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Martine Shareck, Ph.D.



Martine is a population health researcher and Assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke. She holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (2020-2025) on urban environments and health equity among young people. She is affiliated to the Centre de recherche du Center hospitalier de l'Université de Sherbrooke (CRCHUS) and the Institut Universitaire de Première Ligne en Santé et Services Sociaux (IUPLSSS) of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS.

Martine holds a Ph.D. in Public Health (specialization health promotion) and an M.Sc. in Community Health from the Université de Montreal, as well as a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (specialization population health) from McGill University. Before coming to the Université de Sherbrooke, Martine was a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2014-2017) and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (2017-2019).


Martine supervises postdoctoral researchers and M.Sc. and Ph.D students in health sciences research. More information here.

Recent publications (last 7 years)

  • * Sersli S, Gagné T, and Shareck M. Social Disparities In Alcohol Consumption Among Canadian Emerging Adults. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada. Accepted May 24 2023. To appear in 43:12 (December 2023).  

  • Shareck M, *Aube E and Sersli S. Neighborhood physical and social environments and health inequalities in older adolescents and emerging adults: a scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 

  • * Karmann J, Najjar M, * Ottoni CA, Shareck M, Lord S, Winters M, Fuller D and Kestens Y. “They didn’t have to build that much”:  Emotional Response to Urban Change - The Case of the Rise of Condos in Montreal. Emotion, Space and Society. Accepted December 13 2022. 

  • * Perri M, Shareck M, Buhariwala P, Hassan M and O’Campo P. (2022). Using Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Model for Transient Populations: Assessing Fidelity of CTI among Women Engaged in Sex Work. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Online first October 3 2022. 

  • Druetz T, Cooper S, Bicaba F, Bila A, Shareck M, Milot D-M, et al. (2022) Change in childbearing intention, use of contraception, unwanted pregnancies, and related adverse events during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from a panel study in rural Burkina Faso. PLOS Glob Public Health 2(4): e0000174. 

  • Vallée J, Shareck M, Kestens Y and Frohlich KL. (2021). “The ‘truly disadvantaged’: what we learn from low spatial accessibility to services. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

  • Shareck M, Hassan M, Buhariwala P, Perri M*, Balla, E, and O’Campo P. (2021). Double jeopardy: maintaining livelihoods or preserving health? The tough choices sex workers faced during COVID-19. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 12: 1-8

  • Shareck M, Alexander S and Glenn N. (2021). In-situ at a distance: challenges and opportunities for health and place research methods in a post-COVID-19 world. Health and Place. Online first May 6 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102572

  • Alexander S and Shareck M. (2021). Widening the gap? Unintended consequences of health promotion measures for young people during COVID-19 lockdown. Health Promotion International. Online first Feb 19 2021. doi: 10.1093/heapro/daab015

  • Shareck M, Buhariwala P, Hassan M and O’Campo P. (2020). Helping Women Transition Out of Sex Work: Study Protocol of a Mixed-Methods Process and Outcome Evaluation of the "Exit Doors Here” Program". BMC Women’s Health, 20, 227.

  • Vallée J, Shareck M, Le Roux G, Kestens Y, Frohlich KL. (2020). Is accessibility in the eye of the beholder? Social inequalities in spatial accessibility to health-related resources in Montréal, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 245(NA), NA.

  • Shareck M, Datta GD, Vallée J, Frohlich KL, Kestens Y. (2020). Is tobacco retailer availability associated with smoking cessation? Findings from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22(4), 512-521.

  • Dubreuil A*, Vallée J, Shareck M, Frohlich KL. (2020). Les espaces de vie quotidiens au cours de la transition vers l’âge adulte: l’exemple des jeunes montréalais. Revue Jeunes et Société (Special issue on La dimension territoriale des parcours des jeunes), 1(5), 71-98.

  • Shareck M, Benmarhnia T, Berger N*, Lewis D, Smith NR, Cummins S. (2019). Does the neighbourhood food environment contribute to ethnic inequalities in fast-food intake? Findings from the ORiEL Study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 16, NA.

  • Backes V*, Soares Dias da Costa J, Bairros F, Borges Cafruni C, Cummins S, Shareck M, Mason K, Olinto MT. (2019). Food environment, income and obesity: a multilevel analysis of a reality in Southern Brazil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 35(8), NA.

  • Breslin S, Fuller D, Shareck M. (2019). Research Ethics and Wearable Devices with Vulnerable Populations. Social Science and Medicine, 232, 50-57.

  • Shareck M, Lewis D, Smith NR, Clary C, Cummins S. (2018). Associations between home and school food environments and adolescents' fast-food and sugar-sweetened beverage intake: Findings from The ORiEL Study. Public Health Nutrition, 21(15), 2842-2851.

  • Gagne T*, Ghenadenik A*, Shareck M, Frohlich KL. (2018). Expected or completed? Comparing two measures of education and their relationship with social inequalities in health among young adults. Social Indicators Research, 135(2), 549-562.

  • Kestens Y, Winters M, Fuller D, Bell S, Berscheid J, Brondeel R, Cantinotti M, Datta G, Gauvin L, Gough M, Laberee K, Lewis P, Lord S, Luan H, McKay H, Morency C, Muhajarine N, Nelson T, Ottoni C, Poirier Stephens Z, Pugh C, Rancourt G, Shareck M, Sims-Gould J, Sones M, Stanley K, Thierry B, Thigpen C, Wasfi R. (2018). INTErventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT): Natural experiment studies of four urban form interventions. BMC Public Health, 19(51), 1-11.

  • Kestens Y, Chaix B, Thierry B, Steinmetz-Wood M*, Shareck M. (2018). Integrating activity spaces in health research: Comparing the VERITAS activity space questionnaire with 7-day GPS tracking and prompted recall. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 25, 1-9.

  • Cummins S, Clary C, Shareck M. (2017). Commentary: Enduring challenges in estimating the effect ofthe food environment on obesity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(2), 445-446.

  • Fuller D, Shareck M, Stanley K. (2017). Ethical implications of location and accelerometer measurement in health research studies with mobile sensing devices. Social Science and Medicine, 191, 84-88.

  • Shareck M, Rousseau MC, Koushik A, Siemiatycki J, Parent ME. (2017). Inverse association between dietary intake of selected carotenoids and vitamin C and risk of lung cancer. Frontiers in Oncology, 7(23), 1-12.

  • Kestens Y, Chaix B, Shareck M, Vallée J. (2016). Commentary: Comments on Melis et al. The Effects of the Urban Built Environment on Mental Health: A Cohort Study in a Large Northern Italian City. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(3), 250-254.

  • Shareck M*, Kestens Y, Vallée J, Datta G, Frohlich KL. (2016). The added value of accounting for activity space when examining the association between tobacco retailer availability and smoking among young adults. Tobacco Control, 25, 406-412. (Article publié).

  • Kestens Y, Chaix B, Gerber P, Desprès M, Gauvin L, Klein O, Klein S, Köppen B, Lord S, Naud A*, Patte M, Payette H, Richard L, Rondier P, Shareck M, Sueur C, Thierry B, Vallée J, Wasfi R. (2016). Understanding the role of contrasting urban contexts in healthy aging: an international cohort studyusing wearable sensor devices (the CURHA study protocol). BMC Geriatrics, 16(96), 1-12.

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