Dr Kieran O’Donnell

Join us for this great lecture in Toronto, May 24, 2016. Dr O'Donnell's roundup of the latest research on what causes mental illness and prevention is something every parent, grandparent, social worker and health professional will want to hear.

Dr Kieran O’Donnell, PhD

  • Assistant Professor in Epigenetics and Epidemiology, Dep. of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Principal Investigator, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health
  • Azrieli Global Scholar in Child & Brain Development

Douglas Mental Health University Institute  6875, boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC H4H 1R3, Canada
Telephone: +1 514 761 6131 Ext. 4341
E-mail: kieran.odonnell@mcgill.ca

Area of Research

Dr O’Donnell is a leading expert in perinatal influences on early-childhood development, and the biological embedding of early adversity. His work examines how the early environment shapes child development. This multidisciplinary work combines genetic, epigenetic and epidemiological approaches to identify those at-risk for adverse mental health outcomes. He also seeks to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which positive and nurturing environments mediate their positive effects on child neurodevelopment.

Publications & Impact Profile

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