Kieran O’Donnell
PhD

  • Theme-Based Group: 
    Environmental Adversity, Neurodevelopment, and Mental Health
  • Division: 
    Human Neuroscience

Epigenetics Reseacher, Ludmer Centre, Douglas Research Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS), Junior 1



Dr O’Donnell is a leading expert in perinatal influences on early-childhood development, and the biological embedding of early adversity. His work examines how the early environment shapes child development. This multidisciplinary work combines genetic, epigenetic and epidemiological approaches to identify those at-risk for adverse mental health outcomes. He also seeks to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which positive and nurturing environments mediate their positive effects on child neurodevelopment.


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