Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR): Transforming autism research, training and care -- improving lives via Open Science

Our specialized team of clinician-scientists use best practices in line with the latest research findings and professional guidelines. Together as a team, our experienced clinician-scientists, trainees and coordinators work collaboratively with patients and families.

Team Member Biography

Myriam Srour

Myriam Srour, Pediatric Neurologist

Myriam Srour, MDCM, PhD (link to profile), is a clinician-scientist based in the Child Health and Human Development Program of the RI-MUHC Centre for Translational Biology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University.

Raluca Pana

Raluca Pana, Neurologist, Epileptologist

Raluca Pana, MD FRCP(C) CSCN (EEG) (link to profile), is a Neurologist and Epileptologist at The Neuro and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Université Laval, followed by post-graduate degree in Neurology from McGill University, and an Epilepsy Fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Guy Rouleau

Guy A. Rouleau, Neurogeneticist

Guy A. Rouleau, OC, OQ, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC (link to profile), is the Director of ACAR and The Neuro, and a Neurogeneticist. 

As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Rouleau sees patients with genetic conditions, and focuses his research on discovering the underlying basis or causes of these conditions. Throughout his active research career, which spans more than 30 years, he has published nearly 850 articles in peer‐reviewed journals, which have been cited more than 74,000 times (Google Scholar). Among Dr. Rouleau’s landmark achievements are his contribution to the identification of dozens of genes and his discovery of new mutational mechanisms, including in autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, hereditary neuropathies, epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Myriam Beauchamp

Myriam Beauchamp, Speech-Language Pathologist

Myriam Beauchamp, MS ORT/SLP, PhD, is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) specializing in neurodevelopmental conditions, with expertise in the assessment and support of bilingual speakers.

She has over 10 years of clinical experience, which include working on multidisciplinary diagnostic teams, offering speech-language assessment and intervention services, and facilitating social skills groups for young adults.

Her work as a post-doctoral researcher examines language development in bilingual children, as well as the link between bilingualism, narrative skills, social skills, and cognition. Her research also aims to understand the barriers and facilitators to healthcare services for minority-language speakers with neurodevelopmental conditions and their families, and to use this knowledge to improve access to such services.

She also has extensive experience teaching and mentoring future SLPs, and supervising student research.

Martine Habra

Martine Habra, Clinical Psychologist

Martine Habra, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of clinical, research and administrative settings since obtaining her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Habra brings to the ACAR Clinic a breadth of experience in mental health assessments for older youth and adults, cognitive behaviour therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, clinical research, and program evaluation.

Noémie Hébert-Lalonde

Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, Neuropsychologist

Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neurodevelopmental conditions present in children and young adults.

Dr. Hébert-Lalonde obtained her degree from the Université de Montréal in 2014. She also holds a Certificate in Neuropsychological Assessment and has received advanced training in the use of the ADOS-2 in her clinical and research practices.

Julie Scorah

Julie Scorah, Neuropsychologist

Julie Scorah, PhD, is a licensed neuropsychologist specializing in neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

She has over 16 years of experience working in clinics specializing in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions. She also has experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in home, school, and centre-based intervention for autism. Dr. Scorah has clinical research experience in the design and implementation of clinical assessment protocols, project development, and as a clinical site leader in multi-site research protocols.


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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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