Graduate Student Research Supervisors

*Supervisors listed below are approved Research Supervisors for the Psychiatry Graduate Program.  However, please be advised that a number of faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry supervise students in other programs as well.  Students outside the Psychiatry Graduate Program may refer to our Researchers list for other potential supervisors.

jorge.armony [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jorge Armony, PhD)

Associate Professor

Emotion, fMRI, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

serge.beaulieu [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Affective Disorders.

chawki.benkelfat [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Chawki Benkelfat, MD)

Professor

Neurochemistry of Borderline Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

marcelo.berlim [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marcelo Berlim, MD)

Associate Professor

Neuromodulation ; mood disorders and suicidal behavior

veronique.bohbot [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Veronique Bohbot, PhD)

Associate Professor

Auditory and spatial memory, virtual reality, plasticity.

diane.boivin [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Diane Boivin, MD, PhD)

Professor

Sleep, circadian rhythms, affective disorders.

patricia.boksa [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Patricia Boksa, PhD)

Professor

Risk factors for schizophrenia

mark.brandon [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mark Brandon, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Neural circuits of memory

john.breitner [at] mcgill.ca (Dr John Breitner, MD)

Professor

Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

marie-josee.brouillette [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Josee Brouillette, MD, FRCPC)

Associate Professor

HIV and cognition, RASCH analysis, Interferon-alpha and depression

thomas.brown [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Thomas G. Brown, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Psychosocial interventions for substance abuse

alain.brunet [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Alain Brunet, PhD)

Professor

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

jean.caron [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Jean Caron, PhD)

Associate Professor

Social and psychiatric epidemiology.

nicolas.cermakian [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Nicolas Cermakian, PhD)

Professor

Circadian rhythms, clock genes, sleep regulation.

eduardo.chachamovich [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eduardo Chachamovich)

Assistant Professor

Social and clinical determinants of health in Aboriginal populations, suicide ideation and behaviours

megha.chakravarty [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mallar Chakravarty, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Computational brain anatomy

dara.charney [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Dara A. Charney, MD)

Associate Professor

treatment for alcohol use disorders

suparna.choudhury [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Suparna Choudhury, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Production and dissemination of biomedical knowledge

bruno.debruille [at] mcgill.ca (Dr J. Bruno Debruille, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Neurophysiological model of communication of affect and intent in schizophrenia

simon.ducharme [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Simon Ducharme)

Assistant Professor

Longitudinal changes in brain development; neuroimaging

david.dunkley [at] mcgill.ca (Dr David M. Dunkley, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Cognitive-personality vulnerability to depression

frank.elgar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Frank Elgar)

Associate Professor

Social inequalities in child health

salah.elmestikawy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Salah El Mestikawy, PhD)

Professor

Glutamatergic systems in the normal and pathological brain

mayada.elsabbagh [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mayada Elsabbagh)

Assistant Professor

Neurobiology of autism.

pierre.etienne [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Pierre Etienne, MD)

Professor

Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

carl.ernst [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Carl Ernst, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Genetic and epigenetic variations associated with neurodevelopmental disorders

catherine.fichten [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Catherine Fichten, PhD)

Associate Professor

Clinical psychology (disabilities, sleep)

flemar [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Josée Fleury, PhD)

Associate Professor

Organizational and adequacy of mental health services 

cecilia.flores [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Cecilia Flores, PhD)

Associate Professor

Adolescent brain development and susceptibility to psychopathology

genevieve.gagnon [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Geneviève Gagnon, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Neuropsychology and geriatric psychology 

guillaume.galbaud_du_fort [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Guillaume Galbaud Du Fort)

Associate Professor

Assessment of screening tools for depression in medically ill populations

serge.gauthier [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Serge G. Gauthier, MD)

Professor

Alzheimer's disease

marie-claude.geoffroy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy)

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology of suicide and related mental disorders across lifespan

kathryn.gill [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Kathryn Gill, PhD)

Associate Professor

Mental Illness, substance dependence, and gambling

bruno.giros [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Bruno Giros, PhD)

Professor

Dopaminergic systems; neurobiology of schizophrenia and other psychopathologies

gabriella.gobbi [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gabriella Gobbi, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Mood disorders

ian.gold [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Ian Gold, PhD)

Associate Professor

Philosophy of psychiatry.

alain.gratton [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Alain Gratton, PhD)

Professor

Function and dysfunction of mesocorticolimibic dopamine neurons

brian.greenfield [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Brian J. Greenfield, MD)

Associate Professor

Childhood suicide: genetic predisposition, disease pathways, treatments and predictive testing

Dr natalie.grizenko [at] mcgill.ca (Natalie Grizenko, MD)

Associate Professor

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders

danielle.groleau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Danielle Groleau, PhD)

