• About MBMC
    Meet our Team

The MBMC is made up of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of investigators, staff and students.

Dr. Kim Lavoie

Dr. Lavoie's work focuses on research in three areas: the impact of psychological stress and lifestyle factors on the development and progression of chronic illnesses, psychophysiological and behavioral mechanisms linking psychological stress to disease; and behavioural medicine (e.g., behavioral interventions for chronic illnesses, including motivational communication and cognitive-behavioral therapy).

Primary university affiliation(s)

Université du Québec à Montréal
Department of Psychology

Primary research centre affiliation(s)

Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

Website(s)

www.hscm.ca

Other affiliations

  • Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University
  • Director, Researcher, Chronic Disease Research Division, Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal
  • Associate Researcher, Research Centre, Nuclear Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute
  • Chair, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Section, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Chair, Canadian Network of Health Behavior Change and Promotion (CAN-Change)
  • Co-Lead, International Behavioral Trials Network (IBTN)
  • Adherence Committee, Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP)

Fields of interest/Keywords

  • Asthma, COPD, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Obesity
  • Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, panic disorder, depression, motivation, self-efficacy
  • Health behaviors (physical activity, diet, smoking, adherence)
  • Health behavior change interventions (motivational communication, cognitive-behavioral therapy)
  • Impact of psychological and behavioral factors on disease morbidity and mortality
  • Professional training in motivational communication

Dr. Simon Bacon

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

Website(s)

www.concordia.ca/artsci/exercise-science

Other affiliations

  • Full Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University
  • Director, Department of Medicine, Centre de réadaptation Jean- Jacques-Gauthier, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
  • 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

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.

Department Head, Nuclear Medicine, Hôpital Jean-Talon

Research interests: Nuclear medicine, Cardiovascular disease

    Pulmonologist, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal and Clinical Professor, Department of medicine, Université de Montréal

    Research interests: Asthma, Professional asthma, Hyperventilation syndrome, Bronchial hyperreactivity, Panic disorders and asthma, Perception of symptoms

      Professor, Department of Psychology, McGill University

      Research interests: Effects of stress on blood pressure, heart disease, and vasovagal reactions

        Pulmonologist (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal), Professor (Department of medicine, Université de Montréal), Researcher (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal Research Centre), and Assistant Director of Clinical Research (Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal)

        Research interests: Asthma, Work-related asthma, Bronchial inflammation

          Professor, Université de Montpellier and Director, CEPS Platform

          Research interests: Effectiveness, efficacy and cost efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions in patients with chronic disease

            Cardiologist, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, and Researcher, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal Research Centre

            Research interests: Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and embolism, Circulation and blood transfusion, Cardiovascular disease

              Lecturer in Biological Psychology, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham

              Research interests: Triggering of acute cardiovascular events, Rheological effects of acute mental stress, Cardiovascular disease in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

                Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Associate Member, Department of Physiology, Université de Montréal, and Cardiologist, Montreal Heart Institute

                Research interests: Pulmonary circulation, Pulmonary hypertension, Heart failure, Endothelial function, Molecular imaging, Vasoactive peptides

                  Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism, Royal Victoria Hospital, and Regular Member, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

                  Research interests: Prevention and management of blood vessel disease, Health behaviour, Clinical trials and cohort studies

                    Professor, Department of Medicine (McGill University), James McGill Chair, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine, McGill University), Regular Member, Cardiovascular Diseases and Critical Care (Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre), and Medical Scientist and Division Director, General Internal Medicine (McGill University Health Centre)

                    Research interests: Sex differences in cardiovascular diseases, Maintenance of vascular health in women, Effectiveness and safety of cardiovascular drugs, Procedures using various study designs

                      Full Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy (Université de Montréal), Holder, AstraZeneca Chair in respiratory health, Researcher (Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montreal Research Centre), and Assistant Researcher, Faculty of Pharmacy (Université de Montréal)

                      Research Interests: Pharmaco-epidemiology of asthma, COPD, Perinatal epidemiology, Use of administrative databases

                        Full clinical professor, Faculty of Pharmacy (Université de Montréal), Co-holder, AstraZeneca Chair in respiratory health, and Pharmacist, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)

                        Research interests: Safe use of drugs in hospital settings, Asthma and pregnancy, Pharmacotherapy of respiratory diseases

                          Professor, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University and Chair in Exercise as Medicine, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

                          Research interests: Physical activity/sedentary and population health, Physical activity promotion, Free-living physical activity measurement, Metabolically healthy obesity,
                          Psychobiology of exercise

                            Lecturer, Department of Education & Counselling Psychology, McGill University, and Research associate, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

                            Research interests: Role of social relationships in exercise and medication adherence, Sport psychology, Health psychology

                              Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, Université de Montréal and Director, Centre of Psycho-Oncology, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine

                              Research interests: Relationship between emotions, emotional distress and the deterioration of health, specifically across the cancer trajectory, Promotion of health behaviors in cancer patients and survivors

                                Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Attending physician, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Director, Vascular Health Unit, and Associate Program Leader, Cardiovascular Health across the Lifespan, RI-MUHC

                                Research interests: Cardiovascular disease

                                  Assistant Professor, Exercise Science Department, Concordia University, Associate Researcher, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Research Centre, and Chair, Canada Research Chair Tier II in Clinical Nutrition

                                  Research interests: Metabolic and cellular mechanisms related to disease development among overweight people, Long-term effects of obesity

                                    Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Licensed clinical psychologist, and Director, Behavioral Medicine Laboratory

                                    Research interests: Bio-behavioral mechanisms related to the development and progression of chronic illnesses

                                      Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University, Researcher, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal Research Centre, and Member, Executive committee of the Centre de réadaptation cardio-respiratoire Jean-Jacques-Gauthier

