Lucyna Lach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University;
Researcher, CRIR - Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Mackay Site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 398-7050

Fax: 514 398-4760



  • B.A., Sociology (honours), University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 1984
  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 1986
  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2003

Research interests

Psychological adjustment and quality of life of children with epilepsy; children with chronic health conditions and disabilities, and their families

Selected publications  

Gardiner, E., Miller, A.R. & Lach, L.M. (2020). Topography of behavior problems among children with neurodevelopmental conditions: Profile differences and overlaps. Child: Care, Health & Development, 46(1), 149-153. [doi]

Majnemer, A., O’Donnell, M., Ogourtsova, T., Kasaai, B., Ballantyne, M., Cohen, E.,. . . Lach, L.M.,. . . Wittmeier, K. & the Parent Advisory Panel (2019). BRIGHT coaching: A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a developmental coach system to empower families of children with emerging developmental delay. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 7, 332. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Arim, R.G., Miller, A.R., Guèvremont, A., Lach, L.M., Brehaut, J.C. & Kohen, D.E. (2017). Children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities: a population-based study of healthcare service utilization using administrative data. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 59(12), 1284-1290. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Ritzema, A.M., Lach, L.M., Rosenbaum, P. & Nicholas, D. (2016). About my child: Measuring ‘complexity’ in neurodisability. Evidence of reliability and validity. Child: Care Health and Development, 42(3), 402-409. [doi]

Lach, L.M., Kohen, D., Garner, R., Brehaut, J., Miller, A., Klassen, A. & Rosenbaum, P.L. (2009). The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(8), 607-618. [doi]



Research orientation

Axis 2: Participation, Social Inclusion and Rehabilitation Services

Research topic

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Layton-Mackay Site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation