS experiments. Dr. Near works closely with neuroscientist and clinicians to investigate functional and neurochemical aspects of the brain using MRI and MRS.

Negrete, Juan

MD, Dip Psych, CSPQ, FRCP(C)
Post Retirement, Professor
Specialties: Addiction psychiatry
e-mail: juan [dot] negrete [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Griffith Edwards Addictions Centre/MUHC
1547 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1B3
514-934-1934 ext. 42041
514-934-8262

Dr. Negrete developed and, for 15 years, directed the MGH-MUHC Addictions Centre. Although he has attained emeritus status, he continues to work in a full-time capacity, performing regular clinical duties, supervising trainees, collaborating in clinical research studies, and lecturing at CME events. He is also very active doing medical expert work.

Neron, Sylvain

Associate Member
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Ngo-Minh, Tin

Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: tin [dot] ngo-minh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Nguyen, Tuong Vi

Assistant Professor
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O'Donnell, James-Peter

Faculty Lecturer
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O'Driscoll, Gillian

Associate member
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Olders, Henry

Affiliate Member
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O'Neil, John

MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy, dissociative disorders, hypnosis
e-mail: john.o'neil [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary’s Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511
514-734-2609

Dr. O’Neil is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and an attending staff psychiatrist at St. Mary’s Hospital Center, where he coordinates continuing medical education. He is also a psychoanalyst, a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), an Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and of the Association for the Advancement of Psychiatry and Philosophy. Since the early 1990s, Dr. O’Neil has subspecialized in the diagnosis and treatment, primarily psychotherapeutic with adjunctive hypnosis, of dissociative disorders and other chronic complex posttraumatic disorders. Dr. O’Neil has taught in the ISSTD’s Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program at the introductory, basic, and advanced levels in both Montreal and Burlington, Vermont, since 2002. He has also co-taught ASCH-approved introductory workshops in clinical hypnosis in the Montreal area. He is a frequent contributor to the Annual Fall Conferences of the ISSTD; he co-taught its day-long introductory workshop (1999-2006) and hosted its Town Hall Meetings (2002-07). For the past six years, Dr. O’Neil has co-edited, with Paul Dell, a PhD psychologist from Norfolk, Virginia, and President of ISSTD for 2009-10, the contributions of 69 international contributors to the major psychiatric text, Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond, a 46-chapter book that appeared in April 2009 and for which Dr. O’Neil received ISSTD’s Pierre Janet Writing Award for 2009

Orenman, Rimma

Faculty Lecturer
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Ouimet, Marie-Andrée

MD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: psychiatry
e-mail: marie-andree [dot] ouimet [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511
514-734-2609

Dr. Ouimet has done a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry and worked as a Consultant in Oncology and Palliative Care. She has also worked in Crisis. She is currently the Director of the Inpatient Unit. She works in the Emergency Room, follows patients in outpatient and on the In-patient Unit in Psychiatry at St. Mary’s Hospital Center. Dr Ouimet also follows patients who are under the TAQ (Tribunal Administratif du Québec) and under order to treat and place from the Superior Court. She also chairs the department’s medical act committee.

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Palacios-Boix, Jorge

Associate Professor
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Palmour, Roberta

PhD
Professor
e-mail: roberta [dot] palmour [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Research and Training Building, Allan Memorial Institute
1033 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-398-7303
514-398-4370

Paris, Joel

MD
Professor
e-mail: joel [dot] paris [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext 5238
514-340-7507

Dr. Paris is a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. He served as Department Chair from 1997 to 2007, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His research and practice centres on personality disorders. Dr. Paris has over 200 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of 19 books and 45 book chapters. He is also an educator who has won awards for his teaching.

Payeur, Richard

Faculty Lecturer
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Pecknold, John

Associate Professor
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Pedersen, Duncan

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: duncan [dot] pedersen [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 4347
514-762-3049

Perreault, Michel

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: michel [dot] perreault [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H lR3
514-761-6131 ext. 2823
514-888-4063

Dr. Perreault’s research focuses mainly on the evaluation of services in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Within a clinical context, Dr. Perreault has conducted research projects that centre on the treatment, organization, and evaluation of services, paying particular attention to individuals who are afflicted with comorbid disorders in mental health and substance addiction. He also studies the integration of services designed for this clientele. With the help of his research team, Dr. Perreault has developed and validated tools and methods aiming to evaluate the perspective of users, relatives, and stakeholders. His work has been replicated in many countries, including France and Brazil. Dr. Perreault also evaluates different programs destined for injectable-drug users, in addition to those suffering from comorbid mental health and substance abuse disorders. Within this context, he is responsible for a program of cross-training in the southwest region of Montreal that aims to facilitate the functioning of networks for services in mental health and in substance abuse treatment. This program includes personnel exchanges in which more than 40 teams from the aforementioned domains participate. Additionally, he is leading studies on the role of peer-helpers. One of these studies is aimed at the evaluation of a peer-helper centre for individuals with opiate dependencies. Another study involves the training of peer-helpers to facilitate access to the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Perry, John Christopher Perry

MD
Professor
e-mail: john [dot] perry [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 4643
514-340-8124

Peters, Lynne Susan

Faculty Lecturer
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Piat, Myra

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Recovery, mental health, consumer perspective, participatory research, housing, peer support, caregivers, qualitative methodology, evaluation services, homelessness and mental illness
e-mail: myra [dot] piat [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2521
514-888-4084

As well as having earned a doctorate in social work from the Université Laval in 1997, Dr. Piat has over 20 years of experience in social services in the public and community sectors, both as a practitioner and as an administrator. Her research focuses on two major areas: housing for persons with serious mental illness and recovery from serious mental illness. Research in the area of housing includes studies on consumer housing preferences, client satisfaction, and the role of non-professional caregivers. Current research on recovery includes studies of the meaning of recovery for different stakeholders across Canada, the role of housing in recovery, and peer support. She has also been instrumental in developing a partnership with the Yale University Program on Recovery and Community Health. She is currently leading a Montreal-wide effort to implement a recovery centre for mental health providers. A consumer’s website, www.crrg-gcrr.ca, was created to broadcast information on mental health recovery and ongoing research on recovery. Her priority is to develop research that is pertinent and that will ultimately help improve services for this vulnerable population. Dr. Piat’s research program aims at furthering knowledge regarding: • our understanding of recovery and how it is being implemented in services; • current and future housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities; • the consumer’s point of view on services, specifically on housing and employment; • new and innovative peer support programs; • homelessness and mental illness.

