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Dr El-Baalbaki was a post-doctorate fellow in Psychiatry at McGill University and the Behavioural Health Research Group (2009-2010) where his work focused mainly on studying the correlates of pruritus with quality of life in scleroderma patients and on the measure of pain in Systemic Sclerosis. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Quebec At Montreal (UQAM) in the Department of Psychology, and is developing research projects to study on the one hand the correlates of personality traits, quality of life and marital dynamics in patients suffering from either scleroderma, cancer, or anxiety disorders, and on the other hand to study the use of hypnosis in the management of procedural pain in medical settings and in chronic pain.