Graduate Student Research Supervisors

*Supervisors listed below are approved Research Supervisors for the Psychiatry Graduate Program.  However, please be advised that a number of faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry supervise students in other programs as well.  Students outside the Psychiatry Graduate Program may refer to our Researchers list for other potential supervisors.

jorge.armony [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jorge Armony, PhD)

Associate Professor

Emotion, fMRI, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

serge.beaulieu [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Affective Disorders.

marcelo.berlim [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marcelo Berlim, MD)

Associate Professor

Neuromodulation ; mood disorders and suicidal behavior

veronique.bohbot [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Veronique Bohbot, PhD)

Associate Professor

Auditory and spatial memory, virtual reality, plasticity.

diane.boivin [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Diane Boivin, MD, PhD)

Professor

Sleep, circadian rhythms, affective disorders.

patricia.boksa [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Patricia Boksa, PhD)

Professor

Risk factors for schizophrenia

mark.brandon [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mark Brandon, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Neural circuits of memory

john.breitner [at] mcgill.ca (Dr John Breitner, MD)

Professor

Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

marie-josee.brouillette [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Josee Brouillette, MD, FRCPC)

Associate Professor

HIV and cognition, RASCH analysis, Interferon-alpha and depression

alain.brunet [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Alain Brunet, PhD)

Professor

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

jean.caron [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Jean Caron, PhD)

Associate Professor

Social and psychiatric epidemiology.

nicolas.cermakian [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Nicolas Cermakian, PhD)

Professor

Circadian rhythms in the context of mental health and immunity.

eduardo.chachamovich [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eduardo Chachamovich)

Assistant Professor

Social and clinical determinants of health in Aboriginal populations, suicide ideation and behaviours

megha.chakravarty [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mallar Chakravarty, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Computational brain anatomy

dara.charney [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Dara A. Charney, MD)

Associate Professor

treatment for alcohol use disorders

suparna.choudhury [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Suparna Choudhury, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Production and dissemination of biomedical knowledge

bruno.debruille [at] mcgill.ca (Dr J. Bruno Debruille, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Cognitive and social neuroscience of consciousness and psychiatric disorders

simon.ducharme [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Simon Ducharme)

Assistant Professor

Longitudinal changes in brain development; neuroimaging

david.dunkley [at] mcgill.ca (Dr David M. Dunkley, PhD)

Associate Professor

Cognitive-personality vulnerability to depression; perfectionism; stress; coping; emotion regulation

 

frank.elgar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Frank Elgar)

Associate Professor

Social inequalities in child health

salah.elmestikawy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Salah El Mestikawy, PhD)

Professor

Glutamatergic systems in the normal and pathological brain

mayada.elsabbagh [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mayada Elsabbagh)

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology of autism.

pierre.etienne [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Pierre Etienne, MD)

Professor

Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

carl.ernst [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Carl Ernst, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Genetic and epigenetic variations associated with neurodevelopmental disorders

catherine.fichten [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Catherine Fichten, PhD)

Associate Professor

Clinical psychology (disabilities, sleep)

flemar [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Josée Fleury, PhD)

Associate Professor

Organizational and adequacy of mental health services 

cecilia.flores [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Cecilia Flores, PhD)

Associate Professor

Cellular and molecular mechanisms by which experiences in adolescence alter ongoing brain development, rendering individuals susceptible or resilient to psychiatric disorders

guillaume.galbaud_du_fort [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Guillaume Galbaud Du Fort)

Associate Professor

Assessment of screening tools for depression in medically ill populations

serge.gauthier [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Serge G. Gauthier, MD)

Professor

Alzheimer's disease

marie-claude.geoffroy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy)

Associate Member

Epidemiology of suicide and related mental disorders across lifespan

kathryn.gill [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Kathryn Gill, PhD)

Associate Professor

Mental Illness, substance dependence, and gambling

bruno.giros [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Bruno Giros, PhD)

Professor

Dopaminergic systems; neurobiology of schizophrenia and other psychopathologies

gabriella.gobbi [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gabriella Gobbi, MD, PhD)

Professor

Mood disorders, Cannabis, Hallucinogens, Melatonin

ian.gold [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Ian Gold, PhD)

Associate Professor

Philosophy of psychiatry.

DR GOLD WILL BE ON SABBATICAL (RESEARCH LEAVE)  UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020

alain.gratton [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Alain Gratton, PhD)

Professor

Function and dysfunction of mesocorticolimibic dopamine neurons

brian.greenfield [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Brian J. Greenfield, MD)

Associate Professor

Childhood suicide: genetic predisposition, disease pathways, treatments and predictive testing

Dr natalie.grizenko [at] mcgill.ca (Natalie Grizenko, MD)

Associate Professor

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders

danielle.groleau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Danielle Groleau, PhD)

Associate Professor

Qualitative methodologies; sociocultural determinants of health behavior; reporductive health; development and evaluation of school-based promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness

reut.gruber [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Reut Gruber, PhD)

Associate Professor

Child development, sleep, ADHD

lily.t.hechtman [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lily Hechtman, MD)

Professor

Attention deficit disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Treatment development and efficacy.

