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Sylvia Kairouz, PhD

Full Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Sylvia Kairouz, PhD


PhD Université de Montréal

Research interests

Gambling, Addictive behaviours, Social inequalities, Gambling technologies in the cyberspace

Dr. Sylvia Kairouz is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. 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 funded research examining comprehensive multilevel models of determinants of gambling behaviours. She has piloted six large population surveys in Quebec over the last five years and collaborates with scholars and key institutions in Quebec, Canada and internationally. She holds an FQRSC research chair on the study of gambling and is the head of the Lifestyle and Addiction Research Lab at Concordia University.


Latest publications

Kairouz, S., Dussault, F., Monson, E. (2017). Co-occurring addictive behaviors: an analysis of risk profiles among university studentsAddiction Research & Theory. Advancde online publication.

Dussault, F., Brunelle, N., Kairouz, S., Rousseau M., Leclerc, D., Tremblay, T., Cousineau, M.-M., Dufour, M. (2017) 
Transition from playing with simulated gambling games to gambling with real money: a longitudinal study in adolescenceInternational Gambling Studies, 17(3), 386-400, doi: 10.1080/14459795.2017.1343366

Kairouz, S., Monson, E., & Robillard, C. (2017) Gender comparative analysis of gambling patterns in Canada. In H. Browden-Jones, & F. Prever (eds.). Gambling disorders in women: An international female perspective on treatment and research. Routledge.

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