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Back to school: Advice from McGill experts

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Published: 10Aug2006

For many parents and some students, back-to-school season is an adventure; for others, it's a source of stress and worry. McGill has the following experts on hand to help with your back-to-school stories:

Stress and mental health

Sonia Lupien, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, researcher and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress, Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Expertise: Stress and its impact on memory and health; stress in children.
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
sonia [dot] lupien [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Addictions

Thomas Brown, PhD, director, addiction research program (alcoholism and drug addiction), Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Expertise: Why do some children turn to drugs and alcohol? What can parents do to prevent this from happening?
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
thomas [dot] brown [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Pierre-Paul Tellier, MD, director, Student Health Services, and director of student affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Expertise: Education and prevention of risks related to drug use among students.
514-398-5557
pierre-paul [dot] tellier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Fear

Jorge Armony, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, and researcher, Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Expertise: How the brain processes fear — of the unknown, of new situations.
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
jorge [dot] armony [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia

Howard Steiger, PhD, professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, director of the eating disorders program at Douglas Hospital
Expertise: Eating disorders; dieting and body obsession among teens.
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
howard [dot] steiger [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
(Absent August 19 to September 4)

Healthy eating and mental health

Louise Thibault, PhD in nutrition, associate professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University
Expertise: Linking good nutrition to brain function.
514-398-7848
louise [dot] thibault [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Allergies

Rhonda Kagan, physician and researcher in the Pediatrics department of the McGill University Health Centre
Expertise: Food allergies and asthma in children.
514-412-4400 ext. 23991
rhonda [dot] kagan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
(Absent August 5 to 12 inclusive)

Depression and suicide among young people

Johanne Renaud, MD, psychiatrist and researcher, responsible for the youth section of the Douglas Hospital's depression disorders program
Expertise: Child depression and suicide
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
johanne [dot] renaud [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
(Available after August 14)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Reut Gruber, PhD, professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, and researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Expertise: Therapeutic benefits of sleep for symptoms of ADHD.
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
reut [dot] gruber [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Bullying and cyber-bullying

Philippe Lageix, MD, psychiatrist and medical chief, Youth at Risk for Personality Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, Douglas Hospital
Expertise: Taxing, bullying and intimidation behaviours, hyperactivity and ADHD.
514-761-6131 ext. 2769
philippe [dot] lageix [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
(Available between August 28 and September 14)

Shaheen Shariff, PhD, professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
Expertise: Bullying and how schools address cyber-bullying.
514-398-5396
shaheen [dot] shariff [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Sexuality (safe sex)

Pierre-Paul Tellier, MD, director, Student Health Services, director of student affairs, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Expertise: Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in teens and young adults.
514-398-5557
pierre-paul [dot] tellier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Contact Information

Contact: 
Céline Poissant
Organization: 
University Relations Office, McGill University
Email: 
celine [dot] poissant [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Office Phone: 
514-398-6751