Thomas Gordon Brown

Professeur associé

Téléphone: 514 924-3230

Formation universitaire

  • B.Sc., Health Science, Concordia University
  • MA, Psychology (General and Experimental), Concordia University
  • PhD., Psychology (General and Experimental), Concordia University

Membre du ou des regroupements de recherche

  • Service de toxicomanie, Université de Sherbrooke

Intérêts de recherche

  • Facteurs sociaux, psychologiques et neurobiologiques liés à la prise de risque et aux blessures liées à l'alcool et aux drogues
  • Efficacité des approches thérapeutiques brèves pour l'abus de substances

Principaux projets en cours

  • Effets de la privation de sommeil avec un faible taux d'alcoolémie sur les fonctions exécutives chez les jeunes conducteurs. Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada. 
  • Prise de décision dans la trajectoire vers la conduite en état d'ébriété : expérience contrôlée et randomisée. Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada.


Professeur associé, Département des sciences de la santé communautaire, Université de Sherbrooke

Professeur associé au département de psychiatrie, McGill University (2000 - )

Chercheur principal, chef du programme de recherche sur les addictions, Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Douglas (1998-2021)

Psychologue clinique (Quebec OPQ Lic No 6211-91)

Communications et publications

Articles publiés avec jury de pairs (5 dernières années)

(l'ensemble des publications est disponible ici)

