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Dr. Sylvia Kairouz


Sylvia Kairouz, Ph.D.
(Ph.D. Social Psychology 1999; Université de Montréal)

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Concordia University

1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec

Canada H3G 1M8

Office: H-1125-31
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2162







ylvia Kairouz, Ph.D. Social Psychology (Université de Montréal), Associate Professor. Dr. Kairouz served as a Researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the Université de Montréal and at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, where she is currently a scientific consultant. She completed a post-doctoral training jointly at the Groupe de recherche sur les aspects sociaux de la santé et de la prevention (Université de Montréal) andthe Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (University of Toronto) with a residency at the Alcohol Research Group (University of California – Berkeley). She has published extensively in sociology, social epidemiology and public health journals and won the Brain Star Award of the Canadian Institute of Health Research for her innovative work on the role of social contexts in alcohol consumption. She is currently engaged in FQRSC and CIHR funded research examining comprehensive multilevel models of determinants of addictive behaviours, dependence and comorbidity. She has piloted five large population surveys in Quebec over the last four years and has collaborated with professors from universities in Quebec, in Canada and the USA as well as scholars from France, Switzerland, Denmark, and Holland. She is currently the head of the Lifestyle and Addiction Research Lab





Mihaylova, L. & Kairouz, S. (in press).  Internet and alcohol use among university students: The case of poker player.  Journal of Gambling Issues.


Cloutier, R., Lesage, A., Ménard, J-M., Landry, M., & Kairouz, S. (2012).  Clinical measurements of addiction.  Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 (1), 33-39.


Kairouz, S., Paradis, C., & Nadeau, L. (2012).  Are online gamblers more at-risk than offline gamblers? Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 15 (3), 175-80.