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Eric Lacourse

  • Ph D.
  • Researcher
  • Brain disease axis, Development of psychopathology, Hôpital Ste-Justine
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In 2003, Eric Lacourse began his position as assistant professor in the Department of Sociology of University of Montreal and as a researcher at GRIP (Research unit on children's psychosocial maladjustment) and at CHU Ste-Justine. With a PhD in Educational Psychology and postdoctoral training in longitudinal analysis with Daniel Nagin at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he was hired to develop teaching and research in quantitative methods and social statistics with a specialization in structural equation and multilevel models. In 2003, he was honoured with a distinction from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), which allowed him to work with the New Investigator Network (NIN). In 2007, The Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) has named his article in Archives of General Psychiatry the best piece of writing by a Canadian researcher. He was also designated by the same organization as one of the ten most promising young Canadian researchers. The same year, he was granted a Junior 1 (Health and Society) four years’ career grant by the Fonds de Recherche sur la Santé du Québec (FRSQ). His research contribution has three main focal points. The first is to better identify the interactions among individual (temperament and personality), socialization (parents and peers) and contextual (bad neighbourhoods) factors associated with the development of youth psychopathology and antisocial behaviour. The second focal point of his research looks at the prevention and medicalization of behavioural problems during childhood, while the third point focuses on the methodological development of analytical and measurement models for longitudinal data.

Recent publications

  • Mindfulness-based Intervention in Elementary School Students With Anxiety and Depression: A Series of n-of-1 Trials on Effects and Feasibility

    • Malboeuf-Hurtubise C
    • Lacourse E
    • Herba C
    • et al.
  • Sexual Aggressors Against Women’s Sexual Lives: A Latent Class Analysis

    • Langevin S
    • Proulx J
    • Lacourse E

Professional experience


Brain disease axis, Development of psychopathology, Hôpital Ste-Justine

Affiliate researcher

Parents and Children Laboratory, Departement of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


Research unit on children's psychosocial maladjustment, University of Montreal

Universite de Montreal

Associate Professor

University of Montreal

Assistant Professor

University of Montreal



GRIP, University of Montreal


Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. Psychology

University of Montreal

Co-authors (93)

  • Margarida Baltazar
  • kazim biber
  • Jihoon Kim
  • Dr Shahnur Begum
  • Amelie Rivest
  • Stephane Paquin

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