Long-term prospective controlled follow-up.

hani.iskandar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Hani Iskandar, MD)

Professor

Schizophrenia, mood disorders, and pharmacology

srividya.iyer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Srividya N. Iyer, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Youth mental health and early intervention for psychosis

eric.jarvis1 [at] mcgill.ca (Dr G. Eric Jarvis, MD)

Associate Professor

Social psychiatry; first episode psychosis.

ridha.joober [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Ridha Joober, PhD)

Professor

Youth Mental Health and Early intervention, genetics and pharmacogenetics of psychiatric disorders

sherif.karama [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Sherif Karama, MD, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Genetic and environmental effects of environment on brain development and corollary impacts of cognition

suzanne.king [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Suzanne King, PhD)

Professor

Psychosocial environment and its influence on the course and outcome of schizophrenia

laurence.kirmayer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD)

Professor

Cultural psychiatry; psychiatric anthropology; philosophy of psychiatry; mental health of Indigenous peoples, immigrants and refugees; global mental health.

rachel.kronick [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Rachel Cardon Kronick, MD)

Assistant Professor

Cultural psychiatry, immigration policy, immigration detention, child and family mental health, asylum seekers

aurelie.labbe [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Aurelie Labbe, PhD)

Associate Professor

Statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology

marc.laporta [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marc Laporta, MD)

Assistant Professor

Mental health knowledge transfer and exchange

lise.laporte [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lise Laporte, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Borderline personality disorder; youth protection services

eric.latimer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eric A. Latimer, PhD)

Professor

Mental health policy and economic evaluation 

martin.lepage [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Martin Lepage, PhD)

Professor

Comprehensive research into schizophrenia and psychosis

marco.leyton [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marco Leyton, PhD)

Professor

Neurobiology of substance use disorders, depression and personality traits

eva.libman [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eva Libman, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Sleep related aspects of behavioral medicine and health psychology

karl.looper [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Karl J. Looper, MD)

Associate Professor

Psychosomatic research of medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorders; psychosocial predictors of outcomes of major medical illnesses
(cancer, cardiac, arthritis).

nancy.low [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Nancy C. P. Low, MD)

Assistant Professor

Familial risk in psychiatric disorders. Phenotypic refinement of psychiatric disorders; comorbidities; mood and anxiety disorders across community, primary care and tertiary care samples/populations. 

giamal.luheshi [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Giamal N. Luheshi, PhD)

Professor

Neuroimmunology

ashok.malla [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Ashok Malla, MD)

Professor

Psychosis, early intervention, youth mental health services

michael.meaney [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Michael Meaney, PhD)

Professor

Biological basis of vulnerability for psychopathology

tony.measham [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Toby J. Measham, MD)

Assistant Professor

Transcultural child psychiatry

naguib.mechawar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Naguib Mechawar), PhD

Professor

Neurobiology of major depression and suicide.

xiangfei.meng [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Xiangfei Meng, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Population mental health and neuro-psychiatric epidemiology, bio-psycho-social attributes of common mental disorders; early life stress

Dr Tina C. Montreuil

Associate Member

Etiology of Anxiety Disorders, Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathology, Mental Health Disorders Prevention, Emotion Regulation

gail.myhr [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gail A. Myhr, MD)

Associate Professor

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis and other mental disorders;
Process and effectiveness of CBT supervision on patient outcomes
Virtual Reality assisted Exposure Therapy (VRET) in the treatment of anxiety

lucie.nadeau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lucie Nadeau, MD)

Associate Professor

Culture and context in the treatment of minority youths suffering from chronic illness

lucie.nadeau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Corina Nagy, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Molecular neurobiology of depression and suicide

vasavan.nair [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Vasavan N. P. Nair, MD)

Professor

Biological rhythms in normal Ageing, primary degenerative dementias and
affective disorders; clinical psychopharmacology of schizophrenia, depression
and dementias.

jamie.near [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jamie Near, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Magnetic resonance methods development

tuong.v.nguyen [at] mcgill.ca (Dr  Tuong Vi Nguyen)

Assistant Professor

Behavioral and developmental neuroendocrinology

PLEASE NOTE THAT DR NGUYEN IS CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

kieran.odonnell [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Kieran O'Donnell, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Perinatal influences on early-childhood development; biological embedding of early adversity

roberta.palmour [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Roberta M. Palmour, PhD)

Professor

Genetic analysis of major psychiatric diseases, in man and in model systems; neurochemical mechanisms in inherited metabolic diseases.

