null Alexandra De Pokomandy, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Département de médecine générale, Division of Secondary Care, MUHC



HIV • primary care • women's health • human papillomavirus (HPV) • prevention of comorbidities • epidemiology

Research Focus

My research focuses on preventing comorbidities related to viral diseases in marginalized populations, particularly for people living with HIV, and on cancer related to human papillomavirus (HPV). I am also interested in women's health and integrated primary care for people living with HIV. I am particularly experienced conducting cohort studies or trials, using patient engagement approaches. My work as a clinician scientist aims to recognize patient health concerns and make improvements to clinical practices that will benefit individuals who suffer most from inequities and stigma.

Selected Publications

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  • O’Brien N, Martin C, Peltier D, Kaida A, Becker M, Bourassa C, Gervais L, Bruce S, Loutfy M, de Pokomandy A, CHIWOS–PAW research team. Employing Indigenous Methodologies to understand women’s perceptions of HIV, health, and wellbeing in Quebec, Canada. International Review of Qualitative Research. 2020 ; 13(2) 160–181.

  • O'Brien N, Godard-Sebillotte C, Skerritt L, Dayle J, Carter A, Law S, Cox J, Andersson N, Kaida A, Loutfy MR, de Pokomandy A, CHIWOS Research Team. Assessing gaps in comprehensive HIV and women’s health care across a typology of care for women living with HIV in Canada. Journal of Women’s Health. 2020 Nov;29(11):1475-1485. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.8121. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

  • O'Brien N, Law S, Proulx-Boucher K, Skerritt L, Cox J, Andersson N, de Pokomandy A. Co-designing care improvements for women living with HIV: a patient-oriented deliberative dialogue workshop in Montréal, Québec. CMAJ Open. 2020 Apr 17 ; 8(2) :E264-E272.Print 2020 Apr-Jun.

  • Kaufman E, de Castro C, Williamson T, Lessard B, Munoz M, Mayrand MH, Burchell AN, Klein MB, Charest L, Auger M, Marcus V, Coutlée F, de Pokomandy A. Acceptability of anal cancer screening tests for women living with HIV in the EVVA study. Current Oncology. 2020 Feb;27(1):19-26. Epub 2020 Feb1. doi:10.3747/co.27.5401

  • de Pokomandy A, Burchell AN, Salters K, Ding E, O'Brien N, Bakombo DM, Proulx-Boucher K, Boucoiran I, Pick N, Ogilvie G, Loutfy M, Kaida A. Cervical Cancer Screening for women living with HIV in the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS). CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr 12;7(2):E217-E226. Print 2019 Apr-Jun.