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A CIRANO Researcher since 2019, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health as well as in the Department of Sociology at McGill University. She is also the founding Director of the McGill Observatory on Health and Social Services Reforms and holds the Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities at McGill University.
Holding a Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University, her research examines the contribution of social policies to social inequalities in health over the life course.
She received numerous awards from professional associations including the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association and the American Public Health Association. She is also a two-time recipient of the Fulbright Canada Foundation awards (Doctoral fellowship 1999; Distinguished Chair in Quebec Studies, 2020).
Her work appeared in a book she co-edited, Le privé dans la santé : Les discours et les faits (Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2008), as well as in journals such as the Lancet, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the American Journal of Epidemiology and Social Science and Medicine.
She has consulted for Statistics Canada and Health Canada, and she was a member of Statistic Canada's National Statistics Council. She is a Past-President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on the Sociology of Health.