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, ex-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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Tahir E, Cordier S, Courtemanche Y, Forget-Dubois N, Desrochers-Couture M, Belanger RE, Ayotte P, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Muckle G

Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on physical growth from birth to childhood and adolescence: A prospective cohort study.

Journal Article

Environ Res, 189 , pp. 109924, 2020, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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Matteau-Pelletier L, Belanger RE, Leatherdale S, Desbiens F, Haddad S

Sex-Related Differences in Adolescent Cannabis Use: Influences of School Context and School Connectedness.

Journal Article

J Sch Health, 90 (11), pp. 878-886, 2020, ISSN: 0022-4391.

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Guillot M, Belanger RE, Frenette L

Whistling an unfamiliar tune.

Journal Article

Paediatr Child Health, 24 (2), pp. 65-66, 2019, ISSN: 1205-7088.

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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, 45 (3), pp. 230-247, 2019, ISSN: 0095-2990.

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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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Decaluwe B, Fortin M, Moisan C, Muckle G, Belanger RE

Drinking motives supporting binge drinking of Inuit adolescents.

Journal Article

Can J Public Health, 110 (4), pp. 414-421, 2019, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Desrochers-Couture M, Courtemanche Y, Forget-Dubois N, Belanger RE, Boucher O, Ayotte P, Cordier S, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Muckle G

Association between early lead exposure and externalizing behaviors in adolescence: A developmental cascade.

Journal Article

Environ Res, 178 , pp. 108679, 2019, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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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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Bélanger R, Grant C, Côté M, Donner BV, Laflamme J, Pinard AM, Rieder M

Cannabis for medical purposes among Canadian children and youth

Book Chapter

Program, Canadian Paediatric Surveillance (Ed.): CPSP 2017 Results, pp. 27-28, Ottawa, Canadian Paediatric Society, 2018.

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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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche du CHU 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 salariale du centre de recherche, Subvention, CHU de Québec – Université Laval – CHUL, from 2019-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Étude Compass-Québec, Subvention, CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale - Administration, from 2019-02-13 to 2023-03-31
  • Food, environment, health and nutrition of first nations children and youth (FEHNCY), Subvention, Services aux Autochtones Canada, from 2019-04-01 to 2029-03-31
  • Projet Q2017, Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2020-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • 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
  • Support à la recherche - FRE pédiatrie, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2019-05-01 to 2023-04-30

Recently finished 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
  • Chantier thématique 3: Microbiosmes: Sentinelles de l'environnement et de la santé dans le Nord / 3.0 Budget de coordination du Chantier thématique 3, Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Fonds d'excellence en recherche Apogée Canada, from 2016-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 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
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 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 2021-03-31
  • 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 2020-03-31
  • Le cannabis médical contre les douleurs musculosquelettiques chroniques: une étude aux méthodes mixtes sur les déterminants de l'usage parmi des patients et des médecins canadiens, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2019-03-01 to 2020-02-29
  • Medical cannabis against chronic musculoskeletal pain - a mixed methods study to describe use and to identify its facilitors and barriers among Canadian patients and doctors, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2019-03-01 to 2020-02-29
  • Mise en place du programme sur les parcours défavorables, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 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 2021-03-31
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery