CIUSSS Direction

As of April 1st, 2015, the Douglas Institute is a constituent institution of the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre. To know the management team:

CIUSSS Board of Directors

On October 1, 2015, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, and the Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health, Lucie Charlebois, announced the appointment of independent members and representatives of affiliated universities to sit on the Boards of Directors of Montreal region health and social service institutions, in accordance with the Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies.

For more information regarding:

  • the members of the Board of Directors of the CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
  • the forming the Board of Directors
  • the designation Process

Contact information - CIUSSS 

Research Centre Direction

Scientific Director: Brigitte Kieffer, PhD
Administrative Director: Jocelyne Lahoud, MBA
Administrative agent : Catherine Cattan

Research divisions directors
Neurosciences: Claire-Dominique Walker, PhD
Clinical: Pierre Étienne, MD
Psychosocial: Alain Brunet, PhD

Research themes directors
Aging and Alzheimer Disease: Jens Pruessner, PhD
Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity-Related Disorders: Naguib Mechawar, PhD
Schizophrenia And Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Bruno Giros, PhD
Services, Policy and Population Health: Eric Latimer, PhD

Research Centre Board of Directors


Me François Morin, LLB
, president (Borden Ladner Gervais)
Donald Prinsky, treasurer (Donald Prinsky Consulting Services)
Jocelyne Lahoud, MBA., secretary

Abraham Fuks, MD
Professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
Mariana Newkirk, PhD
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Alain Gendron, PhD
Associate Professor,Medical Advisor,
Neurosciences and Pain, Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Canada
Ridha Joober, MD, PhD
Researcher and clinician, Douglas Institute
Marc Laporta, MD
Director, Montreal WHO Collaborating Centre
Patrice Roy, PhD
Regional Executive Director, Pfizer Canada inc.
 Brigitte Kieffer, PhD
Scientific Director
Lynne McVey, RN, MSc
Assistant President and CEO, CIUSSS Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Geeta Thakur
Student Representative
M. Jacques Hendlisz (guest)
Director of operations, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Recording Secretary
Catherine Cattan

Contact information - Research Centre

Catherine Cattan
Perry Pavilion, Fourth Floor, E-4206
6875 LaSalle Boulevard
Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3
Tel.: 514-761-6131, ext. 3158
Fax: 514-762-3033