Pierre-Louis, Gerard

Faculty Lecturere-mail:

Pihl, Robert

Proessor
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Pinard, Gilbert

Post Retirement, Professor
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Pinard, Louis

M.D. FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Consultation-Liason and Psychodynamics
e-mail:louis [dot] pinard [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
MUHC (Mountain Site)
1650 Cedar Avenue, Office B6 152
Montreal, Quebec,
H3G 1A4
514-934-1934 ext. 42065
514-934-8237

Louis Pinard is an assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry at McGill University. Dr Pinard has been extensively involved in the psychiatry residency training program and he continues being actively implicated in the teaching and supervision of trainees in psychotherapy. In his clinical practice, beside his interest as consultant to in-patient medical and surgical wards as well as to out-patient rheumatological and immunological clinics, he has developed an expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients affected by psychosomatic ailments within a psychodynamic perspective. He is also a certified psychoanalyst in private practice involved in the training of candidates at the Canadian Psychoanalytical Society and he has recently joined a inter-university franco-québécois research group looking at modifications to be implemented to the psychotherapeutic setting with severely disturbed patients.

Poirier, Judes

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Alzheimer's/neurodegenerative diseases, genetics, pharmacogenomics
e-mail: judes [dot] poirier [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6825 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6153
514-888-4094

Born in Montreal, Dr. Poirier is a full professor of medicine and psychiatry at McGill University, Director of the Molecular Neurobiology Unit at the Douglas University Mental Health Institute, and a senior scientist of the Canadian Institute for Aging Research. Dr. Poirier has made key contributions to the advancement of scientific research on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. He is internationally renowned for his works on the role of apolipoprotein E in the normal and injured brain and in the genetics of Alzheimer's disease. Besides his seminal contribution in the field of the neurobiology of apolipoprotein E, he has been a pioneer in the establishment of the pharmacogenomic bases of brain disease treatments.

Prelevic, Zorana

MD, FRCP(C)
Assistant professor
Specialties: Consultation-liaison psychiatry
e-mail: zorana [dot] prelevic [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
MUHC, The Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
514-934-1934 ext. 42060
514-934-8237

Dr. Prelevic is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist and the coordinator of the Psychiatric C-L Service at the Montreal General Hospital site, with a specific clinical interest in neuropsychiatry and traumatic brain injury. She is clinical teacher and supervisor to postgraduate and undergraduate McGill trainees in C-L psychiatry.

Propst, Arthur

MDCM, FRCP, ABPN, CIP
Associate Professor
e-mail: arthur [dot] propst [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
JGH Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
514-340-8210
514-340-7507

Dr. Propst is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. He is a senior psychiatrist at the Jewish General Hospital, where he treats patients in the Ambulatory Care Clinic and Continuing Care Clinic, and is head of the Time Limited Psychotherapy Service. He teaches medical students and psychiatric residents.

Pruessner, Jens

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Aging, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Neuroimaging
e-mail: jens [dot] pruessner [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging
6825 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-762-7767
514-888-4050

Dr. Pruessner is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. He is also the Director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging as well as the director of the Aging and Alzheimer Research Axis at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He specializes in the fields of aging, psychoneuroendocrinology, and neuroimaging. His research themes deal with stress perception and processing, effects of chronic stress on the aging process, and factors of vulnerability and resilience. With his team, he developed and validated the mental arithmetic task for stress induction in neuroimaging settings, the Montreal Imaging Stress Task (MIST). This task allows the investigation of brain activations associated with the metabolic response to stress. Since 2003, Dr. Pruessner has coordinated multiple undergraduate and graduate courses at McGill University. His lab team comprises ten graduate students, whom he encourages to freely explore psychology and neuroscience, guiding them to draw their own conclusions. Dr. Pruessner has received many accolades from his peers, such as a Young Investigator Award in 2000 from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD). In addition, Dr. Pruessner accepted a chercheur-boursier Junior 2 from FRSQ in 2002, a CIHR New Investigator Award in 2005, an ISPNE Curt Richter Young Investigator Award in 2008, and a CCNP Young Investigator Award in 2009.

Pruessner, Marita

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: First episode psychosis, high risk for psychosis, research on stress and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis function
e-mail:marita [dot] pruessner [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis
Douglas Mental health University Institute, Pavilion Wilson
6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3

Dr. Pruessner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Associate Researcher at the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Together with Dr. Ashok Malla, she has established the Clinic for Assessment of Youth at Risk (CAYR) in 2005. CAYR is a sub-program of the Prevention and Early intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP) at the Douglas institute and monitors and supports individuals at ultra-high risk for the development of psychosis. In her role as coordinator of the CAYR program over 10 years, she has been responsible for administrative, clinical and research aspects of the clinic.
Dr. Pruessner initiated a major research project on the association between stress, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation and hippocampal volume in individuals at ultra-high risk (UHR) for the development of psychosis, first episode psychosis (FEP) patients and healthy controls. She has collected data and published findings on multiple measures related to stress in these populations including subjective stress, putative protective factors (self-esteem, social support, coping skills), stress hormone regulation (cortisol awakening response, cortisol response to acute stress), structural magnetic resonance imaging data (e.g. hippocampal volume), cognition, and early life adversity (childhood trauma, parental bonding).

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Quintal, Marie

Faculty Lecturer
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Quirion, Rémi

OC, PhD, CQ, FRSC
Professor
Specialties: Alzheimer's disease, neuropeptides, neuropeptides cell death, Psychiatric illnesses
e-mail: remi [dot] quirion [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2934
514-762-3033

Dr. Quirion is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University (affiliation Neurology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics) and scientific director at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. On April 1, 2009, he took office at McGill University as Vice-Dean (Life Sciences and Strategic Initiatives) in the Faculty of Medicine and Senior University Advisor (Health Sciences Research), in addition to being the CIHR Executive Director, International Collaborative Research Strategy Executive Director, International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and related neurological diseases. In his role as Vice-Dean, Dr. Quirion is the lead ambassador for the research enterprise of the Faculty of Medicine. As Senior University Advisor, he is playing a major part in all key research initiatives and advising the faculty on issues spanning the spectrum of the life sciences. He was the inaugural scientific director (2000-2005) of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), one of the 13 virtual institutes of the CIHR created in 2000. Under his leadership, the Douglas Research Centre became a premier research facility in Canada in the fields of neurosciences and mental health. He promoted the development of neurosciences and clinical research as well as social and evaluation aspects of research in mental health and addiction. His research interests include a) understanding the relationships between key phenotypes of the Alzheimer's brain and b) molecular and pharmacological features of neuropeptide receptors focusing on NPY and CGRP, their role in memory, pain, and drug dependence and in animal models of schizophrenia. Over 20 PhD students, 50 PDF, have trained so far in his laboratories. He is on the advisory board of over 15 scientific journals in psychiatry, pharmacology, and neurosciences and has published five books, 650 scientific papers and articles, and has over 25,000 citations and h index of 78. One of the most highly cited neuroscientists in the world, he has received more than 40 awards and honours over his career.