  • Lonergan, M., Saumier, D., Tremblay, J., Kieffer, B., Brown, T.G., Brunet, A. (2016). Reactivating addiction-related memories under propranolol to reduce craving: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 245-249.
  • Nadeau, L., Vanlaar, W., Brown, T.G. (2016). The dilemma of re-licensing DWI offenders: the offenders’ point of view. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 8, 43-49.
  • Brown, T.G., Ouimet, M.C., Eldeb, M., Tremblay, J., Vingilis, E., Nadeau, L., Pruessner, J., Bechara, A. (2016). Personality, executive control, and neurobiological characteristics associated with different forms of risky driving. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0150227. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150227
  • Dedovic, K., Pruesnner, J., Tremblay, J., Nadeau, L., Ouimet, M.C., Lepage, M., Brown, T.G. (2016). Examining cortical thickness in male and female first-time driving while impaired with alcohol offenders compared to their controls. Neuroscience Letters, 619, 189-195.
  • Sobngwi-Tambekou, J.L., Brown, T.G., and Bhatti, J.A. (2016). “Driving under the Influence of Alcohol in Professional Drivers in Cameroon.” Traffic Injury Prevention 17(sup1):73–78.
  • Brown, T.G., Ouimet, M.C., Eldeb, M., Tremblay, J., Vingilis, E., Nadeau, L., Pruessner, J., Bechara, A. (2017). The effect of age on the multidimensional characteristics of three distinct risky-driving groups.  Personality and Individual Differences, 113, 48-56.
  • Vanlaar, W., Nadeau, L. McKiernan, A., Hing, M.M., Ouimet, M.C. and Brown, T.G. (2017). Canadian drivers' attitudes regarding preventative responses to driving while impaired by alcohol.  Accident Analysis & Prevention, 106, 160-165. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.05.012
  • Malla, A. Joober. J., Iyer. I., Norman, R., Schmitz, N., Brown, T.G., Lutgens, D., Jarvis, E., Margolese, H.C., Casacalenda, N., Abdel-Baki, A., Latimer, E., Mustafa, S., Abadi, S. (2017). Comparing Three Years Extension of Early Intervention Service (EIS) to Regular Care (RC) Following Two Years of EIS For First Episode Psychosis (FEP): A Randomized Single Blinded Clinical Trial. World Psychiatry, 16(3), 278–286; doi:10.1002/wps.20456
  • Couture, S. Ouimet, M.C., Dedovic, K., Laurier, C., Plusquellec, P., Brown, T.G. (2018). Blunted Cortisol Reactivity and Risky Driving in Young Offenders - a Pilot Study. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Doi:10.1515/ijamh-2017-0123
  • Albert, D. A., Ouimet, M. C., Jarret, J., Cloutier, M.-S., Paquette, M., Badeau, N., Brown, T. G. (2018). Linking mind wandering tendency to risky driving in young male drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 111, 125-132.
  • Avril, F., Brown, T.G., Robertson, R., Tchomgang, A., Djamal, B., Nadeau, L., Ouimet, M.C. (2018).  Contingency management for alcohol-impaired offenders using transdermal alcohol monitoring: A pilot randomised controlled study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(5),  455-461. doi:10.1080/15389588.2018.1448079
  • Santisteban JA, Brown TG, Gruber R. (2018). Association between the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire and Wrist Actigraphy. Sleep Disorders, 2018, Article ID 5646848, 1–7. doi:10.1155/2018/5646848
  • Moxley-Kelly, N., Ouimet, M.C., Dongier, M., F. Chanut, F., Tremblay, J., Marcantoni, W., Brown, T.G. (2019). The role of behavioural phenotypes on impaired driving recidivism risk and treatment response to brief intervention: a preliminary study. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 43(2), 324-333. doi: 10.1111/acer.13935
  • Santisteban J.A., Brown TG, Ouimet, M.C., Gruber R. (2019). Cumulative mild partial sleep deprivation negatively impacts working memory capacity but not sustained attention, response inhibition, or decision making: a randomized, controlled trialSleep Health, 5(1), 101-108. doi:10.1016/j.sleh.2018.09.007
  • Brown, T.G., Ouimet, M.C., Nadeau, L., Tremblay, J., Gianoulakis, C., Couture, S., Moxley-Kelly, N., 2020. Cortisol stress response predicts 9-year risky driving convictions in male first-time driving-while-impaired offenders. Psychopharmacology; 237, 177–187. doi:10.1007/s00213-019-05359-0
  • Ouimet, M.C., Brown, T.G., Corado, L., Paquette, M., Robertson, R.D., 2020. The effects of alcohol dose, exposure to an in-vehicle alcohol feedback device, and subjective responses to alcohol on the decision to drink-drive in young drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention; 139, 105495. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2020.105495
  • Iyer, S.N., Mustafa, S.S., Abadi, S., Joober, R., Abdel-Baki, A., Jarvis, E., Latimer, E., Margolese, H.C., Casacalenda, N., Schmitz, N., Brown, T., Malla, A., 2020. Patient satisfaction with random assignment to extended early intervention for psychosis vs regular care: Relationship with service engagement. Early Interv. Psychiatry, May,  1-5. doi:10.1111/eip.13004

Communications et publications

Présentations (5 dernières années)

(l'ensemble des publications est disponible ici)

