About Us

The Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU) is one of the clinical epidemiology units that contributes to the teaching activities (medical students and post graduates) of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Occupational Health of McGill University.

Research activities at the RECRU encompass a very broad field, including both clinical and community-based studies, targeting populations within Québec, Canada and elsewhere, including the United States, European countries, the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa. Methodologies include epidemiologic surveys, clinical trials, clinical research, geographic information systems, molecular epidemiology, and economic analyses.

Substantive areas of research include:

  • Epidemiology and clinical aspects of tuberculosis
  • International health
  • Translational research
  • COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Asthma
  • Occupational lung health
  • Gender and lung health
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep disordered breathing in various populations (i.e. pregnant women, neurological disorders, heart failure patients)
  • Health service delivery
  • Critical care
  • Nosocomial complications
  • Delirium in the ICU
  • Clostridium difficile.