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Eva Suarthana

Professeure/chercheuse adjointe

École de santé publique - Département de médecine sociale et préventive

eva.suarthana@umontreal.ca

Secondary number: 514 338-2222 #7425 (Travail 1)

Profile

Research expertise

  • Modèles diagnostiques et pronostiques pour les maladies respiratoires professionnelles chez les travailleurs exposés à des agents sensibilisants.
  • Épidémiologie, surveillance.

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

2018

Développement et validation de modèles pour le diagnostic de l'asthme professionnel

Graduate : Taghiakbari , Mahsa
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Projects

Research projects

2019 - 2024

Development, Evaluation and Dissemination of Novel Clinical Tools for Predicting Occupational Asthma

Lead researcher : Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(PJT) Subvention Projet
2019 - 2023

Effets respiratoires de l'exposition journalière aux particules respirables, fines et ultrafines dans divers milieux de travail

Lead researcher : Audrey Smargiassi
Co-researchers : Maximilien Debia , Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: IRSST/Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Programme de recherche
2016 - 2020

MODÈLES PRONOSTIQUES POUR L'APPARITION DE SYMPTÔMES RESPIRATOIRES AU TRAVAIL ET DUN DÉCLIN ANORMAL DE LA FONCTION RESPIRATOIRE CHEZ LES INDIVIDUS EXPOSÉS À DES AGENTS SENSIBILISANTS AU TRAVAIL

Lead researcher : Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Bourse de carrière junior 1 FRQ-IRSST en santé et sécurité au travail
2016 - 2019

MODÈLES PRONOSTIQUES POUR L'APPARITION DE SYMPTÔMES RESPIRATOIRES AU TRAVAIL ET DUN DÉCLIN ANORMAL DE LA FONCTION RESPIRATOIRE CHEZ LES INDIVIDUS EXPOSÉS À DES AGENTS SENSIBILISANTS AU TRAVAIL

Lead researcher : Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Établissement de jeunes chercheurs Juniors 1
2013 - 2014

RESEAU DE RECHERCHE EN SANTE RESPIRATOIRE (RSR) // VALIDATION OF EXPOSURE MODELS FOR GENERATING ESTIMÂTES OF WELDING EXPOSURE IN CANADIAN WELDING APPRENTICES

Lead researcher : Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Réseaux thématiques de recherche
2012 - 2014

AXE DE RECHERCHE EN SANTE RESPIRATOIRE

Lead researcher : Eva Suarthana
Funding sources: Fondation de l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Publications

The most important and relevant publications:


1. Suarthana E, Meijer E, Grobbee DE, Heederik D. Predicting occupational diseases. Occup Environ Med. 2009;66(11):713-714.
2. Suarthana E, Vergouwe Y, Moons KGM, Grobbee DE, de Monchy J, Heederik D, Meijer E. A diagnostic model for detection of sensitization to wheat allergens was developed and validated in bakery workers. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Sep;63(9):1011-1019
3. Meijer E, Suarthana E, de Monchy J, van Rooy F, Rooijackers J, Meijster T, Jacobs J, van Otterloo E, Spithoven J, Zaat V, Grobbee DE, Heederik D. Application of a prediction model for work-related sensitization in bakery workers. Eur Respir J. 2010;36:735-742

My doctoral project was a national surveillance program for early detection of occupational allergic diseases in Dutch bakers. I developed a diagnostic model that is currently used as a screening tool in medical surveillance for Dutch bakers. Our work was adopted by the European Respiratory Society Task Force on the management of work related asthma.

4. Taghiakbari M, Pralong J, Lemiere C, Saha-Chaudhuri P, Moullec G, Cartier A, Castano R, Suarthana E. Novel Clinical Scores for Diagnosing Occupational Asthma Induced by High Molecular Weight Agents. Occup Environ Med. 2019 Apr 20. pii: oemed-2018-105593. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105593. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

5. Suarthana E, Taghiakbari M, Saha-Chaudhuri P, Rifflart C, Suojalehto H, Hölttä P, Walusiak-Skorupa J, Wiszniewska M, Muñoz X, Romero-Mesones C, Sastre J, J. Rial M, Henneberger P, Vandenplas O. When population gets in the way: A lesson in generalization of prediction model for occupational asthma. Under review for publication in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health Journal

In a pilot project we developed diagnostic models for occupational asthma for workers exposed to high-molecular weight agents (mostly proteins) in Canadian data and externally validated them in European data. The project won the best poster presentation at the Jakarta International Chest Critical Care and Internal Medicine in Indonesia and a travel award from the RSR-FRQS. The Canadian Institute for Health Research awarded a Project Grant to the applicant to lead an international team to develop and validate models in other occupational settings among workers exposed to low-molecular weight agents (mostly chemicals). For knowledge transfer, the models will be transformed into calculator (“OccAsthma”) and made available in Web and mobile versions.

Disciplines

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Areas of expertise

  • Occupational risk assessment
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Asthma
  • Medical decision making
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Health technology assessment
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational disease
  • Quantitative methods
  • Public health
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases