Marie-Claude Rousseau

Marie-Claude Rousseau, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Asthma and allergic diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer
  • Early life immune factors (vaccines, infections)
  • Lifestyle
  • Environmental exposures

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  • Non-specific stimulation of the immune function in early age, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination, and  effects on the development of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
  • Multi-centre international cohort study on the national history of oropharyngeal precursor lesions
  • Environmental causes of lung cancer

All Research Projects



Please click here to access complete publication list: All Publications


Administration of the Quebec BCG Vaccination Registry


Click here for more information about the Registry: The Quebec BCG Vaccination Registry



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Université de Montréal ’03-’04 (Environmental Epidemiology and Population Health)
  • Ph.D. McGill University ’03 (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
  • M.Sc. McGill University ’98 (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
  • B.Sc. Université du Québec à Montréal ’91 (Biochemistry)


Full Professor (tenured), Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Adjunct Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal

Affiliated researcher, Risks to Health Axis, CHUM Research Centre

Scientific and Management Committees

Manager BCG vaccination registry at INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
President Institutional Committee for Animal Safety at INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Vice-president Institutional Research Ethics Committee at INRS-Institut Armand Frappier