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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., Berlin, G. W., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Tavangar, F., Tan, D., Lambert, G., Grace, D., Lachowsky, N. J., Jollimore, J., Sang, J., Parlette, A., Lal, A., Apelian, H., Moore, D., Cox, J. & Engage Study (2022). Pre-exposure prophylaxis and bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among gay and bisexual men. Sexually transmitted infections.
  2. Chambers, C., Deeks, S. L., Sutradhar, R., Cox, J., de Pokomandy, A., Grennan, T., Hart, T. A., Lambert, G., Moore, D. M., Coutlée, F., Grace, D., Grewal, R., Jollimore, J., Lachowsky, N., Nisenbaum, R., Ogilvie, G., Sauvageau, C., Tan, D. H. S. & Burchell, A. N. (2022). Increases in human papillomavirus vaccine coverage over 12 months among a community-recruited cohort of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Canada. Vaccine, vol. 40, p. 3690-3700.
  3. Ortiz-Paredes, D., Varsaneux, O., Worthington, J., Park, H., MacDonald, S. E., Basta, N. E., Lebouché, B., Cox, J., Ismail, S. J. & Kronfli, N. (2022). Reasons for COVID-19 vaccine refusal among people incarcerated in Canadian federal prisons. PloS one, vol. 17, p. e0264145.
  4. Milwid, R. M., Xia, Y., Doyle, C. M., Cox, J., Lambert, G., Thomas, R., Mishra, S., Grace, D., Lachowsky, N. J., Hart, T. A., Boily, M.-C. & Maheu-Giroux, M. (2022). Past dynamics of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in Montréal, Canada: a mathematical modeling study. BMC infectious diseases, vol. 22, p. 233.
  5. Lessard, D., Ortiz-Paredes, D., Park, H., Varsaneux, O., Worthington, J., Basta, N. E., MacDonald, S. E., Lebouché, B., Cox, J., Ismail, S. J. & Kronfli, N. (2022). Barriers and facilitators to COVID-19 vaccine acceptability among people incarcerated in Canadian federal prisons: A qualitative study. Vaccine: X, vol. 10, p. 100150.
  6. Lanièce Delaunay, C., Maheu-Giroux, M., Marathe, G., Saeed, S., Martel-Laferrière, V., Cooper, C. L., Walmsley, S., Cox, J., Wong, A., Klein, M. B. & Canadian Coinfection Cohort investigators (2022). Gaps in hepatitis C virus prevention and care for HIV-hepatitis C virus co-infected people who inject drugs in Canada. The International journal on drug policy, vol. 103, p. 103627.
  7. Almomen, A., Cox, J., Lebouche, B., Cheng, M., Frenette, C., Routy, J.-P. & Costiniuk, C. T. (2022). Ongoing impact of the social determinants of health during the second and third waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in People Living with HIV receiving care in a Montreal-based Tertiary Care Centre. AIDS research and human retroviruses, vol. 38, p. 359-362.
  8. Kronfli, N., Dussault, C., Maheu-Giroux, M., Halavrezos, A., Chalifoux, S., Sherman, J., Park, H., Del Balso, L., Cheng, M. P., Poulin, S. & Cox, J. (2022). Seroprevalence and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 among incarcerated adult men in Quebec, Canada (2021). Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
  9. Engler, K., Vicente, S., Ma, Y., Hijal, T., Cox, J., Ahmed, S., Klein, M., Achiche, S., Pant Pai, N., de Pokomandy, A., Lacombe, K. & Lebouché, B. (2021). Implementation of an electronic patient-reported measure of barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence with the Opal patient portal: Protocol for a mixed method type 3 hybrid pilot study at a large Montreal HIV clinic. PloS one, vol. 16, p. e0261006.
  10. Linthwaite, B., Kronfli, N., Marbaniang, I., Ruppenthal, L., Lessard, D., Engler, K., Lebouché, B., Cox, J. & and the CVIS clinical team (2022). Increased reengagement of out-of-care HIV patients using lost & found, a clinic-based intervention. AIDS (London, England), vol. 36, p. 551-560.
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