The patient who needs immediate assistance should not communicate directly with the researcher. Instead, they should call the doctor’s office or take other appropriate measures, such as going to the nearest emergency service.


Interim chief Department of psychiatry, CHUM

Psychiatrist Addiction psychiatry unit, CHUM

Associate professor Department of psychiatry, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliations

President RUIS Center for Expertise and Collaboration in Concomitant Disorders, Université de Montréal

Adjunct assistant clinical professor Department of psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York)

Research Interests

  • Understanding the effects of cannabis on humans, particularly in terms of mental health. 
  • Development and study of innovative treatments for drug addiction and its psychiatric comorbidities. 
  • Studies to explore the role of the endocannabinoid system in drug addiction and drug-seeking behaviors. 
  • Clinical trials and translational research to evaluate the effect of modulation of the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of substance dependence. 
  • Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Hepatitis C Transmission.


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