Jose Mejia

Associate Professor

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Phone: 902-470-3719
Mailing Address: 
5850 University Av.
4th Floor. Halifax, NS
B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Psychopathy
  • Behaviour genetics
  • Sexuality

Related information:


Technical degree: Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Institute of Pediatrics. Mexico City, Mexico.
BA/BSc: Medicine and Surgery, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
MA/MSc: Neuropsychology (credits completed without thesis). National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
PhD: Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Clinical Fellowship: Forensic Psychiatry, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Research interests

Development of antisocial, aggressive and psychopathic behaviours. Genetic basis of such behaviours and their interactions with environmental factors in generating such pathological entities. Other areas of interest and expertise involve sleep and sleep related disorders, and sexuality and its disorders. Forensic aspects of human behavior and forensic psychiatry particularly in children and adolescents.


  • Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
  • Canadian Medical Association