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Marie-Claude Geoffroy

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Associate Member, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University 

Regular Researcher, Douglas Research Center/McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale de l'enfant 


Marie-Claude Geoffroy
Contact Information

Education building, Room 506

Email address: 
marie-claude.geoffroy [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Youth suicide and mental health is a top research priority in Canada. An estimated 1.2 million Canadian youth suffer from mental disorders and suicide is the 2nd cause of death among youth. Despite its devastating impact, little progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of suicidal behaviours and related mental disorders. Dr. Geoffroy’s research is aiming to produce ground-breaking information for the field–identifying bio-psycho-social factors in play in the development of suicidal behaviours and developing preventative strategies to improve mental well-being. Her research is based on large epidemiological samples, in addition to psychiatric patients.

In addition to conducting research, Dr. Geoffroy is a clinical psychologist specializing in therapy (CBT, DBT) with adolescents affected by severe mood disorders and suicidal thoughts at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Dr. Geoffroy received an early career investigator award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé. Her current projects are funded by several funding agencies including the American Fondation for Suicide Prevention, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Réseau Québécois sur le Suicide, les Troubles de l’Humeur et les Troubles Associés. 


Postdoctorate Fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology: University College London
Ph.D., Université de Montréal: Research/Clinical Psychology
M.Ps., Université de Montréal: Clinical Psychology

Areas of expertise: 

Developmental Psychopathology, Suicide, Self-Harm, Depressive Disorders, Mental Health, Children/Adolescents, Epidemiology, Bullying, Maltreatment

Office hours: 

On appointment 

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Young Investigator of the Year, Réseau Québécois sur le Suicide, les Troubles de l’Humeur et les Troubles Associés (2013)

Palmarès des chercheurs les plus cités dans les medias à l’Université de Montréal (2013)

Finalist for the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards, the only thesis in Social Sciences and humanities to be recommended by the Université de Montréal for that competition (2011)

Selected publications: 

See my google scholar profile here.

Professional activities: 

Clinical Psychologist for Children and Adolescent 
Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

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