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, 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.

Dewailly E, Dallaire F, Vézina C, Muckle G, Ayotte P, de Serres G, Weber JP, Infante-Rivard C, Jacobson J, Bilrha H, Roy R, Belles-Iles M

Effects of prenatal exposure to organochlorines and mercury on the immune system of Inuit infants

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 55-68, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Dewailly E, Dallaire F, Vézina C, Muckle G, Ayotte P, de Serres G

Effects of exposure to organochlorines, chlorinated pesticides and heavy metals on the infectious diseases incidence of Inuit preschool children

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 51-54, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Ayotte P, Sandau C, Muckle G, Dewailly E, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW

PCBs and neurodevelopment : the role of hydroxy-PCBs and other phenolic compounds as thyroid hormone disrupters

Book Chapter

Synopsis of research conducted under the 2001-2003 Northern Contaminants Program, pp. 3-8, Ottawa, Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2003, 2003.

Pereg D, Ryan JJ, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Patry B, Dewailly E

Temporal and spatial changes of brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs) and other POPs in human milk from Nunavik (Arctic) and southern Quebec

Journal Article

Organohalogen Compd, 61 , pp. 127-130, 2003, ISSN: 1026-4892.

Abstract

Dallaire F, Dewailly E, Laliberté C, Muckle G, Ayotte P

Temporal trends of organochlorine concentrations in umbilical cord blood of newborns from the lower north shore of the St. Lawrence river (Québec, Canada).

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 110 (8), pp. 835-8, 2002, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Dewailly E, Ayotte P, Rhainds M, Brunea S, Furgal C, Grondin J, Levesque B, Blanchet C, Pereg D, Muckle G

Application of biomarkers to population studies on food chain contaminants in Nunavik (Arctic Québec, Canada)

Book Chapter

SH, Wilson; WA, Suk (Ed.): Biomarkers of environmentally associated disease : technologies, concepts, and perspectives, pp. 495-505, Boca Raton, FL, Lewis Publishers, 2002, ISBN: 9781566705967.

Muckle G, Ayotte P, Dewailly E E, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL

Prenatal exposure of the northern Québec Inuit infants to environmental contaminants.

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 109 (12), pp. 1291-9, 2001, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Muckle G, Ayotte P, Dewailly E, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL

Determinants of polychlorinated biphenyls and methylmercury exposure in inuit women of childbearing age.

Journal Article

Environ Health Perspect, 109 (9), pp. 957-63, 2001, ISSN: 0091-6765.

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Muckle G, Dewailly E, Ayotte P

Prenatal exposure of Canadian children to polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury

Journal Article

Can J Public Health, 89 (Suppl 1), pp. S20-5, 22-7, 1998, ISSN: 0008-4263.

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  • 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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