McMaster University

Peter Boris Centre
for Addictions Research

Scope of Search

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Translational research on addictive behavior, especially the application of behavioral economics and neuroeconomics to addiction.

Dr. James MacKillop's page

Dr. Michael Amlung

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Of Addictions Laboratory, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Application of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand alcohol use disorder and other forms of addiction.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictions Laboratory

Dr. Michael Amlung's page

Dr. Suzanne Archie

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Clinical Director, Cleghorn Program for Early Intervention, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Cannabis as a risk factor for developing psychosis.

Dr. Suzanne Archie's page

Suzanne Archie

Dr. Iris Balodis

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Motivational processes influencing maladaptive decision-making.

Dr. Iris Balodis's page

 

Dr. Nicholas Bock

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction

 

 

Dr. Nicholas Bock's page

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Concurrent Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Suicidality and substance use; concurrent disorders.

Dr. Jennifer Brasch's page

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Head of Service, Forensics, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz's page

 

 

Mr. Mike DeVillaer

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University

Research Focus: Epidemiology of drug problems and an advocate of evidence-based drug policy

Mr Michael Devillaer's page

Mr. Devillaer's Blog

Dr. Michele Laliberte

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and eating disorder

 

Dr. Michele Laliberte's page

 

Dr. Mini Mamak

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

 

 

Dr. Randi McCabe

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic

 

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

 

 

Dr. Randi McCabe's page

Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Prevalence and consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). 

 

 

Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan's page

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Novel neuroimaging biomarkers for addiction

 

 

Dr. Luciano Minuzzi's page

 

Dr. Heather Moulden

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Overlap between addiction and criminal behaviour

 

Dr. Heather Moulden's page

Dr. Catharine Munn

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Lead Psychiatrist, McMaster Student Wellness Centre

Research Focus:  Screening and treatment for substance misuse among university undergraduates.

Dr. Karen Rowa

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

 

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/karen-rowa

 

Dr. Zena Samaan

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Research Focus: Opioid use disorders, especially the determinants of methadone maintenance treatment response and the comorbidity of psychiatric and addiction disorders.

Dr. Zena Samaan's page

Dr. Noam Soreni

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Research Focus: Neuromodulation as a novel treatment strategy

 

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/noam-soreni

 

 

Dr. Michael Van Ameringen

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences;

MacAnxiety Research Centre

 

Research Focus: Internet addiction

 

https://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/directory/bio/michael-van-ameringen

 

 

Research Staff

 

Ms. Polina Andrievskaia, BSc.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Ms. Jane De Jesus, BSc, CCRA, CCRP

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Senior Research Coordinator, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Mr. Allan Fein, MHA

Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Site Research Coordinator, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Ms. Jessica Gillard, M.Sc.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Mr. Alex Lee, BHSc.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Ms. Carmen MacPherson, B.A.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

 

Mr. Justin Scherer, BSc.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

 

Ms Emily Vandehei, BSc.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton

 

Ms. Lana Vedelago, B.A.

Research Assistant, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton