null Kathryn Gill, PhD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



Addictions • mental illness • treatment outcome • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on genetic factors related to addiction, as well as the treatment of substance dependence. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, current studies examine the clinical and biological predictors of treatment outcome, illicit and prescription opioid dependence, brief interventions for substance abuse, and knowledge transfer to primary care.

Selected Publications

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  • Ducharme S, Fraser R, Gill KJ (2012) Update on the clinical use of Buprenorphine in opioid-related disorders. Canadian Family Physician, 58:37-41.

  • Gauthier G, Palacios-Boix J, Charney DA, Negrete JC, Pentney H, Gill KJ (2011) Comparison of Brief and Standard Interventions for Drug and Alcohol Dependence: Considerations for Primary Care Service Delivery. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health 30: 93- 104.

  • Zikos E, Gill KJ, Charney D (2010) Personality disorders among alcoholic outpatients: Prevalence and course in treatment. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(2):65-73.

  • Gill KJ (2010). Les Impacts Sociaux et Psychologiques Des Jeux De Hazard Parmi Les Cries Du Québec. (The Social and Psychological Impact of Gambling in the Cree Communities of Northern Québec). Report for the Programme des Actions concertées - Impacts socioéconomiques des jeux de hasard et d'argent, Fonds québecois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), Montréal, Québec

  • Nishikawa M, Diksic M, Sakai Y, Kumano H, Charney D, Palacios-Boix J, Negrete JC, Gill KJ. (2009) Alterations in brain serotonin synthesis in male alcoholics measured using positron emission tomography (PET). Alcoholism: Clinical Experimental Research, 33:233-239.