null Paul Brassard, MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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



epidemiology • public health • Indigenous health • cancer prevention • dementia

Research Focus

My research focuses on human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer screening 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 and chronic conditions following exposure to certain medication using pharmaco-epidemiology technique.

Selected Publications

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  • Clinically apparent Helicobacter pylori infection and the risk of incident Alzheimer's disease: A population-based nested case-control study. Douros A, Ante Z, Fallone CA, Azoulay L, Renoux C, Suissa S, Brassard P. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/alz.13561. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38088512.

  • Human Papillomavirus Transmission and Persistence in Pregnant Women and Neonates. Khayargoli P, Niyibizi J, Mayrand MH, Audibert F, Monnier P, Brassard P, Laporte L, Lacaille J, Zahreddine M, Bédard MJ, Girard I, Francoeur D, Carceller AM, Lacroix J, Fraser W, Coutlée F, Trottier H; HERITAGE Study Group. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 Jul 1;177(7):684-692. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.1283. PMID: 37213128.

  • Common Vaccines and the Risk of Incident Dementia: A Population-based Cohort Study. Douros A, Ante Z, Suissa S, Brassard P. J Infect Dis. 2023 May 29;227(11):1227-1236. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiac484. PMID: 36542511.

  • Ethnographic study of the barriers and facilitators to implementing human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as a primary screening strategy for cervical cancer among Inuit women of Nunavik, Northern Quebec. Gamelin R, Hébert M, Tratt E, Brassard P. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2022 Dec;81(1):2032930. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2032930. PMID: 35166191.

  • Risk of gastric cancer in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ante Z, Ernst P, Brassard P. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2022 Jul 1;31(4):326-332. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000710. Epub 2021 Aug 26. PMID: 34456259.