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Rabinovitch, Mark

Assistant Professor
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Rajah, Maria Natasha

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Cognitive neuroscience, prefrontal cortex, aging
e-mail: natasha [dot] rajah [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Institute,
A0117.1 CPC
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2836
514-762-3028

Dr. Rajah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and is researcher for the Geronto-Psychiatry Division at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. In 2007 Dr. Rajah was awarded a New Investigator Award from the Institute of Aging at the Canadian Institute of Health Research for conducting functional and structural neuroimaging research on healthy aging and dementia. She currently holds operating grants from CIHR, NSER, and FRSQ for conducting both basic and clinically-based neuroimaging research. Basic Cognitive Neuroscience Research The basic cognitive neuroscience research in her lab involves using cutting-edge multivariate statistical tools to analyze neuroimaging data (i.e., fMRI data) and develop functional neural network models of learning, memory, and executive function in healthy young and older adults. Dr. Rajah is interested in using fMRI and parametric designs to understand the region-specific contributions of the prefrontal cortex to higher cognitive function. In addition, Dr. Rajah uses fMRI and MRI methods to determine how aging impacts structure-function associations in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus and how this in turn may influence cognition in older healthy adults. Clinical Research The clinical research projects in Dr. Rajah’s lab cover a broad range of topics. She leads clinical teams on projects regarding falls prevention in geriatric units, multi-sensory therapy for dementia, and cognitive remediation for mild cognitive impairment at the DMHUI. In addition, she is currently using a combination of genetics, MRI, and fMRI methods to help identify early risk factors for the development of cognitive impairment with age. The basic theme of Dr. Rajah’s clinical research is early identification of cognitive decline in older adults and prevention of dementia.

Ramsay, Robert Alec

MD CM, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor e-mail: robert [dot] alec [dot] ramsay [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Allan Memorial Institute, McGill University Health Centre
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35321
514-934-0384

Dr. Ramsay has worked at the Allan Memorial Institute since 1969. His principal areas of interest have been psychosomatic medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry. He was Chief of the Consultation-Liaison Service from 1971–1988. A specialized interest in chronic pain and related somatic disorders lasted over a 20-year period, with interprofessional collaboration and research on chronic low back pain. Other involvements have included family therapy, psychoanalysis, and more recently, the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the context of the McGill Anxiety Program. He has also been active in resident teaching and supervision and in undergraduate training in psychiatry, being the McGill coordinator from 1976–1988. From 1982–2006 he participated with others in once-monthly flights to northeastern Ontario to provide psychiatric consultations to family doctors at Mattawa General Hospital.

Raz, Amir

PhD
Associate Professor
e-mail: amir [dot] raz [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 3685
514-340-8124

Reneaud, Johanne

MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor
e-mail: johanne [dot] renaud [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3318
514-888-4466

Reneaud, Suzane

Associate Professor
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Reyburn, Thomas

Faculty Lecturer
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Richard-Devantoy, Stéphane

MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor
e-mail:stephane [dot] richard-devantoy [at] mcgill [dot] ca
stephane [dot] richard-devantoy [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
McGill Group for Suicide Studies
Montreal, Quebec
514-761-6131 ext 3301
514-888-4466

Richter, Ken

Faculty Lecturer
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Robertson, Brian Max

MB, ChB, FRCP
Associate Professor
Specialties: Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy
e-mail:bmaxrobertson [at] yahoo [dot] ca

Contact info:
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8210
514-340-7507

Dr. Robertson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, where he is also actively involved in the teaching of long-term psychotherapy to psychiatric residents. He has published papers on a number of topics in both psychiatric and psychoanalytic academic journals.

Robitaille, David

Faculty Lecturer
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Rochford, Joseph

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Behavioural pharmacology
e-mail: joseph [dot] rochford [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3433

: Dr. Rochford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the Neurophenotyping Service Platform of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His research interests revolve around the area of behavioural pharmacology, particularly within the context of rodent models of psychiatric and neurological disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease). He is also director of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) graduate program at McGill.

Rosa-Neto, Pedro

MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Pdementia, imaging, MRI, PET
e-mail: pedro [dot] rosa [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory
6825 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-766-1009
514-888-4050

Dr. Rosa-Neto is an Associate Professor of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry at McGill University, and is affiliated with the Douglas Research Centre. He is a clinical neurologist with expertise in quantification of brain function using imaging techniques, in particular positron emission tomography (PET). Dr. Rosa-Neto’s research interests focus on imaging biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases More @ http://tnl.research.mcgill.ca/

Rosberger, Zeev

Associate Professor
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Rosenbloom, Steven

Assistant Professor
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Rousseau, Cecile

MD, MSc
Professor
e-mail: cecile [dot] rousseau [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
CSSS de la Montagne (Parc Extension), Equipe Santé Mentale Jeunesse
7085 Hutchison Street, 204.2
Montreal, Quebec
H3N 1Y9
514-273-3800

Roy, Carmella

MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Geriatric Psychiatry
e-mail:carmella [dot] roy [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
SMBD Jewish General Hospital
3755 de la Cote Ste. Catherine
Montreal, Quebec,
H3T 1E2
T:514-340-8222 ext 5897
F:514-340-8126

Ruiz-Casares, Monica

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Child mental wellbeing and protection, gl obal mental health, policy and program evaluation, ethics in research with children
e-mail: monica [dot] ruizcasares [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
CSSS de la Montagne (Parc Extension)
7085 Hutchison Street, 204.2.14
Montreal, Quebec
H3N 1Y9
514-273-3800 ext. 6579

Dr. Ruiz-Casares is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and an investigator at the Centre de recherche et de formation, Centre de Services Sociaux et de Santé (CSSS) de la Montagne. Dr. Ruiz-Casares has been awarded Fellowships by NSF, AAUW, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Cornell University, and FRSQ. She is also a former Richard H. Tomlinson Scholar (2006-2008). Her research program focuses on the wellbeing and protection of orphan, separated, and unsupervised children across cultures; children’s rights and participation; and social policy and program evaluation. An important part of her work concentrates on the wellbeing of children without parental care. This includes the first study on child-headed households and child depression in Namibia; a large Child Protection Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices study in Central and Western Liberia; and several studies on children home alone in Canada and internationally. She is also involved in a CIHR-funded, multi-site study on access to healthcare for undocumented migrant and refugee children and pregnant women. Dr. Ruiz-Casares is a Principal Investigator on a study with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to develop a framework for supporting parents for the promotion of adolescent mental health, particularly among ethno-culturally diverse communities. Her research privileges the voices of children and youth, and is inspired by action research principles.

