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.

Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
1050, Chemin Sainte-Foy
Local JS1-26
Québec, Québec
Canada G1S 4L8
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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.

Journal Article

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

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Fortin M, Muckle G, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Belanger RE

Alcohol use among Inuit pregnant women: Validity of alcohol ascertainment measures over time.

Journal Article

Neurotoxicol Teratol, 64 , pp. 73-78, 2017, ISSN: 0892-0362.

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St-Jean A, Meziou S, Roy C, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lucas M

Branched-chain and aromatic amino acids in relation to behavioral problems among young Inuit from Nunavik, Canada: a cohort study.

Journal Article

Pediatr Res, 82 (3), pp. 416-422, 2017, ISSN: 0031-3998.

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Braun JM, Muckle G, Arbuckle T, Bouchard MF, Fraser WD, Ouellet E, Seguin JR, Oulhote Y, Webster GM, Lanphear BP

Associations of Prenatal Urinary Bisphenol A Concentrations with Child Behaviors and Cognitive Abilities.

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 125 (6), pp. 067008, 2017, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Shapiro GD, Seguin JR, Muckle G, Monnier P, Fraser WD

Previous pregnancy outcomes and subsequent pregnancy anxiety in a Quebec prospective cohort.

Journal Article

J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol, 38 (2), pp. 121-132, 2017, ISSN: 0167-482X.

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Active projects

  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - 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
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant (GRIP), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Regroupements stratégiques, 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 2018-03-31
  • 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 2018-03-31
  • 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
  • Effects of developmental exposure to environmental contaminants on brain organization in Inuit youths, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2011-10-01 to 2016-09-30
  • Environmental Contaminants and Adolescent Development., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 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
  • Maternal stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and associations with biomarkers of stress in a Canadian pregnancy cohort, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement : Analyse de bases de données et de cohortes canadiennes existantes, from 2017-03-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Maternal stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and early child development. A study of psychosocial and biological mechanisms, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2016-07-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Perinatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl (PFASs) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Weight Gain Trajectory in Children: Data from the Maternal-Infant Research on environmental Chemicals (MIREC) cohort, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement : Analyse de bases de données et de cohortes canadiennes existantes, from 2017-03-01 to 2017-03-31
  • 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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