IBTN Leadership

Executive Committee

The IBTN Executive Committee currently serves at the helm of the IBTN. Its members are all experts in their own right in various subfields of behavioural science. They contribute actively to the IBTN’s current projects, including the organization of the annual conference and the new SPOR initiative through which the IBTN Summer School is offered.

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Simon L. Bacon, PhD (founding member and co-lead)

Contact Dr. Bacon at simon.bacon@concordia.ca.

Kim Lavoie, PhD (founding member and co-lead)

  • Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
  • Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre
  • Chair of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine at the Canadian Psychological Association
  • Chair of Behavioral Medicine at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Contact Dr. Lavoie at lavoie.kim@uqam.ca

Grégory Ninot, PhD (founding member and co-lead)

Contact Dr. Ninot at gregory.ninot@umontpellier.fr

Jean Bourbeau, PhD (founding member)

  • Respirologist and Professor in the departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McGill University
  • Director of the McConnell Centre of Innovative Medicine (CIM) of the Research Institute of the MUHC (RIMUHC)
  • Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at the Montreal Chest Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Contact Dr. Bourbeau at jean.bourbeau@mcgill.ca

Susan Czajkowski, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Czajkowski at susan.czajkowski@nih.gov

Kenneth Freedland, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Freedland at freedlak@wustl.edu

Susan Michie, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Michie at s.michie@ucl.ac.uk

Paul Montgomery, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Montgomery at p.x.montgomery@bham.ac.uk

Lynda Powell, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Powell at lpowell@rush.edu

Bonnie Spring, PhD (founding member)

Contact Dr. Spring at bspring@northwestern.edu

Molly Byrne, PhD

Contact Dr. Byrne at molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Justin Presseau, PhD

Contact Dr. Presseau at jpresseau@ohri.ca

Tavis Campbell, PhD

  • Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the department of Clinical Psychology and Oncology at the University of Calgary

Contact Dr. Campbell at t.s.campbell@ucalgary.ca

Founding Members

The founding members of the IBTN were drawn from a variety of areas and countries. These international experts have many years of experience in developing and delivering behavioural trials and a number of them have been involved in some of the largest trials in our field. They pulled together their expertise to create the IBTN and through it hope to improve the quality and quantity of behavioural interventions and trials.

  • Dr. Isabelle Boutron, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Université Paris Descartes and researchers at the INSERM U738 isabelle.boutron@htd.aphp.fr
  • Dr. Tim Caulfield, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Trudeau Fellow and Professor at the Faculty of Law and School of Public Health and Policy, and Research Director of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute caulfield@ualberta.ca
  • Dr. Karina Davidson, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Medicine in Medicine and Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Behavioral & Cardiovascular Health kd2124@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Dr. Gaston Godin, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Université Laval gaston.godin@fsi.ulaval.ca
  • Dr. David Moher, PhD, Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) dmoher@ohri.ca
  • Dr. Lise Rochaix, PhD, full time member of the executive board of the French national health authority (HAS – Haute Autorité de Santé) and chairs the economics and public health assessment committee (CEESP – Commission d’Evaluation Economique et de Santé Publique) lise.rochaix@psemail.eu
  • Dr. David Secko, PhD, Associate Professor of Journalism at Concordia University david.secko@concordia.ca
  • Dr. Stan Shapiro, PhD, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, and a consultant to the Randomized Clinical Trial Unit at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital stan.shapiro@mcgill.ca