I am primarily interested in studying risk and resilience in children and adolescents using a developmental psychopathology perspective. More specifically, I am taking a closer look at the First Nations youth population in Quebec. My work with the McGill Youth Study Team has brought my attention to the various issues plaguing this population. I believe that the study of what makes a First Nations youth resilient to the challenges they might face and the promotion of their health and wellbeing are important social issues that need to take precedence in our province today.