Originally from St-Marc-des-Carrières in the Portneuf region, Dr. Richard Bélanger began his medical training at the University of Montreal in 2003. Following a residency in Pediatrics in Quebec City and a specialized training in Adolescent Medicine at the CHU Ste-Justine, he worked in the Adolescent Health Research Group in Lausanne, Switzerland. Trained in motivational interviewing, he began his clinical practice at the Centre mère-enfant Soleil du CHU de Québec in 2010.

Clinical research fellow of the FRQS and Assistant Professor at Laval University in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Bélanger’s main areas of research interest are the use of psychoactive substances in young people, particularly cannabis, northern Aboriginal populations of Quebec, as well as chronic diseases, especially Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity (ADHD).

The impact of Dr. Bélanger’s projects is primarily aimed at preventing adverse health trajectories in young people, by focusing on participatory and intersectoral scientific approaches.

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Lemyre A, Poliakova N, Belanger RE

The Relationship Between Tobacco and Cannabis Use: A Review.

Journal Article

Subst Use Misuse, 54 (1), pp. 130-145, 2019, ISSN: 1082-6084.

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Lemyre A, Gauthier-Legare A, Belanger RE

Shyness, social anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and substance use among normative adolescent populations: A systematic review.

Journal Article

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse, pp. 1-18, 2018, ISSN: 0095-2990.

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Lemyre A, Poliakova N, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Belanger RE

Does shyness interact with peer group affiliation in predicting substance use in adolescence?

Journal Article

Psychol Addict Behav, 32 (1), pp. 132-139, 2018, ISSN: 0893-164X.

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Fortin M, Muckle G, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Belanger RE

Alcohol use among Inuit pregnant women: Validity of alcohol ascertainment measures over time.

Journal Article

Neurotoxicol Teratol, 64 , pp. 73-78, 2017, ISSN: 0892-0362.

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Ntwengabarumije F, Gingras N, Belanger RE

[Influence of the internet on eating disorders in teenagers].

Journal Article

Soins Psychiatr, 38 (311), pp. 21-24, 2017, ISSN: 0241-6972.

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Grant CN, Belanger RE

Cannabis and Canada's children and youth.

Journal Article

Paediatr Child Health, 22 (2), pp. 98-102, 2017, ISSN: 1205-7088.

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Bélanger RE, Surís JC

Adolescents with Chronic Conditions (Chapter 14)

Book Chapter

AL, Cherry; V, Baltag; ME, Dillon (Ed.): International Handbook on Adolescent Health and Development. The Public Health Response, pp. 293-305, Springer International Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-40741-8 (paper) / 978-3-319-40743-2 (eBook).

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Fortin M, Muckle G, Anassour-Laouan-Sidi E, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Belanger RE

Trajectories of Alcohol Use and Binge Drinking Among Pregnant Inuit Women.

Journal Article

Alcohol Alcohol, 51 (3), pp. 339-46, 2016, ISSN: 0735-0414.

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Moisan C, Baril C, Muckle G, Belanger RE

Teen pregnancy in Inuit communities - gaps still needed to be filled.

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Int J Circumpolar Health, 75 , pp. 31790, 2016, ISSN: 1239-9736.

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Cifuentes MZ, Belanger RE

Case 2: An 12-year-old girl with recurrent sleep attacks.

Journal Article

Paediatr Child Health, 20 (4), pp. 197-8, 2015, ISSN: 1205-7088.

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Active projects

  • 3.6 The gut microbiome: sentinel of the northern environment and Inuit mental health, Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Fonds d'excellence en recherche Apogée Canada, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Contribution du CERSSPL-UL à l’étude longitudinale COMPASS, Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'ULaval, from 2018-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • CRISM-Québec-Maritime: Research on interventions in drug misuse, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Initiative canadienne de recherche sur l'abus de substances (ICRAS), from 2014-12-01 to 2019-11-30
  • Examen de profils chez les patientes présentant une anorexie mentale et réponses aux interventions : études multicentrique., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-10-01 to 2019-09-30
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • Designing and implementing the Nunavik Health Survey Qanuippitaa 2016, Subvention, Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (Canada) (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC), Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2015-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Exposure to food chain contaminants in Nunavik : biomonitoring in adult and youth cohorts of the Qanuilirpitaa survey, Subvention, Affaires Autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada, Programme de lutte contre les contaminants dans le Nord (PLCN), from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux professeurs de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2017-12-01 to 2018-11-30
  • Projet d'expérimentation de l'intervention VisezEau® visant à contribuer aux environnements favorables à la santé et à la protection de l'environnement, Subvention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, from 2018-03-28 to 2018-03-31
  • The Health of Montreal Inuit: A Participatory Mixed-Methods Population Health Survey and Action Agenda, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Usage de cannabis à l'adolescence: Trajectoires à risque et implications cliniques au Québec., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2014-07-01 to 2018-06-30
  • Usage de cannabis à l'adolescence: Trajectoires à risque et implications cliniques au Québec., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2014-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • Water Schools (WS): a knowledge-to-action framework that promotes tap water consumption and discourages sugar-containing beverages among school-age children, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2017-06-30
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery