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Paul Brassard

epidemiologie, recherche participative, controle des maladies infectieuses, acces aux services

Professeur associé

École de santé publique - Département de médecine sociale et préventive

Autre numéro : 514 340-7563 (Travail 1)
Autre courriel : (Travail)


Expertise de recherche

Division epidemiologie clinique, centre universitaire de sante McGill


BSc Biologie, MSc Parasitologie, MSc Epidemiologie, MD, FRCPC

Medecin specialiste en Sante publique et Medecine preventive

Épidemiologie clinique CUSM et Hopital General Juif.

Affiliations et responsabilités

Affiliations de recherche

Professeur agregé, Faculté de médecine, Université McGill

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PhD-level student or Research Assistant  sought for CIHR project:

Tailoring Cervical Cancer Screening Services for Inuit Women of Nunavik

A McGill Research Team is seeking a PhD-level student or Research Assitant to help conduct a participatory, community-based research study aiming to improve cervical cancer screening access and outcomes for Inuit women in Nunavik, Northern Quebec.


In collaboration with the research team, the student/ Research Assistant will participate in all areas of research, including theoretical and methodological dimensions.  They will help to develop educational and promotional activities and tools, and implementation of a screening strategy (HPV self-sampling), collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data, conduct mixed methods analysis, assist with data management and data quality, and participate in preparing reports and manuscripts.


This is an excellent opportunity for a PhD-level student or a Research Assistant in disciplines such as anthropology, nursing, epidemiology, public health, or equivalent, who is looking for a graduate project involving field work in a Northern (Indigenous) environment and women's health. Inuk scholar strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an MSc or MA in disciplines such as: anthropology, epidemiology, family medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, public health.
  • Have experience working with participatory methodologies
  • Have experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Be bilingual (French and English)
  • Have basic research experience (e.g., some experience with qualitative analysis and statistical software).
  • Have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Have occasional flexibility in schedule – this position will require field work in the North

    Start date:

     2020. Full financial support (PhD level) to be provided.

    For information, or to submit a CV (with two references), please contact:

    Paul Brassard, MD at

    or Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD at



Job Posting:  Postdoctoral Research Associate

Cervical Cancer Screening Services for Inuit Women of Nunavik.

A team of researchers from McGill University is currently conducting a mixed methods study designed to improve cervical cancer screening access and medical follow-up for Inuit women in Northern Quebec. This CIHR-funded project involves a community-based participatory research design. We will be working with Inuit communities towards the development of educational and promotional activities for Inuit women and community and health care providers. Together we will be implementing a new screening procedure (HPV self-sampling) and monitoring and evaluating screening-related outcomes.

We are seeking a research associate or a postdoctoral fellow for a minimum of 24 months and maximum of 4 years to contribute to this project.

The successful candidate must be bilingual (French and English) and have a PhD (from an academic discipline such as: anthropology, epidemiology, family medicine, nursing, public health, sociology, or social work). Experience with participatory research and Indigenous health research is an asset. They must be familiar with both epidemiology and ethnographic research methodologies, and have experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis. They must be able to work independently. They will be responsible for project coordination as well as data collection, management, analysis and knowledge mobilization. Inuk scholar encouraged to apply.

Salary: to be determined based on experience.

Start date: Immediately ( November 2019)

Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until this position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter describing interest, a CV, and the contact information for two references (one of whom must be an academic referee).

Questions or to submit a CV, contact:

Paul Brassard,  MD

Mary Ellen Macdonald, PhD

Thèses et mémoires dirigés (dépôt institutionnel Papyrus)



Publications et communications


  • Pharmacy
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Community medicine
  • Public Health

Champ d’expertise

  • Neoplasms
  • Ethnocultural communities
  • Biological determinants of health
  • Health determinants
  • Epidemiology
  • Incidence (Epidemiology)
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Organization of primary care services
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Prevention
  • Community health
  • Population’s health
  • Public health
  • Americas
  • Arctic