Methodological Developments Publications

  1. Mbutiwi F, Dessy T, Sylvestre M-P. Mendelian Randomization: A Review of Methods for the Prevention, Assessment, and Discussion of Pleiotropy in Studies Using the Fat Mass and Obesity-Associated Gene as an Instrument for Adiposity. Front Genet. 2022;13.

  2. Mendo CW, Maurel M, Doré I, O'Loughlin J, Sylvestre MP. Depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking in adolescents and young adults: the mediating role of friends smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2021; 23(10):1771–1778.

  3. Mésidor M, Rousseau  M-C, Duquette P, Sylvestre M-P. Classification and visualization of longitudinal patterns of medication dose: An application to interferon-beta-1a and amitriptyline in patients with multiple sclerosis. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2021; 30(9):1214-1223.

  4. Mésidor M, Sylvestre MP, Rousseau MC, Roger E, Duquette P. A non-parametric propensity score for estimating the effect of interferon-beta or glatiramer acetate on long-term outcomes of multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103050

  5. Sylvestre MP, Ahun M, O’Loughlin J. Revisiting trajectories of BMI in youth: an in-depth analysis of differences between BMI and other adiposity measures. Obesity Science & Practice, 2021; https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.538.

  6. Sylvestre MP, Lauzon B, Dugas E, Mésidor M, O’Loughlin J. Cigarette smoking trajectories in adolescent smokers: Does the time axis metric matter? Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 Aug 25:ntab170. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab170. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34432030.

  7. Sylvestre MP, Wellman RJ, Ahun MN, Datta G, Jutras-Aswad D, O Loughlin J. Discrete time measures versus trajectories of drinking frequency across adolescence as predictors of binge drinking in young adulthood: a longitudinal investigation. BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 23;10(9):e035939. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035939. PMID: 32967870; PMCID: PMC7513599.

  8. Ahun MN, Lauzon B (co-first author), Sylvestre MP, Bergeron-Caron C, Eltonsy S, O’Loughlin JL. A systematic review on cigarette smoking trajectories in adolescents. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Jul 16;83:102838. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102838. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32683174 Review.

  9. Sylvestre MP, Hanusaik N, Berger D, Dugas E, Pbert L, Winickoff J, O’Loughlin JL. A tool to identify adolescents at risk of cigarette smoking initiation. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov;142(5):e20173701. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3701. Epub 2018 Oct 1. PMID: 30275237.

  10. Sylvestre M-P, de Montigny S, Goulet D, Doré I, O'Loughlin JL, Haddad S, et al. A Prognostic Tool to Identify Youth at Risk of at Least Weekly Cannabis Use. Stud Comput Intell. 2021;January 2021.

  11. Mendo CW, Maurel M, Doré I, O'Loughlin J, Sylvestre MP. Depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking in adolescents and young adults: the mediating role of friends smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2021 Mar 15;ntab046. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab046. Online ahead of print.