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Dr. Frank MacMaster

Pronouns: He/His


Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute


Adjunct Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Vice President of Research and Innovation

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Educational Background

B.A. Psychology, Saint Mary's University, 1996

Doctor of Philosophy Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University, 2007

M.S. Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, 2002

Postdoctoral Fellowship Neuroimaging in Child Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2010


My research interests are focused on using our neuroimaging platform to identify mechanisms that underlie neurodevelopmental and mental disorders. By doing so, we can improve health outcomes of children and adolescents in three ways: (1) by identifying the mechanisms that underlie the development of these disorders; (2) by using that new knowledge to better diagnosis neurodevelopmental and mental disorders; and (3) by developing novel treatment targets and identifying predictors of response.

The main goal is to have my outcome-focused research have a positive and useful impact upon clinical practice in ways that will better the lives of children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illness.


  • Journal of Attention Disorders 2015 Scientific Contribution Award , Journal of Attention Disorders and the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (JAD/APSARD) . 2015
  • Young Investigator Award, NARSAD. 2008