null Paul Brassard, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



epidemiology • public health • aboriginal health • cancer prevention • infectious diseases control

Research Focus

My research focuses on end of life care in the North as a first step to establish trust and credibility to eventually lead us to a larger cancer screening, prevention and promotion agenda focusing on the modern cancers touching the Inuit population of Quebec. I am also interested in the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases in Quebec and in exploring the risk of developing various infectious diseases following exposure to certain medication using pharmaco-epidemiology techniques.

Selected Publications

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  • Rivest P. Sinyavskaya L, Brassard P. The Burden of HIV and Tuberculosis co-infection in Montreal, Quebec. Can J Public Health. 2014 May 30; 105(4):e263-e267. PMID: 25166128.

  • Cerigo, H, Coutlee F, Franco EL, Brassard P. Dry self-sampling versus provider-sampling of cervicovaginal specimens for human papillomavirus detection in the Inuit population of Nunavik, Quebec. Journal of Medical Screening 2012; 19:42-48. PMID: 22438506.

  • Brassard P, Bitton A, Suissa A, Sinyavskaya L, Patenaude V, Suissa S. Oral Corticosteroids and the Risk of Serious Infections in Patients with Elderly-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov;109(11):1795-802. PMID: 25267328.

  • Bitton A, Vutcovici M, Patenaude V, Sewitch M, Suissa S, Brassard P. Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Québec: recent trends. Inflamm Bowel Dis.2014 Oct;20(10):1770-6. PMID: 25159452.

  • Loo, VG , Bourgault AM, Poirier L, Lamothe F, Michaud S,Turgeon N,Toye B, Beaudoin A, Frost EH,Gilca R, Brassard P,Dendukuri N,Béliveau C,Oughton M, Brukner I,Dascal A.Host and Pathogen Determinants of C. difficile Infection and Colonization. New England Journal of Medicine 2011 Nov 3; 365(18):1693-703. PMID: 22047560.