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.

Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
1050, Chemin Sainte-Foy
Local JS1-19
Québec, Québec
Canada G1S 4L8
CHUL
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R-1742
Québec, Québec
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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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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.

Journal Article

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
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