Children’s Health Research Institute is the third largest, hospital-based child health research institute in Canada. Our basic, clinical and population-based researchers translate knowledge acquired in the lab into better and new treatments of children’s diseases and injuries.

​Located in London, Ontario, Canada, we are part of Lawson Health Research Institute and are affiliated with Western University. We have more than 110 scientists and associate scientists working within our Institute.

Last year, our Scientists and Associate Scientists attracted more than $30-million CDN in peer reviewed and industry sponsored contract research funding and authored 350 peer-reviewed original publications.

Our research is supported by the generosity of donors who contribute to Children’s Health Foundation, as well as government agencies, non-profit foundations, companies and organizations that share our goals. 

CHRI | Children’s Health Research Institute

800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON N6C 2V5

Telephone: 519-685-8500 ext. 55455
Fax: 519-685-8186

CHRI Director

Victor Han
Office: A5-107
519.685.8500 ext.55455


Karen Burrell
Administrative Assistant
519.685.8500 x55455

Administrative Coordinator

Christine Koustrup
LHSC-VH A5-103

Asset Map

Louis Pin


Division Heads

Dean Betts 
Professor, Chair Division of Genetics and Development
Office:  Dental Sciences Building, Room 2022 
Phone: 519.661.2111 x. 83786

Michelle Mottola 
Professor, Chair Division of Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Health 
Office: 2214 3-M Centre 
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85480 

​Naveen Poonai 
Professor, Chair Division of Children's Health and Therapeutics
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 58134

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Your donation will ensure children and their families receive the best possible care and the most possible hope when faced with a life-threatening or life-limiting diagnosis. Your gift will ensure better childhoods for kids across Western Ontario by supporting the incredible work at Children’s Hospital, TVCC and Children’s Health Research Institute.