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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  • Tratt E, Sarmiento I, Gamelin R, Nayoumealuk J, Andersson N, Brassard P. Fuzzy cognitive mapping with Inuit women: what needs to change to improve cervical cancer screening in Nunavik, northern Quebec? BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jun 11;20(1):529. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05399-9. PMID: 32527254.

  • Aibibula W, Cox J, Hamelin AM, Klein MB, Brassard P. The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptoms in the Association Between Food Insecurity and HIV Related Health Outcomes Among HIV-HCV Co-Infected People. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jul;24(7):2188-2194. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02784-7. PMID: 31950306.

  • 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.

  • 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.