Dr. Jean Philippe Gouin
Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin is a clinical psychologist, a member of the Center for Clinical Research in Health and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University. He completed his graduate training at the University of Montreal (MPs), the Ohio State University (PhD), and Rush University Medical Center (Clinical residency). Dr. Gouin holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Chronic Stress and Health.
Florence Pomares, PhD
Florence Pomares is a research associate studying brain anatomical and functional alterations in sleep disorders, such as idiopathic hypersomnia, insomnia and in sleep deprivation with brain imaging methods. In addition, Florence coordinates the study on the impact of insomnia treatment on mood, brain functioning, and cardiovascular health.
Florence has a background in Neuroscience and studied pain perception with functional neuroimaging methods during her Ph.D. at Université de Lyon in France. She then performed postdoctoral studies at McGill University, focusing on brain alterations in chronic pain conditions.
Warren Caldwell, M.Sc.
Warren received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2010 and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from Carleton University in 2012. He joined the Stress, Interpersonal Relationships, and Health Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin in 2014. His research is focused on understanding the negative social consequences of repetitive negative thought and the buffering role of heart-rate variability, a biomarker that has been associated with self-regulation and social functioning.
Chelsea da Estrela, MA
Chelsea da Estrela is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Concordia University. Her research interests include identifying the biopsychosocial predictors and processes that can explain individual variability in reactivity to exceptional parenting challenges; with a special emphasis on the role of respiratory sinus arrhythmia.
Sasha is a PhD Student in the Clinical Psychology Program. Her research interests include understanding the interaction between physiological risk factors and social stress in the development of psychopathology and suicidality. Current research projects include an investigation of heart rate variability and daily social stressors in the maintenance of suicidality among adolescents and undergraduate students and piloting a brief cognitive-behavioral intervention focused on improving social functioning to reduce suicidality.
Margaret McCarthy, B.Sc. (Hons)
Margaret graduated from Trent University in Ontario, obtaining a bachelor of science (honors) degree in Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis was completed under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Adams, and focused on dreams in relation to typical dream themes, as well as waking life personality variables and emotions. More of her undergraduate work focused on psychopathology (dark triad research) and analyzing data for personality research with Beth Visser. Margaret is currently working in the Perform Centre’s sleep lab as a project leader for the insomnia project, alongside Aurore Perrault and under the supervision of Dr. Dang-Vu and Jean-Philippe Gouin. She is working on her master’s thesis regarding the effects of stress and individual differences in heart rate variability on the diagnosis and prognosis of chronic insomnia.
Andrew is a Master’s student working on a study of chronic parenting stress. He is most interested in understanding how individual differences in biomarkers of self-regulation (e.g., high frequency heart-rate variability) interact with individual contexts (e.g., attachment style, chronic stress) to predict daily social experiences, and, in turn, relationship outcomes.