APrON Team

Nicole Letourneau, PhD
Team Leader

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

Co-Leaders

Bonnie J.
Kaplan,
PhD

Co-Leader

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

Catherine
Field,
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.

Investigators

Anna
Farmer,
RD, PhD

Investigator

Nutrition researcher; expertise in dietary behaviours in infants and mothers.

Brenda
Leung,
PhD

Investigator

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

Donna
Manca,
MD

Investigator

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

Francois
Bernier,
MD

Investigator

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

Gerald
Giesbrecht,
PhD

Investigator

Psychology, Psychophysiology, Infant Temperment and Child Development.

Jon
Martin,
PhD

Investigator

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

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.

Linda
Casey,
MD, FRCPC, MSc

Investigator

Pediatric Nutrition, Body Composition and Feeding.

Linda
McCargar,
PhD

Investigator

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

Lisa
Gagnon,
MD

Investigator

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

Maeve
O’Beirne,
MD

Investigator

Family medicine; maternal and newborn.

Marja
Cantell,
PhD

Investigator

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

Misha
Eliaswiz,
PhD

Investigator

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

Nalini
Singhal,
MD

Investigator

Neonatology; expertise in newborn health.

Rhonda
Bell,
PhD

Investigator

Nutrition researcher; expertise in maternal-fetal nutrition programming.

Victor
Pop,
MD, PhD

Investigator

General Practitioner; research expertise in maternal mood; thyroid function.