Marie-Hélène Boudrias, pht., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University;
Researcher, CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval
Axis leader of Axis 1, Thematic Unit 2 - CRIR Axis Team (2022 - )

Phone: 450 668-9550 (84198)



  • B.Sc., Physiotherapy, Université de Montréal, 1997
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2007
  • Postdoctorate, Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2007-2009
  • Postdoctorate, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, University College London, United Kingdom, 2009-2013

Research interests

Understanding the mechanisms underlying the reorganisation of motor areas after a stroke and identifying biomarkers associated with motor recovery through the use of electrophysiology and brain imaging techniques.


Brain Research and Imaging of Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (BRAIN Lab)

Selected publications

Ghosh, A., dal Maso, F., Roig, M., Mitsis, G.D. & Boudrias, M.H. (2019). Unfolding the effects of acute cardiovascular exercise on neural correlates of motor learning using convolutional neural networks. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 1215. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Larivière, S., Xifra-Porxas, A., Kassinopoulos, M., Niso, G., Baillet, S., Mitsis, G.D. & Boudrias, M.H. (2019). Functional and effective reorganization of the aging brain during unimanual and bimanual hand movements. Human Brain Mapping, 40(10), 3027-3040. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Xifra-Porxas, A., Niso, G., Larivière, S., Kassinopoulos, M., Baillet, S., Mitsis, G.D. & Boudrias, M.H. (2019). Older adults exhibit a more pronounced modulation of beta oscillations when performing sustained and dynamic handgrips. Neuroimage, 201, 116037. [doi]

Dal Maso, F., Desormeau, B., Boudrias, M.H. & Roig, M. (2018). Acute cardiovascular exercise promotes functional changes in cortico-motor networks during the early stages of motor memory consolidation. Neuroimage, 174, 380-392. [doi]

Fan, J., Voisin, J., Milot, M.H., Higgins, J. & Boudrias, M.H. (2017). Transcranial direct current stimulation over multiple days enhances motor performance of a grip task. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 60(5), 329-333. [doi]



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation