Investigators


Nicole Letourneau, PhD

Team Leader

Nursing; parenting and child development, parent-infant mental health, developmental social neuroscience, community-based interventions

Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD

Co-Leader

Psychology; expertise in nutrition, mental/behavioural illness; population & clinical health researcher

Catherine Field, RD, PhD

Co-Leader

Nutrition researcher; expertise in fatty acids, micronutrients, and infant development

Deborah Dewey, PhD

Co-Leader

Psychology; pediatric neuropsychology, developmental disorders; population & clinical health researcher

Rhonda Bell, PhD

Investigator

Nutition researcher; expertise in maternal-fetal nutrition programing

Francois Bernier, MD

Investigator

Genetics; expertise in congenital anomalies research, syndrome delineation, population genetics

Marja Cantell, PhD

Investigator

Psychology; neurodevelopmental disorders and exercise psychology, especially motor skills & physical activity

Linda Casey, MD,
FRCPC, MSc

Investigator

Pediatric Nutrition, Body Composition and Feeding

Misha Eliasziw, PhD

Investigator

Biostatistics; expertise in study design; statistical methods to identify risk factors; regression modelling

Anna Farmer, RD, PhD

Investigator

Nutrition researcher; expertise in dietary behaviours in infants and mothers

Lisa Gagnon, MD

Investigator

Psychiatry; adult mood disorders; special interest in women’s mental health

Gerry Giesbrecht, PhD

Investigator

Postdoctural Fellow- Psychology, Psychophysiology, Infant Temperment and Child Development

Laki Goonewardene, PhD

Investigator

Biostatistics; analysis of nutrition data

Libbe Kooistra, PhD

Investigator

Psychology; expertise in developmental psychology & thyroid, especially in relation to attention and motor skills

Donna Manca, MD

Investigator

Family medicine; maternal and newborn; community practice based research networks

Jon Martin, PhD

Investigator

Environmental Analytical Chemistry; expertise in toxicology and trace analysis of organic contaminants in human samples

Linda McCargar, RD, PhD

Investigator

Nutrition researcher; expertise in the assessment of nutrient intake, and women and child nutrition

Maeve O’Beirne, MD

Investigator

Family medicine; maternal and newborn

Victor Pop, MD, PhD

Investigator

General Practitioner; research expertise in maternal mood; thyroid function


Nalini Singhal, MD

Investigator

Neonatology; expertise in newborn health

Brenda Leung, PhD

Investigator

Epidemiology, mental health, maternal and child health, neurodevelopment, perinatal nutrition