Speakers 2016

Dr Jonathan Chevrier

Associate Professor of  Epidemiology at McGill University, Associate Member of the McGill School of Environment and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Sciences

Dr Chevrier received his M. Sc. from Laval University before completing his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Studies at UC Berkeley. As part of his research program, he uses traditional and causal inference methods to investigate the potential endocrine-disrupting and neurodevelopmental effects of exposure to persistent and nonpersistent chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT), bisphenol A (BPA), polybrominated diphenylether (PBDE) flame retardants, and dioxins.  He is the Project Director of the VHEMBE Study, which investigates the health effects of exposure to public health insecticides used for malaria control in Africa.  He also applies and develops causal methods to address methodological issues such as the healthy worker survivor effect (HWSE).  His most recent research on this topic has involved the use and modification of g-estimation of accelerated failure-time models.

Dr Bruce Mazer

Deputy Executive Director/Deputy Chief Scientific Officer (DCSO) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Head of Child Health Research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the MUHC

Dr Mazer, M.D., graduated from Columbia University Jewish Theological Seminary of America before receiving his medical degree from McGill University. Dr. Mazer researches asthma and food allergies, combining human studies and animal modelling to determine new ways of changing the immune response to allergens. His research foci include: modulation of immune responses with intravenous immune globulin; dissection of regulatory B-cell responses in allergy; understanding T- and B-cell cross talk through novel approaches to immune synapse formation; antigen processing by dendritic cells; production and modification of immunoglobulin in humans and mice; how IgG acts as a bridge between innate and adaptive immunity.

Dr Yves Pastore

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hermatology-Oncology, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Montreal