Full Professor
Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
Holder of the Canada Research Chair on Sleep
Founder of CARSM Sleep Laboratory and Clinic
514-338-2222 ext. 3010
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Education:
Post-doctorate (Stanford University)
Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences (Université de Montréal)
M.D. specialized in Psychiatry (McGill University)

Research Interests:
Pathophysiology and treatment of sleep disorders. Biological markers of neurodegenerative diseases. Development of sleep and biological rhythms. Longitudinal study of sleep in children

Methodologies:
Clinical intervention, polysomnography, epidemiology, pharmacology.

Chosen Publications:
Petit D, Pennestri MH, Paquet J, Desautels A, Zadra A, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Montplaisir J. Childhood Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors: A Longitudinal Study of Prevalence and Familial Aggregation. JAMA Pediatr 2015, 169(7): 653-8.

Montplaisir J, Petit D, Quinn MJ, Ouakki M, Deceuninck G, Desautels A, Mignot E, De Wals P. Risk of narcolepsy associated with inactivated adjuvanted (AS03) A/H1N1 (2009) pandemic influenza vaccine in Quebec. PLoS One 2014, 9(9): e108489.

Peever J, Luppi PH, Montplaisir J. Breakdown in REM sleep circuitry underlies REM sleep behavior disorder. Trends Neurosci 2014, 37(5): 279-88.

Zadra A, Desautels A, Petit D, Montplaisir J. Somnambulism: clinical aspects and pathophysiological hypotheses. Lancet Neurol 2013, 12(3): 285-94.

ostuma RB, Lang AE, Gagnon JF, Pelletier A, Montplaisir JY. How does parkinsonism start? Prodromal parkinsonism motor changes in idiopathic REM sleep behaviour disorder. Brain 2012, 135(Pt 6): 1860-70.