• Job Posting
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Motivational Communication Training Programs
    Deadline November 17, 2017 – View details
  • Save the Date!
    The Inaugural IBTN Summer School 2018
    May 21-26 in Montréal – Learn more
  • Study in progress
    Smoking and reactivity to mental stress
    Examining the physiological effects of acute smoking on stress reactivity including the specific effects of traditional vs. electronic cigarettes.
  • Participate in our studies
    Looking for participants
    Our studies are about understanding how lifestyle influences chronic diseases.
  • Featured publication
    Motivational interviewing
    Dr. Kim Lavoie reveals how motivational interviewing (MI) may enhance health self-management behaviors.
  • Study in progress
    MI-ACT2 Study
    Assessing the impact of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques on asthma medication adherence in adults.


Most of our work focuses on understanding and improving weight management, physical activity, smoking, and coping with stress.


Opportunities at the postdoctoral, PhD, masters, fellow, and undergraduate level for national and international trainees.


Emphasizing innovative, multidisciplinary research, and developing new and exciting collaborations with interested partners.


Workshops on motivational communication, improving adherence, and behavioural interventions for chronic disease management.