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Dr. Paul Brassard

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 0%
 Clinical: 20%
 Epidemiology: 80%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Epidemiology • public health • aboriginal health • cancer prevention • infectious diseases control

Research Interests

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.

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Latest Publications

  1. Santella, C., Bitton, A., Filliter, C., Bessissow, T., Vutcovici, M., Lakatos, P. L. & Brassard, P. (2021). Anti-TNF Therapy and the Risk of Herpes Zoster Among Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases.
  2. Douros, A., Santella, C., Dell'Aniello, S., Azoulay, L., Renoux, C., Suissa, S. & Brassard, P. (2021). Infectious Disease Burden and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: A Population-Based Study. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, vol. 81, p. 329-338.
  3. Verdon, C., Reinglas, J., Coulombe, J., Gonczi, L., Bessissow, T., Afif, W., Vutcovici, M., Wild, G., Seidman, E. G., Bitton, A., Brassard, P. & Lakatos, P. L. (2021). No Change in Surgical and Hospitalization Trends Despite Higher Exposure to Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Québec Provincial Database From 1996 to 2015. Inflammatory bowel diseases, vol. 27, p. 655-661.
  4. Tratt, E., Sarmiento, I., Gamelin, R., Nayoumealuk, J., Andersson, N. & Brassard, P. (2020). Fuzzy cognitive mapping with Inuit women: what needs to change to improve cervical cancer screening in Nunavik, northern Quebec?. BMC health services research, vol. 20, p. 529.
  5. Zahreddine, M., Mayrand, M.-H., Therrien, C., Trevisan, A., Dagenais, C., Monnier, P., Laporte, L., Niyibizi, J., Deshaies, C., Carceller, A. M., Fraser, W., Brassard, P., Lacroix, J., Bédard, M.-J., Girard, I., Audibert, F., Coutlée, F. & Trottier, H. (2020). Antibodies to human papillomavirus types 6, 11, 16 and 18: Vertical transmission and clearance in children up to two years of age. EClinicalMedicine, vol. 21, p. 100334.
  6. Calverley, T. A., Ogoh, S., Marley, C. J., Steggall, M., Marchi, N., Brassard, P., Lucas, S. J. E., Cotter, J. D., Roig, M., Ainslie, P. N., Wisløff, U. & Bailey, D. M. (2020). HIITing the brain with exercise: mechanisms, consequences and practical recommendations. The Journal of physiology, vol. 598, p. 2513-2530.
  7. Aibibula, W., Cox, J., Hamelin, A.-M., Klein, M. B. & Brassard, P. (2020). The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptoms in the Association Between Food Insecurity and HIV Related Health Outcomes Among HIV-HCV Co-Infected People. AIDS and behavior, vol. 24, p. 2188-2194.
  8. Styffe, C., Tratt, E., Macdonald, M. E. & Brassard, P. (2020). HPV Self-sampling in Indigenous Communities: A Scoping Review. Journal of immigrant and minority health, vol. 22, p. 852-859.
  9. Sarr, E. H. M., Mayrand, M.-H., Coutlée, F., Niyibizi, J., Laporte, L., Monnier, P., Carceller, A. M., Lacroix, J., Audibert, F., Bédard, M.-J., Girard, I., Brassard, P., Fraser, W. D., Trottier, H. & HERITAGE study group (2019). Exploration of the effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in a cohort of pregnant women in Montreal, 2010-2016. Heliyon, vol. 5, p. e02150.
  10. Hart, L., Chavannes, M., Kherad, O., Maedler, C., Mourad, N., Marcus, V., Afif, W., Bitton, A., Lakatos, P. L., Brassard, P. & Bessissow, T. (2020). Faecal Calprotectin Predicts Endoscopic and Histological Activity in Clinically Quiescent Ulcerative Colitis. Journal of Crohn's & colitis, vol. 14, p. 46-52.
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