Marie Brossard-Racine

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Marie Brossard-Racine
Contact Information

Mailing Address: 5252 boul. de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC, H4A 3S5, Canada

Research Lab: Advances in Brain and Child Development Research Laboratory, 


Research program


Email address: 
marie.brossardracine [at]
Assistant Professor, OT program

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology, Children’s National Medical Center/Georges Washington University, Washington DC (USA)
PhD Rehabilitation Science, McGill University, Montreal QC (Canada)
BSc Occupational Therapy, Université de Montréal, Montreal QC (Canada)

Teaching areas: 

Pediatric, Neurodevelopment

Current research: 

Dr. Brossard-Racine’s research program aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of function and dysfunction in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research approach combines advanced quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques with clinically relevant standardized evaluations to promote early detection of non-optimal brain and/or functional development in at-risk pediatric populations. Central to her program is the search for biomarkers of dysfunction as well as for effective intervention strategies that will enhance brain recovery, support the child’s healthy development and inform service delivery.

Research Keywords: child developmental, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroimaging, plasticity, brain injury, early-intervention, behavior, motor skills


Selected publications: 

Fontes, K.*, Rohlicek, C.V., Saint-Martin, C., Gilbert, G., Easson, K.*, Majnemer, A., Marelli, A., Chakravarty, M.M., & Brossard-Racine, M. (2019). Hippocampal alterations and functional correlates in adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease. Human Brain Mapping. [Epub ahead of print]

Brossard-Racine, M., McCarter, R., Murnick, J., Tinkelman, L.*, Vezina, G., Limperopoulos, C. (2019) Early extra-uterine exposure alters regional cerebellar growth in infants born preterm. NeuroImage Clinical. 21: 101646.

Abda, A.*, Tsimicalis, A., Rennick, J., Bolduc, M.E.*, Vatcher, D.*, Brossard-Racine, M. (2018). Psychosocial Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Complex Congenital Heart Defect: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. [Epub ahead of print].

Bolduc, M.E.*, Lamber, H., Ganeshamoorthy, A.*, Brossard-Racine, M. (2018). Structural brain abnormalities in youth with congenital heart defect: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 60(12):1209-1224.

Brossard-Racine, M., Murnick,J., Bouyssi-Kobar M., Coulombe, J., Chang, T., Limperopoulos C. (2017). Altered cerebellar biochemical profiles in infants born prematurely. Nature Scientific Report. 7(1):8143.

Brossard-Racine, M., Poretti, A., Murnick, J., Bouyssi-Kobar, M., McCarter, R., du Plessis, A. J., Limperopoulos, C. (2017). Cerebellar microstructural organization is impeded by complications of premature birth: A case-control study. Journal of Pediatrics. 182: 28-33.

Brossard-Racine, M., Du Plessis, A., Vezina, G., Robertson, R., Donofrio, M., Tworetsky, W., Limperopoulos, C. (2016). Brain injury in newborns with complex congenital heart disease: What is the predictive value of MRI in the fetal period? American Journal of Neuroradiology. 37(7):1338-1346.

Brossard-Racine, M., Du Plessis, A., Vezina, G., Robertson, R., Bulas, D., Evangelou, I. E., Donofrio, M., Freeman, D., Limperopoulos, C. (2014). Prevalence and spectrum of in utero structural brain anomalities in fetuses with complex congenital heart disease. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 35(8), 1593-1599.

Brossard-Racine, M., Shevell, M., Snider, L., Bélanger, A. S., Julien, M. & Majnemer, A. (2015) Persisting handwriting difficulties in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) following treatment with stimulant medication. Journal of Attention Difficulty.19(7), 620-629.

Brossard-Racine, M., Mazer B., Julien, M., Majnemer, A. (2012). Validating the use of the Evaluation Tool of Children’s Handwriting-Manuscript (ETCH-M) to identify handwriting difficulties and detect change in school-aged children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(4), 414-421.

Brossard-Racine, M., Majnemer, A., Hall, N., Shevell, M., Law, M., Poulin, C., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012). Behavioural problems in children with cerebral palsy. European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 16(1), 35-41.

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