Russell, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
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Russell, Ruth

Associate Professor
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Said, Tewfik

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy, Adult intake assessment and psychodiagnostic evaluation
e-mail: tewfik [dot] said [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
McGill University Health Centre, Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35502
514-843-2858

Dr. Said has undergone extensive training under the direct supervision of Dr. Habib Davanloo in his system of intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. He is Director of the Center for Teaching and Research of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at the MUHC. With extensive use of audiovisual technology, clinical work consists of applying Dr. Davanloo's technique to achieve a rapid and direct access to the patient's psychopathological dynamic forces that are the engine to their symptoms as well as characterological disturbances. The program also places heavy emphasis on psychodiagnostic evaluation in determining the most effective treatment approach for a given patient. This program provides ongoing training to medical students and psychiatry residents, as well as allied mental health professionals within the community. For the past five years, the center has also provided ongoing consultation to the Counselling Program at Dawson College. Dr. Said was also reviewer, associate editor, and co-editor of the International Journal of Short-term Psychotherapy and, later, co-editor of the International Journal of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Dr. Said coordinates CME activities for the Department of Psychiatry at McGill as well as that of the McGill University Health Centre.

Sarin, Sabina

Assistant Professor
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Savard, Ghislaine

Associate Professor
e-mail: ghislaine [dot] savard [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Schiavetto, Alessandra

PhD
Faculty Lecturer
e-mail: aschiave [at] jgh [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5249
514-340-8290

Dr. Schiavetto is a faculty lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a clinical neuropsychologist in the Division of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department of the Jewish General Hospital. In her clinical practice, she specializes in the evaluation of brain behaviour relationships in individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders. She is a consultant to all of adult psychiatry at JGH, so her expertise ranges from early adulthood to geriatrics. Indeed, geriatrics is an area of specialization she developed while completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. Her clinical practice focuses on neuropsychological assessment of adult patients to chart cognitive profiles and inform treatment. Dr. Schiavetto has conducted research on hemispheric specialization, aging, and neurocognitive indices of personality disorders. She is currently involved in research on individuals suffering from a first episode of psychosis. She is actively involved in teaching and supervision of both residents and interns. She supervises the adult neuropsychology practicum at the Université de Montréal. She is also active in professional development through her activities as a board member on the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec, where for the past six years, she has contributed in a number of activities and committees. For the past four years, she has also been a reviewer on the fellowships committee of the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.

Schmitz, Norbert

PhD
Associate Professor
Specialties: Population-based studies and clinical trials, diabetes and mental health, epidemiology, psychometrics, biostatistics
e-mail: norbert [dot] schmitz [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3379
514-888-4064

Dr. Schmitz is currently a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. His research program focuses on three topics in mental health research: 1) Psychiatric epidemiology: research activities involve analyzing data from large national surveys, namely, the longitudinal Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS), the Canadian Community Health Surveys (CCHS-1.2, CCHS-2.1, CCHS-3.1), and administrative databases (e.g., Régie de l'Assurance Maladie du Québec's (RAMQ) database). Dr. Schmitz is co-investigator of several prospective community studies focusing on mental health and physical functioning. 2) Psychiatric-somatic co-morbidity: research is concerned with the relationship between mental disorders and somatic chronic conditions. Dr. Schmitz is the principal investigator of the CIHR-funded longitudinal Montreal Diabetes Health and Well-Being Study (DHS). The main focus of this study is on mental health and disability in a representative community sample of people with diabetes in Quebec. 3) Measurement of health status: Dr. Schmitz is interested in the development and application of methods for the assessment of health status (e.g., physical functioning, psychiatric disorders, psychological distress, and health-related quality of life). This includes the evaluation of instruments as well as the development and application of sophisticated psychometric methods to study health outcomes in observational studies and clinical trials (e.g., item response theory, structural regression models, latent class analysis, hierarchical linear models, and classification and regression trees). Applications include the interactions of risk factors for impaired physical and mental functioning.

Schwartz, Hannah

MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
e-mail: Hannah [dot] schwartz [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital Center
3830 Lacombe Ave.
Montreal, Quebec
514-345-3511 ext. 5132
514-734-2609

Dr. Schwartz completed her residency in psychiatry at McGill University and a fellowship in perinatal and early childhood psychiatry at Université de Montréal. She presently serves on the Selection Committee for CaRMS and is a co-chair for a module in the postgraduate Diploma Course. Dr. Schwartz’s clinical activity includes consultation-liaison activity to the Department of Obstetrics, which comprises a new Perinatal Mental Health clinic. She is a clinical supervisor for the core Collaborative Care rotation at St. Mary’s.

Segal, Marilyn

MDCM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Geriatric psychiatry
e-mail: marilyn [dot] segal [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
514-340-7902
514-340-8126

Dr. Segal is the head of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, where she specializes in the treatment of mood and behaviour disorders and dementia in the elderly. She is a supervisor of residents in the geriatric psychiatry residency training program. Dr. Segal is also a consultant at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, where she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders associated with traumatic brain injury. She is also a consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with pulmonary disease.

Seguin, Jacques

Assistant Professor
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Semeniuk, Trent

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
e-mail: trent [dot] semeniuk [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5163
514-340-7507

Dr. Semeniuk is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at McGill University. He is involved in psychotherapy research at the Jewish General Hospital, as well as being clinically involved in the Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service at JGH. In addition to this, his clinical work is focused on the evaluation and treatment of adults with severe psychiatric illnesses including affective, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. He is the site coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Education at JGH.

Sengupta, Sarojini

Affiliate Member
e-mail: sarojini [dot] sengupta [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Shah, Jai

MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Researcher, Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Specialties: Early psychosis, Psychosis high-risk states, Youth mental health
e-mail:jai [dot] shah [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
PEPP- Montreal
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd,
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext 2456

Jai Shah is a clinician-scientist interested in clinical care for patients in the early phases of psychotic illness (including at-risk populations), early intervention strategies and the design and delivery of youth mental health services, and research examining the interface of neurobiological and social/environmental factors in psychosis.

