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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Poliakova N, Riva M, Fletcher C, Desrochers-Couture M, Courtemanche Y, Moisan C, Fraser S, Pépin C, Bélanger RE, Muckle G

Sociocultural factors in relation to mental health within the Inuit population of Nunavik

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Can J Public Health, 2022.

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Yonkman AM, Alampi JD, Kaida A, Allen RW, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Braun JM, Muckle G, Arbuckle TE, McCandless LC

Using Latent Profile Analysis to Identify Associations Between Gestational Chemical Mixtures and Child Neurodevelopment

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Epidemiology, 2022.

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Patti MA, Kelsey KT, MacFarlane AJ, Papandonatos GD, Arbuckle TE, Ashley-Martin J, Fisher M, Fraser WD, Lanphear BP, Muckle G, Braun JM

Maternal Folate Status and the Relation between Gestational Arsenic Exposure and Child Health Outcomes

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Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19 (18), 2022.

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Bastien K, Muckle G, Ayotte P, Courtemanche Y, Dodge NC, Jacobson JL, Jacobson SW, Saint-Amour D

Associations between developmental exposure to environmental contaminants and spatial navigation in late adolescence

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New Dir Child Adolesc Dev, 2022 (181-182), 2022.

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Migneron-Foisy V, Muckle G, Jacobson JL, Ayotte P, Jacobson SW, Saint-Amour D

Impact of chronic exposure to legacy environmental contaminants on the corpus callosum microstructure: A diffusion MRI study of Inuit adolescents

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Neurotoxicology, 92 , 2022.

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Moisan C, Bélanger R, Fraser S, Muckle G

Shedding light on attitudes towards pregnancy among Inuit adolescents from Nunavik

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Int J Circumpolar Health, 81 (1), 2022.

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Moisan C, Bélanger R, Calvin J, Shipaluk L, Fraser S, Morin V, Muckle G

Exploring ambivalence toward pregnancy among young Inuit women

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Cult Health Sex, 2022.

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Beaulieu E, Therrien AM, Muckle G, Bélanger RE

Socio-demographic and substance use characteristics of unintentional injuries among Nunavik youth

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Int J Circumpolar Health, 81 (1), 2022.

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Desrochers-Couture M, Cordier S, Rouget F, Michineau L, Monfort C, Thomé JP, Kadhel P, Multigner L, Muckle G

Visuospatial processing and fine motor function among 7-years old Guadeloupe children pre- and postnatally exposed to the organochlorine pesticide chlordecone

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Neurotoxicology, 88 , 2022.

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Paquin V, Muckle G, Bolanis D, Courtemanche Y, Castellanos-Ryan N, Boivin M, Tremblay R, Côté S, Geoffroy MC

Longitudinal Trajectories of Food Insecurity in Childhood and Their Associations With Mental Health and Functioning in Adolescence

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JAMA Netw Open, 4 (12), 2021.

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  • Cannabis, antidépresseurs et autres substance: effets sur les grossesse, la santé et le développement de l'enfant, from 2022-01-01 to 2024-12-31
  • COVIGRO : Impact de la COVID-19 et du vaccin contre SARS-CoV-2 sur le développement placentaire et foetal, from 2021-12-01 to 2022-11-30
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, from 2020-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Les conduites paternelles et la transmission intergénérationnelle des problèmes de santé mentale : une étude de cohorte père-mère-enfant débutant à la période prénatale, from 2022-10-01 to 2027-09-30
  • Northern biological signatures of stress responses and potentiality of a diet enriched in n-3 fatty acids to promote resilience when facing adversity, from 2020-11-01 to 2024-12-31
  • Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • The Intergenerational and Developmental Determinants of Preparation for Parenthood: An Investigation of Two Samples of Young Adults followed since Birth, from 2022-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Trajectories of Externalizing Behaviour Problems and New Parents’ Distress and Harsh Parenting: A Genetically-Informed, Prospective Longitudinal Study, from 2022-10-01 to 2027-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • Challenges to the vulnerable child in the transitions from preschool in a pregnacy cohort, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Contribution facultaire à l'élaboration d'un projet FRQS, from 2020-04-27 to 2021-12-31
  • In utero exposure to Bisphenol-A and the developing brain in humans: A longitudinal study of epigenetic mechanisms, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-12-31
  • Maternal stress, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and early child development. A study of psychosocial and biological mechanisms, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Soutien financier pour la rédaction d'articles scientifiques découlant des résultats de Qanuilirpitaa? 2017, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Suivi longitudinal d'une cohorte de 4 000 enfants à naître et leur famille initiée au premier trimestre de grossesse, from 2021-05-26 to 2022-03-31
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