Lukas Propper



Phone: 902-470-8375
Fax: 902-470-7893
Mailing Address: 
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
PO Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Family high-risk studies
  • Paediatric psychopharmacology
  • Developmental psychopathology

Related Information


MD (Charles University)
Residency training in general psychiatry (Charles University)
Subspecialty training in child psychiatry (Charles University)
Fulbright fellowship in autism spectrum disorders (Yale University)

Research interests

Dr. Lukas Propper, MD, FRCPC is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves as a professor of psychiatry and director of education at the Dalhousie Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a staff psychiatrist at the IWK Department of Psychiatry. He is a long-standing collaborator on a genetic study of offspring of bipolar parents with Dr. Alda, and on a study of families overcoming risks and building opportunities for well-being in youth at high-risk for severe mental illness with Dr. Uher (FORBOW project). His collaboration on high-risk studies resulted in original publications in leading scientific journals including Biological Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders, Pediatrics, the British Journal of Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, and Schizophrenia Bulletin.