Janet Takefman

Janet Takefman, PhD

Reproductive Health Psychologist
Dr. Janet Takefman is the Director of Psychological Research & Services, and Patient Manager at the McGill University Health Centre Reproductive Centre, and holds joint Assistant Professorships at the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She has co-authored more than 40 monographs, book chapters, research manuscripts and peer review articles and presented for medical conferences around the world. Her current research examines the impact of psychosocial factors on fertility and treatment outcome, the value of complementary medicine for infertile patients and developing interventions to facilitate patient satisfaction and lower drop-out rates. She is the co-creator of FertiQoL the only internationally validated quality of life measure for the infertile population. Dr. Takefman is Past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and current Chair of the Counselling Special Interest Group of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.  She is on the executive Boards of Infertility Awareness Association of Canada and Rhea of Hope and is an editorial reviewer for various magazines and journals. She is an advisory member to the Agency of Human Reproduction Canada which oversees reproductive laws in Canada and consults for various biopharmaceutical leaders.