Stéphane Guay, Ph.D.

Researcher and director

Dr. Stéphane Guay is a psychologist and researcher. His research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of various psychological and pharmacological assessment and treatment modalities for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Guay’s research interests include the study of risk and protective factors for the development of PTSD, as well as the prevention of this disorder. He is also working to identify the components of the social network that can help the recovery of victims of a traumatic event and to improve the psychological interventions provided to people who develop PTSD. He also studies the management of victims of severe violence, particularly in the workplace. His research aims to improve psychosocial interventions for people at risk of developing post-traumatic reactions by taking into account the differential needs of women and men. In addition to being the scientific director of CR-IUSMM, he is co-director of the Trauma Studies Center and a full professor at the School of Criminology and the Department of Psychiatry and Addictology at the Université de Montréal.

Steve Geoffrion, Ph.D.

Researcher and co-director

Steve Geoffrion is a psychoeducator and researcher. His research focuses on disorders related to traumatic events in the workplace with the goal of improving their prevention and the psychological management of victims.

Dr. Geoffrion’s research interests include, first, the prevention of traumatic events in the workplace and, second, the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices for the management of workers following a traumatic event. In parallel, he is involved in various research projects evaluating innovative interventions for the prevention of post-traumatic stress, such as the use of an emotional support dog. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Geoffrion is co-director of the Trauma Studies Center.

Christine Genest, Ph.D.


Christine Genest is a nurse and researcher. Her research focuses on suicide prevention, particularly among public safety personnel and professionals exposed to potentially traumatic events. Her projects aim to better understand how suicidal behaviours develop among these professionals by adopting an ecosystemic vision of suicide. She also collaborates on research projects that aim to promote the role of the nurse in suicide prevention through the use of the safety plan or the joint crisis plan, among other things. She is also interested in the use of virtual reality as a tool to reduce procedural anxiety.

Christophe Fortin, Ph.D.


Dr. Christophe A. Fortin holds a doctorate in psychology from UQAM and completed his post-doctoral studies in Criminology at the Trauma Studies Center. He also is an assistant professor at the School of Psychology of the University of Ottawa. Dr. Fortin is interested in post-traumatic stress disorder and its consequences, including health costs. His research interests also include anxiety and quality of life in vulnerable populations. Passionate about knowledge transfer, Dr. Fortin is an outstanding popularizer and is actively involved in the supervision and direction of graduate students.


Suzie Bond, Ph.D.


Suzie Bond, PhD, has been a regular professor at TÉLUQ University since 2019 in the psychology and mental health programs. She is also an associate researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (CRIUSMM). A psychologist by training, she has devoted 15 years of her practice to trauma victims, whether in university hospitals, in private offices or at the CRIUSMM’s Trauma Studies Center. She is interested in the identification of trauma-related disorders by health professionals and the early treatment of these disorders in order to prevent their aggravation. Her research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of techno-pedagogies to train health professionals to identify, assess and intervene with victims according to best practices.