Anick Bérard , Ph.D.
    Anick Bérard
    Research Axis
    Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
    Research Theme
    High-risk pregnancies
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    • Investigator, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
    • Full Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal
    • Adjunct Professor, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
    • Adjunct Professor, Zhengzhou University, China
    • Adjunct Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • Director, Réseau FRQS de recherche sur les médicaments

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    • Postdoctorate in Pharmacoepidemiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, 2000
    • PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, 1999
    • MSc in Clinical Science, Université de Sherbrooke, 1993
    • BSc in Statistics, Université Laval, 1989

    Research Interests

    • Medications, pregnancy and lactation;
    • Antidepressants, depression, anxiety and stress during pregnancy and postpartum;
    • Assisted reproduction methods;
    • Antibiotics;
    • Folic acid.

    Career Summary

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    Current Research Projects

    • TWINPREG and AtRISK projects: Quantify risk of multiplicity and major congenital malformations associated with assisted reproduction techniques. Funded by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
    • Antidepressants and pregnancy: Duration of antidepressant use during pregnancy and cognitive development of the child from 1 to 5 years of age. International study funded by the CIHR, the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and the Conseil du médicament du Québec.
    • Gestational use of antibiotics and risk of adverse events in infants. Funded by the CIHR.
    • Use of medication during pregnancy and risks for the mother and child. Funded by the Réseau québécois de recherche sur l’utilisation du médicament.
    • Use of high doses of folic acid during pregnancy and risks for the foetus.
    • COEFFICIENTS study: Estimation of adjustment factor for missing variables in Québec's administrative databases. Funded by the FRSQ.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Director – Réseau FRQS de recherche sur les médicaments
    • Most dinstinguished scientist award, Teratology Society
    • CIHR New investigator award
    • Chairholder, FRQS Research Chair on Drugs and Pregnancy
    • Chairholder, Famille Louis Boivin Research Chair - Medications, Pregnancy, and Lactation, University of Montreal/CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
    • Junior 2 Research Scholar, FRSQ
    • President Elect, Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics

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