As a medical epidemiologist his major focus of research has been dealing with infectious diseases prevention and control in marginalized groups such as the urban Aboriginals, homeless and intravenous drug users and the remote Aboriginal communities of the Quebec Arctic. He has extensive field experience having conducted molecular, quantitative, or qualitative epidemiological research in Africa, India, Ukraine and the Canadian Arctic and sub-arctic. His topic of interest have been tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases focusing recently on the natural history of the human papillomavirus and its association with cervical cancer in Northern Canada.
Epidemiology, screening, prevention, molecular epidemiology, Infectious disease, cancer epidemiology, Aboriginal health, public health, tuberculosis
Rivest P, Sinyavskaya L, Brassard P. Burden of HIV and tuberculosis co-infection in Montreal, Quebec. Can J Public Health. 2014 May 30;105(4):e263-7
Yee D, Menzies D, Brassard P. Clinical outcomes of mono-pyrazinamide-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Quebec. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. 2012 May;16(5):604-9
Brassard P, Suissa S, Kezouh A, Ernst P. Inhaled Corticosteroids and Risk of Tuberculosis in Patients with Respiratory Diseases. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011;183: 675-678.
Brassard P, Hottes T, Lalonde R, Klein M. Tuberculosis Screening and Active Tuberculosis Among HIV-Infected persons in a Canadian Tertiary Care Centre. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology.2009; 20(2): 51-57.