In fall 2019, Dr. Patricia Silveira, a researcher at the Douglas Research Centre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and interim Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, was invited to join the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child as a core member. The Council, which translates scientific concepts on child development to the public and policymakers, is based out of the Harvard School of Medicine and has a North America-wide mandate. Earlier this year, the Council published its Working Paper 15, titled “Connecting the Brain to the Rest of the Body: Early Childhood Development and Lifelong Health Are Deeply Intertwined.”
One of only three women on the 13-member Council and the first junior faculty member, Dr. Silveira’s participation on the Council is a testament to the calibre of her research and leadership in the area of child development. Dr. Silveira recently took some time to chat with Jason Clement of McGill’s e-Health News to discuss the Council and its recent paper.
Please consult the full article from e-Health News, written by Jason Clement.