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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Diabaté S, Behanzin L, Guédou F, Olodo M, Goma-Matsetse AE, Aza-Gnandji M, Dossouvo A, Akpaca A, Chagas E, Gangbo FA, Zannou DM, Alary M

Prevalence and determinants of high-risk human papilloma virus among men who have sex with men in Benin: a cross-sectional study embedded in a demonstration project on pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV

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BMJ Open, 13 (11), 2023.

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Béhanzin L, Diabaté S, Guédou FA, Matsétsé EG, Olodo M, Dossouvo A, Aza-Gnandji M, Akpaka A, Chagas E, Gangbo F, Zannou DM, Alary M

[Prevalence of viral hepatitis B and C in men who have sex with men enrolled in a demonstration study of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV in Cotonou, Benin]

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Pan Afr Med J, 46 , 2023.

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Perrault Sullivan G, Guédou FA, Tounkara FK, Béhanzin L, Camara N, Aza-Gnandji M, Keita BD, Azonnadou O, Thera I, Avery L, Alary M

Longitudinal study of pregnancy intention and its association with pregnancy occurrence among female sex workers in Benin and Mali

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Reprod Health, 20 (1), 2023.

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Bazié WW, Boucher J, Goyer B, Kania D, Traoré IT, Somé DY, Alary M, Gilbert C

HIV Replication Increases the Mitochondrial DNA Content of Plasma Extracellular Vesicles

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Int J Mol Sci, 24 (3), 2023.

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Diabaté S, Béhanzin L, Guédou FA, Goma-Matsétsé E, Olodo M, Aza-Gnandji M, Dossouvo A, Akpaka A, Chagas E, Gangbo F, Zannou DM, Alary M

Pre-exposure prophylaxis in real life: experience from a prospective, observational and demonstration project among men who have sex with men in Benin, West Africa

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J Int AIDS Soc, 26 (6), 2023.

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Sanon A, Traoré IT, Berthé A, Millogo A, Tassembedo S, Konaté B, Konaté I, Wenceslas Bazié W, Guire D, Sawadogo R, Vuylsteke B, Guedou F, Méda N, Nagot N, Alary M

Facteurs structurels et communautaires augmentant la vulnérabilité des hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec des hommes dans la riposte au virus de l’immunodéficience humaine au Burkina Faso

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Sante Publique, 34 (HS2), 2023.

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Artenie A, Stone J, Fraser H, Stewart D, Arum C, Lim AG, McNaughton AL, Trickey A, Ward Z, Abramovitz D, Alary M, Astemborski J, Bruneau J, Clipman SJ, Coffin CS, Croxford S, DeBeck K, Emanuel E, Hayashi K, Hermez JG, Low-Beer D, Luhmann N, Macphail G, Maher L, Palmateer NE, Patel EU, Sacks-Davis R, Van Den Boom W, van Santen DK, Walker JG, Hickman M, Vickerman P,

Incidence of HIV and hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs, and associations with age and sex or gender: a global systematic review and meta-analysis

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Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol, 8 (6), 2023.

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Boisvert Moreau M, Kintin FD, Atchekpe S, Batona G, Béhanzin L, Guédou FA, Gagnon MP, Alary M

HIV self-testing implementation, distribution and use among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin: a qualitative evaluation of acceptability and feasibility

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BMC Public Health, 22 (1), 2022.

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Doyle CM, Cox J, Milwid RM, Bitera R, Delaunay CL, Alary M, Lambert G, Tremblay C, Mishra S, Maheu-Giroux M

Measuring progress towards reaching zero new HIV acquisitions among key populations in Québec (Canada) using routine surveillance data: a mathematical modelling study

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J Int AIDS Soc, 25 (9), 2022.

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Bazié WW, Boucher J, Traoré IT, Kania D, Somé DY, Alary M, Gilbert C

Vesicular MicroRNA as Potential Biomarkers of Viral Rebound

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Cells, 11 (5), 2022.

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Active projects

  • Prévention du cancer du col de l’utérus en Côte d’Ivoire, Afrique de l’Ouest : Évaluation de l’efficacité du vaccin quadrivalent, from 2023-04-01 to 2025-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Antiretroviral-based HIV prevention and its impact on sexual risk behaviours and HIV/STIs among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: Engage Cohort Study, from 2019-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • 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., from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-30
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