Associate Professor

Qualitative methodologies; sociocultural determinants of health behavior; reporductive health; development and evaluation of school-based promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness

reut.gruber [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Reut Gruber, PhD)

Associate Professor

Child development, sleep, ADHD

lily.t.hechtman [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lily Hechtman, MD)

Professor

Attention deficit disorders; factors affecting positive and negative outcome in adopted adolescents.

hani.iskandar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Hani Iskandar, MD)

Professor

Schizophrenia, mood disorders, and pharmacology

mimi.israel [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Mimi Israël, MD)

Professor

Eating disorders

srividya.iyer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Srividya N. Iyer, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Youth mental health and early intervention for psychosis

eric.jarvis1 [at] mcgill.ca (Dr G. Eric Jarvis, MD)

Associate Professor

Social psychiatry; first episode psychosis.

ridha.joober [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Ridha Joober, PhD)

Professor

genetics and pharmacogenetics of psychiatric disorders

sherif.karama [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Sherif Karama, MD, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Genetic and environmental effects of environment on brain development and corollary impacts of cognition

brigitte.kieffer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Brigitte Kieffer, PhD)

Professor

G protein coupled receptors in brain function and disease

suzanne.king [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Suzanne King, PhD)

Professor

Psychosocial environment and its influence on the course and outcome of schizophrenia

laurence.kirmayer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD)

Professor

Cultural and transcultural psychiatry

rachel.kronick [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Rachel Cardon Kronick, MD)

Assistant Professor

Cultural psychiatry, immigration policy, immigration detention, child and family mental health, asylum seekers

aurelie.labbe [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Aurelie Labbe, PhD)

Associate Professor

Statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology

marc.laporta [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marc Laporta, MD)

Assistant Professor

Mental health knowledge transfer and exchange

lise.laporte [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lise Laporte, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Borderline personality disorder; youth protection services

eric.latimer [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eric A. Latimer, PhD)

Professor

Mental health policy and economic evaluation 

martin.lepage [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Martin Lepage, PhD)

Professor

Comprehensive research into schizophrenia and psychosis

marco.leyton [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Marco Leyton, PhD)

Professor

Neurobiology of substance use disorders, depression and personality traits

eva.libman [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Eva Libman, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Sleep related aspects of behavioral medicine and health psychology

karl.looper [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Karl J. Looper, MD)

Associate Professor

Psychosomatic research of medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorders; psychosocial predictors of outcomes of major medical illnesses
(cancer, cardiac, arthritis).

nancy.low [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Nancy C. P. Low, MD)

Assistant Professor

Familial risk in psychiatric disorders. Phenotypic refinement of psychiatric disorders; comorbidities; mood and anxiety disorders across community, primary care and tertiary care samples/populations. 

giamal.luheshi [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Giamal N. Luheshi, PhD)

Professor

Neuroimmunology

ashok.malla [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Ashok Malla, MD)

Professor

Psychosis, early intervention, youth mental health services

michael.meaney [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Michael Meaney, PhD)

Professor

Biological basis of vulnerability for psychopathology

tony.measham [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Toby J. Measham, MD)

Assistant Professor

Transcultural child psychiatry

naguib.mechawar [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Naguib Mechawar), PhD

Associate Professor

Neurobiology of major depression and suicide.

xiangfei.meng [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Xiangfei Meng, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Study and prevention of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders

Dr Tina C. Montreuil

Assistant Professor

Etiology of Anxiety Disorders, Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathology, Mental Health Disorders Prevention, Emotion Regulation

gail.myhr [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gail A. Myhr, MD)

Associate Professor

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis and other mental disorders

lucie.nadeau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lucie Nadeau, MD)

Associate Professor

Culture and context in the treatment of minority youths suffering from chronic illness

vasavan.nair [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Vasavan N. P. Nair, MD)

Professor

Biological rhythms in normal Ageing, primary degenerative dementias and
affective disorders; clinical psychopharmacology of schizophrenia, depression
and dementias.

jamie.near [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jamie Near, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Magnetic resonance methods development

tuong.v.nguyen [at] mcgill.ca (Dr  Tuong Vi Nguyen)

Assistant Professor

Behavioral and developmental neuroendocrinology

kieran.odonnell [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Kieran O'Donnell, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Perinatal influences on early-childhood development; biological embedding of early adversity

roberta.palmour [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Roberta M. Palmour, PhD)

Professor

Genetic analysis of major psychiatric diseases, in man and in model systems; neurochemical mechanisms in inherited metabolic diseases.

joel.paris [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Joel Paris, MD)

Professor

Borderline Personality Disorder

michel.perreault [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Michel Perreault, PhD)

