Peer-reviewed journal and conference articles

(Trainees under my supervision are underlined)

Robillard, J.M., Wu, J.M., Feng, T.L., Tam, M. (2019) Prioritizing benefit: a content analysis of the ethics in dementia technology policies. In Press, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L., Sporn, A.B., Lai, J.A., Lo, C., Ta, M., Nadler, R. (2019) Availability, readability and content of privacy policies and terms of agreement of mental health apps. In Press, Internet Interventions.

Prescott, T.J., Robillard, J.M. (2019) Robotic automation can improve the lives of those who need social care. BMJ 364:l62.

Robillard, J.M., Cabral, E., Feng, T.L. (2018) Online health information-seeking: the case of deep brain stimulation in social media. Care Weekly 2:14-20.

Robillard, J.M., Cleland, I., Hoey, J., Nugent, C. (2018) Ethical adoption: a new imperative in the development of technology for dementia. In Press, Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Robillard, J.M., Hoey, J. (2018) Emotion and motivation in cognitive assistive technologies for dementia. IEEE Computer, 51(3):24-34.

Robillard, J.M., Jun, J.H., Lai, J.A., Feng, T.L. (2018) The QUEST for quality online health information: development and validation of a novel, short and quantitative tool. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision-making 18(1):87.

Robillard, J.M., Lai, J.A., Wu, J.M., Feng, T.L., Hayden, S. (2018) Patient perspectives on the experience of computerized cognitive screening in a clinical setting. In Press, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Implications.

Robillard, J.M., Sporn, A.B. (2018). Static vs interactive online resources about dementia: a comparison of readability scores. Gerontotechnology, 17(1):29-37.

Tougas, M.E., Chambers, C.T., Corkum, P., Robillard, J.M., Gruzd, A., Howard, V., Kampen, A., Boerner, K., Hundert, A. (2018) An examination of social media content about children’s health. Journal of Medical Internet Research Pediatrics and Parenting 1(2):e11193.

Gold, M., Amatniek, J., Carrillo, M.C., Cedarbaum, J.M., Hendrix, J.A., Miller, B.B., Robillard, J.M., Rice, J.J., Soares, H., Tome, M.B., Tarnanas, I., Vargas, G., Bain, L.J., Czaja, S.J. (2018) Digital technologies as biomarkers, clinical outcomes assessment and recruitment tools in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials. In Press, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Implications

Teipel, S., Konig, A., Hoey, J., Kaye, J., Kruger, F., Robillard, J.M., Kirste, T., Babiloni, C. (2018) Home-based pervasive information and communication technology provides real world evidence for future clinical trials in dementia. In Press, Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Illes, J., Weiss, S., Bains, J., Chandler, J.A., Conrod, P., DeKoninck, Y., Fellows, L.K., Groetzinger, D., Racine, E., Robillard, J.M., Sokolowski, M.B. (2018) A Neuroethics backbone for the evolving Canadian Brain Research Strategy. Neuron 101 (3):370-4.

Robillard, J.M., Li, A.W., Jacob, S., Wang, D., Zou, X., Hoey, J. (2017) Co-creating emotionally aligned smart homes using social psychological modeling. 4th International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction, September 21-22 2018, Rostock, Germany.

Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L. (2017) When patient engagement and research ethics collide: lessons from a dementia forum. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 59(1):1-10.

Illes, J., Sipp, D., Kleiderman, E., Benjaminy, S., Isasi, R., Master, Z., Ogbogu, U., Ravitsky, V., Robillard, J.M., Zarzeczny, A. (2017) [Invited comment] A blueprint for the next generation ELSI research, training, and outreach in regenerative medicine. Nature Regenerative Medicine, 2:21.

Robillard, J.M. (2017) [Invited editorial] Who is to blame? Medical hype in the media. Movement Disorders, 32(10):1345-47.

Konig, A., Francis, E., Joshi, J., Robillard, J.M., Hoey, J. (2017) Qualitative study of affective identities in dementia patients for the design of cognitive assistive technologies. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, in press.

Robillard, J.M., Alhothali, A., Varma, S., Hoey, J. (2017) Intelligent and affectively aligned evaluation of online health information for older adults. WP3HI, Proceedings of the 31st Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco, February 2017.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. (2016) [Invited comment] Manipulating memories: the ethics of yesterday’s science fiction and today’s reality. American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 18(12):1225.

Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L. (2016) Digital health advice: quality of online articles about the prevention of Alzheimer disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 55:219-29.

Robillard, J.M., Lo, C., Feng, T.L., Hennessey, C.A. (2016) A light switch in the #brain: optogenetics on social media. Neuroethics, 9(3):279-88.

Robillard, J.M. (2016) The online environment: a key variable in the ethical response to complementary and alternative medicine for Alzheimer disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 51(1):11-3.

