Child & Youth Psychiatry
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
80 Workman Way
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Dr. Marco Battaglia is the Associate Chief of the Division of Child & Youth Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Battaglia's research interests fall broadly into developmental psychopathology and genetic epidemiology, mostly of anxiety and depressive disorders. He studies individuals, twins, and families from both general population and clinical samples by employing intermediate markers (ERPs, fMRI, DTI, respiratory measures, nocioception) that map specific physiological functions en route between liability factors and behaviour. Another area of interest relates to the gene-environment interplays and epigenetic modeling of early parental separation: how this common adversity impacts upon behaviour and how it affects specific neurophysiological functions that are common to animal and man.