  • Brown, T.G. (2016, June). Risky drivers: personality, executive control, and neurobiological characteristics. Invited presentation at the National Academy of Sciences Traffic Research Board, Young Driver Subcommittee Mid-year Meeting, Woods Hole, Mass., USA.
  • Brown, T.G. (2016, October). Clinically significant subgroups of high-risk drink drivers. Invited presentation at the 21st International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference, Gramado, Brazil.
  • Brown, T.G. (2017, May). Personality and Executive Control Characteristics in Younger vs. Older Risky Drivers. Presentation at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont.
  • Santisteban, J.A., Brown T.G. Neibert M., Gruber R. (2017, June). Experimental cumulative sleep restriction impairs working memory but not decision making. Abstract presentation at 31st Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Boston, MA. Sleep, 40, 0252.
  • Brown, T.G. (2018, January). Clinical Research Needs for Drug-Impaired Driving. Invited presentation at the Drug-Impaired Workshop at the National Academy of Sciences Traffic Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Brown, T.G., (June, 2018). The effect of .03% and .05% BAC and partial sleep deprivation on driving behaviour by age, sex and executive control: a randomized, placebo-controlled experiment.  Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Annual Conference, Victoria, B.C.
  • Brown, T.G.  (Aug. 31, 2018), Personalidade, impulsividade e tomada de decisão: como se expressam no beber e dirigir. Invited presentation at the Jornada CELG 2018, Canela Brazil.
  • Brown, T.G. (August 2018). Separating apples from oranges: behavioral phenotypes in excessive drinking and driving. Invited presentation at Grand Rounds, Hospital de Clinicas, Porto Alegre, RS Brazil
  • Brown, T.G. (August, 2018). Behavioral phenotypes in excessive drinking and driving. Invited presentation at the Brown, UFRGS / Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • Brown, T.G. (Sept. 2019). Clinical and research approaches for categorizing risk and intervention needs for impaired driving prevention: Who needs what? Invited presentation at the II Congresso Brasileiro de Psicologia de Tráfego Brasília, Brazil.
  • Brown, T.G. (Sept. 2019). Clinical and research approaches for categorizing risk and intervention needs for impaired driving prevention: Who needs what? Invited presentation at Grand Round da Psiquiatria, HCPA/UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil 24/09/2019
  • Brown, T.G. (November 13, 2019). Cannabis et sécurité routière. Invited presentation at the Colloque conjoint RQRM – RSR – RQRD, Orford, Qc.
  • Brown, T.G. (November 21, 2019). Catalysing and informing public policy discussion and change. Invited presentation at the Translational Neuroscience, Beyond a Concept Conference: conference. Healthy Brains Healthy Lives (HBHL), Montreal Neurological institute, Montreal, Canada

Encadrement d'étudiants

  • Norman Shields (Ph.D.). Psychology, Concordia University, 1996-2004 (Graduated).
  • Silvia Irina Lepadatu (M.A.). Psychiatry, McGill University. 2003 (Graduated).
  • Kevyn Lee-Genest, (Ph.D.) Psychology, Clinical practicum, Concordia University, 2003-2005 (Graduated).
  • Dr. Florence Chanut, MD. (Psychiatry Fellow). McGill University, 2003-2004.
  • Marianne Saint-Jacques (Ph.D.). Psychology, University of Montreal. 2001-2007 (Graduated; now fulltime faculty at U Sherbrooke).
  • Catherine Gagnon (BA Honours thesis). Psychology, McGill University. 2007-2008. (Graduated).
  • Marie-Claude Fortin (Ph.D.). Psychology, University of Montreal, 2002-2008 (Graduated).
  • Sioui Maldonado (M.A.) Psychology, University of Montreal, 2009-2010 (Graduated).
  • Sophie Couture, (Ph.D.) Criminology, University of Montreal, 2007-2012 (Graduated; now assistant professor at University of Sherbrooke).
  • Sarah Fillion-Bilodeau (Ph.D.) Psychology, University of Montreal, 2007-2015 (Graduated).
  • Ivana DiLeo (M.Sc.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2010-2013 (Graduated).
  • Samantha Wells (M.Sc.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2011-2014 (Graduated).
  • Dr. Tanya Smyth (Post-doctoral Fellow). Psychiatry, McGill University, 2011-2012 (Completed; now research faculty at Queensland University of Technology).
  • Dr. Junaid Bhatti MD (Post-doctoral Fellow). Psychiatry, McGill University, 2011-2014. (Completed; now PI at Sunnybrook Hospital, U of Toronto, Dept. Surgery). 
  • Kaitlyn Enright (M.Sc.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2013-2015 (Graduated).
  • Dr. Manal Eldeb MD (M.Sc., Ph.D.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2013-ongoing.
  • José Arturo Santisteban López (Ph.D.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2013-2019 (Graduated).
  • Queenie Wong, (M.Sc.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2014- incomplete.
  • Derek Albert (M.Sc., Ph.D.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2015-ongoing.
  • Nevicia Case (Ph.D.) Psychiatry, McGill University, 2015-ongoing.