Brett Thombs

Contact Information

4333 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd
Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1E4

Tel: 514-340-8222 ext. 5112
Email address: 
brett.thombs [at]

Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital

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Area of expertise: 

Dr. Thombs' research focuses on investigating ways to improve mental health and quality of life among Canadians living with chronic medical illnesses. Much of my team’s work involves the application of innovative methodologies and critical analysis in order to improve our ability to answer important clinical questions. We have developed this work in 3 inter-related areas: (1) the development, testing, and evaluation of patient-centered interventions to improve quality of life among people with chronic medical illnesses, particularly rare diseases; (2) the evaluation of mental health service programs, focusing on depression screening in medical settings, and (3) the examination of how medical research is conducted, the aim being to improve methods and reduce bias. 


Associate Members
Research areas: 
Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Trials
Epidemiologic Methods
Health and Social Policy and Health Services
Health Technology Assessment
Mental Health
Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Population and Public Health
Social and Behavioural Epidemiology