Meet Our Team

Dr. Simon Bacon

MBMC Co-director
514-848-2424 ext. 5750

Fields of interest/Keywords

  • Behavioural interventions for chronic illnesses
  • Behavioural randomised controlled trials, behavioural epidemiology, ecological momentary assessment, and laboratory-based acute stress (both physical and mental) testing
  • Epidemiological impact of behaviour on chronic illness
  • Acute stress in the progression of chronic illnesses
  • Impact of sex and gender on chronic illness.



Full Professor, CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials and FRQS Chair in Behavioural Medicine, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, Concordia University

Dr. Bacon has won research awards from the Canadian Hypertension Society, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, McGill University, National Institutes of Health (US), European Society of Hypertension, and International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. Prior to joining Concordia he completed his postdoctoral studies at the Duke University Medical Center, McGill University, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, and the Montreal Heart Institute.

Primary university affiliation(s)

Concordia University
Department of Exercise Science

Primary research centre affiliation(s)

Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Montreal Heart Institute
Concordia University PERFORM Centre


Other affiliations

  • Full Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University
  • Fellow, Science College, Concordia University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
  • Affiliate Member, Department of Biology, Concordia University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Affiliate Member, Department of Psychology, Concordia University
  • Researcher, Research Centre, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
  • Associate Researcher, Research Centre, Montréal Heart Institute

Curriculum vitae

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PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham (2001)
MSc in Sport and Exercise, De Montfort University (1997)
BSc in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Warwick (1995)