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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Thébault-Dagher F, Robles M, Herba CM, St-Pierre J, Brochen C, Muckle G, Lupien SJ, Séguin JR, Fraser WD, Vaillancourt C, Lippé S

Febrile seizure incidence and age at first occurrence are associated with changes in placental normalized gene expression: the '3D' pregnancy cohort study.

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J Neuroendocrinol, 33 (10), 2021.

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Riva M, Perreault K, Dufresne P, Fletcher C, Muckle G, Potvin L, Bailie R, Baron M

Social housing construction and improvements in housing outcomes for Inuit in Northern Canada

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Hous Stud, 36 (7), 2021.

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Medehouenou TCM, Roy C, Tremblay PY, Meziou S, Muckle G, Ayotte P, Lucas M, St-Jean A, Muckle G, Ayotte P, Lucas M

Metabolic features of adiposity and glucose homoeostasis among school-aged inuit children from Nunavik (Northern Quebec, Canada).

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Int J Circumpolar Health, 80 (1), 2021.

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Azar N, Booij L, Muckle G, Arbuckle TE, Seguin JR, Asztalos E, Fraser WD, Lanphear BP, Bouchard MF

Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and cognitive ability in early childhood.

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Environ Int, 146 , 2021.

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Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Lanphear B, Muckle G, Foster WG, Ayotte P, Zidek A, Asztalos E, Bouchard MF, Kuhle S

Urinary phthalates and body mass index in preschool children: The MIREC Child Development Plus study.

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Int J Hyg Environ Health, 232 , 2021.

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Pontual MM, Ayotte P, Little M, Furgal C, Boyd AD, Muckle G, Avard E, Ricard S, Gauthier MJ, Sidi EA, Lemire M

Seasonal variations in exposure to methylmercury and its dietary sources among pregnant Inuit women in Nunavik, Canada.

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Sci Total Environ, 755 (Pt 2), 2021.

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Lamoureux-Tremblay V, Chauret M, Muckle G, Maheu F, Suffren S, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Ayotte P, Lepore F, Saint-Amour D

Altered functional activations of prefrontal brain areas during emotional processing of fear in Inuit adolescents exposed to environmental contaminants.

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Neurotoxicol Teratol, 85 , 2021.

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Farmus L, Till C, Green R, Hornung R, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Martinez Mier EA, Lanphear BP, Flora DB

Critical windows of fluoride neurotoxicity in Canadian children.

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Environ Res, 200 , 2021.

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Vuong AM, Webster GM, Yolton K, Calafat AM, Muckle G, Lanphear BP, Chen A

Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and neurobehavior in US children through 8 years of age: The HOME study.

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Environ Res, 195 , 2021.

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Rioux C, Parent S, Castellanos-Ryan N, Archambault I, Boivin M, Herba CM, Lupien SJ, Marc I, Muckle G, Fraser WD, Séguin JR

The 3D-Transition Study: Objectives, Methods, and Implementation of an Innovative Planned Missing-Data Design.

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Am J Epidemiol, 190 (11), 2021.

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Active projects

  • Contribution facultaire à l'élaboration d'un projet FRQS, from 2020-04-27 to 2021-12-31
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, from 2020-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Northern biological signatures of stress responses and potentiality of a diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids to promote resilience when facing adversity, from 2020-11-01 to 2024-12-31
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Soutien financier pour la rédaction d'articles scientifiques découlant des résultats de Qanuilirpitaa? 2017, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • 3.4 Enabling tools for the monitoring of food quality in the Northern environment, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 3.6 The gut microbiome: sentinel of the northern environment and Inuit mental health, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Challenges to the vulnerable child in the transitions from preschool in a pregnacy cohort, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., from 2013-10-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Exposure to food chain contaminants in Nunavik : biomonitoring in adult and youth cohorts of the Qanuilirpitaa survey, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Exposure to food chain contaminants in Nunavik : evaluating spatial and time trends among pregnant women & implementing effective health communication for healthy pregnancies and children, from 2016-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant (GRIP), from 2014-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • In utero exposure to Bisphenol-A and the developing brain in humans: A longitudinal study of epigenetic mechanisms, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-12-31
  • Maternal stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and early child development. A study of psychosocial and biological mechanisms, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-03-31
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