He is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Program for Prevention and Early Intervention in Psychosis (PEPP-Montréal) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, and an investigator with the ACCESS-Canada network for youth mental health. He was trained as Fellow in Public Psychiatry at Yale University, following a Dupont-Warren Research Fellowship and psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School, an MD at the University of Toronto, and graduate work in health and social policy at the London School of Economics where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He has additional background in research policy (at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and ethics (at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics).

Sigman, Maxine

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Adult psychology
e-mail: maxine [dot] sigman [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Street, A542
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
514-340-8222 ext. 5880
514-340-8126

Dr. Sigman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, and she is the staff psychologist in the in-patient psychiatry service at the Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Sigman supervises psychology interns at the master’s and doctoral levels from multiple universities in Quebec and serves on the management and the continuous quality improvement committees of the in-patient service. She chairs the multi-disciplinary team meetings and has published articles on her clinical work with individuals and families, with a long-term group of severely ill individuals, and within the hospital setting itself. Her research has focused on outcomes of long-term group therapy with chronically ill individuals suffering from schizophrenia and outcomes of compulsory out-patient treatment orders. Dr. Sigman has a private practice as a psychologist.

Singh, Santokh

MD, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor
Specialties: Psychosomatic medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry
e-mail: santokh [dot] singh [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Contact info:
St. Mary's Hospital Center, 4th floor, Hayes Pavilion
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-734-2684
514-734-2625

Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry at McGill University and Training Director of postgraduate psychiatry at St. Mary's Hospital Center. In addition to ER consultation work, Dr. Singh specializes in psychosomatic medicine in his clinical pratice, consulting to the medical, surgical, and obstetric units at St. Mary's Hospital Center, the Family Medicine Center, and other MD group practices. Dr. Singh is actively involved in the training of family medicine and postgraduate psychiatry residents as well as undergraduate medical students. He is a member of the Examination Boards of the Royal College and the Medical Council of Canada. Dr. Singh has been appointed as a medical examiner at St. Mary's since 2004 and is involved in the physician complaints process and serves as chair of the Medical Acts Committee, Psychiatry. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors at TRACOM, a Montreal community crisis centre.

Solomon, Martin

Assistant Professor
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Sookman, Debbie

Associate Professor
Specialties: Expert in speciaty assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and O-C related disorders through the life span
e-mail: debbie [dot] sookman [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
(514) 934-1934 ext. 34290

Dr. Debbie Sookman is Director of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic, McGill University Health Center (MUHC), Department of Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. The OCD Clinic of the MUHC is an internationally renowned specialized Center for the assessment, treatment, and research of OCD. Individuals suffering from OCD and related disorders of all ages (children, adolescents, adults) and symptom subtypes are accepted for specialized treatment regardless of illness severity or co-morbid difficulties. To date Dr. Sookman has assessed and treated (or supervised the treatment of) seven thousand patients suffering from OCD. Dr. Sookman is an invited member of the Canadian OCD Research Collaborative Group and the international group of clinician/researcher experts in OCD, The Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group. Her clinical work and research focus on improving treatment response of particularly difficult-to-treat symptoms with the aim of achieving symptom remission for as many patients as possible. She has developed specialized cognitive and behavioral interventions for particularly treatment resistant OCD of different subtypes. Dr. Sookman established and is President of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD) whose Scientific Advisory Committee comprises over 40 OCD experts and top professionals from across Canada, the US, the UK, and elsewhere. The CIOCD is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of empirically based specialized treatment for OCD through the life span across Canada (www.CIOCD.ca). Dr. Sookman was appointed Director of Training, Department of Psychology, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1998 and subsequently for the integrated Department of Psychology at the McGill University Health Center until 2012. During her 14 year tenure in this position, Dr. Sookman supervised the year-long practica, pre-doctoral internships, and/or clinical research of 250 senior doctoral psychology students as well as cognitive behavior therapy training of 30 psychiatry residents. Dr. Sookman is accepting new clinical and research students on an ongoing basis (approx. 15 yearly). Dr. Sookman is currently writing another invited book: Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Expert Clinician Guidebook (Routledge).

Spector, Ilana

Assistant Professor
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Srivastava, Lalit

PhD
Professor
e-mail: lalit [dot] srivastava [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 x2936
514-762-3034

The major goal of Dr. Srivastava’s laboratory is to understand the role of neurodevelopmental and intracellular signalling mechanisms in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia using a variety of hypothesis-driven animal models. Some currently active projects are: 1. Neonatal Ventral Hippocampus (NVH) Lesion Model (funded by CIHR and NIMH). Structural hippocampal abnormalities are often described in schizophrenia. We experimentally induce lesions in the hippocampus in rat pups. Our studies show that, at post-pubertal ages, NVH-lesioned show abnormalities in a number of cognitive, motor, and social behaviours that have face validity with human schizophrenia. Our recent studies reveal abnormal synaptic plasticity (LTD) of the prefrontal cortex and cognition in the NVH-lesioned animals that is mediated by dysfunctional alpha-1 adrenergic receptor signaling (Protein kinase C and ERKs). Current research efforts are aimed at further understanding the mechanisms and importance of these changes to schizophrenia. 2. Mice with deletion in Dysbindin-1 gene (Sandy mice) (funded by CIHR). Dysbindin-1 is reported to be a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia and regulated glutamate transmission. Using mice with a natural mutation in the dysbindin-1 gene, we are assessing the role of dysbindin in glutamate-related behaviours and metabotropic glutamate receptor signalling. 3. Rats with prenatal (i.e., maternal) infection (funded by a CIHR Team grant). Maternal infections are reported to be an important environmental risk factor for schizophrenia. This project aims to determine brain changes in rats born to mothers treated with mimics of bacterial and viral infections (e.g., LPS and poly IC) using a multidisciplinary approach including behaviour, neuronal, morphological, and molecular analyses. 4. Psychostimulant drug-sensitized rats (funded by NSERC). Some schizophrenia-like symptoms can be produced and/or exacerbated by drugs of abuse such as amphetamine and phencyclidine. This project aims to understand the synaptic mechanisms of behavioural changes in rats that have been repeatedly treated with d-amphetamine.

