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Jeremy Hugonnier, M.Sc.

Coordinator - Canada Research Chair in Urban Health Equity Among Young People

Holder of a master's degree in political science from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM), Jérémy is very interested in political thought, urban issues and municipal politics. His thesis focused on the citizen opposition movement to the third link project in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec. With various work experiences with cities and public institutions, particularly in sustainable and autonomous mobility as well as in public participation, Jérémy contributes to the daily activities of the Chair (administration, communication, organization, research, technical support).

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Aristide Tchangou Wépandjoué

Master's student, Health Sciences Research Scholar,

Schorlarship - Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux

Aristide is a Master's student in the Health Sciences Research Program at the Université de Sherbrooke. He holds a Master 2 in Geography from the University of Douala-Cameroon, and is interested in the socio-sanitary risks associated with urban planning, and in go-along methods for understanding young adults' experiences of green spaces in urban environments.

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Justine Pineault

Doctorate (PhD) student, Health Sciences Research Scholar,

Schorlarship - Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux

Justine is a doctoral research student in health sciences, community health option, at the Université de Sherbrooke's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Coming from a criminology background, she is interested in social inequalities in health and environmental justice. Her thesis project focuses on the impact of gentrification on the mental health and well-being of young adults. She hopes to contribute to the improvement of scientific knowledge on the impact of environmental factors on the health of populations, such as planning initiatives, in order to promote health and well-being through the creation of equitable living environments adapted to climate change.

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Clara Blache-Pichette

Master's student, Health Sciences Research Scholar

With a bachelor's degree in social work, Clara is passionate about the pursuit of social and environmental justice, particularly through territorial interventions. For her master's project, she is joining the CentrÉS study and seeking to understand the factors that contribute to or hinder the inclusion of youth and marginalized people in the urban revitalization project in Sherbrooke's Wellington Sud sector. Through this research, she hopes to contribute to knowledge on the development and implementation of healthy and equitable urban revitalization projects.

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Victoria (Maria-Victoria) Dorimain

Doctorate (PhD) student, Health Sciences Research Scholar,

Schorlarship - Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux

Victoria is a doctoral research student in health sciences with a concentration in community health at the Université de Sherbrooke's FMSS. She holds a master's degree in clinical sciences from the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a bachelor's degree in kinesiology (health and wellness profile). She is interested in practice-based research, where individuals and communities are stakeholders in approaches and actions aimed at equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to the determinants of health. Her project aims to assess the impact of the school organizational context and the physical environment around schools on physical activity and perceived mental health among secondary school students. She hopes to contribute to documenting courses of action with a view to influencing governance in terms of health equity for young people.

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Sienna Longo

Master's student, Health Sciences Research Scholar

Scolarship -  Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSC) 

Sienna is a master's student in health sciences (concentration in community health). Her project will study the prevalence of eco-anxiety among a sample of young adults in Sherbrooke, as well as looking at variations between different social groups. With a background in biology, she is interested in health inequalities and climate justice.

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Stephanie Sersli, Ph.D.

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Postdoctoral researcher

CRCHUS fellowship holder

Stephanie's research applies place-based lenses to health and “lifestyle” behaviours, specifically, understanding the role of social and neighbourhood environments shaping alcohol use among emerging adults (her current postdoc topic) or shaping active transport uptake among new and returning cyclists (her PhD topic). She is a mixed methods researcher with long standing interests in social justice, feminism, and theories of space and power. Guilty pleasure: animal friendship tiktok.

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Eliana Aubé, M.Sc.

Doctoral student, Health Sciences Research

Eliana holds a Master’s degree in mathematics with a specialization in applied statistics from the Université de Sherbrooke. Her thesis on blood donation by men who have sex with men had both epidemiological and social dimensions, which led her to the field of health research. She is interested in using mathematics to better understand and analyze social and environmental phenomena linked to population health, with the goal of contributing to the creation of health and equitable settings. 


Kossi Ekouagou, M.Sc.

Data analyst and manager

Kossi holds a Masters in Applied Mathematics-Statistics-Population Analysis from the University of Aix-Marseille and has experience as a junior statistician and data analyst at UMR1252-SESSTIM-INSERM-IRD-AMU in France. His interests include statistical analysis in the presence of measurement errors, estimation by deconvolution and dependency modeling.

Internship and staff

  • Sienna Longo, intern, summer 2022 and 2023

  • Ena Huerta, intern, summer 2023.

  • Alex Paquette Guay, coordinator of CentrÉS study, 2020 - 2022.

  • Guillaume Deslauriers, summer 2021.

  • Jérémy Bouthot, research staff, 2020 - 2021.

  • Marie-Audrey Peel, intern, summer 2020.

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