Robillard, J.M., Cabral, E., Hennessey, C., Kwon, B.K., Illes, J. (2015) Fueling hope: Stem cells in social media. Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, 11(4):540-6.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J., Arcand, M., Beattie, B.L., Hayden, S., Lawrence, P., McGrenere, J., Reiner, P.B., Wittenberg, D., Jacova, C. (2015) Scientific validity and ethics of online tests for Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Disease Monitoring, 1(3):281-8.

Robillard, J.M. (2015) Communicating in context: A priority for gene therapy researchers. In Press, Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy.

Robillard, J.M., Roskams-Edris, D., Kuzeljevic, B., Illes, J. (2014) Prevailing public perceptions of the ethics of gene therapy. Human Gene Therapy 25(8):740-6.

Robillard, J.M., Johnson, T.W., Hennessey, C., Beattie, B.L., Illes, J. (2013) Aging 2.0: Health information about dementia on Twitter. PLoS One Jul 26;8(7):e69861.

Robillard, J.M., Whiteley, L., Johnson, T.M., Lim, J., Wasserman, W.W., Illes, J. (2012) Gene therapy: Capturing hopes and fears through an online Q&A platform. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(3):e44.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. (2011) A link in the ink: mental illness and criminal responsibility in the media. Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 6:1-7.

Robillard, J.M., Gordon, G.R., Choi, H.B., Christie, B.R., MacVicar, B.A. (2011) Glutatione restores the mechanism of synaptic plasticity in aged mice to that of the adult. PLoS One 6(5):e20676.

Robillard, J.M., Federico, C.A., Tairyan, K., Ivinson, A.J., Illes, J. (2011) Untapped ethical resources for neurodegeneration. BMC Med Ethics 12:9.

Christie, B.R., Eadie, B.D., Kannangara, T.S., Robillard, J.M., Titterness, A.K. (2008) Exercising our brains: How physical activity impacts synaptic plasticity. Neuromolecular Med. 2008;10(2):47-58.

Wong, T.P., Howland, J.G., Robillard, J.M., Ge, Y., Yu, W., Olson, A.K., Brebner K., Liu, L., Phillips, A.G., Weinberg, J., Christie, B.R., Wang, Y.T. (2006) Hippocampal long-term depression mediates acute stress-induced spatial memory impairment. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104(27):11471-6.

Michel, F.J., Robillard, J.M., Trudeau, L.E. (2004) Regulation of rat mesencephalic GABAergic neurones through muscarinic receptors. J Physiol 556(Pt 2):429-45.

Book chapters

Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L. (2017) Developing ethical information and communication technologies for dementia: challenges and opportunities. In Press, for Elger, Jotterand, Wangmo and Ienca (Eds), Assistive Technologies for Dementia Care. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Robillard, J.M., Wight, E. (2017) Communicating about the brain in the digital era. In press for J. Illes (Ed.), Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. (2011) The diction of addiction at the intersection of law and  neuroscience. In A. Carter, W. Hall and J. Illes (Eds.) Addiction Neuroethics, Elsevier, San Diego.

Non peer-reviewed publications

Gauthier, S., Robillard, J.M., de Champlain, J. (2017) Progress in transnational scientific and ethics review: Commentary on the proposal for a single North American review board for research on dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 1-2.

Robillard, J.M. (2014) NextGen Essay, “What is the most challenging ethical question facing young investigators in your field?”, Science 345:6192, Top Online Essays.

Robillard, J.M. and Illes J. (2011) Lost in translation: Neuroscience and the public. Correspondence, Nature Rev Neurosci 12:118.

Illes, J., Banjo, Y., Buchman, D., Borgelt, E., Brief, E., Chahal, N., Federico, C., Di Pietro, N., Nadler, R., Northe, A., Parke, S., Robillard, J.M., Tairyan, K., Reimer, J., Whiteley, L. (2011) Asandwichia. Journal of Irreproducible Results 51(4). 12-15.


Illes, J., Robillard, J.M. 2017/01/29 Fixing fentanyl with naloxone alone won’t work, Vancouver Sun.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. 2016/08/25 IV vitamins: say it ain’t so, Vancouver Sun.

Robillard, J.M., Tesluk, J., Illes, J. 2016/02/10 A call to action on the Zika crisis, Vancouver Sun.

Illes, J., Matthews, R., Robillard, J.M. 2014/07/07 Climate right for environmental neuroethics, Vancouver Sun.  

Robillard, J.M., Reiner, P., Illes, J. 2014/03/11 What science does with human brains is subject to great debate, Vancouver Sun.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. 2012/02/14 A meeting of the minds on brain and law, Vancouver Sun.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. 2011/02/14 Aging brains present a growing set of challenges, Vancouver Sun.

Robillard, J.M., Illes, J. 2010/06/08 We musn’t rush into a new MS treatment – but we musn’t waste time, either, Vancouver Sun.