null Tuong-Vi Nguyen, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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



Psychiatry • perinatal • development • women's mental health • neuroendocrinology

Research Focus

As a clinician-researcher in reproductive psychiatry and developmental neuroendocrinology, my research currently focuses on the developmental impact of parental mental health and prenatal hormonal programming on child development. Long-term goals include bridging the gap between perinatal mental health research and public health strategy, as well as building a solid mental health infrastructure to care for mothers, fathers and children during the perinatal transition.

Selected Publications

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  • Raina J, El-Messidi A, Badeghiesh A, Tulandi T, Nguyen TV, Suarthana E. Pregnancy Hypertension and its Association with Maternal Anxiety and Mood Disorders: A Population-Based Study of 9 Million Pregnancies, Journal of Affective Disorders, 2020, epub ahead of print.

  • Gust K, Caccese C, Larosa A, Nguyen TV. Neuroendocrine Effects of Lactation and Hormone-Gene-Environment Interactions, Mol Neurobiol. 2020 Apr;57(4):2074-2084. doi: 10.1007/s12035-019-01855-8. PMID: 31927723.

  • Horsley K, Nguyen TV, Ditto B, Da Costa D. The association between pregnancy-specific anxiety and exclusive breastfeeding status early in the postpartum period. J Hum Lact. 2019 Nov;35(4):729-736. doi: 10.1177/0890334419838482. PMID: 31051096.

  • Nguyen TV, Monnier P, Muckle G, Sathyanarayana S, Ouellet E, Velez MP, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE. Androgenic and estrogenic indices in human newborns and infants: The MIREC-ID study. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2019 Oct;10(5):578-586. doi: 10.1017/S2040174419000059. PMID: 30898182.

  • Nguyen TV, Jutras B, Monnier P, Muckle G, Velez MP, Arbuckle TE, Saint-Amour D. Prenatal Masculinization of the Auditory System in Infants: The MIREC-ID Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Jun;104:33-41. bdoi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.02.015. PMID: 30784903.