CHUM Research Centre
Drug addiction service, CHUM
Department of family medicine and emergency medicine, Université de Montréal
Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine
514 890-8000, ext. 35713
The patient who needs immediate assistance should not communicate directly with the researcher. Instead, they should call the doctor’s office or take other appropriate measures, such as going to the nearest emergency service.
Epidemiology, HIV, HCV, injection drug use, access to medical care for drug addicts.
Individual and contextual factors involved in the transmission of HIV and the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among injection drug users (IDUs), with a view to identifying strategies for preventing new infections. These studies are conducted by monitoring a prospective IDU cohort seronegative for HIV and/or HCV. This cohort is linked to a geographic information system that makes it possible to study environmental and individual factors gathered during biannual meetings with participants.
Access to health care by drug addicts, in particular the evaluation of the impact of treatments for recent HCV infection among drug users on drug consumption and quality of life.
Several ongoing collaborations with researchers in epidemiology, clinical research and basic research in Quebec, Canada and abroad.