Sonia Lupien is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress whose mission is to transfer scientifically validated knowledge on stress to the general public. Her studies have shown that children are as vulnerable as adults to stress and that children as young as age six can produce high levels of stress hormones. Her studies in adults have shown that stress can significantly impair memory performance.
In her new research projects, Lupien is working on differences between men and women in stress reactivity, and she is developing new educational programs on stress in adolescents and employees. Greatly involved in the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public, Lupien has published a book for the public entitled “Par amour du stress” now translated in English under the title “Well Stressed: Manage Stress Before It Turns Toxic,” which aims at helping the public better understand stress as it has been studied for the last 50 years by scientists across the world.