Steger, Katherine

Assistant Professor
e-mail: katherine [dot] steger [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Steiger, Howard

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Eating disorders
e-mail:howard [dot] steiger [at] douglas [dot] mcgil [dot] ca

Contact info:
Eating Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2895
514-888-4085

Dr. Steiger is Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP), the only large-scale, specialized program for the treatment of adults suffering from eating disorders in the Province of Quebec. The EDP offers inpatient, day hospital/day program, and outpatient treatments in a full range of treatment modalities, as well as community outreach/knowledge transfer services. Dr. Steiger is active as a clinician, teacher, and researcher and has published numerous clinical, scientific, and theoretical articles in the area of eating disorders (EDs). His recent research focuses on developmental, neurobiological, and genetic correlates of the EDs and commonly associated psychopathology. He and other researchers in his lab are also examining factors that predict response during and after specialized treatments—including developmental and genetic factors, current life stressors, patient motivation, ongoing treatment alliance, and other factors. Dr. Steiger is immediate past president of the Eating Disorders Research Society (2007–2008) and has recently served as a member of the executive and of various committees of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). He has been a regular presenter (of plenary talks, scientific papers, and workshops) at various international conferences on eating disorders.

Steiner, Warren

Associate Professor
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Stern, Lara

Assistant Professor
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St. Hilaire, Annie

Assistant Professor
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St. Laurent, Marie

Assistant Professor
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Storch, Kai-Florian

PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Circadian rhythms, mouse genetics
e-mail:florian [dot] storch [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 6152
514-762-3034

Dr. Storch joined the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in June 2008 after completing his postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, where he explored the biological role of circadian clocks, internal timers that generate rhythms with a period of 24 hours. His research contributed to the current understanding that the circadian timing system in mammals is made up of a multitude of intrinsic clocks that are distributed throughout the body, including the brain. Dr. Storch showed that these clocks typically control more than 10% of the genes expressed in a given tissue, suggesting that many biological processes must be clock-regulated. Dr. Storch’s research program aims to elucidate the functional significance of this multi-oscillator timing system by employing genetic mouse models. He will examine mice that lack circadian clock function in selected tissues or organs for deficits in physiology and behaviour. It is believed that circadian clocks in the central nervous system play important roles in the control of various brain functions, including the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle, locomotion, body weight, reproduction, and reward processing. Dr. Storch plans to rigorously examine these links by genetically manipulating clock function in selected brain structures. Dr. Storch’s research may yield fundamental insights into how our internal 24-hour timers affect the nervous system and may thus pave the way for new concepts to tackle mental disorders and other brain dysfunctions.

Sultan, Sarah

Adjunct Professor
e-mail:sarah [dot] sultan [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Suranyi-Cadotte, Barbara

MD, FRCP(C), MSc
Associate Professor Specialties: Psychogeriatrics
e-mail:barbara [dot] suranyicadotte [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2178
514-762-3025

Dr. Suranyi-Cadotte is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Psychogeriatrics at McGill University. Dr. Suranyi had been actively involved in psychopharmacological research and is currently involved in residency teaching in psychiatry and clinical work in psychogeriatrics, mainly in the area of depression and dementia in the elderly.

Surkis, Allen

Post Retirement, Assistant Professor
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Szkrumelak, Nadia

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Tabbane, Karim

Assistant Professor
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Tagalakis, Vasiliki

Faculty Lecturer
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Talbot, Jeanne Davida

Affiliate Member
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Thaler, Lea

Assistant Professor
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Thavudayil, Joseph Xavier

ASsistant Professor
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Thombs, Brett

PhD
Professor
Specialties: Evidence Synthesis, depression screening, rare diseases, clinical trials
e-mail: brett [dot] thombs [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Jewish General Hospital
Institute for Community and Family psychiatry # 302
4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext 5112
514-340-8124

Dr. Thombs is Professor and William Dawson Scholar. He is recognized for his work on mental health in medical settings, including the detection and treatment of depression and research methods and reporting.
Since he came to the Jewish General and McGill University in 2006, Dr. Thombs has authored more than 200 articles, including more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, many of them in top medical journals. He is the principal investigator or a co-investigator on numerous grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) the Fonds de la recherche en santé Québec (FRSQ), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and private foundations.
Awards that Dr. Thombs has received in recognition of his accomplishments include the Cochrane Collaboration’s Bill Silverman Prize (2013), an Investigator Salary Award from the Arthritis Society (2013), the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s Research Award (2013), the Association of Rheumatology Health Professional’s Distinguished Scholar Award (2013), a Chercheurs-boursiers, Junior II award from the FRSQ (2013-2015; declined), the Jewish General Hospital Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (2010), the Canadian Psychological Association Health Psychology Section Early Career Award (2010), the Canadian Psychological Association’s President’s New Researcher Award (2010), an American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Health Professional Investigator Award (2009), a CIHR New Investigator Award (2008-2013), and a Chercheurs-boursiers, Junior I award from the FRSQ (2008-2012; declined). In 2014, he was one of two recipients of the inaugural version of the McGill Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, which is awarded to McGill’s top investigators within 10 years of their highest degree from any of its 13 faculties and schools.

Toma, Florina Cealicu

Faculty Lecturer
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Tourian, Leon

MSc, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Pain Psychiatry, Consultation-Liason Psychiatry, ICU Psychiatry
e-mail:leon [dot] tourian [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
1650 Cedar Ave. West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
514-934-1934 ext. 42070

Research in the areas of Pain Psychiatry, Clinical psychopharmacology and resident wellness.

Tranulis, Constantin

Adjunct Professor
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Tremblay, Jacques

MD, MSc, BA
Assistant Professor
Specialties: psychiatry, addiction medicine, general and internal medicine
e-mail:trejac [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext.2704
514-489-7861

Dr. Tremblay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is a clinical epidemiologist and an addiction medicine physician. His research deals with the assessment of treatment and program effectiveness in areas related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), driving under the influence of alcohol, and community psychiatric services delivery. Dr. Tremblay has introduced methods to assess the quality of medical care in Canada and methods to analyze qualitative data using multivariate analysis. He currently acts as external evaluator for a project developing indigenous research on victims of political violence and natural disasters in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Peru, and Guatemala. He is part of an international team working on the treatment of PTSD, using selective emotional memory reconsolidation blockade, in animal models and humans, where he is the Canadian trialist for human randomized clinical trials. Dr. Tremblay is also active in the clinical practice of general medicine in areas related to psychiatry, substance use disorders, and dual disorders. He is currently president of the Council of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists of the Douglas Institute.

