STUDENTS

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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

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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.

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LATIFA SAIDI

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

breastfeeding, promotion of physical

activity during pregnancy

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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

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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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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 

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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.

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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.

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VÉRONIQUE THIBAULT

Current Position: PhD Candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Health Sciences

Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger

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

chronic diseases, health behaviors

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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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ANNIE PELEKANAKIS

Current position: Doctoral student.

Degree: MSc Public Health

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer O’Loughlin, Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Dr. Isabelle Dore 

Research Interests: Coping in stressful situations, smoking, depressive symptoms, mental health

 

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TEODORA RIGLEA

Current position: Doctoral student

Degree: MSc Epidemiology

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer O’Loughlin, Dr. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Dr. Catherine Sabiston

Research Interests: Physical activity, screen time, longitudinal models, social inequalities, school-based health promotion

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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

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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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JEAN-FRANÇOIS CLÉMENT

Current position: MSc Student

Degree: MSc, Health Sciences Research Program (PRSS), Université de Sherbrooke

Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger and Dr. Catherine Hudon

Research Interests: Physical activity, sports medicine, joint pain, pain relief

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PAMELA TANGUAY

Current position: PhD candidate

Degree: PhD(c), Health Sciences Research Program, Université de Sherbrooke

Supervisors: Dr. Mathieu Bélanger and Dr. Nicole Marquis

Research Interests: Cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular disease, patient-oriented research