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Dr. Danielle Baribeau, clinician scientist and child psychiatrist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Danielle Baribeau, MD, PhD

Clinician Scientist; Psychiatrist


Dr. Danielle Baribeau leads a research program focused on clinically translating genetic advances into improved mental health care in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.


Dr. Danielle Baribeau is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a clinical focus in autism, neurogenetic disorders, and psychopharmacology. She completed her PhD in clinical epidemiology and health-care research at the University of Toronto (U of T) in 2022, which focused on understanding anxiety in autism. She completed her clinical residency training in adult psychiatry, and then child and adolescent psychiatry, at U of T in 2019.  This was followed by a two-year fellowship at SickKids in consultation-liaison psychiatry, neurodevelopmental assessment, and rare neurogenetic conditions associated with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcomes. She has also worked clinically at Holland Bloorview since 2020.

As a clinician scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute, she leads a research program focused on clinically translating genetic advances into improved mental health care in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.   Dr. Baribeau also works as a child psychiatrist at Holland Bloorview’s Child Development program’s Psychopharmacology Clinic and the Autism Communication, Learning and Behaviour program.

Education & Profession


  • PhD, Clinical Epidemiology and Health-care research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Toronto
  • BHSc (honours), McMaster University

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • International Society for Autism Research
  • American College of Medical Genetics
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association

University positions/ affiliations

  • Adjunct scientist- The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

Honours and Awards:

  • 2020: CIHR Doctoral Award – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto
  • 2019: O’Brien Scholars Award – Sick Kids and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • 2019: Clinician Investigator Program – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Ontario Ministry of Health, University of Toronto
  • 2018: Queen Elizabeth II Ontario Graduate Scholarship – University of Toronto

Primary Projects

  • Clinical translation of a genetic diagnosis for mental health in autism: Linking research and health administrative data to study treatment trajectories and outcomes
  • Developing novel clinical trial methods for rare genetic subtypes of neurodevelopmental disorders


  • ACMG systematic review of the diagnostic utility of genetic testing in autism
  • Clinical Trial of NB-001 in Children and Adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
  • Phenotype harmonization for G2MH consortium
  • Differential symptom cluster responses to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment in depression
  • Network analysis of anxiety in autism with the Pathways in ASD study


Current Projects: 

Contact Information:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1R8
Tel: 416-425-6220 x 3586