Mathieu Dehaes , Ph.D.
    Mathieu Dehaes
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development Axis
    Research Theme
    Neurodevelopmental diseases
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche Office 2712

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    • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Institut de génie biomédical, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (see Academic Profile), 2015
    • Scientist, Brain and Child Development Axis, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Canada, 2013

    Internship opportunity(ies)


    • Instructor (Junior Faculty), Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2012-2013)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, USA (2010-2012)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Université Paris XI and Hôpital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France (2008-2009)
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Université de la Picardie Jules Verne and Hôpital Amiens Nord, Amiens, France (2008-2009)
    • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2009)
    • M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2004)
    • B.Sc., Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Canada (2002)
    • Certificat, Business Administration, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Canada (1999)

    Research Interests

    Research Topics

    • Brain Imaging
    • Pediatric Brain Imaging
    • Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Data Analysis
    • Image Processing
    • Mathematics and Statistical Methods
    • Development of Advanced Technologies

    NSERC Subjects

    • 1900 Biomedical Engineering
    • 1901 Biomedical technology
    • 2514 Digital signal processing
    • 2957 Mathematical biology and physiology
    • 2960 Mathematical modelling
    • 3110 Optics

    Career Summary

    I am developing new methods for Optical Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to assess and monitor brain health in paediatric populations. Techniques include measures of haemoglobin oxygen saturation, measures of cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygen metabolism, and other structural/functional biomarkers of brain health.

    My work is based on the development of analysis and statistical tools as well as the development of biomedical instrumentation.

    These developments in medical imaging are applied to populations at risk of perinatal brain injuries associated with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, congenital heart disease, stroke, seizure and prematurity.


    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, Co-PI with Dr. Ala Birca), 2016-2021
    • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), 2016-2019
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2015-2020
    • Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ), 2015-2019

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Research scholars (junior 1), FRQS, 2015-2019
    • Faculty Career Development Award (Declined), Boston Children's Hospital, 2013-2015
    • William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Harvard Medical School, 2012-2014
    • Isabelle and Leonard H. Goldenson Foundation, Harvard Medical School, 2011-2013
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, FQRNT, 2009-2011
    • Dean's List for Best Thesis of the Year, Polytechnique Montréal, 2009


    • Auger H, Bherer L, Boucher É, Hoge R, Lesage F, and Dehaes M, "Contribution of Extra-cerebral and Cerebral Hemodynamic Signals During Exercise Quantified with Time-domain Near Infrared Spectroscopy", Biomedical Optics, Optical Society of America (OSA), Florida, USA, 2016
    • "Non-invasive Imaging Methods in the Neonatal Brain", SIPAIM 2015 - 11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2015
    • Birca A, Lortie A, Lodygensky G A, Decarie J-C, Birca V, Gallagher A, Dehaes M, Carmant L, "Rewarming Induces EEG Background Deterioration in TermNewborns with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Undergoing TherapeuticHypothermia", 9th International Conference on Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn, Cork, Ireland, 2015
    • Dehaes M, Cheng H, Ferradal S, Buckley EM, Lin PY, Vyas R, Hagan K, Wigmore D, McDavitt E, Fenoglio A, Boas DA, Soul JS, Franceschini MA, Newburger JW and Grant PE, "Perioperative cerebral hemodynamics and metabolism inneonates with single-ventricle physiology", XXVII International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function, Vancouver, Canada, 2015
    • Sliva DD, Peysakhovich B, Wang Y, Grant PE, Gaab N and Dehaes M, "Resting state auditory network strength is related to age, brain structure and familial risk for developmental dyslexia in infants. Brain Connectivity", Fourth Biennial Conference on Resting State/Brain Connectivity, Boston, USA, 2014

    Publications (selected)


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