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Dr. Sarah MacEachern, MD PhD FRCPC

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Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine

Developmental Pediatrician

Alberta Health Services

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Brain and Mental Health Research Clinics Initiative

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

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Phone number

Office: 403.441.8412


Office: CDC387

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I am currently looking for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please email me for more information!



BScH Biology, Acadia University,

MD PhD Neuroscience, University of Calgary,

FRCPC Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,


My research focuses on children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs), which impact 3.5% of Canadian children and include conditions such as global developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, ADHD, and others. My research aims to improve our understanding, diagnosis, care, and treatment of children with NDDs, in particular children with NDDs who have severe behaviours of concern (meltdowns, violent outbursts, self-harm, etc). My lab uses Precision Medicine techniques, including machine learning approaches, with the goal of improving the quality of life of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.


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