Turecki, Gustavo

MD, PhD
Professor
Specialties: Suicide, depressive disorders, treatment-resistant major depressive disorder
e-mail: gustavo [dot] turecki [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Contact info:
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
514-762-3023

Attempted and completed suicides are major problems in our society, making the understanding, prevention, and treatment of suicidal behaviors a top priority. Individuals who suffer from major depression are especially at risk. Dr. Turecki conducts studies to better understand the characteristics of these individuals, focusing on early development, personality traits and neurobiological factors, with particular attention to how the environment interacts with the genome to increase risk. Dr. Turecki’s studies address questions such as: "Why do some people who become depressed commit suicide while others who have the same illness do not?" At a molecular level, he is involved with investigating the role of epigenetic risk factors, and particularly, how life experience changes gene function and increases risk for suicidal behavior. Dr. Turecki is the director of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS), a center comprising eight independent investigators and carrying out multidisciplinary studies on suicide, including the study of biological, behavioral, clinical and psychosocial risk factors for suicide. The MGSS manages the Quebec Suicide Brain Bank, which provides tissue for postmortem work on suicide and mental illnesses. Dr. Turecki is also the Head of the Depressive Disorders Program, a superspecialized service for children and adults who are suffering from major depression and/or severe forms of other depressive disorders. It offers cutting-edge treatment for depressed patients and develops knowledge on major depression, its risk factors, and treatments, by conducting research projects that are integrated into the clinical practice. Dr. Turecki has several administrative responsibilities. He is the vice-chair of research and academic affairs of the department of psychiatry, McGill University and is the director of the RQRS (Réseau québecois de recherché sur le suicide). He is also the president of the International Academy of Suicide Research.

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    Vachon, Natalie

    Faculty Lecturer
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    Van den Eynde, Frederique

    MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Specialties: Adult psychiatry, eating disorders, neuromodulation in psychiatry
    e-mail: frederique [dot] vandeneynde [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute-Eating Disorders Program
    6603-6605 LaSalle Boulevard
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4H 1R3
    514-761-6131 ext. 2895
    514-888-4085

    Dr. Van den Eynde is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He also works at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (DMHUI) as attending psychiatrist, Eating Disorders Program. He is the Medical Chief of the Emergency and Brief Intervention Unit and co-director of the Neuromodulation Research Clinic. Dr. Van den Eynde has a specific interest in the use of neuromodulatory techniques as a therapeutic tool for people with a severe eating disorder. He is also closely involved in other clinical research using transcranial magnetic stimulation and related techniques for other major psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (http://www.douglas.qc.ca/page/neuromodulation-program).

    Vida, Stephen

    ASsistant Professor
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    Villeneuve, Sylvia

    Assistant Professor
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    Vogel, Judy

    Assistant Professor
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    Walker, Claire-Dominique

    PhD
    Professor
    e-mail: dominique [dot] walker [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
    6875 LaSalle Blvd
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4H 1R3
    514-761-6131 ext. 4934
    514-762-3034

    Wazana, Ashley

    MD, FRCP, MSc
    Assistant Professor
    Specialties: Child psychiatry, developmental psychopathology, gene by environment interactions
    e-mail: ashley [dot] wazana [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Center for Child Development and Mental Health, Jewish General Hospital
    4335 Cote Ste-Catherine Road - M012
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3T 1E4
    514-340-8210
    514-340-7903

    Dr. Ashley Wazana is a clinician-scientist in the department of psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. He was trained as a child psychiatrist at McGill and as an epidemiologist at Columbia University. He is the clinical and research director of an Early Childhood Disorders day hospital at the Jewish General Hospital as well as an investigator in projects at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, at the Douglas Institute of Mental Health and in international collaborations with France, Finland the United States. He currently holds the McGill Chair of Psychiatry's Early Career Researcher Award. Dr. Wazana is currently the Principal Investigator for the psychiatric outcomes of Dr Michael Meaney's Maternal Adversity, Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment (MAVAN) project. His CIHR and March of Dimes funded project aims to identify how genotypes in the Serotonin, Dopamine and Glucocorticoid pathways and which early maternal experiences interact to modify the trajectory for anxious and depressive psychopathology of children with prenatal adversity. Low birth weight and prenatal maternal depression are two conditions of adversity used to test competing models of developmental psychopathology about the role of prenatal experience (determinants or susceptibility-factors). He is also faculty in the McGill Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry and is involved in a community-based intervention to prevent maladjustment of Aboriginal youth. He has also been extensively involved in research, teaching and policy development in the relation between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry, a domain for which he has been called to testify as an expert witness. He was a member of the Consensus Panel which developed the AACAP's recent conflict of interest guidelines. He is currently the chair of the Research and Scientific Program committee of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Whitley, Rob

    PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Specialties: Social psychiatry, cultural psychiatry, recovery
    e-mail: robert [dot] whitley [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute
    6875 LaSalle Blvd
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4H 1R3
    514-761-6131 ext. 4339
    514-762-3049

    Dr. Whitley is a social scientist with considerable experience working at the intersection of psychiatry, sociology and anthropology. His work has focused on the mental health and health service experience of marginalized groups, including immigrants, ethno-cultural minorities, the urban poor and single mothers. Dr. Whitley is particularly interested in the concept of recovery, examining barriers and facilitators to recovery within both health services and the wider socio-cultural environment. He and his colleagues have evaluated many recovery-oriented psychosocial interventions such as supported employment, supportive housing and illness self-management programs. They have shown that cross-cultural communication, discrimination, stigma, religion and family involvement all play a role in influencing mental health service utilization and recovery. Dr. Whitley’s current research includes examining community integration and recovery among minorities with severe mental illness. This research is providing insights into how best to help minorities and other marginalized populations recover. He is also conducting a systematic analysis of media coverage of mental illness in Canada, in order to discern whether the media are taking a more positive approach to mental health. Dr. Whitley is particularly interested in the relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health. Dr. Whitley is also interested in mental health and mental health services in developing countries. With colleagues, he has conducted research in Ethiopia and Jamaica, and continues to work in global mental health. Dr. Whitley collaborates and maintains strong research links with the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London), Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, and Howard University. He has published over 80 papers in the field of social and cultural psychiatry and his work has been funded by CIHR, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the U.S. National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the U.K. Medical Research Council. He was recently granted a CIHR New Investigator award.

