CHHD Researchers

The Child Health and Human Development Program (CHHD) is made up of basic and clinical researchers both at the new Glen site and offsite. These researchers vary in their research interests; some study fertility and its associated mechanisms, some study the processes of fertilization and development, and others study a broad range of physiological and psychological diseases in children leading to adulthood.

Our researchers at the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) at the Glen site mostly perform basic research in fields of biochemistry, proteomics, and genetics, among other subjects. Those who perform clinical and epidemiological research belong to the Clinical Outcomes Research Evaluations (CORE) part of the program. Some of our members who only perform clinical research do so at the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) located at the Research Institute. CHHD members hold Scientist or Investigator affiliations at the RI-MUHC, and several of our members are affiliated as Associate Investigators.

Below you will find a list of our members with links to their research profiles

CIM members
Yitzchak Binik, PhD

sexual dysfunction, sexology, pain

Robert Brouillette, MD

sleep apnea, airway obstruction, control of breathing

Sherif Emil, MD, CM

surgical outcomes, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux

Jean-Martin Laberge
Laurent Legault, MD

diabetes, prevention, obesity

John Mitchell, MD, M.Sc.

PKU, Morquio syndrome, orphan disease

Seang-Lin Tan, MD

IVM (in-vitro maturation), OV (oocyte vitrification), IVF (in vitro fertilization)

CORE members
Bethany Foster, MD, MSCE

nephrology, kidney transplantation, epidemiology

Olga Basso, PhD

infertility, perinatal and child health, preterm birth

Marie Brossard Racine, PhD

magnetic resonance imaging, brain development, child development

Franco Carnevale, RN, PhD

culture, pediatric critical care, ethics

Evelyn Constantin, MD, M.Sc.

child, obstructive sleep apnea, adenotonsillectomy

Patricia Fontela, MD, PhD

critical care, epidemiology, child health

Isabel Fortier, PhD

epidemiology, data harmonization, data management

Anita Gagnon, RN, MPH, PhD

migration, maternal-child health, health services research

Isabelle Gagnon, PhD

traumatic brain injury, pediatrics, balance

Catherine Goudie, MD, FRCPC

cancer predisposition syndrome, pediatric, oncology

Lily Hechtman, MD, FRCPC

attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Michael Kramer, MD

breastfeeding, maternal and child health, pediatric epidemiology

Patricia Li, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

pediatrics, health services research, primary care

Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD

childhood disability, outcomes, determinants

Patricia Monnier, MD, PhD

epigenetics, placenta, infertility

Meranda Nakhla, MD

pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

Maryam Oskoui, MD, M.Sc.

cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, neuromuscular

Robert Platt, PhD

biostatistics, epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology

Janet Rennick, RN, PhD

pediatric intensive care, psychological outcomes, mixed methods

Sonia Semenic, RN, PhD

perinatal health, breastfeeding, Baby-Friendly Initiative

Michael Shevell, MD, CM, FRCP, FCAHS

disability, cerebral palsy, developmental delay

Michele Zappitelli, MD, M.Sc.

acute kidney injury, epidemiology, biomarkers

CTB members
Constantin Polychronakos, MD

diabetes, genomics, autoimmunity

Hugh Clarke, PhD

reproduction, infertility, oocyte

Genevieve Bernard, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

leukodystrophies, POLR3-related leukodystrophy, hypomyelination

Nancy Braverman, MD, M.Sc.

peroxisome diseases, mouse models, drug therapies

Peter Chan, MD Sam Daniel, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

pediatric otolaryngology, middle ear disease, hearing loss

Daniel Dufort, PhD

embryo implantation, placenta, embryo-uterine crosstalk

Kolja Eppert, PhD

pediatric leukemia, stem cells, gene expression profiling

Cynthia Goodyer, PhD

growth, gene regulation, endocrine disruptors

Paul Goodyer, MD

nephrology, pediatrics, kidney development

Indra Gupta, MD

congenital kidney and urinary tract defects, children

Nada Jabado, MD, PhD

pediatric brain tumors, epigenetics, next generation sequencing

Loydie Majewska, PhD

placenta, DiGeorge syndrome, protein trafficking

Feige Kaplan, PhD

lung development, gene-environment interactions, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma Lgl1/crispld2

Robert, Koenekoop, MD, PhD

blindness, hereditary retinal diseases, retinitis pigmentosa

Pierre Lachapelle, PhD

retinopathy, ophthalmology, electroretinography

Makoto Nagano, PhD, DVM

stem cell, spermatogenesis, fertility restoration

Anna Naoumova, PhD

complex genetic traits, epigenetics, developmental genetics

Cristian O'Flaherty, PhD, DVM

andrology, male infertility, oxidative stress

Janusz Rak, MD, PhD

cancer, exosomes, angiogenesis

Jean-Baptiste Rivière, PhD

genomics, bioinformatics, rare diseases

Charles Rohlicek, MDCM, PhD, FRCPC
David Rosenblatt, MD

vitamin B12, folate, inborn errors

Rima Rozen, PhD

gene-nutrient interactions, folate, birth defects

Aimée Ryan, PhD

morphogenesis, organogensis, claudins

Guillaume Sebire, MD, PhD

perinatal brain injury, neuroinflammation, hypoxia-ischemia

Rima Slim, PhD

genetics of fetal loss, hydatidiform moles, maternal-effect genes

Myriam Srour, MDCM, PhD

neurogenetics, congenital cerebral malformations, Joubert syndrome

Teruko Taketo, PhD

sex determination, oocyte, meiosis

Gloria Tannenbaum, PhD
Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD

epigenetics, birth defects, developmental genetics and pharmacology

Pia Wintermark, MD

neonatal neurology, newborn, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Armand Zini, MD

urology, varicocele, microsurgery


CHHD Associate Members

Associate Investigators
Asangla AoRichard BrownSerge Carrier, Ri-Cheng Chian, Adrian Dancea, Geoffrey Dougherty, Alexander DubrovskyBrian Gilfix, Kris Jardon, Roman Jednak, Samir Khalife, Srinivasan Krishnamurthy, Stephen LibenSara Meltzer, David Mitchell, Christina Rosmus, Togas TulandiDavinia Withington, Samara Zavalkoff