Patricia Pelufo Silveira

Patricia Pelufo Silveira MD, MSc, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
  • Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
  • Scientific Director (INT), Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle Montreal, Québec, CA H4H 1R3                                                Telephone: +1 514-761-6131 ext 2776  E-mail: patricia.silveira@

Area of Research

Dr Silveira’s research combines the Developmental Origins of Health & Disease (DOHaD) theory with the Life Course Theory (LCT); both are emerging fields of research that have significant implications for public health and illness prevention. Her research focuses on how perinatal and early-childhood environments can shape and modulate both health and disease across the lifespan, into old age. Her aim is to identify genetic/epigenetic markers that interact with environmental adversities in childhood, modifying behaviours (impulsivity, sensitivity to reward, food choices) that ultimately affect healthy growth and neurodevelopment and increasing an individual’s risk for developing chronic diseases and mental illnesses as they age.

Publications & Impact Profile

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