null Marie Brossard-Racine, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



magnetic resonance imaging • brain development • child development • neurodevelopment disorders • early intervention

Research Focus

My research focuses on the understanding the underlying mechanisms of function and dysfunction in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. To do so, I use a multidisciplinary research approach and combine 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.

Selected Publications

  • Fontes, K., Courtin, F., Rohlicek, C., Saint-Martin, C., Gilbert, G., Easson, K., Majnemer, A., Marelli, A., Chakravarty, M.M., & Brossard-Racine, M. (2020). Characterizing the subcortical structures in youth with congenital heart disease. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 41(8): 1503-1508. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6667.

  • Easson, K., Rohlicek, C.V., Houde, J.-C., Gilbert, G., Saint-Martin, C., Fontes, K., Majnemer, A., Marelli, A., Wintermark, P., Descoteaux, M., & Brossard-Racine, M. (2020). Quantification of apparent axon density and orientation dispertion in the white matter of youth born with congenital heart disease. NeuroImage. 205:116225.​ doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116255.

  • Fontes, K., Rohlicek, C.V., Saint-Martin, C., Gilbert, G., Easson, K., Majnemer, A., Marelli, A., Chakravarty, M.M., & Brossard-Racine, M. (2019). Hippocampal alterations and functional correlates in adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease. Human Brain Mapping. 40(12): 3548-3560. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24615.

  • Abda, A., Tsimicalis, A., Rennick, J., Bolduc, M.E., Vatcher, D., Brossard-Racine, M. (2018). Psychosocial Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Complex Congenital Heart Defect: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 44(4):463-477. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy085.

  • 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. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13975.