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HIV Prevention Program

Project Information
Description: 
Prevention programmes for HIV infected men who have sex with men in Mumbai, India.
Project Date: 
2010-10-01 - 2022-10-13
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Funding Source: 
CIHR

Location

India

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Paul Brassard

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Institute: 
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Position/Appointment: 
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Keywords: Cancer Epidemiology; Epidemiology; Health Services; Infectious Disease; Molecular Epidemiology; Native Health; Public Health; Screening/Prevention; Tuberculosis. Dr. Brassard’s area of expertises includes infectious diseases control mainly tuberculosis and Aboriginal health. The main tools used to perform this research are surveillance data, epidemiologic investigations and molecular epidemiology. His main research aims to define the natural history of the human papillomavirus infection in Inuit women from Nunavik, Quebec. He is also looking into the transmission of tuberculosis in Quebec using molecular markers, human genealogy and historical geography techniques. He has also developed other research interests such as antibiotic use in the primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Biography: 

Dr. Brassard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University. He is a specialist in community and preventive medicine and is involved in clinical activities both at the Montreal Chest Institute and the Royal Victoria Hospital as a public health /epidemiologist infectious disease control physician. He is also a consulting physician at the infectious diseases control unit of the Montreal regional health board.

Since joining the Division of clinical epidemiology of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in 1998 he has been successful in obtaining grants from CIHR and FRSQ as well as a new Investigator career award from the CIHR. He has created a network of collaborators from McGill and Université de Montréal that span many aspects of epidemiological research in infectious diseases.

Dr. Brassard is an active Member of the Réseau FRSQ in Prescription Drug Users, Respiratory Diseases and AIDS/Infectious Diseases.

Selected Publications: 

Publications

Role: 
Co-Investigator

Non-McGill Partners

Partner: 

Vivek Anad

Country: 
India
University/Organization: 
Humsafar Trust
Role: 
Collaborator