Welcoming Dr. Katie Lavigne, a new researcher at the Douglas

August 15, 2023

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Katie Lavigne, who joined the Douglas Research Centre in June 2023. Dr. Lavigne holds an appointment as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University.

Dr. Lavigne completed a PhD in Neuroscience with Dr. Todd Woodward at the University of British Columbia, in the Department of Psychiatry (2018). Her doctoral work focused on functional brain networks underlying cognitive biases and delusions in schizophrenia.

Following her PhD, Dr. Lavigne pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Neuro and Douglas Research Centre, working with Dr. Martin Lepage and Dr. Alan Evans, studying multimodal brain-cognition associations in psychosis and digital cognitive health.

She has 39 publications and numerous awards, including two CIHR fellowships for her PhD and postdoc. She is a member of the Douglas EDI committee and the Digital Technologies committee for the Canadian Network for Research in Schizophrenia and Psychoses.

As an independent investigator, Dr. Lavigne aims to develops open-source digital tools to improve cognitive assessment and promote cognitive health in transdiagnostic psychiatry. Ultimately, her research goal is to understanding the cognitive underpinnings of multiscale neuropsychosocial markers in psychiatric disorders.

We look forward to celebrating many future successes with Dr. Lavigne!