CHU Sainte-Justine Université de Montréal

Team members

Year: 2009

Alexandrine Pelletier, B Sc Psychologie

Research assistant

Alexandrine completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Montreal. She then furthered her university studies with a certificate in substance abuse (prevention and rehabilitation). She joined Dr. Bérard’s lab in the summer of 2009 and contributed to various aspects of the study “Antidepressant use during pregnancy: Mother's health and development of the child study”.


Years: 2003-2008

Driss Oraichi, PhD Statisticien

Senior statistician

Dr. Oraichi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Hassan II University in Morocco and a Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He obtained a PhD in Mathematics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). With expertise in biostatistics, he contributed to most of the research projects conducted by our team. In 2008, he obtained a senior biostatistician position at IMS Health Canada.


Years: 2006-2007

Nadia Ceccotti, MSc Education

Research coordinator

Nadia Ceccotti holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Paris-Sorbonne University and graduated from the HEC Paris School of Management. She also obtained a Master's in Education from Harvard. She joined Dr. Bérard's research team in 2006 as research coordinator of the study, An observational study on antidepressant use in pregnancy in North America: Effects on maternal health and child development. In 2007, she moved back to the United States to enrol in a PhD program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.