About Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health

Our investigators have research interests on topics that range from “neurons to neighbourhoods,” including behaviour and cognition, basic and clinical child neurosciences, child development, neuroimaging and neurophysiology, injury and environmental health, developmental disabilities and rehabilitation, mental health and addictions, biostatistics and neuroinformatics, vulnerable populations and population health, normal maternal-newborn care, palliative care, health policy, and other areas.


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Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health brings together a diverse group of researchers who make discoveries that enable innovative interventions to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.

Our diversity promotes synergy among developmental, neurobiological, behavioural, pharmacological, psychosocial and environmental sciences: in short, from neurons to neighbourhoods. Our focus is improved medical and surgical treatments, rehabilitation, prevention and health promotion.

Key Areas of Activity

The Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health research cluster promotes a collaborative, dynamic and interdisciplinary approach to research by interacting with others at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in the external community, and internationally.

Our research involves scholars and scientists whose diverse interests include developmental pediatrics, pediatric neurology, neurosurgery and neuroimaging, child psychiatry, psychology, nursing sciences, developmental neurobiology, pharmacogenomics, statistics, epidemiology and health care policy.

Research Areas