Scientific reviewers

Naître et grandir’s content is subject to a rigorous quality assessment process. This process ensures that all information on the site has been approved and validated by at least one independent expert.

Our independent experts have several roles:

  • They ensure that the information we present is current and accurate.
  • They help us clarify the science on specific issues, including by advising us on what has or hasn’t been established.
  • They inform us of recent research that we should consider.

Scientific reviewers

  • Alexandre Chagnon, pharmacist
  • Annie Goulet, psychologist
  • Ariane Leroux-Boudreault, psychologist
  • Audrey Larone Juneau, nurse, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Chloé Gaumont, M.Sc., psychoeducator
  • Danielle Bellavance, early childhood education techniques teacher
  • Dominique Petit, Ph.D., Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine, Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
  • Dr. Charles Faucher, podiatrist, clinical professor at UQTR
  • Dr. Jean Turgeon, pediatrician
  • Dr. Michael Kramer, pediatrician and epidemiologist
  • Dr. Nicolas Proulx, physician
  • Dr. Philippe Martin, microbiologist-infectiologist
  • Dr. Anne-Claude Bernard-Bonnin, pediatrician
  • Dr. Chantal Ouellet, physician
  • Dr. Jacqueline Orquin, ophthalmologist, CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Dr. Marie-Claude Brodeur, physician
  • Dr. Sophie Laflamme, pediatrician
  • Dr. Thao Phan, pediatric dentist
  • Francine Ferland, occupational therapist
  • François Couture, childhood education consultant
  • Germain Duclos, psychoeducator and remedial teacher
  • Johannes Frasnelli, professor and Research Chair in Chemosensory Neuroanatomy, UQTR
  • Josiane Caron Santha, occupational therapist
  • Julie Baril, audiologist
  • Julie Brousseau, psychologist
  • Julie Rioux, psychoeducator
  • Kim Larocque, M.Sc., nurse, senior clinical advisor (family/children/youth), CIUSSS du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Liane Comeau, Ph.D., early childhood scientific consultant
  • Liane Fransblow, Injury Prevention Program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre
  • Lisa Grilli, Injury Prevention Program at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre
  • Lise Ross, M.Sc., nurse
  • Marie-Ève Bergeron-Gaudin, speech-language pathologist
  • Marie-Hélène Chalifour, psychoeducator
  • Nicolas Chevrier, psychologist
  • Solène Bourque, psychoeducator
  • Sonya Côté, occupational therapist
  • Stéphanie Côté, M.Sc., nutritionist
  • Stéphanie Deslauriers, psychoeducator
  • Sylvie Bourcier, early childhood interventionist
  • Valérie de Beaumont, graduate nurse and IBCLC


We would also like to acknowledge the important contributions of certain partners who, through their resources and expertise, contribute to our content. Information about some of our partners is provided below.

The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Birthing Centre provides general, specialized, and highly specialized care throughout pregnancy, during delivery, and after birth. Its mission also encompasses education, research, health promotion, and the evaluation of health care technologies and strategies. The Birthing Centre’s philosophy is based on family-centred care and services, where pregnancy and birth are viewed as natural life events. Its website, (available in French only), contains a wealth of expert-reviewed information that addresses many of the questions couples can have during pregnancy.

Alloprof Parents is dedicated to guiding parents of children aged 6 to 17 in all things school-related. A free, one-stop resource, it provides practical tools and information to help parents better support their kids throughout their education.

July 2020