After obtaining a PhD in psychology from Laval University in 1993, Dr. Muckle completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University (Detroit) and at the CHUL Research Center. She was first hired in 1997 as professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of Laval University, then in 2003 by the School of Psychology of the same institution. Meanwhile, she was a member of the advisory committee of the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child, and Youth Health, and of the Chemicals Management Plan Challenge Advisory Panel, which advises the Canadian government on chemical risks. Since 2016, Dr. Muckle is Vice-Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Laval University.

Dr. Muckle’s research approach encompasses epidemiology, toxicology, and developmental psychology. In addition to studying the toxicity of prenatal alcohol exposure, she pursues research on the developmental effects of exposure to environmental contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Dr. Muckle’s work showed associations between contaminants and physical development, fine motor function, as well as with behavioral aspects, such as attention problems, and also with indicators of cognitive development.

Dr. Muckle’s interest for the adverse effects of exposure to environmental contaminants led her to work with the most highly exposed populations, among them mothers and children from Guadeloupe exposed to the pesticide chlordecone and, above all, with the Inuit population of Northern Canada, who are exposed to industrial contaminants through their traditional diet. This work allowed her to develop a strong expertise in creating and following longitudinal cohorts, which are rarely conducted in aboriginal people. Dr. Muckle’s recent work extends to determinants of health among the Inuit, notably by her collaboration with the Nunavik Inuit Health Surveys Qanuippitaa? in 2004 and Qanuilirpitaa? in 2017.

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Nguyen TV, Jutras B, Monnier P, Muckle G, Velez M, Arbuckle TE, Saint-Amour D

Prenatal masculinization of the auditory system in infants: The MIREC-ID study.

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 104 , pp. 33-41, 2019, ISSN: 0306-4530.

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Decaluwe B, Fortin M, Moisan C, Muckle G, Belanger RE

Drinking motives supporting binge drinking of Inuit adolescents.

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Can J Public Health, 2019, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Braun JM, Li N, Arbuckle TE, Dodds L, Massarelli I, Fraser WD, Lanphear BP, Muckle G

Association between gestational urinary bisphenol a concentrations and adiposity in young children: The MIREC study.

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Environ Res, 172 , pp. 454-461, 2019, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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Nguyen TV, Monnier P, Muckle G, Sathyanarayana S, Ouellet E, Velez MP, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE

Androgenic and estrogenic indices in human newborns and infants: the MIREC-ID study.

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J Dev Orig Health Dis, pp. 1-9, 2019, ISSN: 2040-1744.

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Bernardo BA, Lanphear BP, Venners SA, Arbuckle TE, Braun JM, Muckle G, Fraser WD, McCandless LC

Assessing the Relation between Plasma PCB Concentrations and Elevated Autistic Behaviours using Bayesian Predictive Odds Ratios.

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

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Li N, Arbuckle TE, Muckle G, Lanphear BP, Boivin M, Chen A, Dodds L, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Seguin JR, Velez MP, Yolton K, Braun JM

Associations of cord blood leptin and adiponectin with children's cognitive abilities.

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Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99 , pp. 257-264, 2019, ISSN: 0306-4530.

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Adamou TY, Riva M, Muckle G, Laouan-Sidi EA, Ayotte P

Socio-economic inequalities in blood mercury (Hg) and serum polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations among pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik, Canada.

Journal Article

Can J Public Health, 109 (5-6), pp. 671-683, 2018, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Dupont C, Castellanos-Ryan N, Seguin JR, Muckle G, Simard MN, Shapiro GD, Herba CM, Fraser WD, Lippe S

The Predictive Value of Head Circumference Growth during the First Year of Life on Early Child Traits.

Journal Article

Sci Rep, 8 (1), pp. 9828, 2018, ISSN: 2045-2322.

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Etzel T, Muckle G, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Seguin JR, Lanphear B, Braun JM

Prenatal urinary triclosan concentrations and child neurobehavior.

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Environ Int, 114 , pp. 152-159, 2018, ISSN: 0160-4120.

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Oulhote Y, Tremblay E, Arbuckle TE, Fraser WD, Lemelin JP, Seguin JR, Ouellet E, Forget-Dubois N, Ayotte P, Boivin M, Dionne G, Lanphear BP, Muckle G

Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and predisposition to frustration at 7 months: Results from the MIREC study.

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Environ Int, 119 , pp. 79-88, 2018, ISSN: 0160-4120.

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Active projects

  • 3.4 Enabling tools for the monitoring of food quality in the Northern environment, Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Fonds d'excellence en recherche Apogée Canada, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 3.6 The gut microbiome: sentinel of the northern environment and Inuit mental health, Subvention, Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements, Fonds d'excellence en recherche Apogée Canada, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Challenges to the vulnerable child in the transitions from preschool in a pregnacy cohort, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant (GRIP), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Regroupements stratégiques SC, from 2014-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1997-06-01 to 2020-04-30
  • In utero exposure to Bisphenol-A and the developing brain in humans: A longitudinal study of epigenetic mechanisms, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Volet Projet: Concours pilotes, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-12-31
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subv. de formation: Programme de réseaux de mentorat autochtone, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Designing and implementing the Nunavik Health Survey Qanuippitaa 2016, Subvention, Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (Canada) (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC), Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2015-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Exposure to food chain contaminants in Nunavik : biomonitoring in adult and youth cohorts of the Qanuilirpitaa survey, Subvention, Affaires Autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada, Programme de lutte contre les contaminants dans le Nord (PLCN), from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Housing, health, and well-being across the Arctic: Regional, local, and family perspectives, Subvention, Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (Canada) (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC), Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2015-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Impact of early life fluoride exposure on cognitive and behavioural outcomes in children, Subvention, National Institute of Health (USA), Subvention de recherche, from 2016-07-01 to 2018-06-30
  • The Health of Montreal Inuit: A Participatory Mixed-Methods Population Health Survey and Action Agenda, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
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