    Williams, Sylvain

    PhD
    Associate Proessor
    e-mail: sylvain [dot] williams [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute
    6875 LaSalle Blvd
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4H 1R3
    514-761-6131 ext. 5937
    514-762-3034

    Dr. Williams is Associate Professor in psychiatry. His main line of research focuses on how neuronal networks function in the hippocampus, the learning and memory centre of the brain. His work focuses on how a neuronal network can generate brain rhythms important for memory and synaptic plasticity. In addition, he also has an interest in how neuronal networks are perturbed in brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Dr. Williams and his team have developed an array of techniques, such as a complete hippocampal structure maintained alive in vitro to perform state-of-the-art electrophysiology and molecular biology. His team is also using a newly developed technique called optogenetics, which offers the unprecedented possibility to manipulate neuronal and network activity with light, using genetically targeted neurons. The general goal of the laboratory is to understand how neurons contribute to brain rhythms and how they are altered in brain diseases.

    Wilner, Asher

    Assistant Professor
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    Wisebord, Susan

    MD, FRCP
    Faculty Lecturer
    Specialties: Fellowship in affective disorders
    e-mail: susiewc [at] videotron [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Jewish General Hospital
    4333 Cote Ste- Catherine Road
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3T 1E4
    514-340-8210
    514-340-7507

    Dr. Wisebord has been working in the out-patient department of the Jewish General Hospital since 1991. She works in the emergency room and has been the director of Emergency Follow-up Service since 1997. In this practice, she specializes in evaluation and treatment of urgent cases and plans referral to other services when indicated. The emergency follow-up consists of a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Psychiatry residents and psychology and social work students are also very active and are supervised on the team.

    Wiviott, Gerald

    MD, FRCP
    Associate Proessor
    Specialties: Adult psychiatry
    e-mail: gwiviott [at] hotmail [dot] com

    Contact info:
    Allan Memorial Institute
    1025 Pine Avenue West
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3A 1A1
    514-934-1934

    Dr. Wiviott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He works with inpatients and teaches and supervises psychotherapy. His major interest is in bringing an existential orientation to his relationships with patients, students, and colleagues.

    Wolf, Marc-Alain

    Assistant Professor
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    Wong, Tak Pan

    PhD, MPhil
    Associate Professor
    Associate Member, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Specialties: Glutamate receptor, electrophysiology, synaptic plasticity, stress
    e-mail: tak [dot] wong [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute
    6875 LaSalle Blvd
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4H 1R3
    514-761-6131 ext. 2929
    514-762-3034

    Tak Pan Wong is an Associate Professor at McGill University and a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Dr. Wong is interested in understanding the biological underpinnings of stress-related psychiatric disorders. Using a combination of behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques, he studies molecular mechanisms of how stress affects the communication between neurons in rodent models that mimic psychopathologies of disorders such as PTSD, depression and schizophrenia. Findings from this research program will help us understand the contribution of dysfunctional neuronal communication to stress-related psychiatric disorders and provide rationales for developing therapeutic targets for these disorders.

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    Young, Allan

    Professor
    e-mail: allan [dot] young [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Young, Simon

    PhD
    Emeritus
    Specialties: Behavioural neurochemistry
    e-mail: simon [dot] young [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Ludmer Research and Training Building
    1033 Pine Avenue West
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3A 1A1
    514-398-7317
    514-398-4370

    Simon Young came to the department as a postdoctoral fellow in 1971 and retired as a professor in 2013. In retirement he is no longer engaged actively in research but continues to write on topics related to his former research. These include the effects of diet and dietary components on human brain metabolism, mood, and social behavior.

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    Zack, Deborah

    Faculty Lecturer
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    Zahirney, Georgina

    Assistant Professor
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    Zangen, Abraham

    Adjunct Professor
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    Zarowsky, Christina

    Faculty Lecturer
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    Zelkowitz, Phyllis

    EdD
    Specialties: Clinical psychology, develpmental psychology
    e-mail: phyllis [dot] zelkowitz [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
    4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Road
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3T 1E4
    514-340-8222 ext. 5258
    514-340-8124

    Dr. Zelkowitz is Research Director in the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, a senior investigator and psychosocial axis head at the Lady Davis Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She serves as Head of the Science Review Committee for the Jewish General Hospital. Her research interests are in the field of perinatal mental health, incorporating individual, contextual, and cultural factors. Dr. Zelkowitz received a CIHR Emerging Team Grant in Perinatal Mental Health. This 5 year grant funded a research program that combines multiple methods in the study of perinatal mental illness, linking adverse life circumstances, hormonal and physiological risk factors to maternal mental health problems, which in turn may affect the mother-infant relationship. Other ongoing research involves an examination of the social context and psychological distress in couples seeking fertility treatment. She published the first data showing that public funding for in vitro fertilization in Quebec has afforded access to treatment in previously underserved patient groups. She has recently been awarded a 5-year CIHR team grant to develop mobile health interventions for men with fertility concerns, either with their partners or as a result of cancer and its treatment.

    Zhang, Tie Yuan

    Assistant Professor
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    Zicherman, Viviane

    Assistant Professor
    e-mail: viviane [dot] zicherman [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Jewish General Hospital
    3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road, #A-538
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3T 1E2
    514-340-7902
    514-340-8126

    Dr. Zicherman is currently Director of consultation-liaison psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. She was the Director of education and residency training from 1999–2006 and was staff psychiatrist in the inpatient unit from 1977–1989 and 1992–1999. Dr. Zicherman currently responds to psychiatric consultations on the medical-surgical floors and works closely with the ICU staff and the hep-C clinic. She has also been a member of the hospital’s Clinical Ethics Committee since 1991. Her clinical work includes training of psychiatric and other medical residents.

    Zigman, Daniel

    MDCM, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor
    Specialties: Adult psychiatry,- Anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, psychopharmacology
    e-mail: daniel [dot] zigman [at] mcgill [dot] ca

    Contact info:
    Allan Memorial Institute
    1025 Avenue des Pins O.
    Montreal, Quebec
    H3A 1A1
    514-934-1934 ext. 31794

    Daniel Zigman is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and an attending staff at the McGill University Health Centre. He is the medical director of the MUHC Anxiety Program where he specializes in evaluation and management of treatment resistant anxiety, trauma related and obsessive compulsive disorders. He is also the psychiatrist for the CSSS de la Montagne Assertive Community Treatment Team, where his team works to support patients with severe and persistent mental illness to live independently in the community.
    He completed fellowships in medical education through the McGill Centre for Medical Education and in psychopharmacology at the Mood Disorders Research Unit of the University of Ottawa IMHR. He is actively involved in the McGill psychiatry residency program where he is involved in teaching psychopharmacology and incorporating competency based medical education into the residency program.

    Zikos, Eugenia

    Assistant Professor
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    Zoccolillo, Mark

    Associate Professor
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