STUDENTS

JULIA DABRAVOLSKAJ

Current position: Project Coordinator for CIHR COVID study, led by Dr. Katerina Maximova

Degree: PhD(c), Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Supervisors: Dr. Katerina Maximova and Dr. Paul Veugelers

Research interests: Healthy eating, physical activity and mental health in youth, cost-effectiveness and return on investment of school-based interventions that promote healthy eating and active living among children and youth

SOREN HARNOIS-LEBLANC

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c) Public Health, Option Epidemiology, École de Santé Publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Mélanie Henderson and Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes, insulin sensitivity, beta cell function, obesity, children, adolescents, lifestyle habits, longitudinal analyses, model averaging, causal inference methods.

MICELINE MÉSIDOR

Current Position: Research Assistant, CRCHUM

Degree: PhD(c), Public Health, Option Epidemiology, École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre et Dr. Marie-Claude Rousseau

Research Interests: Longitudinal analyses, marginal structural modeling, trajectory analyses, pharmaco-epidemiology.

LATIFA SAIDI

Current Position: Professor
Degree: PhD(c)
Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger
Research Interests: Maternity,

breastfeeding, promotion of physical

activity during pregnancy

CHRISTIAN WILFRIED MENDO

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Public Health, Option Epidemiology, École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Mark Keezer and Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests:  Epidemiology of heart disease; genetic epidemiology, causal inference methods including Mendelian randomization and mediation analyses

RADHOUENE DOGGUI

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow

Degree: PhD in Biological Sciences

Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger

Research Interests: Assessment of modifiable risk factors (dietary patterns, diet quality, nutritional status and level of physical activity) associated with chronic diseases; Implementation and evaluation of nutrition policies aiming to prevent and to reduce the burden of chronic diseases.

JODI KALUBI

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Public Health, Option Health Promotion, École de Santé Publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer O'Loughlin and Dr. Louise Potvin

Research Interests: Health-promoting interventions, social inequalities, children/teenagers/young adults, school environment.

MARIE-ÈVE MICHAUD

Current Position: Student-Researcher
Degree: MSc(c), Health sciences research
Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger and Dr. Colleen O'Connell
Research Interests: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, environment, risk factors

DANIEL SAUCIER

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Health Science Research 

Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger and Dr. Colleen O'Connell

Research Interests: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, environment, risk factors

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ALEXIA ARMASU

Current Position: Student

Degree: MSc, Public Health (Research option)

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer O'Loughlin and Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Chronic diseases, obesity, hypertension, genetics, youth, health behaviors, risk factors, prevention of chronic disease

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RAJIT CHOPRA

Current Position: Student-researcher

Degree: MSc, Epidemiology (Research option)

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer O'Loughlin and Dr Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Chronic diseases, cancer, nutrition, physical rehabilitation, and chromosome and gene disorders

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TATIANA DESSY

Current position: Doctoral student

Degree: PhD, Public Health, Option Epidemiology, École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé and Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Mendelian randomization, cardiovascular health, pharmacogenomics

FREDDY FRANCOIS ATEBA

Current position: MSc Student

Degree: MSc, Mathematics, Option Statistics, UQAM

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre (UMontréal) and Pr. Geneviève Lefebvre (UQAM)

Research Interests: Causal inference, Mendelian randomization, mathematical genetics

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CARLING BAXTER

Current position: Postdoctoral fellow

Degree: PhD Psychology (Animal Behaviour), McMaster University

Supervisors: Dr. Katerina Maximova and Dr. Jennifer O'Loughlin

Research Interests: Knowledge translation, implementation science, behaviour change theory, social determinants of health.

FRANÇOIS GALLANT

Current Position: PhD candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Health Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger

Research Interests: Sport, youth, sport development, longitudinal data analysis, chronic disease prevention, health

behaviors 

FISTON IKWA NDOL MBUTIWI

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Public Health, option Epidemiology, École de Santé

Publique de l'Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Method evaluation

for detecting pleiotropy in mendelian randomization, FTO gene and its utility

as an instrument for adiposity in

mendelian randomization.

MOUNIA NAJA

Current Position: Student
Degree: MSc, Epidemiology
Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Dr. Jennifer O'Loughlin
Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, hypertension, gene-environment interaction, genetic susceptibility

VÉRONIQUE THIBAULT

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Health Sciences

Research Interests: Nutrition, weight management, obesity, epidemiology,

chronic diseases, health behaviors

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LAURENCE BOULANGER

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow

Degree: PhD, Mathematics

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre

Research Interests: Functional data

analysis, predictive models, geometric causal inference

DAVID BOUCHER-ROY

Current position: Research Assistant

Degree: MSc, Statistics, Université de Montréal

Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Christian Léger

Research Interests: Mendelian randomization, resampling methods