Synthia Guimond

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Synthia Guimond
Cross-Appointed Member, Assistant Professor, Scientist, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR)

Office: (613) 722-6521 ext. 6586
Work E-mail: synthia.guimond@theroyal.ca

Dr. Synthia Guimond

Biography

Titles:

Scientist, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Director of the Cognitive Remediation and Neuroimaging Laboratory, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology, University of Quebec in Outaouais

 

Biography:

Dr. Synthia Guimond is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology at the University of Quebec in Outaouais and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. She is also a scientist at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) and the director of the Cognitive Remediation and Neuroimaging laboratory. 

Dr. Guimond completed her Bachelor’s (2009) and Master’s (2011) degrees in Psychology at the University of Montreal. She obtained her PhD in Experimental Psychology at McGill University in 2016, and completed a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Guimond’s research is supported by the New Frontiers Research Fund (NFRF) from the tri-agency councils, the NARSAD William Risser Charitable Trust Investigator/Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the IMHR’s Emerging Research Innovators in Mental Health (eRIMh) incubator program, and the University Medical Research Fund (UMRF).

 

Research Interests:

The main goal of Dr. Guimond’s research is to develop evidence-based treatments to improve cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders, and ultimately, enhance patients’ social and professional life. She also aims to investigate the brain mechanisms underpinning cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

Fields of Interest

  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Social cognition
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Cognitive remediation
  • Virtual reality
  • Digital technology
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Electroencephalography
  • Positron emission tomography
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