Marie Laberge , Erg , Ph.D.
    Marie Laberge
    Research Axis
    Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies Axis
    Research Theme
    Pediatric rehabilitation and sports medicine

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    • Associate Professor, Rehabilitation School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, 2011
    • Regular Member, Interdisciplinary Research Center on Biology, Health, Society and Environment (CINBIOSE), 2011


    • Postdoctoral fellowship, Occupational Health and Safety, Institute for Work and Health, 2011-2012
    • Work Disability Prevention – CIHR Strategic Training Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 2011-2013
    • PhD Biology, Major in Ergonomics. UQÀM. PhD dissertation successfully defended Aug. 4, 2011. Title: Accueil et intégration sécuritaire et compétente en emploi des élèves inscrits à la formation menant à un métier semi-spécialisé du parcours de formation axée sur l’emploi
    • MSc Biology, Major in Ergonomics. Master’s thesis title: Étude ergonomique du poste de caissière de supermarché : l’utilisation d’un banc assis-debout. UQAM. 1997
    • Specialized Graduate Studies Degree (DESS): Ergonomic Intervention in Occupational Health and Safety. UQÀM. 1995.
    • BSc Occupational Therapy. Laval University. 1994

    Research Interests

    • Ergonomics
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Work Disability Prevention
    • Socioprofessional Integration of Adolescents with Little Education
    • Differentiated Gender-Based Analysis
    • Health Promotion Interventions (Development and Evaluation)

    Career Summary

    Dr. Laberge earned her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994. She then specialized in Ergonomics (MSc, 1995 and PhD, 2011). Dr. Laberge hopes to develop research programming geared toward work disability prevention and the development and evaluation of novel interventions in order to facilitate the workplace integration of pediatric populations for whom entering the workforce represents a challenge. She is also interested in preventing occupational musculoskeletal disorders in populations of young workers. Furthermore, she is interested in exposure to certain risk factors based on sub-populations and their effects on occupational safety such as differences related to gender, age, socio-economic status and cultural origins. She was recently awarded a CIHR Team Grant for evaluating the effectiveness of sex- and gender-based analysis on knowledge translation interventions.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Grant in Occupational Health and Safety (FRQ – IRSST Career Awards) (junior1), 2015-2019
    • Winner of the Relève en TMS scholarship competition in the RRSSTQ’s Musculoskeletal Disorders axis for her participation in the 18th World Congress on Ergonomics 2012. Réseau de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec – RRSSTQ 
    • IRSST postdoctoral fellowship – 2011-2013
    • Award for participating in the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program. Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Training. University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Three-year Training Program – 2011-2013
    • Bourse d’excellence AON / Institut santé et société (UQÀM) for a doctoral project on the prevention of occupational health and safety risks. – Jan. 2011
    • CIHR Team Grant in Gender, Environment and Health. – 2010-2011
    • Participation grant for the 2009 Summer Workshop of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) – June 23-26, 2009
    • Doctoral training award for FRSQ professional diploma holders – 2007-2010
    • IRSST Master’s scholarship – 1995-1997


    1. Laberge, M., Tondoux, A., Camiré Tremblay, F., MacEachen, E. (sous presse). Supervising the Occupational Health and Safety of apprentices enrolled in a semiskilled vocational training program: How gender identity impacts teachers strategies and power relationships with placement sites? New Solutions Journal
    2. Laberge, M., Calvet, B., Fredette, M., Tablet, N., Bayard, D., Breslin, C. 2016. Unexpected events: learning opportunities or injury risks for apprentices in low-skilled jobs? A Pilot Study. Safety Science, vol 18, p. 1-9.
    3. Laberge, M., MacEachen, E and Calvet, B. 2014. Why Occupational Health and Safety Training Approaches are not Effective as a Primary Prevention Strategy? Safety Science, vol. 68, p. 250-257.
    4. Laberge, M., Vézina, N., Calvet, B., Lévesque, S., Vézina-Nadon, L. 2012. Supervision of Apprentices in Semi-skilled Trades and OHS: Differences Between Program Stipulations and Workplace Realities. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 16(2) 199-220.
    5. Laberge, M., Vézina, N., Saint-Charles, J. 2012. Safe and healthy integration into semiskilled jobs: does gender matter? Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, vol. 41, suppl.1 , p. 4642-4649.

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