Research Groups and Projects


Attention, Behaviour and Sleep (ABS) Laboratory

Research Projects |  Sleep Squad video The Attention, Behaviour and Sleep (ABS) Lab is a multidisciplinary unit combining behavioural, psychological, genetic, and physiological methods to study the interplay between sleep and … Read more


Centre for Breakthroughs in Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention

Website See the Centre for Breakthroughs in Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention website here Mission Directed by child psychiatrist Johanne Renaud, the Centre aims to: improve youth’s access to mental health … Read more


Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms

Diane B. Boivin, MD, PhD founded the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in 1997, thanks to the support from the … Read more

Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

The Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (CEYMH) is an academic hub for service planning, research, innovation, and training in mental health born out of the investment made by … Read more


CIHR Team in Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology – The Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology Catchment Area of the South West of Montreal

The CIHR Team in Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology was established in 2006 through a grant from CIHR to develop the first Epidemiological Catchment Area in Canada (ECA). These longitudinal studies … Read more


Computational Brain Anatomy (CoBrA) Laboratory

The Computational Brain Anatomy (CoBrA) Laboratory  is lead by Mallar Chakravarty, Ph.D., His group is a dynamic multi-disciplinary laboratory that is interested the anatomy of the brain and specifically: how … Read more

The distribution of ZEPSOM sample in the South-West of Montreal, Canada

Genetic and psychosocial predictors of biological aging: clinical significance for stress-related mental disorders (ZEPSOM-Bio)

Stress-related mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in most developed nations, including Canada. Exposure to early life adversities increases the risk of later-on stress-related mental health problems. … Read more

McGill Group for Suicide Studies

McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS)

The McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) is interested in the investigation of risk factors associated with suicidal behaviour and related conditions – such as major depressive disorder – using … Read more

Measurement-based quality improvement of psychiatric services in McGill RUIS area

Background: Traditional psychiatric measures use patient self-evaluations or structured clinician evaluations to screen for or as measures of severity of psychiatric symptoms. Other scales help in identifying risk and protecting … Read more

Montreal Antenatal Well-Being Study

Montreal Antenatal Well-Being Study

Lead Researcher: Kieran O’Donnell, PhD As many as one in five moms experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy, the experience of which is associated with detrimental outcomes for both mothers and … Read more

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Natasha Rajah Laboratory

Our lab, led by Natasha Rajah, conducts behavioural and neuroimaging studies in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, aging and dementia prevention. We use structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) … Read more


PEPP-Montreal Research Team

Research is an important and integral part of the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP). Clinical, education and research activities are integrated in such a way that research … Read more


Research Group on Treatment Accessibility for Anxiety Disorders

To find out more about the expectations and needs of people with anxiety disorders, Michel Perreault, PhD, and his team turned to the Web. Between April and November 2008, an extensive … Read more


Research Laboratory on Psychological Trauma

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) According to the National Institute of Mental Health (USA), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after an exposure to a terrifying … Read more


Research Team of the Bipolar Disorders Program

The research team led by Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD, FRCPC is interested in the biological and environmental factors of bipolar disorders. The aim of ongoing research projects is to identify … Read more


Research Team of the Eating Disorders Program

Research at the Eating Disorders Program (EDP) addresses various aspects of the phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of Eating Disorders (EDs) in the spectrum of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa … Read more


Research Team on the Organisation and Adequacy of Services

The research team on service organization and adequacy, directed by Marie-Josée Fleury, PhD, aims to develop optimum service models in order to improve the quality of the health and social services … Read more


Social Psychiatry Research and Interest Group (SPRING)

People with mental illnesses suffer from multiple inequities. These include (i) decreased educational achievement; (ii) high-levels of unemployment and financial strain; (iii) truncated social networks; (iv) poor physical health and … Read more


Suzanne King Laboratory

Two main projects are currently underway in the laboratory of Suzanne King. Project Ice Storm Project Ice Storm has been ongoing since 1998 following the Quebec ice storm in January … Read more

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Team in Transdisciplinary Studies on Driving While Intoxicated

Road accidents are an important public health problem: According to the World Health Organization, road accidents are the 10th leading cause of mortality worldwide and the first leading cause among … Read more

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The At Home/Chez Soi project

The At Home Chez Soi (AHCS) project is a pan-Canadian study on homelessness and mental illness. This $110 million pragmatic randomized controlled trial was funded by the Mental Health Commission … Read more