Norbert Schmitz
Ph.D.

Division: 
Recherche clinique

Norbert Schmitz
 

Bureau: 
F-2115, Pavillon Frank B. Common

6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC
H4H 1R3


(514) 761-6131 x3379

Fax: 
(514) 888-4064


Champs de recherche: 
Recherche clinique et humaine
Recherche psychosociale et des populations

Thème de recherche: 
Santé mentale et société


Chercheur, Centre de recherche Douglas
Professeur titulaire, Département de psychiatrie, Université McGill
Membre associé, Département d'épidémiologie et de biostatistiques, Université McGill
Chercheur, Centre de recherche du diabète de Montréal (MDRC)



Épidemiologie de la santé mentale


Le programme de recherche du laboratoire se concentre autour de trois grands thèmes:

Comorbidité somatique psychiatrique
Le laboratoire s'intéresse au lien entre troubles mentaux et maladies somatiques chroniques. Plus particulièrement, les chercheurs mènent trois études longitudinales auprès de diabétiques.

Épidémiologie psychiatrique
Les travaux du laboratoire portent sur la dépression et les troubles anxieux dans la communauté. Ils évaluent principalement:
- les facteurs de risque des troubles mentaux
- le lien entre dépression et obésité

Mesure de l’état de santé
Les chercheurs conçoivent des outils de mesure de l'état de santé. Ceci inclut l’évaluation d’instruments ainsi que la conception et l’application de méthodes psychométriques sophistiquées.


Schmitz, N., Gariepy, G., Smith, K. J., Malla, A., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., Lesage, A. & Wang, J. L. (2014). Longitudinal Relationships Between Depression and Functioning in People with Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 47, 172-179.

Schmitz, N., Gariepy, G., Smith, K. J., Clyde, M., Malla, A., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., Lesage, A. & Wang, J. L. (2014). Recurrent Subthreshold Depression in Type 2 Diabetes: An Important Risk Factor for Poor Health Outcomes. Diabetes Care 37, 970-978.

Gariepy, G., Blair, A., Kestens, Y. & Schmitz, N. (2014). Neighbourhood characteristics and 10-year risk of depression in Canadian adults with and without a chronic illness. Health & place 30, 279-286.

Au, B., Smith, K. J., Gariepy, G. & Schmitz, N. (2014). C-reactive protein, depressive symptoms, and risk of diabetes: Results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Journal of Psychosomatic Research 77, 180-186.

Schmitz, N., Gariepy, G., Smith, K. J., Malla, A., Wang, J. L., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., & Lesage, A. (2013). The pattern of depressive symptoms in people with type 2 diabetes: A prospective community study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(2), 128-134.

Schmitz, N., Gariepy, G., Smith, K. J., Malla, A., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., Lesage, A., & Wang, J. L. (2013). Trajectories of Self-Rated Health in People with Diabetes: Associations with Functioning in a Prospective Community Sample. Plos One, 8(12).

Badawi, G., Page, V., Smith, K. J., Gariepy, G., Malla, A., Wang, J., Boyer, R., Strychar, I., Lesage, A., & Schmitz, N. (2013). Self-rated health: A predictor for the three year incidence of major depression in individuals with Type II diabetes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 145(1), 100-105.

Wang, J. L., Patten, S. B., Currie, S., Sareen, J., & Schmitz, N. (2012). A Population-based Longitudinal Study on Work Environmental Factors and the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder. American Journal of Epidemiology, 176(1), 52-59.

Gariepy, G., Malla, A., Wang, J., Messier, L., Strychar, I., Lesage, A., & Schmitz, N. (2012). Types of smokers in a community sample of individuals with Type 2 diabetes: a latent class analysis. Diabetic Medicine, 29(5), 586-592.

Gariepy, G., Wang, J. L., Lesage, A. D., & Schmitz, N. (2010). The longitudinal association from obesity to depression: results from the 12-year National Population Health Survey. Obesity, 18(5), 1033-1038.

Gariepy, G., Nitka, D., & Schmitz, N. (2010). The association between obesity and anxiety disorders in the population: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Obesity, 34(3), 407-419.

Wang, J. L., Schmitz, N., Dewa, C., & Stansfeld, S. (2009). Changes in Perceived Job Strain and the Risk of Major Depression: Results From a Population-based Longitudinal Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169(9), 1085-1091.

Schmitz, N., Boyer, R., Nitka, D., Messier, L., Gariepy, G., Strychar, I., Malla, A., Lesage, A., & Wang, J. L. (2009). Association Between Neighborhood-Level Deprivation and Disability in a Community Sample of People With Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 32(11), 1998-2004.

Schmitz, N., & Kruse, J. (2007). The SF-36 summary scores and their relation to mental disorders: Physical functioning may affect performance of the summary scores. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60(2), 163-170.

Schmitz, N., Ashok, M. A., Ross, N. B. D., Archie, S., & Zipursky, R. (2007). Inconsistency in the relationship between duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and negative symptoms: Sorting out the problem of heterogeneity. Schizophrenia Research, 93(1-3), 152-159.


Publications récentes

  • Douglas Hospital
  • Dobell Pavillion
  • Brain imaging centre