Marie Brossard-Racine

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 5252 boul. de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC, H4A 3S5, Canada

Research Lab: Advances in Brain and Child Development Research Laboratory, 



Email address: 
marie.brossardracine [at]
Assistant Professor, OT program

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology, Children’s National Medical Center/Georges Washington University, Washington DC (USA)
PhD Rehabilitation Science, McGill University, Montreal QC (Canada)
BSc Occupational Therapy, Université de Montréal, Montreal QC (Canada)

Teaching areas: 

Pediatric, Neurodevelopment

Current research: 

Dr. Brossard-Racine’s research program aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of function and dysfunction in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research approach combines advanced quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques with clinically relevant standardized evaluations to promote early detection of non-optimal brain and/or functional development in at-risk pediatric populations. Central to her program is the search for biomarkers of dysfunction as well as for effective intervention strategies that will enhance brain recovery, support the child’s healthy development and inform service delivery.

Research Keywords: child developmental, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroimaging, plasticity, brain injury, early-intervention, behavior, motor skills


Selected publications: 

Bolduc, M.E.*, Lamber, H., Ganeshamoorthy, A.*, Brossard-Racine, M. (2018). Structural brain abnormalities in youth with congenital heart defect: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 60(12):1209-1224.

Brossard-Racine, M., Murnick,J., Bouyssi-Kobar M., Coulombe, J., Chang, T., Limperopoulos C. (2017). Altered cerebellar biochemical profiles in infants born prematurely. Nature Scientific Report. 7(1):8143.

Brossard-Racine, M., Poretti, A., Murnick, J., Bouyssi-Kobar, M., McCarter, R., du Plessis, A. J., Limperopoulos, C. (2017). Cerebellar microstructural organization is impeded by complications of premature birth: A case-control study. Journal of Pediatrics. 182: 28-33.

Brossard-Racine, M., Du Plessis, A., Vezina, G., Robertson, R., Donofrio, M., Tworetsky, W., Limperopoulos, C. (2016). Brain injury in newborns with complex congenital heart disease: What is the predictive value of MRI in the fetal period? American Journal of Neuroradiology. 37(7):1338-1346.

Brossard-Racine, M., Du Plessis, A., Limperopoulos, C. (2015). Developmental cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome in ex-preterm survivors following cerebellar injury. The Cerebellum. 14(2):151-164.

Brossard-Racine, M., Du Plessis, A., Vezina, G., Robertson, R., Bulas, D., Evangelou, I. E., Donofrio, M., Freeman, D., Limperopoulos, C. (2014). Prevalence and spectrum of in utero structural brain anomalities in fetuses with complex congenital heart disease. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 35(8), 1593-1599.

Brossard-Racine, M., Shevell, M., Snider, L., Bélanger, A. S., Julien, M. & Majnemer, A. (2015) Persisting handwriting difficulties in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) following treatment with stimulant medication. Journal of Attention Difficulty.19(7), 620-629.

Brossard-Racine, M., Shevell, M., Snider, L., Bélanger, A. S. & Majnemer, A. (2012). Motor skills of children newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder prior to and following treatment with stimulant medication. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(6), 2080-2087.

Brossard-Racine, M., Mazer B., Julien, M., Majnemer, A. (2012). Validating the use of the Evaluation Tool of Children’s Handwriting-Manuscript (ETCH-M) to identify handwriting difficulties and detect change in school-aged children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(4), 414-421.

Brossard-Racine, M., Majnemer, A., Hall, N., Shevell, M., Law, M., Poulin, C., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012). Behavioural problems in children with cerebral palsy. European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 16(1), 35-41.

Brossard-Racine, M., Majnemer, A., & Shevell, M. (2011). The neural mechanisms that underlie motor difficulties in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 14(2), 101-111.