Mayada Elsabbagh

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Email address: 
mayada.elsabbagh [at]





Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) 5252 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest 3rd floor, #3E.05 Montréal, Qc  H4A 3S5


Area of expertise: 

Neurobiology of autism


Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at McGill University. Her research, in the area of early infancy and developmental disorders, is focused on understanding the brain basis of behavioural genetic disorders. Prior to returning to Canada from the UK in 2011, Mayada supported the successful launch of collaborative research networks in autism including BASIS and ESSEA, aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery in early autism. Mayada is active in the area of knowledge translation locally and internationally. She currently manages the Knowledge Translation portfolio for NeuroDevNet, a Canadian national Network of Center’s of Excellence. She was the recipient of the 2010 UK Economic and Social Research Council Neville Butler Memorial Prize for Longitudinal Research awarded in recognition of the public value and social relevance of her research.