Interviews with our experts

The Communications and Public Affairs Directorate of the Douglas Institute strives to advance the cause of mental health among the public and to provide complete and clear information that is validated by the experts. The Communications Directorate is available to help members of the media get the best information or data for reports, interviews or documentaries.

If you would like an interview with one of our researchers, clinicians, health professionals or any other person affiliated with the Douglas, please get in touch with the Douglas Institute media contact.

During any media activity, journalists, photographers or camera operators must be accompanied by a representative from the Communications Directorate unless a prior agreement to the contrary has been made.

Please note that it is not possible to use the grounds or resources of the Douglas for a work of fiction (whether it is in a visual, radio or print format) unless an agreement to the contrary has been made.


Contact Media Relations at 514-630-2225, extension 5257.

Our expertise

Bell Canada- Douglas Brain Bank
Danièle Cécyre, Naguib Mechawar, PhD

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, ADHD
Natalie Grizenko, MD, Reut Gruber, PhD, Ridha Joober, MD, PhD

Depression and suicide
Jean-François Bélair, MD, Mimi Israël, MD, Johanne Renaud, MD, MSc, Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD

Seasonal depression and light therapy
Hani Iskandar, MD

Neurosciences and drug addiction
Thomas Brown, PhD

David Bloom, MD, Ridha Joober, MD, PhD, Ashok Malla, MD

Maternal care, gene expression
Michael Meaney, PhD

David Bloom, MD, Bruno Giros, PhD, Ridha Joober, MD, PhD, Ashok Malla, MD

Prenatal Stress
Suzanne King, PhD, David Laplante, PhD, Jens Pruessner, PhD, Claire-Dominique Walker, PhD

Sleep/wake cycle, circadian rhythms
Diane Boivin, MD, PhD, Nicolas Cermakian, PhD, Reut Gruber , PhD

Post-traumatic Stress
Alain Brunet, PhD

Bipolar Disorders
Serge Beaulieu, MD, PhD, Hani Iskandar, MD, Ridha Joober, MD, PhD

Eating Disorders
Jean-François Bélair, MD, Mimi Israël, MD, Christiane Jolicoeur, occupational therapist, Howard Steiger, PhD

Borderline Personality Disorder
Mimi Israël, MD

Anxiety disorders
Jean-François Bélair, MD, Camillo Zacchia, PhD

Aging and Alzheimer's disease
Serge Gauthier, MD, Judes Poirier, PhD, Jens Pruessner, PhDNatasha Rajah, PhD