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Joseph Cox (MD/MSc)

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (McGill)

Research Profile

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Public health • preventive medicine • epidemiology • quantitative methods • addiction • HIV • HCV • HIV-HCV co-infection • men who have sex with men • injection drug use • prevention and care interventions

Research Interests

Public health practice and research focused on monitoring sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and related determinants, among priority populations (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs). Epidemiological research focused on the evaluation of interventions to improve the health and care of people living with substance use disorders, HIV and hepatitis C.

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Latest Publications

  1. Hart, T. A., Noor, S. W., Tavangar, F., Zahran, A., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Tan, D. H. S., Lambert, G., Grace, D., Lachowsky, N., Sang, J. M., Palma, P. A., Zhang, T., Dvorakova, M., Cox, J., Moore, D. M. & Engage Study (2024). Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treatment Attitudes and Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Gay and Bisexual Men. Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 51, p. 178-185.
  2. Doyle, C. M., Milwid, R. M., Cox, J., Xia, Y., Lambert, G., Tremblay, C., Otis, J., Boily, M.-C., Baril, J.-G., Thomas, R., Blais, A. D., Trottier, B., Grace, D., Moore, D. M., Mishra, S. & Maheu-Giroux, M. (2023). Population-level effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Montréal (Canada): a modelling study of surveillance and survey data. Journal of the International AIDS Society, vol. 26, p. e26194.
  3. Milwid, R. M., Li, M., Fazil, A., Maheu-Giroux, M., Doyle, C. M., Xia, Y., Cox, J., Grace, D., Dvorakova, M., Walker, S. C., Mishra, S. & Ogden, N. H. (2023). Exploring the dynamics of the 2022 mpox outbreak in Canada. Journal of medical virology, vol. 95, p. e29256.
  4. Sang, J. M., Moore, D. M., Wang, L., Chia, J., Toy, J., Montaner, J., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Cox, J., Lambert, G., Grace, D., Hart, T. A., Lal, A., Jollimore, J. & Lachowsky, N. J. (2023). Examining the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on syndemic production and PrEP use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) in Vancouver, Canada. BMC public health, vol. 23, p. 2124.
  5. Yuen, A.-W., Sang, J. M., Wang, L., Barath, J., Lachowsky, N. J., Lal, A., Elefante, J., Hart, T. A., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Grey, C., Grace, D., Cox, J., Lambert, G., Noor, S. W., Apelian, H., Parlette, A., Card, K. G., Hull, M. W., Jollimore, J. & Moore, D. M. (2023). Attitudes of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBM) toward Their Use of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants and Relation to Reducing Use in Three Canadian Cities. Substance use & misuse, p. 1-13.
  6. Kirschbaum, A. L., Metheny, N., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Grace, D., Yakubovich, A. R., Cox, J., Palachi, A., Sang, J. M., O'Campo, P., Tan, D. H. S. & Hart, T. A. (2023). Syndemic Factors and Lifetime Bidirectional Intimate Partner Violence Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Sexual Minority Men. LGBT health, vol. 10, p. S89-S97.
  7. Shengir, M., Lebouche, B., Elgretli, W., Saeed, S., Ramanakumar, A. V., Giannakis, A., De Pokomandy, A., Cox, J., Costiniuk, C., Routy, J.-P., Klein, M. B. & Sebastiani, G. (2024). Switch to a raltegravir-based antiretroviral regimen in people with HIV and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A randomized controlled trial. HIV medicine, vol. 25, p. 135-142.
  8. Cinque, F., Saeed, S., Kablawi, D., Ramos Ballesteros, L., Elgretli, W., Moodie, E. E. M., Price, C., Monteith, K., Cooper, C., Walmsley, S. L., Pick, N., Murray, M. C. M., Cox, J., Kronfli, N., Costiniuk, C. T., de Pokomandy, A., Routy, J.-P., Lebouché, B., Klein, M. B. & Sebastiani, G. (2023). Role of fatty liver in the epidemic of advanced chronic liver disease among people with HIV: protocol for the Canadian LIVEHIV multicentre prospective cohort. BMJ open, vol. 13, p. e076547.
  9. Grey, C., Tian, I. L., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Daroya, E., Klassen, B., Lessard, D., Gaspar, M., Sinno, J., Sang, J. M., Perez-Brumer, A., Lachowsky, N. J., Moore, D. M., Jollimore, J., Hart, T. A., Cox, J. & Grace, D. (2023). Unpacking racism during COVID-19: narratives from racialized Canadian gay, bisexual, and queer men. International journal for equity in health, vol. 22, p. 152.
  10. Daroya, E., Grey, C., Klassen, B., Lessard, D., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Perez-Brumer, A., Adam, B., Cox, J., Lachowsky, N. J., Hart, T. A., Gervais, J., Tan, D. H. S. & Grace, D. (2024). 'It's not as good as the face-to-face contact': A sociomaterialist analysis of the use of virtual care among Canadian gay, bisexual and queer men during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sociology of health & illness, vol. 46, p. 19-38.
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