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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Savard C, Lemieux S, Plante AS, Gagnon M, Leblanc N, Veilleux A, Tchernof A, Morisset AS

Longitudinal changes in circulating concentrations of inflammatory markers throughout pregnancy: are there associations with diet and weight status?

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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 2021.

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Hardy I, Lloyd A, Morisset AS, Camirand Lemyre F, Baillargeon JP, Fraser WD

Healthy for My Baby Research Protocol- a Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing a Preconception Intervention to Improve the Lifestyle of Overweight Women and Their Partners.

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Front Public Health, 9 , 2021.

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Gagnon M, Trottier J, Weisnagel SJ, Gagnon C, Carreau AM, Barbier O, Morisset AS

Bile acids during pregnancy: Trimester variations and associations with glucose homeostasis.

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Health Sci Rep, 4 (1), 2021.

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Lebrun A, Cloutier-Langevin C, Plante AS, Savard C, Weisnagel SJ, Robitaille J, Lemyre FC, Morisset AS

Trimester-Specific and Total Gestational Weight Gain in Two Consecutive Pregnancies.

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J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 43 (4), 2021.

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Savard C, Yan E, Plante AS, Begin C, Robitaille J, Michaud A, Lemieux S, Provencher V, Morisset AS

Positive attitudes toward weight gain in late pregnancy are associated with healthy eating behaviours.

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Eat Weight Disord, 26 (6), 2021.

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Savard C, Lebrun A, O'Connor S, Fontaine-Bisson B, Haman F, Morisset AS

Energy expenditure during pregnancy: a systematic review.

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Nutr Rev, 79 (4), 2021.

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Savard C, Bielecki A, Plante AS, Lemieux S, Gagnon C, Weiler HA, Morisset AS

Longitudinal Assessment of Vitamin D Status across Trimesters of Pregnancy.

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J Nutr, 151 (7), 2021.

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Weiler HA, Brooks SPJ, Sarafin K, Fisher M, Massarelli I, Luong TM, Johnson M, Dodds L, Taback S, Helewa M, von Dadelszen P, Smith G, Lanphear BP, Fraser WD, Arbuckle TE, Morisset AS

Early prenatal use of a multivitamin diminishes the risk for inadequate vitamin D status in pregnant women: results from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) cohort study.

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Am J Clin Nutr, 114 (3), 2021.

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Savard C, Plante AS, Carbonneau E, Gagnon C, Robitaille J, Lamarche B, Lemieux S, Morisset AS

Do pregnant women eat healthier than non-pregnant women of childbearing age?

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Int J Food Sci Nutr, 71 (6), 2020.

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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, 42 (1), 2020.

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Active projects

  • Effets d'une intervention visant l'amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-10-28 to 2022-12-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-09-08 to 2022-03-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel – Élaboration de capsules nutritionnelles, from 2021-08-30 to 2022-08-29
  • Évaluation nutritionnelle et métabolique durant la grossesse : vers une meilleure santé des générations futures, from 2019-07-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Nutrition périnatale et gain de poids gestationnel : vers une grossesse en santé, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Perinatal research unit for a sustainable health of mother and child, from 2018-03-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Subvention d’établissement de jeune chercheur - Anne-Sophie Morisset, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • The Fit-for-Fertility Multicenter Randomized-Controlled Trial: Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Women with Obesity and Infertility, from 2018-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • DE´TERMINANTS DE LA PRISE DE POIDS GESTATIONNELLE : QU’EN DISENT LES ME`RES?, from 2020-11-09 to 2021-11-08
  • Essai clinique randomisé multicentrique évaluant le programme Ferti-Santé chez les femmes avec une infertilité et une obésité. Fit-For-Fertility (FFF), from 2019-07-24 to 2020-03-31
  • Évaluation de la dépense énergétique durant la grossesse : associations le gain de poids gestationnel et variables nutritionnelles, from 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Subvention pour création d'une bourse d'été, from 2020-06-01 to 2020-08-14
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