Maryse Bouchard , Ph.D. , M.Sc.
    Maryse Bouchard
    Research Axis
    Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
    Research Theme
    High-risk pregnancies

    514-343-6111, poste 43231


    • Full Time Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Université de Montréal (06/2014 - ....) 
    • Associate Research Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Université de Montréal (06/2013 - 05/2014 )
    • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Université de Montréal (07/2011 - 05/2013)   
    • Researcher, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal (08/2010 - ....)
    • Adjunct Professor, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la biologie la santé et l'environnement (CINBIOSE), Université du Québec à Montréal (04/2007 - ....)


    • Post-Doctorat, Harvard School of Public Health (2010)
    • PhD, Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal (2007)
    • MSc, Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2002)

    Research Interests

    The effects of exposure to environmental contaminants on child development are of significant concern in view of the growing number of these contaminants. The issue is of great interest, especially as this determinant of child development can be modified through interventions aimed at reducing exposure.

    Dr. Maryse Bouchard specializes in studying the effects of environmental contaminants, such as metals (manganese, lead, mercury) and pesticides, on a child’s nervous system. Children are more vulnerable to exposure to neurotoxic substances, given that their nervous system is still developing and they receive a higher dose of exposure, given that they consume more food and water per body weight than do adults.


    • IRSC (2016 – 2020): In utero exposure to Bisphenol-A and the developing brain in humans: A longitudinal study of epigenetic mechanisms
      PIs: Linda Booij & Maryse Bouchard
    • Agence nationale de recherche française (2015 – 2017) : Impact sanitaire de l’exposition à la pollution atmosphérique liée au trafic routier (TRAP) chez les adolescents de la cohorte de naissances PARIS
      PI: Isabelle Momas; mon rôle: co-chercheure
    • Santé Canada, Plan de gestion des produits chimiques (2011 – 2014) : Assessing Biomarkers of Exposure to Manganese in Children Exposed Through Well-Water in New-Brunswick
      PI: Maryse Bouchard
    • Sick Kids Foundation  (2011 – 2014): Reversibility of Neurobehavioral Deficits Associated with Manganese Exposure from Drinking Water
      PI: Maryse Bouchard
    • Canadian Diabates Association Project Grant (2011 – 2013): Environmental Chemicals and Maternal-Fetal Markers of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction
      PI: Linda Dodds; mon rôle: co-chercheure
    • IRSC Team Grant (2009 – 2014): Integrating Gender and Sex in Health and Environment Research: Development of New Methodology
      PI: Donna Mergler & Karen Messing; mon rôle: co-chercheure 

    Awards and Distinctions

    • New Investigator Salary Award, CIHR, 2011-2016;
    • Here research was selected as one of the top ten discoveries of 2011 by the magazine Québec Sciences;
    • Here research was selected as one of the top ten discoveries of 2010 by the magazine Québec Sciences;
    • Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal Award, 2007;


    1. Lao Y, Dion LA, Gilbert G, Bouchard MF, Rocha G, Wang Y, Leporé N, Saint-Amour D. 2017. Mapping the basal ganglia alterations in children chronically exposed to manganese. Scientific Reports, 7:41804.
    2. Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Bouchard MF, Fisher M, Morriset AS, Monnier P, Shapiro GD, Ettinger AS, Dallaire R, Taback S, Fraser W, Platt RW. 2017. Maternal Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Fetal Markers of Metabolic Function and Birth Weight. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185(3):185-193.
    3. E Lavigne, M Johnson, D Crouse, M Fisher, G Shapiro, L Dodds, T Arbuckle, J Ashley-Martin, A Ettinger, M Fisher, S Taback, MF Bouchard, P Monnier, R Dallaire, A-S Morisset, W Fraser. 2016. Air pollution exposure during pregnancy and fetal markers of metabolic function. American Journal of Epidemiology, pii: kwv256.
    4. Sokoloff K, Fraser W, Arbuckle TE, Fisher M, Gaudreau E, LeBlanc A, Morisset AS, Bouchard MF. 2016. Determinants of urinary concentrations of dialkyl phosphates among pregnant women in Canada - Results from the MIREC study. Environment International, 94:133-40.
    5. van Wendel de Joode B, Barbeau B, Bouchard MF, Mora AM, Skytt Å, Córdoba L, Quesada R, Lundh T, Lindh CH, Mergler D. 2016. Manganese concentrations in drinking water from villages near banana plantations with aerial mancozeb spraying in Costa Rica: Results from the Infants' Environmental Health Study (ISA). Environmental Pollution, 215:247-57.
    6. Dion L-A, Bouchard MF, Sauvé S, Barbeau B, Tucholka A, Major P, Gilbert G, Mergler D, Saint-Amour D. 2016. MRI pallidal signal in children exposed to manganese in drinking water. Neurotoxicology, 53: 124-131.
    7. Oulhote Y, Chevrier J, Bouchard MF. 2016. Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Hypothyroidism in Canadian Women. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism: 101(2): 590-8.
    8. Oulhote Y, Mergler D, Barbeau B, Bellinger DC, Bouffard T, Brodeur ME, Saint-Amour D, Legrand M, Sauvé S, Bouchard MF. 2014. Neurobehavioral Function in School-Age Children Exposed to Manganese in Drinking Water Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(12):1343-50
    9. Oulhote Y, Mergler D, Bouchard MF. 2014. Sex- and age-differences in blood manganese levels in the U.S. general population: national health and nutrition examination survey 2011-2012. Environmental Health, 24;13(1):87
    10. Bouchard MF, Oulhote Y, Sagiv SK, Saint-Amour D, Weuve J. 2014. Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and cognition in older U.S. adults: NHANES (1999-2002). Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(1):73-78.
    11. Oulhote Y et Bouchard MF. 2013. Urinary Metabolites of organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides and behavioral problems in children from the general Canadian population. Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(11-12):1378-1384.

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