Mélanie Lemire is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Laval University and researcher at the Population Health and Optimal Health Practices axis at the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre and the Institute for Integrative and Systems Biology (IBIS). She is the Canadian designated expert for the Human Health Assessment Group of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (HHAG-AMAP).
Her projects are transdisciplinary, intersectoral and participatory, and focus on the study of environmental contaminants, ocean change, and nutrition related to the health of Indigenous and coastal populations. Her findings are used to inform decisions, decision making-tools, programs and policies at local, federal and international levels.
Melanie is a fan of sea kayaking and cycling. In love with the Kamouraska region in Quebec, you will find her both hands in the ground of her garden, which is growing from year to year.