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

Blood mercury and plasma polychlorinated biphenyls concentrations in pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik: Temporal trends, 1992-2017.

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Sci Total Environ, 743 , pp. 140495, 2020, ISSN: 0048-9697.

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Cordier S, Forget-Dubois N, Desrochers-Couture M, Rouget F, Michineau L, Monfort C, Thome JP, Kadhel P, Multigner L, Muckle G

Prenatal and childhood exposure to chlordecone and sex-typed toy preference of 7-year-old Guadeloupean children.

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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 27 (33), pp. 40971-40979, 2020, ISSN: 0944-1344.

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Nkinsa PN, Muckle G, Ayotte P, Lanphear B, Arbuckle TE, Fraser W, Bouchard MF

Organophosphate pesticides exposure during fetal development and IQ scores in 3 and 4-year old Canadian children.

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Environ Res, 190 , pp. 110023, 2020, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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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, pp. 143196, 2020, ISSN: 0048-9697.

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Tahir E, Cordier S, Courtemanche Y, Forget-Dubois N, Desrochers-Couture M, Belanger RE, Ayotte P, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Muckle G

Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on physical growth from birth to childhood and adolescence: A prospective cohort study.

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Environ Res, 189 , pp. 109924, 2020, ISSN: 0013-9351.

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Polevoy C, Arbuckle TE, Oulhote Y, Lanphear BP, Cockell KA, Muckle G, Saint-Amour D

Prenatal exposure to legacy contaminants and visual acuity in Canadian infants: a maternal-infant research on environmental chemicals study (MIREC-ID).

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Environ Health, 19 (1), pp. 14, 2020.

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Krzeczkowski JE, Boylan K, Arbuckle TE, Muckle G, Poliakova N, Seguin JR, Favotto LA, Savoy C, Amani B, Mortaji N, Van Lieshout RJ

Maternal Pregnancy Diet Quality Is Directly Associated with Autonomic Nervous System Function in 6-Month-Old Offspring.

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J Nutr, 150 (2), pp. 267-275, 2020, ISSN: 0022-3166.

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Till C, Green R, Flora D, Hornung R, Martinez-Mier EA, Blazer M, Farmus L, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lanphear B

Fluoride exposure from infant formula and child IQ in a Canadian birth cohort.

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Environ Int, 134 , pp. 105315, 2020, ISSN: 0160-4120.

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

Relocating to a new or pre-existing social housing unit: significant health improvements for Inuit adults in Nunavik and Nunavut.

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Can J Public Health, 111 (1), pp. 21-30, 2020, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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Ashley-Martin J, Karaceper M, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ettinger AS, Fraser WD, Muckle G, Monnier P, Fisher M, Kuhle S

An examination of sex differences in associations between cord blood adipokines and childhood adiposity.

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Pediatr Obes, 15 (3), pp. e12587, 2020, ISSN: 2047-6302.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche du CHU 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
  • Contribution facultaire à l'élaboration d'un projet FRQS, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2020-04-27 to 2021-04-30
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Regroupements stratégiques SC, from 2020-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1997-06-01 to 2024-12-03
  • 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

  • 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
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, 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, Subvention, Affaires Autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada, Programme de lutte contre les contaminants dans le Nord (PLCN), 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, Subvention, Affaires Autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada, Programme de lutte contre les contaminants dans le Nord (PLCN), from 2016-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • 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
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