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Alix Adrien, MD, CM, MSc

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Regular Member
Health Outcomes


McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Infectious Diseases, Montreal Department of Public Health, MUHC


McGill University

Associate Professor (Clinical); Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health


Research Interest


My research focuses on working collaboratively with communities whose members are sometimes defensive and unprepared to easily trust researchers such as ethnocultural communities. I work in communicable diseases research and surveillance projects both in Canada and internationally. My work can better be understood through the essential functions of public health, which include surveillance and control of disease (including outbreak investigation and management), disease prevention and health promotion, policy making, the organization of preventive health services, program planning, evaluation, and several others.

Research Foci


  • HIV-related behavioural research and surveillance projects
  • trends in attitudes toward people living with HIV
  • homophobia
  • HIV transmission knowledge

Keywords


Public health, HIV-related behavioural research, HIV-related behavioural surveillance, migrants, ethnocultural communities

Selected Publications


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  • Adrien A, Beaulieu M, Leaune V, Perron M, Dassa C. Trends in attitudes toward people living with HIV,homophobia, and HIV transmission knowledge in Quebec, Canada (1996, 2002, and 2010). AIDS Care 2013; 25(1,2):55-65.

  • Adrien A, Thompson LH, Archibald C, Sandstrom P, Munro M, Emmanuel F, Blanchard JF. Translating knowledge from Pakistan's second generation surveillance system to other global contexts. Sex Transm Infect. 2013; 89(Suppl 2): ii53–ii57.

  • Emmanuel F, Adrien A, Athar U, Imran M, Reza T, Blanchard J. Using surveillance data for action: Lessons learnt from the Second Generation HIV Surveillance project in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 2011; 17 (8):712-8

  • Adrien A, Cox J, Leclerc P, Boivin J-F, Archibald C, Boulos D, Jean-Gilles J, Joseph G, Tremblay C. Behavioral Risks for HIV Infection Among Quebec Residents of Haitian Origin. J Immigrant Minority Health 2010; 12:894–899

  • Adrien A, Roy D. Gestion des conflits et incertitudes éthiques des intervenants oeuvrant auprès des personnes vivant avec le VIH et qui ont des contacts sexuels non protégés à Montréal. Revue canadienne de santé publique 2009;100(2):113-15