Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine Research Center



Jacques Michaud


3175, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
H3T 1C5
514 345-4740



Research areas : 5

Researchers : 225


The Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center Research Center's mission is to fast-track the development of knowledge in the field of mother, child and adolescent health.

Health care, teaching, health promotion and research lie at the very heart of the mission of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine), the only mother-child university hospital center in Québec, the largest in Canada and the second in importance in all of North America.

Our shared vision is to make Québec a place where mothers, children and adolescents have and maintain one of the best levels of health in the world. To achieve this, we have identified a number of fields of excellence in which we wish to develop our leadership and prioritize our investments: perinatality, neurodevelopment, hematology-immunology-oncology, musculo-skeletal diseases and movement sciences as well as cardiac sciences.

Research areas Research themes

Brain and Child Development

Principal investigator:
Jacques Michaud

  • Development of psychopathologies
  • Neurodevelopmental diseases

Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation

Principal investigator:
Carl-Éric Aubin

  • Development of diagnostic tools and new therapeutic approaches
  • Pediatric rehabilitation and sports medicine
  • Spinal deformities and musculoskeletal diseases

Viral and Immune Disorders and Cancer

Principal investigator:
Daniel Sinnett

  • Cancer: genetic and molecular mechanisms, and new therapies
  • Inflammatory and immune diseases: pathophysiological mechanisms and therapeutic approaches
  • Pharmacology and pharmacogenetics
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy
  • Infection and immunity
  • Severe blood diseases

Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies

Principal investigator:
Anne-Monique Nuyt

  • Bioethics and family study group
  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Mechanisms for congenital anomalies
  • Fetal development and prematurity

Metabolic Health and Complex Diseases

Principal investigator:
Emile Levy

  • An integrated approach to obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia: genetics, environment, nutrition and physical activity
  • Respiratory health
  • Genetic and metabolic diseases in Quebec: diagnosis, mechanisms and interventions
  • Nutrition, energy, stress, inflammation and metabolism in critical periods

*The mission comes from the centre's website.