Howard Steiger
Ph.D.

Division: 
Recherche clinique

Howard Steiger
 

Bureau: 
Q-2109, 6603-05 Boulevard LaSalle

6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC 
H4H 1R3


(514) 761-6131 x2897

Fax: 
(514) 888-4085

Champs de recherche: 
Recherche clinique et humaine

Thème de recherche: 
Stress, désordres de l'humeur et de l'impulsivité


Chercheur, Centre de recherche Douglas
Chef, Programme des troubles de l'alimentation, Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas
Professeur titulaire, Département de psychiatrie, Université McGill
Membre associé, Département de psychologie, Université McGill



Programme des troubles de l'alimentation


Eating Disorders Program. 
a) Gene x environment interactions that are conducive to eating-disorder development; Genetic and epigenetic influences upon eating-disorder course. 
b) Specialized knowledge transfer through a system-wide effort to train aqnd supervise clinicans working in 1st and 2nd line services
c) Eating-disorder prevention through population level efforts to alter attitudes towards thinness and body image. 

The only organized base of clinical-research expertise on the EDs in the Province of Quebec, the Eating Disorders Program has been influential through its work on constitution–environment interactions that play in ED development. Current work emphasizes the effects of environmental exposures (developmental traumata, stressors, nutritional deficits) upon DNA methylation, and the prospective course of changes in DNA methylation coincident qwith nutritional rehabilitation in Anorexia Nervosa.
Under the auspices of the Quebec government's Secretariat de la Condition Feminine, we have been studying a population level effort to influence social values associated with body image. The project involves population-level research on the reach and social impact of a public-health movement
We have also been studying the impact of specialized knowledge transfer involving a system-wide effort to train and supervise clinicans working with eatying-disordered individuals in 1st and 2nd line services


Booij, L., Casey, K.E., Antunes, J.M., Szyf, M., Joober, R., Israël, M., & Steiger, H. (2015). DNA methylation in individuals with Anorexia Nervosa and in matched normal-eater controls: A genome-wide study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22374

Israel, M., Klein, M., Pruessner, J., Thaler, L., Spilka, M., Efanov, S., Ouellette, A.S., Berlim, M., Van den Eynde, F., Walker, D. & Steiger, H. (2015). N-back task performance and corresponding brain-activation patterns in women with restrictive and bulimic eating-disorder variants: Preliminary findings. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.pscychresns.2015.01.022i

St-Hilaire, A., Steiger, H., Aihua, L., Laplante, D., Thaler, L., Magilll, T., King, S. (2015). A prospective study of effects of prenatal maternal stress upon later eating-disorder manifestations in affected offspring: Preliminary indications based on the Project Ice Storm cohort. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Steiger, H., Coelho, J., Thaler, L., & Van den Eynde, F. (2015). Eating Disorders. In P. Blaney, R. Krueger, & T. Millon. Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology, 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Thaler, L., Gauvin, L., Joober, R., Groleau, P., de Guzman, R., Ambalavanan, A., Israel, M., Samantha, W., Steiger, H. (2014). Methylation of BDNF in women with bulimic eating syndromes: Associations with childhood abuse and borderline personality disorder. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 54, 43-49.doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2014.04.010

Groleau, P., Joober, R., Israel, M., Zeramdini, N., DeGuzman, R., & Steiger, H. (2014). Methylation of the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene promoter in women with a bulimia-spectrum disorder: Associations with borderline personality disorder and exposure to childhood abuse. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 48, 121-127.

Strober, M., Peris, T., & Steiger, H. (2014). The plasticity of development: How knowledge of epigenetics may advance understanding of eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 696-704.
Steiger, H., Labonté, B., Groleau, P., Turecki, G., & Israel, M. (2013). Methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter in bulimic women: Associations with borderline personality disorder, suicidality and exposure to childhood abuse. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 246-255.


Howard Steiger est directeur du programme des troubles de l’alimentation de l’institut universitaire Douglas, Professeur Titulaire en Psychiatrie à l’université McGill et membre agrégé en psychologie à l’université McGill. Dr Steiger dirige le service spécialisé le plus étendu pour le traitement d’adultes souffrant de troubles de l’alimentation dans le spectre de l’anorexie nerveuse et de la boulimie au Québec, un programme offrant une gamme complète de modèles de traitements à travers hospitalisation, un programme/hôpital de jour, et des traitements externes spécialisés. Clinicien, professeur, et chercheur, Dr Steiger a publié plusieurs articles et chapitres scientifiques et théoriques dans le domaine des troubles de l’alimentation. Ses intérêts de recherches portent sur les facteurs développementaux, neurobiologiques et génétiques qui pourraient correspondre aux troubles de l’alimentation ainsi qu’aux pathologies fréquemment observés chez ceux qui en souffrent. Dr Steiger a été récemment éditeur associé du International Journal of Eating Disorders, Président du Eating Disorders Research Society (2007-2008) et membre du conseil et du comité exécutif du Academy for Eating Disorders (AED : 2007-2009). Il est co-président du comité sur « la Charte pour une image corporelle saine et diversifiée » du gouvernement du Québec. En 2010, il a reçu le Leadership Award for Clinical, Educational or Administrative Service de l’Academy for Eating Disorders.


2010 Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) Leadership Award for Clinical, Educational, and Administrative Service

President, Eating Disorders Research Society (Sept. 2007 to Sept 2008) 

Co-President, Committee to develop a charter to prevent fashion-industry inducements towards extreme thinness and Anorexia Nervosa. (2009 to present)

Associate Editor, International Journal of Eating Disorders (April 2009-December 2014)

Heinz Lehmann Award, Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (June , 2002)


Publications récentes