Marie-Élise Parent

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Marie-Élise Parent, Ph.D.


Research Interests

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Occupational risk factors
  • Chemical exposures
  • Sexual circumstances
  • Environmental exposures
  • Socioeconomic position
  • Gene-environment interactions

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Projects

  • Quebec Research Program for Prostate Cancer Prevention
  • Occupational and non-occupational risk factors for lung cancer: analysis of a case-control study in Montréal
  • INTERPHONE: Multi-centric study of cellular phone use and tumors of the brain, salivary glands and acoustic nerve
  • INTEROCC: Occupational exposures and brain cancer
  • SYNERGY: Interaction between chemical exposures and lung cancer
  • BCG vaccination as a marker of the stimulation of the immune function in early age, and childhood asthma and diabètes
  • Gene-environment interactions and breast cancer
  • Diesel exposure and risk of colon and bladder cancer

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Publications
(selected)

VALDIVIESO R., BOEHM K., MESKAWI M., LARCHER A., TIAN Z., PARENT M.-E., WONG P., GRAEFEN M., MONTORSI F., SUN M., SAAD F. & KARAKIEWICZ P.I. (2015)
Patterns of use and patient characteristics: brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer in octo- and nonagenarians.
World J Urol, epub ahead of print

BOEHM K., VALDIVIESO R., MESKAWI M., LARCHER A., SUN M., SOSA J., BLANC-LAPIERRE A., WEISS D., GRAEFEN M., SAAD F., PARENT M.-E., KARAKIEVICZ P.I. (2015).
BPH: a tell-tale sign of prostate cancer? Results from the Prostate Cancer and Environment Study (PROtEuS).
World J Urol, epub ahead of print

SPENCE, A. R., ROUSSEAU, M. C., KARAKIEWICZ, P. I. & PARENT, M.-E. (2014)
Circumcision and prostate cancer: a population-based case-control study in Montreal, Canada,
BJU International, 2014 Dec;114(6b):E90-8.

ROUSSEAU, M.-C., CONUS, F., LI, J., PARENT, M.-E. & EL-ZEIN, M. (2014)
The Quebec BCG Vaccination Registry (1956-1992): assessing data quality and linkage with administrative health databases,
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14, 1, 2

MCLEAN, D., FLEMING, S., TURNER, M. C., KINCL, L., RICHARDSON, L., BENKE, G., SCHLEHOFER, B., SCHLAEFER, K., PARENT, M. E., HOURS, M., KREWSKI, D., VAN TONGEREN, M., SADETZKI, S., SIEMIATYCKI, J. & CARDIS, E. (2014)
Occupational solvent exposure and risk of meningioma: results from the INTEROCC multicentre case-control study,
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71, 4, 253-258

 

 

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Education

  • Postdoctoral training, Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Québec ’95-’98 (Environmental Epidemiology)
  • Ph.D. Université de Montréal ’94 (nutrition/epidemiology)
  • Annual Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University ’91
  • M.Sc. University of Toronto ’88 (nutrition/epidemiology)
  • B.Sc. Université de Montréal ’84 (nutrition)

Affiliations

Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec

Adjunct Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Médicine, Université de Montréal

Researcher, Research Center, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)


Scientific and Management Committees (Selected)

Member, Board of Directors, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (2009-pr.)

Member, Research Advisory Board, Prostate Cancer Canada (2012-pr.)

Director-at-Large-Research, National Board of Directors, Canadian Cancer Society (2010-13)

Member, Science Advisory Board, Health Canada (2010-13)

Member, Advisory Council on Research, Canadian Cancer Society (2011-13)

Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2008-2011)

Vice-Chair and member of the Management Committee, Prostate Cancer Research Initiative, CCS/National Cancer Institute of Canada (2005-2006)

Member, Management Committee, Prostate Cancer Research Initiative, CCS/National Cancer Institute of Canada (2003-2004)

Member, Ethics Review Board, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier (2001-2005)


Editorial Boards

Member, Editorial Board, Cancer Epidemiology (2009-pr.)


Selected Peer-Review Panels

External member, Site Visit Review Committee, National Cancer Institute (NIH) Intramural Research Program, Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Bethesda, Maryland, US (2015)

External member, Peer-Review Committee, National Toxicology Program, Report on Carcinogens (Cobalt), NIH – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US (2015)

External member, Peer-Review Committee, National Toxicology Program, Report on Carcinogens (Tricholoethylene), NIH – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US (2014)

Member, Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé, Investigator Awards – Chercheurs-Boursiers,  Clinical and Epidemiology streams (2011-2013)

Member, Evaluation committee, Research Chairs from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (2010)

Chair, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (formerly Canadian Cancer Society/ National Cancer Institute of Canada – CCS/NCIC), Panel C – Cancer Etiology (2009-2010)

Invited member, Canada Research Chairs Interdisciplinary Adjudication Committee (2010)


Organisation of Scientific Conferences

Member, Scientific Committee 24th International Conference on Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Chicago, Illinois, June 2014 (2013-14)

Member, Scientific Committee, and Session Chair, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 2013 (2012-13)

Member, Local Host Organizing Committee, North American Epidemiology Congress, Montreal, June 2011 (2010-2011)

Session Chair, Prostate Cancer Epidemiology, North American Epidemiology Congress, Montreal (2011)

Session Organizer, Public Health and Epidemiology, 76th  ACFAS conference (2008)

Member, Organizing Committee, Canadian Conference entitled “Prostate Cancer – State of the Science 2007” sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Research Initiative, National Cancer Institute of Canada (2006)

Organizer and Co-Chair of the Late-Breaker Session, Joint meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Toronto (2005)

Member, Scientific Committee, and Session Co-Chair, Meeting of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, Vancouver, British Columbia (2005)