Michelle St. Pierre
Master of Arts
Type of Practice:
Clinical Psychology

Education Associations

The University of British Columbia


Michelle St. Pierre, MA., is a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. She researches the association between cannabis use and pain, and she is currently the study coordinator for a CIHR-funded study assessing the psychosocial impact of cannabis legalization on young adults. Michelle co-authored the widely disseminated Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit – voted the #1 cannabis education resource in 2018 by the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education. She has published articles in leading academic journals and has received national and international media attention for her work.


Lake, S., & St. Pierre, M. (2020). The relationship between cannabis use and patient outcomes in medication-based treatment of opioid use disorder: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101939

St. Pierre, M., Russo, E. B., & Walsh, Z. (2020). No evidence of altered reactivity to experimentally-induced pain among regular cannabis users. Journal of Clinical Pain, 36(8), 589-593. doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000844

Wright, P., Walsh, Z., Margolese, S., Sanchez, T., Arlt, S., Belle-Isle, L., St. Pierre, M., … Costiniuk, C. (2020). Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the use of cannabis and cannabinoid-based products in the management of chronic pain and co-occurring conditions: Protocol for a systematic literature review. BMJ Open, 10(5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036114

St. Pierre, M., Matthews, L., & Walsh, Z. (2020). Cannabis education needs assessment among Canadian physicians-in-training. Complimentary Therapies in Medicine, 49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2020.102328

Walsh, Z., & Thiessen, M. S. (2018). Psychedelics, mindfulness, and the new behaviorists: Considering the integration of Third-Wave Behaviorism with psychedelic therapy. International Review of Psychiatry, 25, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540261.2018.1474088

Thiessen, M. S., Matthews, L., & Walsh, Z. (2017). First, do no harm: The role of cannabis education in response to the opioid crisis. University of British Columbia Medical Journal, 9(1), 26-27.

Walsh, Z., Gonzalez, R., Crosby, K., Thiessen, M. S., Carroll, C., & Bonn-Miller, M. O. (2017). Medical cannabis and mental health: A guided systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 51, 15-29. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.10.002