Marie-Claude Geoffroy is clinician scientist whose research deals with the bio-psycho-social determinants of suicide as studied from a developmental perspective. She and her research team are using large epidemiological samples and working with psychiatric patients to better understand what make young people at risk for suicide to help them achieving a life worth living.
Dr. Geoffroy’s laboratory has made important contributions to our understanding of the impact of adverse experiences on suicide and identification of key protective factors such as social support that can be leverage through intervention. She is also a registered psychologist offering training in suicide risk assessment and brief interventions. Dr. Geoffroy has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, which have been widely cited.
She is the recipient of many awards for her research including a prestigious Canada Research Chair, Tier-2 and a FRQS clinician-scientist award. Her research are currently supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.