Peer-reviewed journal and conference articles

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., 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

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.


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.