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Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Dr. Anthony Gifuni obtained his MD at the Université de Montréal in 2012 and completed his residency in psychiatry at McGill University. Since then, he has pursued a Ph.D. in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University. In July 2017, Dr. Anthony Gifuni was awarded the FRQS Resident-Researcher Training Award, which is reserved to exceptional medical residents destined to careers as clinician-investigators in Quebec. His work has focused on the neuroimaging biomarkers of suicidality in adolescence, with functional and structural scanning techniques. Specifically, he has examined the relationship between age and regional cortical thickness in groups of adolescents with depression, with or without past suicidal behaviors. Dr. Gifuni also explored neural correlates of suicidal behaviors in response to cognitive inhibition, social rejection and their dynamic architecture at rest. As a SNAP Lab visiting scholar, Dr. Gifuni will aim to extend his prior work into more sophisticated developmental models linking adolescent depressive symptoms, suicidality, stress exposure and reward sensitivity. Ultimately, insight provided by this research could lead to improved preventative and therapeutic approaches for suicidality in depressed young people.


  • –present
    Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University


  • 2017 
    McGill University, Psychiatry