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Michael MacKenzie

Michael MacKenzie

McGill University

Michael MacKenzie, PhD, is the Canada Research Chair in Child Well-Being (Tier 1) and a Full Professor of Social Work, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics at McGill University. He is also the Research Leader for the Population Neuroscience & Brain Health Theme of the Canadian Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives Initiative at McGill. He is interested in better understanding the dynamic connections between the biological and social worlds of the developing child, and his research focuses on the accumulation of stress, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in early childhood and the impact on parenting, including the roots of harsh parenting and the pathways of children into and through the child welfare system.