Dr. Julien / Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics
The Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics, at Université de Montréal, seeks to understand how community social pediatrics works and how it is applied in order to measure the effectiveness of the practice with respect to children in vulnerable situations. The Chair also promotes academic excellence in research on the social determinants of health specific to the development of children and adolescents.
Dr. Patricia Conrod, Ph.D
Julien / Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics, Université de Montréal.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
Researcher at CHU mère-enfant Sainte-Justine de Montréal
Consultant to UN and European Commission on guidelines for drug and alcohol prevention; she has also published extensively on this issue.
Research interests of the Chair
Dr. Conrod’s research focuses on the environmental, genetic and cognitive risk factors associated with drug abuse and mental health in young people. Her research team at CHU Sainte-Justine is conducting studies to understand the link between early initiation of substance use, other mental health problems and future addiction. The results of this research are used to develop new approaches to promoting mental health and preventing substance abuse that address risk factors identified among young people.
1. Characterize interventions
Identify the key elements of the intervention that make it effective for children in vulnerable situations.
Identify the elements of the intervention that are innovative in relation to children in vulnerable situations.
2. Develop measuring tools adapted to the vulnerable clientele
Develop quantitative and qualitative instruments to improve assessment and measure the effectiveness of complex interventions.
3. Define efficiency and effectiveness of interventions
Measure the impacts of interventions that follow the community social pediatrics clinical approach.
Identify interventions that have a greater impact on the development of children, their families and the community.
Measure the cost-benefit of this type of intervention.