Suzanne King

Academic title(s): 

Professor


Contact Information:


Phone: 514.761.6131 ext. 2353
Emailsuzanne.king[at]mcgill.ca

 

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry
Douglas Mental Health Institute
6875 Lasalle Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H4H 1R3

 

Biography: 

Research Areas:

Developmental Science

Research Summary:

Suzanne King studies developmental psychopathology, and the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). In the past, she has used retrospective research with schizophrenia patients and controls. Currently, her work is focused on 3 prospective longitudinal studies of children who were exposed to maternal stress in utero as the result of a natural disaster: The Quebec ice storm of 1998; Iowa floods of 2008; and Queensland floods in Australia in 2011. Developmental outcomes include cognitive development (incl. IQ, language, memory, attention), physical development (incl. body composition and obesity, metabolism, brain structure, immunity, craniofacial dysmorphology, epigenetics), behavioral development (incl. internalizing, externalizing, autistic- or psychotic-like traits) and motor development (incl. balance, coordination, fine motor, visual motor integration).