In addition to being a regular researcher at the CHU Research Center of Québec-Laval University and a professor at Laval University’s School of Nutrition, Dr. Morisset is also a researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. After completing her doctoral studies on maternal health, metabolism and nutrition under the direction of Dr. André Tchernof, Ms. Morisset was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. William D. Fraser’s laboratory, where she worked with very large cohorts of national and provincial births (MIREC study and 3D study). Dr. Morisset also holds a graduate degree in Business Administration, which gives her expertise in project management.

Nutrition, gestational weight gain, and maternal health

Since joining the Research Center in 2015, her program has focused on optimizing nutrition and gestational weight gain during pregnancy. Knowing that about half of Canadian and Quebec women exceed weight gain recommendations during pregnancy, and that this is associated with short and long-term negative consequences for mothers and children (e.g., diabetes, obesity, etc.), it appears necessary to better intervene with these women. In the coming years, Dr. Morisset aims to: 1) accurately characterize dietary intake and weight gain in each trimester of pregnancy, in combination with current recommendations; 2) understand the association between weight gain, diet, and metabolic factors during pregnancy; 3) identify the most important factors influencing gestational weight gain (e.g., social support, psychological factors, eating behaviors, etc.) and finally, 4) develop and implement effective interventions during pregnancy to promote healthy eating and weight gain.

In the longer term, Dr. Morisset wants to improve multidisciplinary clinical management during pregnancy and facilitate its accessibility, so that the health of future generations can be improved.

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Plante AS, Lemieux S, Drouin-Chartier JP, Weisnagel SJ, Robitaille J, Drapeau V, Provencher V, Morisset AS

Changes in Eating Behaviours Throughout Pregnancy: Associations with Gestational Weight Gain and Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index.

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J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 2019, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Lemieux P, Weisnagel JS, Caron AZ, Julien AS, Morisset AS, Carreau AM, Poirier J, Tchernof A, Robitaille J, Bergeron J, Marette A, Vohl MC, Gagnon C

Effects of 6-month vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity and secretion: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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Eur J Endocrinol, 2019, ISSN: 0804-4643.

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Plante AS, Savard C, Lemieux S, Carbonneau E, Robitaille J, Provencher V, Morisset AS

Trimester-Specific Intuitive Eating in Association With Gestational Weight Gain and Diet Quality.

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J Nutr Educ Behav, 51 (6), pp. 677-683, 2019, ISSN: 1499-4046.

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Plante AS, Lemieux S, Labrecque M, Morisset AS

Relationship Between Psychosocial Factors, Dietary Intake and Gestational Weight Gain: A Narrative Review.

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J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 41 (4), pp. 495-504, 2019, ISSN: 1701-2163.

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Savard C, Lemieux S, Carbonneau E, Provencher V, Gagnon C, Robitaille J, Morisset AS

Trimester-Specific Assessment of Diet Quality in a Sample of Canadian Pregnant Women.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16 (3), 2019, ISSN: 1661-7827.

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Savard C, Lemieux S, Weisnagel SJ, Fontaine-Bisson B, Gagnon C, Robitaille J, Morisset AS

Correction: Savard et al. Trimester-Specific Dietary Intakes in a Sample of French-Canadian Pregnant Women in Comparison with National Nutritional Guidelines. Nutrients 2018, 10, 768.

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Nutrients, 11 (1), 2019, ISSN: 2072-6643.

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Savard C, Lemieux S, Weisnagel SJ, Fontaine-Bisson B, Gagnon C, Robitaille J, Morisset AS

Trimester-Specific Dietary Intakes in a Sample of French-Canadian Pregnant Women in Comparison with National Nutritional Guidelines.

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Nutrients, 10 (6), 2018, ISSN: 2072-6643.

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Savard C, Gagnon C, Morisset AS

Disparities in the timing and measurement methods to assess vitamin D status during pregnancy: A Narrative Review.

Journal Article

Int J Vitam Nutr Res, 88 (3-4), pp. 176-189, 2018, ISSN: 0300-9831.

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Savard C, Lemieux S, Lafreniere J, Laramee C, Robitaille J, Morisset AS

Validation of a self-administered web-based 24-hour dietary recall among pregnant women.

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BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 18 (1), pp. 112, 2018.

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Shapiro GD, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Fraser WD, Fisher M, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Morisset AS, Ettinger AS, Dodds L

Associations between maternal triclosan concentrations in early pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance, gestational weight gain and fetal markers of metabolic function.

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Environ Res, 161 , pp. 554-561, 2018, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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Active projects

  • Centres hospitaliers universitaires de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Nutrition périnatale et gain de poids gestationnel : vers une grossesse en santé, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Perinatal research unit for a sustainable health of mother and child, Partenariat, Fondation Canadienne pour l'innovation (La), Fonds d'innovation (FI), from 2018-03-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Subvention d’établissement de jeune chercheur - Anne-Sophie Morisset, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Gestational weight gain and dietary intakes during pregnancy: impact of attitudes and behaviors towards food, body image concerns and nutrition knowledge, Subvention, Institut Danone, Subventions à la recherche, from 2016-12-12 to 2018-12-31
  • Soutien facultaire - Jeune Chercheur, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, from 2016-05-01 to 2018-04-30
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