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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Muckle G, Myles E, Dewailly E, Ayotte P, Caughey A, Van Oostdam J

Determinants of child health and development as related to contaminants : feasibility of Nunavik cohort study expanded to the Baffin region

Book Chapter

S, Smith; J, Stow; F, Carrillo (Ed.): Synopsis of Research Conducted under the 2003-2004 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 99-101, Ottawa, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2004.

Dewailly E, Pereg D, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Vézina C, Bruneau S, Weber JP

Time trends of mother/child exposure to contaminants in the Canadian Arctic : Nunavik component

Book Chapter

S, Smith; J, Stow; F, Carrillo (Ed.): Synopsis of Research Conducted under the 2003-2004 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 77-82, Ottawa, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2004.

Myles E, MacKinnon J, Brewster J, Potyrala M, Receveur O, Chan L, Loring E, Paci C, Van Oostdam J, Muckle G, Shearer R, Watkins J, Feeley M, Déry S

Monitoring temporal trends of human environmental contaminants in the NWT and Nunavut : feasibility study

Book Chapter

S, Smith; J, Stow; F, Carrillo (Ed.): Synopsis of Research Conducted under the 2003-2004 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 107-111, Ottawa, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2004.

Dallaire F, Dewailly E, Muckle G, Ayotte P

Time trends of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals in umbilical cord blood of Inuit infants born in Nunavik (Québec, Canada) between 1994 and 2001.

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 111 (13), pp. 1660-4, 2003, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Lévesque B, Duchesne JF, Gariépy C, Rhainds M, Dumas P, Scheuhammer AM, Proulx JF, Déry S, Muckle G, Dallaire F, Dewailly E

Monitoring of umbilical cord blood lead levels and sources assessment among the Inuit.

Journal Article

Occup Environ Med, 60 (9), pp. 693-5, 2003, ISSN: 1351-0711.

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Ayotte P, Muckle G, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Dewailly E, Inuit Cohort Study

Assessment of pre- and postnatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls: lessons from the Inuit Cohort Study.

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 111 (9), pp. 1253-8, 2003, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Blanchet C, Furgal C, Dewailly E, Muckle G, Gingras S

Relationships between risk perception of food chain contaminants and country food use, contaminant exposure and determinants of social and mental health among Nunavimmiut

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 412-417, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Pereg D, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Dewailly E

Placental cytochromes P450 as biomarkers of adverse developmental effects in Inuit infants

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 143-149, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Muckle G, Dewailly E, Ayotte P, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Gagnon J, Vézina C, Poitras K, Bouffard C, Chiodo L, Narang S, Tuttle B

Transplacental exposure to PCBs and infant development/human exposure assessment

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 137-142, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Muckle G, Dewailly E, Ayotte P, Bastien CH, Beuter A, Roy MS, Veilleux A, Poitras K, Vézina C, Deprés C, Saint-Amour D

Follow-up of preschool age children exposed to PCBs and mercury through fish and marine mammal consumption

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 130-136, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

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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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