Dr. Melissa Henry

Dr. Melissa Henry is a psychologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Louise Granofsky Psychosocial Oncology Program (LG-POP) at the Segal Cancer Centre of the Jewish General Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor at McGill University in the Department of Oncology of the Faculty of Medicine, as well as an associate member in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Henry’s main research interest involves developing, implementing, and evaluating psychological interventions to improve quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. She is leading with Dr. Zeev Rosberger a study funded by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, entitled "Building a solid knowledge foundation: A research program to innovate psychosocial care and reduce health care costs for head and neck cancer patients" (Drs. Melissa Henry (PI), Zeev Rosberger (PI), Saul Frenkiel, Martin Black, Michael Hier, Anthony Zeitouni, Karen Kost, Alex Mlynarek, Christina MacDonald, Christopher Longo, Juli Atherton, William Foulkes & Michael Meaney). This research program focuses on understanding predictors of quality of life trajectories in head and neck cancer patients, including gene-environment interactions. Dr. Henry is also leading with Dr. S Robin Cohen a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Cancer Institute, entitled "Randomized controlled trial of the Meaning-Making intervention (MMi) in patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer: A pilot study" (Drs. Melissa Henry (PI), S. Robin Cohen (PI), Daren Heyland, Robert Platt, Laurent Azoulay, Walter Gotlieb, Susie Lau, Khalil Sultanem, Gerald Batist & Bernard Lapointe).

Contact Information:

Tel: 514-340-8222 ext. 2252



Mackinnon, C.J., Smith, N.G., Henry, M., Milman, E., Berish, M., Korner, A., Copeland, L., Chochinov, H.M. & Cohen, S.R. (2013, In Press). Meaning-based group counseling for bereavement: Bridging theory with emerging trends in intervention research. Death Studies.

Mackinnon, C.J., Milman, E., Smith, N.G., Henry, M., Berish, M., Copeland, L., Koerner, A., Chochinov, H.M. & Cohen, S.R. (2013, In Press). Means to meaning in cancer-related bereavement: Identifying clinical implications for counseling psychologists. The Counseling Psychologist.

Henry, M., Huang, L.N., Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (2013, In Press). The psychological impact of a cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. Psycho-Oncology. DOI: 10.1002/pon.1926.

Henry, M., Trickey, B., Huang, L.N. & Cohen, S.R. (2012). How is cancer recently portrayed in Canadian newspapers compared to twenty years ago? Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(1), 49-55.

Abdul-Sater, L., Henry, M., Mijovic, T., Brandt, M.G., Franklin, J.H., Black, M.P., Hier, M. & Payne, R.J. (2011). What are thyroidectomy patients really concerned about? Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 144(5), 685-690.

Lapalme-Remis, S., Tremblay-Jolicoeur, C., Amsel, R., Henry, M. & Greenfield, B. (2011). Effect of research questionnaires on satisfaction with treatment care in suicidal adolescents and their parents. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(2), 107-111.

Henry, M., Cohen, R., Lee, V., Sauthier, P., Provencher, D., Drouin, P., Gauthier, P., Gotlieb, W., Lau, S., Drummond, N., Gilbert, L., Stanimir, G., Sturgeon, J., Chasen, M., Mitchell, J., Huang, L.N., Ferland, M.-K. & Mayo, N. (2010). The Meaning-Making intervention (MMi) appears to increase meaning in life in advanced ovarian cancer: A randomized controlled pilot study. Psycho-Oncology, 19(12), 1340-1347.

Simard, A.-A. & Henry, M. (2009). Positive impact of a short yoga intervention on medical students’ health. Medical Teacher, 31(10), 950-952.

Henry, M., Séguin, M. & Drouin, M.-S. (2009). L’impact du suicide d’un patient chez des professionnels en santé mentale: différences entre les femmes et les hommes. Frontières, 21(1), 53-63.

Henry, M. & Greenfield, B. (2009). Therapeutic effects of psychological autopsies: Impact of investigating suicides on grievers. Crisis, 30(1), 20-24.

Henry, M., Huang, L.N., Ferland, M.K., Mitchell, J. & Cohen, S.R. (2008). Continued study of the psychometric properties of the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL). Palliative Medicine, 22(6), 718-723.

Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Weiss, M., Tse, S.M., Guile, J.-M., Dougherty, G., Zhang, X., Fombonne, E., Lis, E., Lapalme-Remis, S. & Harnden, B. (2008). Previously suicidal adolescents: Predictors of six-month outcome. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 17(4), 197-201.

Lis, E., Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Guilé, J.M. & Dougherty, G. (2007). Neuroimaging and Genetics of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Review. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 32(3), 162-173.

Perry, J.C., Segal, J.J., Boucher, S., Paré, N., Ouimet, M.-C., Normand, J. & Henry, M. (2005). Personal Strengths and Traumatic Experiences Among Institutionalized Children Given Up at Birth (Les Enfants de Duplessis - Duplessis’ Children): II. Adaptation in Late Adulthood. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(12), 783-789.

Henry, M., Séguin, M., & Drouin, M.-S. (2004). Les réactions des professionnels en santé mentale au décès par suicide d’un patient. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 25(3), 241-257.

Perry, J.C. & Henry, M. (2004). Studying defense mechanisms in psychotherapy using the Defense Mechanism Rating Scales, Advances in Psychology, 136, 165-192.

Henry, M., Séguin, M. & Drouin, M.-S. (2003). L’impact du décès par suicide d’un patient chez les professionnels en santé mentale. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 24(1), 227-242.

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