Biography

(PhD, Duke University, 2004; MSc, Université de Montréal, 2000).

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée holds the Canada Research Chair on Policies and Health Inequalities. She is an Associate Professor at McGill University, where she is jointly appointed across the Faculties of Arts and Medicine, respectively in the Departments of Sociology and of Epidemiology. She is also the founding Director of the International Research Infrastructure on Social inequalities in health (IRIS) and a founding member of the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill.

Thanks to more than CA$3 million in funding as PI from agencies such as the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, her research examines the contribution of social policies to social inequalities in health over the life course.

Her work has appeared in outlets such as a co-edited book, 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 British Journal of Psychiatry, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the International Journal of Epidemiology and Social Science & Medicine. Her research has received numerous awards, including the Population Association of America Dorothy Thomas award and the 2005 American Sociological Association Dissertation Award. She was elected President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on the Sociology of Health (2014-2018) in recognition of her leadership in the field.

Committed to furthering public understanding of science, she is frequently sought by the media to comment on health care policy and population health. She has consulted for Health Canada and Statistics Canada, and has served this government agency as a member of the National Statistics Council since 2014.