Associate Professor

Evaluation of health service systems 

john.perry [at] mcgill.ca (Dr John Christopher Perry, MD)

Professor

Relationships between acceptance/rejection feelings in children with serious
behavior problems

myra.piat [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Myra Piat, PhD)

Professor

Mental Health Recovery

judes.poirier [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Judes Poirier, PhD)

Professor

Genetics of Alzheimer's disease

natasha.rajah [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Maria Natasha Rajah, PhD)

Associate Professor

Aging, dementia and memory; fMRI

amir.raz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Amir Raz, PhD)

Associate Professor

Clinical and cognitive neuroscience; applied cognition.

soham.rej [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Soham Rej, MD, MSc)

Assistant Professor

Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Trials, Mindfulness/Meditation/Mind-Body Interventions, Late-Life Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Lithium, Kidney Disease, Medication Adverse Events

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johanne.renaud [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Johanne Renaud, MD)

Associate Professor

Studies on suicide risk factors in children and adolescents interventions, and trajectories of services studies.

stephane.richard-devantoy [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, MD)

Adjunct Professor

Suicide, neurocognition, depression

joseph.rochford [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Joseph Rochford, PhD)

Associate Professor

Behavioural pharmacology of learning, memory and motivation; behavioural effects of anxiolytic and
antidepressant drugs

pedro.rosa [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Pedro Rosa-Neto, MD, PhD)

Associate Professor

Translational neuroimaging of neurodegenerative disorders

cecile.rousseau [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Cecile Rousseau, MD)

Professor

Cultural psychiatry; mental health and adaptation of refugee children and
adolescents from Southeast Asia, Central America and Somalia.

monica.ruizcasares [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Monica Ruiz-Casares, PhD)

Assistant Professor

 Child mental wellbeing and protection, Global mental health, Policy and program evaluation, Ethics in research with children.

norbert.schmitz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Norbert Schmitz, PhD)

Associate Professor

Psychiatric epidemiology,psychiatric-somatic comorbidity, public mental health,
 

jai.shah [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jai Shah, MD)

Assistant Professor

Interface of neurobiological and social/environmental factors in psychosis, including the role of social stress in psychosis

patricia.silveira [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Patricia Silveira, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Biology of developmental mechanisms in the etiopathology of schizophrenia

lalit.srivastava [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Lalit K. Srivastava, PhD)

Professor

Role of developmental mechanisms in the etiopathology of schizophrenia,
brain dopamine receptor regulation, biochemical and genetic studies on neural
cell adhesion molecules.

howard.steiger [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Howard Steiger, PhD)

Professor

Onset, course and treatment of eating disorders.

florian.storch [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Florian Storch, PhD)

Associate Professor

Biological rhythms and psychopathology

lea.thaler [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Lea Thaler)

Assistant Professor


Etiology, assessment and treatment of eating disorders

brett.thombs [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Brett D. Thombs, PhD)

Professor

Etiology, assessment and treatment of interrelated somatic and psychological
symptoms that are common in medical illness, Transcultural Psychiatry.

leon.tourian [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Leon Tourian)

Assistant Professor

Pain psychiatry

jacques.tremblay2 [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Jacques Tremblay, MD)

Assistant Professor

Clinical epidemiology in mental health

gustavo.turecki [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD)

Professor

Clinical and biomedical research on major depression and suicide

sylvia.villeneuve [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Sylvia Villeneuve, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Multimodal imaging of the aging brain

dominique.walker [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Clair-Dominique Walkter, PhD)

Professor

Early stress, maternal regulation and neuroendocrine development

ashley.wazana [at] mcgill.ca (D. Ashley Wazana, MD)

Assistant Professor

Early Manifestations of psychopathology; health of children with precarious immigration status; relations between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry

robert.whitley [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Rob Whitley, PhD)

Assistant Professor

The emerging recovery paradigm in mental health; religion
and mental health; the mental health and mental health service experience of
immigrants and ethno-cultural minorities; mental health in developing
countries

sylvain.williams [at] douglas.mcgill.ca (Dr Sylvain Williams, PhD)

Professor

Hippocampal rhythms, memory, and Alzheimer's disease

takpan.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Tak Pan Wong, PhD)

Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, stress; memory

allan.young [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Allan Young, PhD)

Professor

Culture and somatization; the ethnography of post-traumatic stress disorder;
anthropology of psychiatry.

phyllis.zelkowitz [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Phyllis Zelkowitz, EdD)

Associate Professor

Perinatal mental health; psychosocial factors related to fertility health; risk factors for borderline pathology in adolescents; transitional care for children and families following Child Psychiatry Day Hospital treatment

tieyuan.zhang [at] mcgill.ca (Dr Tie Yuan Zhang, PhD)

Assistant Professor

Maternal care; optoneuroepigenetics