ZEPSOM-Wellbeing – Team




Xiangfei Meng

Researcher – Douglas Research Centre
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
Associate Member in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University

Her research interests are in population mental health and neuro-psychiatric epidemiology, using a wide range of techniques to study the roles of genetic, environmental risk factors and their interactions of common mental health and disorders across the life span, especially focusing on the importance of prevention strategies in diverse ethno-cultural environment. Her publication list (over 90 articles) exhibits that her strong research productivity and her relevant research experiences in the field of population mental health and mental disorders.

She currently leads a well-established longitudinal community-based population study (funded by CIHR and SSHRC) to explore how biopsychosocial attributes are linked with mental health and common psychiatric disorders.https://douglas.research.mcgill.ca/xiangfei-meng


Marie-Josee Fleury

Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry
McGill University

Her research primarily focuses on the organization and adequacy of services aims to better understand the needs of persons affected by mental health problems, abuse and dependence on psychoactive substances, and those in situations of homelessness, as well as the transformations and key components that may contribute to improving the delivery of care. By providing new findings of the determinants of needs, of service utilization as a function of different service user profiles, and on the organization and processes of care, the team hopes to improve the state of knowledge and to offer recommendations that will optimize mental health services.



Chris Barrington-Leigh

Associate Professor
Institute for Health and Social Policy, Bieler School of Environment
McGill University

His research focuses on 1) the empirical, experienced human benefits of economic and social conditions, changes, and policy 2) consumption externalities and social preferences 3) impact of extant and plausible policies aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and 4) household experience and behaviour in response to the major coal-to-electricity intervention in China.



Danielle Maltais

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Her research interests are consequences of disasters on individuals, responders and communities, intervention in macro-social crisis situations, resilience of individuals and communities, social gerontology, outreach interventions.


Research Staff


Sophie Alarie

Research Coordinator
Douglas Research Centre

Sophie Alarie has acquired solid experience as a professional and research coordinator on drug use or mental health, from 1993 to 2020 in various research centers including the International Center for Comparative Criminology (CICC), Recherche et intervention sur les substances psychoactives- Québec (RISQ), le Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Douglas Hospital Research Center, the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).

At the same time, she held the position of Assistant of the Director at the International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU) from 2009 to 2013 before working on the evaluation of the implementation of the Drug Treatment Program of the Quebec Courts from 2012 to 2014, then to the evaluation of the implementation of the Réseau infirmier, un partenaire de soin (RIUPS), in 2015 and 2016.
She is currently coordinating the development of population-based mental health research and the development of a biological material bank at the Douglas Hospital Research Center.