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Dr Paul Brassard

Paul Brassard, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Epidemiology

Cancer, Indigenous Health, Pharmacoepidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Public Health
  • Principal Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor, Département de médicine sociale et préventive, École de santé publique, Université de Montréal

Contact details

(514) 340-7563

Assistant contact details

  • Emily Schrider,
    (514) 340-8222 ext. 22763


Dr. Paul Brassard is currently developing a screening, prevention and promotion agenda focusing on the modern cancers touching the Inuit population of Canada, also looking into the natural history of inflammatory bowel diseases in Quebec and conducting pharmacovigilance studies using large databanks to explore the exposure /disease relationship between commonly prescribed drugs (such as steroids, metformin, statins) and common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer and infectious diseases.

Major Research Activities

Implementing Human Papillomavirus self-sampling as the primary mode of cervical cancer screening in Nunavik, Northern Quebec.


Dr. Paul Brassard’s specific research areas include:


  • Exploring the infectious hypothesis as a potential preventive measure against Dementia.
  • Documenting the potential benefit of Statins as adjuncts to first-line therapy for tuberculosis disease.

Recent Publications and References