Michel Alary obtained his M.D. from Université de Sherbrooke in 1974. After eight years of general practice, he redirected his career towards public health. He completed a Ph.D. in epidemiology at Laval University, Quebec, in 1991. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Peter Piot (the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, and the founding executive director of UNAIDS from 1995 to 2008, and recipient of the Gairdner Global Health Award in 2015) in Antwerp, Belgium, he became professor of epidemiology at Laval University in 1992, and is also involved with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Most of his academic career has been devoted to epidemiologic and prevention research on HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections among the most vulnerable populations, particularly female sex workers and their male sexual partners in West Africa and India, as well as intravenous drug users and men who have sex with men in Canada.

Michel Alary has obtained funding for 93 research projects for a total of over $75 million, including 64 projects as principal investigator (approximately $50 million). He has published 236 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and over 650 conference abstracts. He has been an invited speaker on 106 occasions. He has produced major reports for the World Bank and UNAIDS on the HIV epidemiologic situation and response towards this epidemic in the most vulnerable populations for all of sub-Saharan Africa. He received the Mark Wainberg Lecturer Award from the Canadian Association for HIV Research in recognition of his outstanding contributions and advocacy in advancing HIV/AIDS research in Canada, and internationally. He also received the Diamond Award for clinical research from the CHU de Québec in 2014 for the excellence of his public health research work in India. He received the 2015 Researcher Emeritus Award from the Quebec network on population health research. In September 2016, he was nominated as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is currently the Director of the Population Health and Optimal Health Practices Research axis in the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval, which includes over 90 researchers, 200 graduate students, and 175 staff members.

Finally, Michel Alary has been the principle supervisor of over 40 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to having acted as co-director or evaluator of an additional 15 graduate students. Almost all these students completed their Master’s or Ph.D. thesis on topics related to global health and approximately 80% of them were from low- and middle-income countries. Most of his research projects also include knowledge transfer components towards communities, clinicians, public health practitioners, and decision-makers.

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Giguere K, Behanzin L, Guedou FA, Talbot D, Leblond FA, Goma-Matsetse E, Zannou DM, Affolabi D, Keke RK, Gangbo F, Bachabi M, Alary M

PrEP Use Among Female Sex Workers: No Evidence for Risk Compensation.

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J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2019, ISSN: 1525-4135.

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Fourcade L, Sabourin-Poirier C, Perraud V, Faucher MC, Chagnon-Choquet J, Labbe AC, Alary M, Guedou F, Poudrier J, Roger M

Natural Immunity to HIV is associated with Low BLyS/BAFF levels and low frequencies of innate marginal zone like CD1c+ B-cells in the genital tract.

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PLoS Pathog, 15 (6), pp. e1007840, 2019, ISSN: 1553-7366.

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Ahouada C, Diabate S, Gning NN, Hessou S, Batona G, Guedou FA, Behanzin L, Zannou MD, Alary M

Acceptability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Benin: a qualitative study.

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AIDS Care, pp. 1-7, 2019, ISSN: 0954-0121.

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Kayibanda JF, Alary M

Trends and risk factors associated with the perpetration of physical intimate partner violence by women in Haiti, 2000-2012.

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Women Health, pp. 1-14, 2019, ISSN: 0363-0242.

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Maheu-Giroux M, Diabate S, Boily MC, Jean-Paul N, Vesga JF, Baral S, Abo K, Wognin V, Diouf D, Alary M

Cost-Effectiveness of Accelerated HIV Response Scenarios in Côte d'Ivoire.

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J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 80 (5), pp. 503-512, 2019, ISSN: 1525-4135.

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Dugas M, Bedard E, Kpatchavi AC, Guedou FA, Behanzin L, Alary M

Structural determinants of health: a qualitative study on female sex workers in Benin.

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AIDS Care, pp. 1-5, 2019, ISSN: 0954-0121.

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Giguere K, Behanzin L, Guedou FA, Leblond FA, Goma-Matsetse E, Zannou DM, Affolabi D, Keke RK, Gangbo F, Bachabi M, Alary M

Biological Validation of Self-Reported Unprotected Sex and Comparison of Underreporting Over Two Different Recall Periods Among Female Sex Workers in Benin.

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Open Forum Infect Dis, 6 (2), pp. ofz010, 2019, ISSN: 2328-8957.

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Giguere K, Leblond FA, Goma-Matsetse E, Dave V, Behanzin L, Guedou FA, Alary M

A novel nested polymerase chain reaction targeting the testis-specific protein Y-encoded family of genes for high sensitivity of recent semen exposure detection: Comparison with four other assays of semen detection.

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PLoS ONE, 14 (7), pp. e0220326, 2019.

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Mboup A, Behanzin L, Guedou FA, Geraldo N, Goma-Matsetse E, Giguere K, Aza-Gnandji M, Kessou L, Diallo M, Keke RK, Bachabi M, Dramane K, Geidelberg L, Cianci F, Lafrance C, Affolabi D, Diabate S, Gagnon MP, Zannou DM, Gangbo F, Boily MC, Vickerman P, Alary M

Early antiretroviral therapy and daily pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin: a prospective observational demonstration study.

Journal Article

J Int AIDS Soc, 21 (11), pp. e25208, 2018.

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Maheu-Giroux M, Baral S, Vesga JF, Diouf D, Diabate S, Alary M, Abo K, Boily MC

Anal Intercourse Among Female Sex Workers in Côte d'Ivoire: Prevalence, Determinants, and Model-Based Estimates of the Population-Level Impact on HIV Transmission.

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Am J Epidemiol, 187 (2), pp. 287-297, 2018, ISSN: 0002-9262.

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Active projects

  • Centres hospitaliers universitaires de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men : A Multisite Study and Development of New HIV Prevention Interventions, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention d'équipe : La santé des garçons et des hommes, from 2014-11-01 to 2019-10-30
  • Mathematical Modeling and Epidemiology to inform HIV Program Science, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2015-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • The National CIHR Hepatisis C Network (NCHCN), Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention d'équipe, from 2015-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Vers des approches plus efficientes en prévention du VIH et en santé reproductive au travers une approche d’équité en santé: programme de recherche interventionnelle chez les femmes travailleuses du sexe en Afrique de l’Ouest., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • A career devoted to intervention and population health research for the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Prix du pionnier en santé publique et des populations de l'ISPP, from 2019-02-01 to 2019-03-31
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