In addition to being a regular researcher at the CHU Research Center of Québec-Laval University and a professor at Laval University’s School of Nutrition, Dr. Morisset is also a researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods. After completing her doctoral studies on maternal health, metabolism and nutrition under the direction of Dr. André Tchernof, Ms. Morisset was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. William D. Fraser’s laboratory, where she worked with very large cohorts of national and provincial births (MIREC study and 3D study). Dr. Morisset also holds a graduate degree in Business Administration, which gives her expertise in project management.

Nutrition, gestational weight gain, and maternal health

Since joining the Research Center in 2015, her program has focused on optimizing nutrition and gestational weight gain during pregnancy. Knowing that about half of Canadian and Quebec women exceed weight gain recommendations during pregnancy, and that this is associated with short and long-term negative consequences for mothers and children (e.g., diabetes, obesity, etc.), it appears necessary to better intervene with these women. In the coming years, Dr. Morisset aims to: 1) accurately characterize dietary intake and weight gain in each trimester of pregnancy, in combination with current recommendations; 2) understand the association between weight gain, diet, and metabolic factors during pregnancy; 3) identify the most important factors influencing gestational weight gain (e.g., social support, psychological factors, eating behaviors, etc.) and finally, 4) develop and implement effective interventions during pregnancy to promote healthy eating and weight gain.

In the longer term, Dr. Morisset wants to improve multidisciplinary clinical management during pregnancy and facilitate its accessibility, so that the health of future generations can be improved.

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Caredda C, St-Laurent A, Gagnon M, Harrison S, Bernier E, Gagnon G, Plante AS, Lemieux S, Bégin C, Marceau S, Biertho LD, Tchernof A, Provencher V, Drapeau V, Michaud A, Morisset AS

Attitudes and Behaviors towards Food and Weight in Late Pregnancy: A Comparative Approach between Individuals with and without Previous Bariatric Surgery

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Healthcare (Basel), 12 (3), 2024.

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Bernier E, Plante AS, Lemieux P, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Desroches S, Bélanger-Gravel A, Maheux-Lacroix S, Weisnagel SJ, Demers S, Camirand Lemyre F, Boulet M, Baillargeon JP, Morisset AS

Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in individuals at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: does it improve glucose homeostasis? A study protocol for a randomized control trial

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Front Nutr, 10 , 2023.

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Gagnon M, Plante AS, Turcotte M, Bégin C, Michaud A, Provencher V, Morisset AS

Determinants of weight gain and body changes during pregnancy: A qualitative study of French-Canadian pregnant people

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J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod, 52 (2), 2023.

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Bernier E, Plante AS, Robitaille J, Lemieux S, Girard M, Bujold E, Gagnon C, Weisnagel SJ, Tchernof A, Morisset AS

First-trimester diet quality in association with maternal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue thicknesses and glucose homeostasis during pregnancy

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Int J Food Sci Nutr, 74 (2), 2023.

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St-Laurent A, Plante AS, Lemieux S, Robitaille J, MacFarlane AJ, Morisset AS

Higher Than Recommended Folic Acid Intakes is Associated with High Folate Status Throughout Pregnancy in a Prospective French-Canadian Cohort

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J Nutr, 153 (5), 2023.

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Charpentier N., Dumas A., Morisset A.-S., Fontaine-Bisson B.

Evaluation of the Olo Prenatal Nutrition Follow-up Care for Vulnerable Pregnant Women

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Can J Diet Pract Res, 2023.

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Fisher M, Marro L, Arbuckle TE, Potter BK, Little J, Weiler H, Morisset AS, Lanphear B, Oulhote Y, Braun JM, Kumarathasan P, Walker M, Borghese MM, Ashley-Martin J, Shutt R, Fraser WD

Association between toxic metals, vitamin D and preterm birth in the Maternal-Infant research on environmental chemicals study

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Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 37 (5), 2023.

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Mangliar I, Plante AS, Chabot M, Savard C, Lemieux S, Michaud A, Weisnagel SJ, Camirand Lemyre F, Veilleux A, Morisset AS

GLP-1 response during pregnancy: variations between trimesters and associations with appetite sensations and usual energy intake

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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 2023.

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Gagnon G, Carreau AM, Cloutier-Langevin C, Plante AS, John Weisnagel S, Marceau S, Biertho L, Simon Hould F, Camirand-Lemyre F, Tchernof A, Morisset AS

Trimester-specific gestational weight gain in women with and without previous bariatric surgeries

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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 270 , 2022.

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Gagnon G, Carreau AM, Plante AS, Savard C, Lemieux S, Weisnagel SJ, Gagnon C, Veillette J, Michaud A, Marceau S, Biertho L, Tchernof A, Morisset AS

Dietary intakes in pregnant women with previous bariatric surgery

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Eat Weight Disord, 27 (6), 2022.

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Active projects

  • Développement d'outils éducatifs adaptés et accessibles pour la prise en charge du diabète gestationnel immédiatement après le diagnostic, from 2023-07-01 to 2024-06-30
  • Développement et validation d’un outil bref d’évaluation de la qualité alimentaire durant la grossesse chez des femmes enceintes vivant en situation de vulnérabilité, from 2022-08-24 to 2024-03-31
  • Improving Food Eco-Efficiency in Canadian Food Services: Conceptualizing Meals with Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reduced Waste and Balanced Nutritional Quality, from 2023-03-31 to 2026-03-31
  • Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: does it improve glucose homeostasis?, from 2023-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Promotion de la saine alimentation chez les femmes à risque ou avec un diabète gestationnel, from 2023-07-01 to 2026-06-30
  • Suivi des progrès en matière de diminution de la teneur en gras, en sel et en sucre des aliments et de la taille des portions individuelles, from 2018-03-31 to 2025-03-31
  • Usage du cannabis et ses effets sur le déroulement et l'issue de la grossesse, la santé et le développement de l'enfant d'âge préscolaire, from 2023-04-01 to 2028-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Algues marines et grossesse: Évaluer la qualité d’une ressource locale méconnue, from 2022-02-01 to 2023-01-31
  • Effets d'une intervention visant l'amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-10-28 to 2022-12-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-09-08 to 2022-03-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel : une étude pilote, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Effets d’une intervention visant l’amélioration de qualité alimentaire chez les femmes à risque de diabète gestationnel – Élaboration de capsules nutritionnelles, from 2021-08-30 to 2022-08-29
  • En santé pour bébé - Essai randomisé contrôlé évaluant l'efficacité d'une intervention clinique et technologique pour améliorer les habitudes de vie des femmes en surpoids et de leurs partenaires en préconception., from 2020-06-15 to 2022-06-15
  • Évaluation de l’alimentation et des besoins de consultation en nutrition chez les patients atteints de maladies inflammatoires de l’intestin, from 2022-10-12 to 2023-03-31
  • Nutrition périnatale et gain de poids gestationnel : vers une grossesse en santé, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Promoting healthy eating in early pregnancy in women at risk of gestational diabetes mellitus : does it improve glucose homeostasis ?, from 2022-03-01 to 2023-02-28
  • Saveurs divines: religions, spiritualités, idéologies et nourritures, from 2022-07-01 to 2023-06-30
  • Subvention d’établissement de jeune chercheur - Anne-Sophie Morisset, from 2018-07-01 to 2023-06-30
  • The Fit-for-Fertility Multicenter Randomized-Controlled Trial: Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Women with Obesity and Infertility, from 2018-04-01 to 2022-03-31
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