Dr. Mélanie Racine has completed her graduate studies at the department of psychology of the Université du Québec à Montréal, Quebec, Canada.   Dr. Racine did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Lawson Research Health Institute and at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada with Drs. Warren Nielson and Mark P. Jensen (University of Washington, Seattle, USA). She held a position of research associate at the Department of Clinical and Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (London). Her current research focuses on activity management, pacing, suicidal ideation and sex and gender differences in various chronic pain conditions. She is also a skilled cognitive-behavioral psychologist with an extensive clinical training in health psychology and chronic pain management.