Synthia Guimond

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Synthia Guimond
Scientist, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Pièce : Royal 6443


Scientist, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa

Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa

Research Collaborator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Synthia Guimond is a scientist at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is also 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 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: 

Dr. Guimond’s lab conducts research that aims to better understand and treat cognitive difficulties in mental health disorders. The main goal of her research is to develop evidence-based treatments to improve cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders, and ultimately, enhance patients’ social and professional integration. She also aims to investigate the brain mechanisms underpinning cognitive dysfunctions in psychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

Champs d'intérêt

  • Psychosis
  • schizophrenia
  • depression
  • Cognition
  • memory
  • Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Cognitive remediation
  • Virtual reality
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