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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Huntsman RJ, Kelly LE, Alcorn J, Appendino JP, Bélanger RE, Crooks B, Finkelstein Y, Gilpin A, Lewis E, Litalien C, Jacobs J, Moore-Hepburn C, Oberlander T, Rassekh SR, Repetski AE, Rieder MJ, Shackelford A, Siden H, Szafron M, 't Jong GW, Vaillancourt R,

Improving the regulation of medical cannabis in Canada to better serve pediatric patients

Journal Article

CMAJ, 193 (41), 2021.

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Bélanger RE, Patte KA, Leatherdale ST, Gansaonré RJ, Haddad S

An Impact Analysis of the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health in a Prospective Cohort of Canadian Adolescents

Journal Article

J Adolesc Health, 69 (6), 2021.

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Chadi N, Vyver E, Bélanger RE

Protecting children and adolescents against the risks of vaping

Journal Article

Paediatr Child Health, 26 (6), 2021.

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Chadi N, Vyver E, Bélanger RE

La protection des enfants et des adolescents contre les risques du vapotage

Journal Article

Paediatr Child Health, 26 (6), 2021.

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Furrer D, Kröger E, Marcotte M, Jauvin N, Bélanger R, Ware M, Foldes-Busque G, Aubin M, Pluye P, Dionne CE

Cannabis against chronic musculoskeletal pain: a scoping review on users and their perceptions

Journal Article

J Cannabis Res, 3 (1), 2021.

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Bacque Dion C, Bélanger R, Leatherdale ST, Haddad S

Adolescents' adoption of COVID-19 preventive measures during the first months of the pandemic: what led to early adoption?

Journal Article

Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can, 41 (12), 2021.

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Zuckermann AME, Battista KV, Belanger RE, Haddad S, Butler A, Costello MJ, Leatherdale ST

Trends in youth cannabis use across cannabis legalization: Data from the COMPASS prospective cohort study

Journal Article

Prev Med Rep, 22 , 2021.

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Leatherdale ST, Belanger RE, Gansaonre RJ, Patte KA, deGroh M, Jiang Y, Haddad S

Examining the impact of the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic period on youth cannabis use: adjusted annual changes between the pre-COVID and initial COVID-lockdown waves of the COMPASS study

Journal Article

BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 2021.

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Lamoureux-Tremblay V, Muckle G, Maheu F, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Ayotte P, Bélanger RE, Saint-Amour D

Risk factors associated with developing anxiety in Inuit adolescents from Nunavik

Journal Article

Neurotoxicol Teratol, 81 , 2020.

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

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

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J Sch Health, 90 (11), 2020.

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Active projects

  • Étude Compass-Québec, from 2019-02-13 to 2023-03-31
  • Food, environment, health and nutrition of first nations children and youth (FEHNCY), from 2019-04-01 to 2029-03-31
  • Northern biological signatures of stress responses and potentiality of a diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids to promote resilience when facing adversity, from 2020-11-01 to 2024-12-31
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Support à la recherche - FRE pédiatrie, from 2019-05-01 to 2023-04-30

Recently finished projects

  • Contribution salariale du centre de recherche, from 2019-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • CRISM-Québec-Maritime: Research on interventions in drug misuse, from 2014-12-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Examen de profils chez les patientes présentant une anorexie mentale et réponses aux interventions : études multicentrique., from 2014-10-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Projet d'expérimentation de l'intervention VisezEau® visant à contribuer aux environnements favorables à la santé et à la protection de l'environnement, from 2018-03-28 to 2021-03-31
  • Projet Q2017, from 2020-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Soutien financier pour la rédaction d'articles scientifiques découlant des résultats de Qanuilirpitaa? 2017, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
Data provided by the Université Laval research projects registery