                                      Research interests: Clinical exercise testing and training in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        guillaume.lacoste@crhsc.rtss.qc.ca
                                        514-338-2222 ext. 3989

                                        Project Coordinator

                                        Montreal Heart Institute

                                        Project Coordinator and Coordinator for the Centre de réadaptation Jean-Jacques Gauthier

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Project Coordinator

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Research Assistant

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Kinesiologist

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Kinesitherapist

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Research Assistant

                                        Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

                                        Degree: Health Behaviours and Chronic Disease development: psychophysiological mechanisms

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Exercise Science

                                        Active from September 2014 to September 2018

                                        Degree: Stress-related reactions (namely vasovagal reactions) and the relation between embodied morality and stress and anxiety

                                        University of Cambridge
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from June 2014 to June 2017

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2014 to September 2020

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2010 to September 2018

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2009 to September 2017

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2016 to September 2023

                                        Degree: PhD Individualized Studies

                                        Concordia University
                                        Individualized Studies

                                        Active from January 2015 to May 2017

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2015 to September 2021

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        McGill University
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2010 to September 2016

                                        Degree: PsyD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2010 to September 2017

                                        Degree: PsyD Psychology

                                        Université de Sherbrooke
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2009 to September 2016

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2013 to September 2017

                                        Degree: PhD Psychology

                                        Université du Québec à Montréal
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2016 to September 2023

                                        Degree: MSc Exercise Science

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Exercise Science

                                        Active from September 2015 to September 2017

                                        Degree: MSc Exercise Science

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Exercise Science

                                        Active from September 2014 to September 2017

                                        Degree: MSc Exercise Science

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Exercise Science

                                        Active from September 2015 to September 2017

                                        Degree: MSc Exercise Science

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Exercise Science

                                        Active from September 2015 to September 2017

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from September 2015 to April 2017

                                        Concordia University
                                        Department of Psychology

                                        Active from April 2015 to April 2017

                                        Other Students and Residents

                                        • Jennifer Sayegh-Smith, Université de Montréal, Resident

                                        Alumni

                                        MSc, Exercise Science, Concordia University (2012-2014)

                                        Medical Student, McGill University

                                        MBMC member from September 2012 to September 2014

                                        MSc, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Concordia University (2007-2009)

                                        Exercise Physiologist, PERFORM Centre

                                        MBMC member from September 2007 to September 2009

                                        PhD, Special Individualized Program, Concordia University (2009-2014)

                                        Supervisor of Cardio-Pulmonary Suite, PERFORM Centre

                                        MBMC member from September 2007 to January 2010

                                        PhD, Pure Science (Individualized Program) - Exercise Science, Concordia University (2009-2015)

                                        Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University

                                        MBMC member from September 2009 to September 2015

                                        MA, Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal

                                        Clinical psychologist

                                        MBMC member from September 2006 to September 2016

                                        Post-doctoral Fellowship, Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (2011-2014)

                                        Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

                                        MBMC member from September 2011 to July 2014

                                        PhD, Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2001-2008)
                                        Post-doctorate, Concordia University (2008-2013)

                                        Clinical psychologist

                                        MBMC member from September 2002 to December 2016

                                        PhD, Psychology of Health, Université Montpellier I
                                        Master, Public Health (Biostatistics), Université Paris-Sud

                                        Emerging Researcher, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal Research Centre and Associate Professor, Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology, Université du Québec en Outaouais

                                        MBMC member from September 2009 to February 2013

                                        PhD, Psychology (research-intervention profile), Université du Québec à Montréal (2005-2015)

                                        Psychologist at Clinique Ostéo & cie, and Collège Ahuntsic

                                        MBMC member from September 2005 to December 2014

                                        PhD, Psychology, McGill University (2007-2012)

                                        Assistant professor, University of Regina (Department of Psychology)

                                        MBMC member from September 2005 to June 2012

                                        PhD, Psychology (research-intervention profile), Université du Québec à Montréal (2003-2011)
                                        MPs, Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2003-2008)

                                        Psychologist and researcher at the Department of Radiation Oncology and ENT, CHUM

                                        MBMC member from September 2005 to April 2011

                                        PhD, Clinical Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2012)

                                        Private practice, Tele-psychotherapy for Quebec residents. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

                                        MBMC member from September 2009 to June 2012

                                        PhD, Psychology, McGill University (2004-2012)

                                        Clinical psychologist at Cité Médicale Montréal, and at the Change Clinic

                                        MBMC member from September 2004 to March 2012

                                        PhD, Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2008-2015)

                                        Psychologist at Institut Alpha

                                        MBMC member from September 2008 to December 2015

                                        PsyD, Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2010-2015)

                                        Clinical Psychologist

                                        MBMC member from July 2005 to August 2010

                                        MSc, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Concordia University (2009-2013)

                                        Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Research Associate, Montreal Neurofeedback Center

                                        MBMC member from September 2009 to June 2013

                                        PhD, Psychology (research-intervention profile), Université du Québec à Montréal (2006-2011)

                                        Clinical psychologist at the psychology center « Au fil des maux » and postdoctoral researcher at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC)

                                        MBMC member from September 2006 to September 2011

                                        BA, Psychology, Concordia University (2013-2017)

                                        MBMC member from September 2015 to April 2016

                                        Former undergraduate students

                                        • Tovah Cowan, Psychology, Concordia University, Sept 2014 to April 2015
                                        • Esthelle Ewusi-Boisvert, Psychology (Honours), Concordia University, Sept 2014 to April 2015
                                        • Christina Kazazian, Psychology, Concordia University, Sept 2014 to April 2015
                                        • Ashley Merone, Psychology, McGill University, Sept 2014 to April 2015