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Martin Ladouceur

My global research interest is Bayesian biostatistical modeling. I am currently focusing on two particular topics: Diagnostic testing using nonparametric models and statistical genetics. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Jewish General Hospital, I will be conducting research on genetics and environment determinants influencing dose responsiveness to vitamin D in the aging Canadian population, and on the development of new statistical methods for association studies between rare mutations and complex diseases.

Appointments & Positions

Post-doctoral fellow, Statistical-Genetics 2009-
McGill University, Jewish General Hospital (Montréal, Québec)

Visiting Post-doctoral fellow, Statistical-Genetics 2009-
Erasmus MC (Rotterdam, Holland)

Academic Training

Ph.D (biostatistics), 2009, McGill University, (Montréal, Québec)
Ph.D thesis title: Diagnostic test results investigation using Bayesian nonparametric

Master of Science (biostatistics), 2004, McGill University, (Montréal, Québec)
Master’s thesis title: Prevalence estimation from imperfect databases using latent class Bayesian analysis.

Bachelor of Science specialized in mathematics (Statistics), 2002, Université de Montréal, (Montréal, Québec)

ERASMUS Faculté des sciences du Languedoc (Statistics), 2001,
Université de Montpellier II, (Montpellier, France)
Exchange program under CREPUQ

Special Honors & Awards

Postdoctoral fellowship Awards CIHR 2010-2013 Canadian Institute of Health Research

Doctoral Training Awards FRSQ 2009 Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec

Doctoral Research Awards CIHR 2006-2008 Canadian Institutes of Health Research

MUHC Doctoral competition studentship/fellowship 2004-2006

McGill University Health Center McGill Doctoral Competition Fellowship 2005-2006

McGill Major Doctoral Admission Fellowship 2004-2005

McGill University Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


  1. Maltais S., Forcillo J., Bouchard D., Carrier M., Cartier R., Demers P., Perrault L., Poirier N., Ladouceur M., Page P., and Pellerin M. Long-term Results following Concomitant radiofrequency modified Maze ablation for atribial fibrillation. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. April 2010.
  2. Wang TJ, Zhang F, Richards JB, Kestenbaum B, van Meurs JB, Streeten EA, Ohlsson C, Berry D, Florez J, Koller DL, Jrvelin MR, Cooper JD, O'Reilly P, Glazer NL, Vandenput L, Peacock M, Houston DK, Shi J, Rivadeneira F, McCarthy M, Anneli P, de Boer IH, Mangino M, Kato B, Smyth DJ, Booth SL, Jacques PF, Burke GL, Goodarzi M, Cheung CL, Wolf M, Rice K, Goltzman D, Hiridigolou N, Ladouceur M, Hui SL, Wareham NJ, Hocking LJ, Hart D, Arden N, Cooper C, Zhai G, Macdonald H, Forouhi NG, Loos RJF, Reid DM, Hakim A, Dennison E, Liu Y, Power C, Stevens H, Jaana L, Vasan RS, Soranzo N, Bojunga J, Psaty BM, Lorentzon M, Foroud T, Harris TB, Hofman A, Karasik D, Jansson JO, Uitterlinden AG, Cauley JA, Gibson Q, Palotie L, Siscovick DS, Kiel D, Econs MJ, Kritchevsky SB, Hypponen E, Dupuis J, Todd JA, Spector TD. Identification of genetic susceptibility loci for vitamin D insufficiency: the SUNLIGHT consortium. LANCET. April 2010.
  3. Goh CC, Ladouceur M, Peters L, Desmond C, Tchervenkov J, Baran D. Lengthy cold ischemia time is a modifiable risk factor associated with low glomerular _ltration rates in expanded criteria donor kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings. 2009; Oct;41(8): 3290-2.
  4. Maltais S, Ibrahim R, Carrier M, Bouchard D, Cartier R, Ladouceur M, Pellerin, Perrault LP. Post-Infarction ventricular septal defects: Towards a new treatment algorithm? The annals of thoracic surgery 2009; 87: 687-692.
  5. Skrutkowski M, Saucier A, Eades M, Swidzinski M, Ritchie J, Marchionni C, Ladouceur M. Impact of a Pivot Nurse in Oncology on Patients with Lung or Breast Cancer: Symptom Distress, Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Use of Health Care Resources. Oncology Nursing Forum 2008; 35(6): 948-54.
  6. Ladouceur M, Rahme E, Pineau C, Joseph L. Robustness of prevalence estimates derived from misclassified data from administrative databases. Biometrics 2007; 63:272-279.
  7. Al-Sabah S, Ladouceur M, Christou N. Anastomotic Leaks after Bariatric Surgery: it is the host response that matters. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2008 Mar-Apr; 4(2): 152-7.
  8. Cantarovich M, Durrbach A, Hiesse Ch, Ladouceur M, Benoit G, Charpentier B. 20-year follow-up results of a randomized controlled trial comparing anti-lymphocyte globulin-induction to no induction in renal transplant patients. Transplantation. 2008. 86(12): 1732-1737.
  9. Ladouceur, M, Technical member group Badley, E., DesMeules, M (eds). (2003) Arthritis in Canada: An Ongoing Challenge. Ottawa: Health Canada, 2003 (No de cat. #H39-4/14-203F) Direction générale de la santé de la population et de la santé publique. 1-137.

Refereed Articles Submitted or In Progress

Ladouceur M. , Rahme E., Scott AN., Schwartzman K., and Joseph L. Modeling continuous diagnostic test data using Dirichlet process prior distributions. Submitted to the journal Statistics in Medicine. June 2010.

Ladouceur M., Leslie W., Dastani Z., Goltzman D., and Richards B. An Efficient Paradigm for Genetic Epidemiology Cohort Creation. Submitted to the American Journal of Epidemiology. February 2010. Under review.