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

Sociocultural determinants of alcohol and cannabis use and misuse among Nunavimmiut

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Can J Public Health, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Courtemanche Y, Poliakova N, Muckle G, Bélanger RE

Smoking cessation attempts and successes among Nunavimmiut

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Can J Public Health, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Lafrenaye-Dugas AJ, Bélanger RE, Poliakova N, Riva M, Fletcher C, Godbout N, Fraser S, Courtemanche Y, Moisan C, Muckle G

Profiles of childhood adversities in Inuit from Nunavik: description and associations with indicators of socioeconomic characteristics, support, and community involvement

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Can J Public Health, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Farmus L, Till C, Green R, Hornung R, Martinez-Mier EA, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lanphear B, Flora D

Critical windows of fluoride neurotoxicity in Canadian children by Farmus and colleagues - In reply to Guichon et al. (2022)

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Environ Res, 254 , 2024.

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Farmus L, Till C, Green R, Hornung R, Martinez-Mier EA, Ayotte P, Muckle G, Lanphear B, Flora D

Critical windows of fluoride neurotoxicity in Canadian children by Farmus and colleagues - In reply to Wood et al. (2023)

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Environ Res, 254 , 2024.

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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

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

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Can J Public Health, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Gagnon-Chauvin A, Fornasier-Bélanger M, Jacobson SW, Jacobson JL, Courtemanche Y, Ayotte P, Bélanger RE, Muckle G, Saint-Amour D

Brain gray matter volume of reward-related structures in Inuit adolescents pre- and postnatally exposed to lead, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls

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Neurotoxicology, 103 , 2024.

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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, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Bergeron J, Avraam D, Calas L, Fraser W, Harris JR, Heude B, Mandhane P, Moraes TJ, Muckle G, Nader J, Séguin JR, Simons E, Subbarao P, Swertz MA, Tough S, Turvey SE, Fortier I, Rod NH, Andersen AN

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy and length of gestation: a federated study using data from five Canadian and European birth cohorts

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Eur J Epidemiol, 2024.

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Simard CO, Riva M, Dufresne P, Perreault K, Muckle G, Poliakova N, Desrochers-Couture M, Fletcher C, Moisan C, Fraser S, Bélanger R, Courtemanche Y, Bignami S

The psychosocial dimension of housing in Nunavik: does social support vary with household crowding

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Can J Public Health, 115 (Suppl 1), 2024.

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Active projects

  • 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
  • Continuités et discontinuités intergénérationnelles dans le développement des difficultés d’adaptation, from 2024-04-01 to 2028-03-31
  • Empowering Next-generation Researchers in perinatal and Child Health (ENRICH), from 2022-01-01 to 2027-12-31
  • Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant, from 2020-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Lancement de la plateforme intersectorielle de recherche PRÉVENTION, from 2024-03-22 to 2025-03-31
  • 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
  • Readiness for Parenthood: An Investigation of its Developmental and Social Determinants in Two Samples of Young Adults followed since Infancy, from 2022-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Réseau ODISE - Réseau de recherche sur les Origines Développementales et Intergénérationnelles de la Santé de l'Enfant, from 2024-04-01 to 2028-03-31
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
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