Dr. Catherine Lebel (Cumming School of Medicine)

2022 Winner: Social Innovation: Early-Career Change-Maker: Research

WINNER: Dr. Catherine Lebel, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Initiative: Study of Brain Development in Children Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Lebel has made substantial contributions to pediatric neuroimaging and mapped structural and functional brain development across early childhood in unprecedented detail. Dr. Lebel has also forged new understanding of how the prenatal environment affects child brain development, both in terms of prenatal substance exposures and psychosocial stress. She and her team continue to investigate brain development in these children to understand how these brain changes may relate to behaviour and learning.