Welcome to the McGill Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD)!
The Centre on Population Dynamics was founded by Shelley Clark (Director), Céline Le Bourdais and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and approved by the McGill University’s Board of Governors on May 1, 2012. A collaboration between three departments in two faculties (Sociology and Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health in the Faculty of Medicine), the Centre focuses on five research axes:
- Family Dynamics;
- Social and Economic Determinants of Health;
- Education, Skill Acquisition, and Labour;
- Aging over the life course.
These research axes are united by three overarching themes:
- Applied Quantitative Methods
- Life Course Perspectives;
- Global in scope, covering both developed and developing countries.
May 2016. Congratulations to Professor Jill Baumgartner, winner of the the 2016 Maude Abbott Prize which recognizes outstanding record of achievements for female, early career stage Faculty Members in the Faculty of Medicine.
Congratulations to marianne [dot] paul2 [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Marianne Paul)! Doctoral student in Sociology and CPD trainee, Marianne (supervisor: Shelley Clark) is the recipient of a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) doctoral award.
April 2016. Congratulations to Helen Cerigo! Doctoral student in Epidemiology and CPD trainee, Helen (supervisor: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée) is the recipient of a CIHR Doctoral award from the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships competition.
Congratulations to Davis Daumler! Davis (supervisor: Céline Le Bourdais), a recent CPD trainee and graduate (MA Sociology), was the winner of the best presentation award at the Québec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) annual new researchers conference April 14, 2016.
Congratulations to José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz, CPD doctoral graduate (Sociology, supervisor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée) has received the Arts Insights Dissertation Award from the Faculty of Arts, McGill University for the best dissertation in the Social Sciences. The McGill Department of Sociology also selected Ignacio as the outstanding PhD graduating student in 2015/2016.
Congratulations to Alissa Koski, a CPD doctoral student (Epidemiology, supervisor: Arijit Nandi) who will be taking up a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in July 2016 with with Dr. Jody Heymann at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center.
March, 2016. Congratulations to Sean Waite, CPD doctoral student (supervisor: Michael Smith) who will be beginning a new position as Assistant Professor in Work, Labour Markets, and Occupations in the Department of Sociology, Memorial University, on July 1, 2016.
Congratulations to James Falconer, CPD doctoral student (supervisor: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée) who has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta with Dr. Lisa Strohschein (Sociology).
Congratulations to jose [dot] nazifmunoz [at] MAIL [dot] MCGILL [dot] CA (José Ignacio Nazif-Muñoz), CPD doctoral graduate (supervisor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée) who has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.
January, 2016. Congratulations to Claudia Masferrer, CPD doctoral graduate (co-supervisors: Céline Le Bourdais and Zoua Vang), for her new position as Assistant Professor at the Centro de Estudios Demograficos, Urbanos y Ambientales, El Colegio de México.
*CPD trainee, student member, or post-doctoral fellow
Frank J. Elgar, Xie A, Pförtner T, White J, Pickett K. Relative deprivation and risk factors for obesity in Canadian adolescents. Social Science and Medicine. On-line Jan 28, 2016.
David Ruths, Ruths J. Estimating the minimum control count of random network models. Scientific Reports. On-line Jan 28, 2016.
McCusker J, Cole M, Yaffe M, Erin C. Strump, Sewitch M, Sussman T, Ciampi A, Lavoie K, Belzile E. Adherence to a depression self-care intervention among primary care patients with chronic physical conditions: A randomised controlled trial. Health Education Journal. On-line Jan 15, 2016.
Saeed S, Erin C. Strumpf, Walmsley S, Rollet-Kurhajec K, Pick N, Martel-Laferrière V, Hull M, Gill M, Cox J, Cooper C, Klein M. How Generalizable Are the Results From Trials of Direct Antiviral Agents to People Coinfected With HIV/HCV in the Real World? Clinical Infection Diseases. On-line Jan 6, 2016.
Auger N, ZC Luo, AM Nuyt, Jay S. Kaufman, AI Naimi, RW Platt, WD Fraser. Secular trends in preeclampsia incidence and outcomes in a large Canada database: a longitudinal study over 24 years. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. On-line Dec 18, 2016.
Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto. 2015. Divorce in sub-Saharan Africa: Are Unions Becoming Less Stable? Population and Development Review. 41(4): 583–605. DOI: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2015.00086.x. On-line Dec. 15, 2015.
hailey [dot] banack [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: your%20paper%20in%20the%20American%20Journal%20of%20Epidemiology) (Hailey R. Banack)* and Jay S. Kaufman. Estimating the Time-Varying Joint Effects of Obesity and Smoking on All-Cause Mortality Using Marginal Structural Models. American Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv168. On-line Dec. 10, 2015.
Liu Q, Jill Baumgartner, Zhang Y, Schauer J. 2016. Source apportionment of Beijing air pollution during a severe winter haze event and associated pro-inflammatory responses in lung epithelial cells. Atmospheric Environment. On-line Dec, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.11.031
Hajna S, Ross N, Joseph L, Sam Harper, Dasgupta K. 2015. Neighbourhood walkability, daily steps and utilitarian walking in Canadian adults. BMJ Open. On-line Nov 24, 2015. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008964
Aniruddha Das, Otis N. 2015. Sexual Contact in Childhood, Revictimization, and Lifetime Sexual and Psychological Outcomes. Archives of Sexual Behavior. On-line Nov 18, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-015-0620-3