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International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health

IRIS is a laboratory infrastructure created and funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and dedicated to the comparative study of health inequalities. Its main goal is to assess the contribution of social policies to the development of social inequalities in health over the life course. [Read more]

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IRIS Member Prizes and Awards


  • José Ignacio Nazif-Munoz was awarded the 2014 John D. States Best Student Paper Award "Explaining Chile's Traffic Fatality and Injury Reduction for 2000-2012" at the 58th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Munich, Germany.


  • Renée Carter was awarded the first prize for her poster titled "Measuring access to primary care among diabetics in Quebec: Evaluating Family Medicine Group (FMG) performance" at the Colloque annuel de l'Association des étudiantes et étudiants en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (AÉÉSPUM).  


  • James Falconer received the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for his work titled "Towards Equity in Population Health: ComparingEvolving Policy in World Health Care Systems, Department of Sociology".


  • Hyun Song received 2nd Prize for her poster at the 2012 CAHSPR/IHSPR Student Poster Competition on May 31, 2012

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Recent Publications

  • Nazif-Munoz J.I., Quesnel-Vallée A., and van den Berg A (2014) "Did Chile’s traffic law reform push police enforcement? Understanding Chile’s traffic fatalities and injuries reduction". Injury Prevention Published Online First: [28-11-2014] doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041358. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2014/11/28/injuryprev-2014-041358.full
  • Nazif-Munoz J.I., Quesnel-Vallée A., and van den Berg A. (2014) "Explaining Chile's Traffic Fatality and Injury Reduction for 2000-2012". Traffic Injury Prevention. 15: S56-S63. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gcpi20/15/sup1#.VEUKXvldVz5
  • Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie (2013) "Delisting Medical Imaging in Private Settings from Public Coverage in Québec," Health Reform Observer - Observatoire des Réformes de Santé: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 3. http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/hro-ors/vol1/iss1/3/
  • Quesnel-Vallée, Amélie, and Miles Taylor (2012) "Socioeconomic pathways to depressive symptoms in adulthood: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979." Social science & medicine 74.5: 734-743.
  • Renahy, E., Alvarado Llano, B., Koh, M., Quesnel-Vallée, A. (2012) "Income and economic exclusion: do they measure the same concept?." International journal for equity in health 11.4.

Where to Find Us

International Research Infrastructure on Social inequalities in health (IRIS)
Peterson Hall, Room 328
3460 McTavish Street,
Montreal, QC H3A 0E6, CANADA
Tel: (+1)514-398-5842