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Culture and Mental Health Research Unit (CMHRU) Jewish General Hospital

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The Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, conducts research on the mental health of Indigenous peoples, mental health services for immigrants and refugees, cultural determinants of health behaviours, psychiatry in medicine, and the anthropology of psychiatry.

Director: Dr Laurence J. Kirmayer


Dr Suparna Choudhury (Neuroscience)
Dr Danielle Groleau (Public Health, Anthropology)
Dr Jaswant Guzder (Child Psychiatry)
Dr G. Eric Jarvis (Psychiatry)
Dr Karl Looper (Psychiatry)
Dr Brett Thombs (Psychology)
Dr Ashley Wazana (Child Psychiatry)
Dr Phyllis Zelkowitz (Psychology)

Affiliated researchers

Dr Myrna Lashley (Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Kelly McKinney (Humanities, Philosophy and Religion, John Abbott)
Dr Toby Measham (Child Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Lucie Nadeau (Child Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Melissa Park (Occupational Therapy, McGill)
Dr Cécile Rousseau (Child Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Andrew Ryder (Psychology, Concordia University)
Dr Robert Whitley (Psychosocial Division, Douglas Hospital Research Center)


Dr Jake Burack (Educational Psychology, McGill)
Dr Eduardo Chachamovich (Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Stéphane Dandeneau (Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal)
Dr Nathalie Dinh (Psychology, St. Mary's Hospital Center)
Dr Brenda Elias (University of Manitoba)
Dr Kathryn Gill (Psychiatry, McGill)
Dr Ian Gold (Philosophy, McGill)
Dr Vania Jimenez-Sigouin (Family Medicine, McGill)
Dr Lonzozou Kpanake (Psychology, Télé Université du Québec à Montréal)
Dr Yvan Leanza (School of Psychology, Laval University)
Dr Marie-Nathalie Leblanc (Anthropology, Concordia University)
Dr Dave Miranda (School of Psychology, University of Ottawa)
Dr Ronald Niezen (Anthropology, McGill)
Dr Duncan Pedersen (Public Health, Douglas Hospital)
Dr Ellen Rosenberg (Family Medicine, McGill)
Dr Jitender Sareen (Psychiatry, University of Manitoba)
Dr Raven Sinclair (University of Saskatchewan)
Dr Gustavo Turecki (Psychiatry, Douglas Hospital)
Dr Morton Weinfeld (Sociology, McGill)
Dr Allan Young (Social Studies of Medicine, McGill)

International Collaborators

Dr Sofie Bäärnhielm, Transculturel Centrum, Stockholm
Dr Frederick Hickling, University of the West Indies
Dr Michael Kral, University of Illinois
Dr Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Columbia University
Dr Eugene Raikhel, University of Chicago
Dr Melissa Walls, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Dr Les Whitbeck, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Kay Berckmans
Antonella Clerici
Dr Virginia Fauras
Dominique Geoffroy

Contact information

Culture and Mental Health Research Unit
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry
4333 Chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4

Tel.: 514-340-7549
Fax: 514-340-7503
antonella [dot] clerici [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)