Please note that Dr Palmour is not currently accepting new students.

joel.paris [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Joel Paris, MD)

Professor Emeritus

Borderline Personality Disorder

michel.perreault [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Michel Perreault, PhD)

Associate Professor

Evaluation of health service systems 

john.perry [at] mcgill.ca (Dr John Christopher Perry, MD)

Professor

Relationships between acceptance/rejection feelings in children with serious
behavior problems

myra.piat [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Myra Piat, PhD)

Professor

Mental Health Recovery

judes.poirier [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Judes Poirier, PhD)

Professor

Genetics of Alzheimer's disease

natasha.rajah [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Rachel Rabin, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Effects of drugs of abuse on cognitive function in psychiatric (e.g., schizophrenia) and non-psychiatric populations

natasha.rajah [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Maria Natasha Rajah, PhD)

Professor

Cognitive neuroscience of aging, memory and sex/gender differences in dementia risk

amir.raz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Amir Raz, PhD)

Associate Professor

Clinical and cognitive neuroscience; applied cognition.

soham.rej [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Soham Rej, MD, MSc)

Assistant Professor

Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Trials, Mindfulness/Meditation/Mind-Body Interventions (Yoga, Tai Chi) for Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia.

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johanne.renaud [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Johanne Renaud, MD)

Associate Professor

Studies on suicide risk factors in children and adolescents interventions, and trajectories of services studies.

stephane.richard-devantoy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, MD)

Adjunct Professor

Suicide, neurocognition, depression

joseph.rochford [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Joseph Rochford, PhD)

Associate Professor

Behavioural pharmacology of learning, memory and motivation; behavioural effects of anxiolytic and
antidepressant drugs

pedro.rosa [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Pedro Rosa-Neto, MD, PhD)

Professor

Translational neuroimaging of neurodegenerative disorders

cecile.rousseau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Cecile Rousseau, MD)

Professor

Cultural psychiatry; mental health and adaptation of refugee children and
adolescents from Southeast Asia, Central America and Somalia.

monica.ruizcasares [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares, PhD)

Assistant Professor

 Child mental wellbeing and protection, Global mental health, Policy and program evaluation, Ethics in research with children.

norbert.schmitz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Norbert Schmitz, PhD)

Professor

Psychiatric epidemiology,psychiatric-somatic comorbidity, public mental health
 

jai.shah [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jai Shah, MD)

Assistant Professor

Early intervention, first episode psychosis, at-risk mental states, youth mental health, clinical staging

patricia.silveira [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Patricia Silveira, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Biology of developmental mechanisms in the risk for chronic adult disease.

lalit.srivastava [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lalit K. Srivastava, PhD)

Professor

Role of developmental mechanisms in the etiopathology of schizophrenia,
brain dopamine receptor regulation, biochemical and genetic studies on neural
cell adhesion molecules.

howard.steiger [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Howard Steiger, PhD)

Professor

Onset, course and treatment of eating disorders.

florian.storch [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Florian Storch, PhD)

Associate Professor

Biological rhythms and psychopathology

lea.thaler [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Lea Thaler)

Assistant Professor


Etiology, assessment and treatment of eating disorders

brett.thombs [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Brett D. Thombs, PhD)

Professor

Mental health screening, clinical trials, patient-engaged research, mental health in people with medical conditions, rare diseases, meta-research

leon.tourian [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Leon Tourian), MD

Assistant Professor

Pain Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, ICU Psychiatry

jacques.tremblay2 [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jacques Tremblay, MD)

Assistant Professor

Clinical epidemiology in mental health

gustavo.turecki [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD)

Professor

Clinical and biomedical research on major depression and suicide

sylvia.villeneuve [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Sylvia Villeneuve, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Multimodal imaging of the aging brain

dominique.walker [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Clair-Dominique Walker, PhD)

Professor

Early stress, maternal regulation and neuroendocrine development

ashley.wazana [at] mcgill.ca (D. Ashley Wazana, MD)

Assistant Professor

Early Manifestations of psychopathology; health of children with precarious immigration status; relations between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry

robert.whitley [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Rob Whitley, PhD)

Assistant Professor

The emerging recovery paradigm in mental health; religion
and mental health; the mental health and mental health service experience of
immigrants and ethno-cultural minorities; mental health in developing
countries

sylvain.williams [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Sylvain Williams, PhD)

Professor

Hippocampal rhythms, memory, and Alzheimer's disease

takpan.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Tak Pan Wong, PhD)

Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, stress; memory

allan.young [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Allan Young, PhD)

Professor

Culture and somatization; the ethnography of post-traumatic stress disorder;
anthropology of psychiatry.

phyllis.zelkowitz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Phyllis Zelkowitz, EdD)

Associate Professor

Perinatal mental health; psychosocial factors related to fertility health; risk factors for borderline pathology in adolescents; transitional care for children and families following Child Psychiatry Day Hospital treatment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DR ZELKOWITZ IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS.

tieyuan.zhang [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Tie Yuan Zhang, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Maternal care; optoneuroepigenetics

 

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