WELCOME TO THE INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF INEQUALITIES IN SMOKING (ISIS) PROJECT!                         


The ISIS project seeks to better understand the relationship between health, smoking, and neighbourhoods in young adult Montrealers.

We hope that our findings can orient solutions to make our city’s neighbourhoods as healthy as possible, to the benefit of all Montrealers!  

Did you miss the ISIS Symposium? Not to worry, you can check out the ISIS Symposium presentations online:

- An introduction to the ISIS projects by Katherine Frohlich

Katherine Smith (keynote)

- The ISIS team interested in inequalities during the lifecourse (Anaïs and Thierry)

 - The ISIS team interested in inequalities according to local environments (Adrian, Martine and Julie)     

- The ISIS team interested in the experiences of social inequalities in smoking (Geneviève and Nicole)

- The expert panel on tobacco control policy and social inequalities in smoking (Flory Doucas, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Annie Montreuil, and Sébastien Beaudet). 


 
LATEST NEWS 

 

MAY 2019

ADRIAN DEFENDED HIS THESIS!

Adrian Ghenadenik, ISIS member, defended his PhD thesis on May 27, 2019. Many congratulations Adrian!

For more information on Adrian's ISIS-related findings, check out his publications here!

THIERRY WON THE "PRIX ÉTOILE JACQUES-GENEST" FOR ONE OF HIS ARTICLES!

Thierry Gagné, member of the ISIS team, won the "Prix Étoile Jaques-Genest" from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé for his thesis article "Methodological systematic review of studies on social inequalities in smoking among young adults: A field of coming of age?", published in Tobacco Control. Congratulations Thierry!


APRIL 2019

ADRIAN WILL DEFEND HIS THESIS MAY 27, 2019!

Adrian Ghenadenik, PhD candidate and ISIS member, will defend this thesis, for which he analysed ISIS data, on May 27, 2019 at 2pm.

For more information, contact us. 

ISIS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION CONFERENCE IN NEW ZEALAND!

Adrian Ghenadenik and Josée Lapalme, doctoral candidates and ISIS members, both presented findings from their theses at the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua, New Zealand from April 7-11, 2019.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

THIERRY AND JOSÉE'S ARTICLE WON AN AWARD WITH HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL!

The scientific journal Health Promotion International has awarded a paper written by ISIS members, Thierry Gagné and Josée Lapalme, the 2017 Ilona Kickbusch Award for Best Article by an Early Career Researcher! Josée will accept the award on their behalf at the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in New Zealand in April, 2019.

To read their article entitled "Multidisciplinarity in health promotion: A bibliometric analysis of current research", click here

THIERRY DEFENDED HIS THESIS!

Thierry Gagné, ISIS member, defended his PhD thesis on February 11, 2019. Many congratulations Thierry!

For more information on Thierry's ISIS-related findings, check out his publications here!

 

JANUARY 2019

THIERRY WILL DEFEND HIS THESIS FEBRUARY 11, 2019!

Thierry Gagné, PhD candidate and ISIS member, will defend this thesis, for which he analysed ISIS data, on February 11, 2019 at 10am.

For more information, contact us.


KATE'S ARTICLE IS FEATURED IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF HEALTH & PLACE!

One of Kate Frohlich's (principal investigator of the ISIS project) articles on smoking initiation is featured in Health & Place's special edition on smoking and place!

To read her article, click here!


OCTOBER 2018

ISIS WILL PRESENT AT THE IUHPE CONFERENCE IN NEW ZEALAND!

Adrian Ghenadenik and Josée Lapalme, doctoral candidates and ISIS members, will both be presenting findings from their theses at the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion in Rotorua, New Zealand in April 2019.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.

 

JULY 2018

ISIS PRESENTED AT SLLS' CONFERENCE IN MILAN!

Thierry Gagné, ISIS PhD candidate, presented some of his doctoral thesis findings at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies' annual international conference in Milan, Italy.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.


JUNE 2018

ISIS PRESENTED AT RFTM IN LYON AND AT ESHMS IN LISBON!

Anaïs Dubreuil and Thierry Gagné, both ISIS PhD candidate, presented some of their doctoral thesis findings at conferences this month. Anaïs presented at the Rencontres Francophones Transport-Mobilité in Lyon, France. Thierry presented at the European Society of Health and Medical Sociology conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.


MAY 2018

ISIS PRESENTED AT CPHA!

Josée Lapalme, ISIS PhD candidate, presented preliminary findings from her doctoral thesis at the Canadian Public Health Association's Tobacco Control Forum in Montreal.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.


APRIL 2018

THIERRY WAS AWARDED TWO POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARDS! 

Thierry Gagné was awarded CIHR's Postdoctoral Fellowship Award and the FRQ-S Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. He will be undertaking his post-doctorat at the University College London with Professors Amanda Sacker and Ingrid Schoon in the Fall of 2018. His project is entitled: Young adulthood, 'coming of age' in life-course epidemiology? Uncovering how transitions towards adulthood contribute to social inequalities in health across age and time. 

Congratulations Thierry!  

 

FEBRUARY 2018

THE ISIS SYMPOSIUM WAS A SUCCESS! 

The ISIS team would like to thank everyone who attended the ISIS Symposium! Videos of the event will follow shortly.

Check out the article written about the ISIS Symposium in the magazine Info-tabac (French only).

 

JANUARY 2018

JOIN US FOR THE ISIS SYMPOSIUM FEBRUARY 20, 2018! 

The ISIS team is organising an ISIS symposium which aims to create a space to discuss the ISIS project's findings within the context of the theme : "How can public policies reduce social inequalities in smoking?". The symposium will be held February 20, 2018 from 1-5pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Sign up here: www.eventbrite.ca

The event will also be available by live stream! Join us at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv41KrRacf8&feature=youtu.be. 

Check out the symposium poster for more information!

NOVEMBER 2017

KATE RECEIVED A RESEARCH GRANT FROM CCSRI!

Congratulations to ISIS team members Kate Frohlich (principal investigator), Josée Lapalme, and Thierry Gagné who received a Prevention Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute for the project entitled: Exploring the effects of Quebec's legislation "An Act to Bolster Tobacco Control" on social inequalities in smoking.

  

OCTOBER 2017

ISIS PRESENTED AT THE QHR CONFERENCE! 

Nicole Glenn and Josée Lapalme presented ISIS-related research at the 23rd Qualitative Health Research Conference in October 2017, held in Quebec City.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.


JULY 2017

ISIS PRESENTED AT IMGS IN FRANCE! 

Kate Frohlich, Nicole Glenn, Josée Lapalme, and Adrian Ghenadenik presented ISIS-related research at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Angers, France.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.

 

JUNE 2017

MARTINE WAS AWARDED THE POSTDOCTORAL BANTING FELLOWSHIP AWARD FROM CIHR! 

Martine Shareck was awarded the CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for the project “Built environment interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating: A mixed-methods evaluation of a natural experiment in two low-income neighbourhoods”!

ISIS PRESENTED AT THE CPHA 2017 CONFERENCE IN HALIFAX!

Adrian Ghenadenik and Thierry Gagné won the ICR Travel Awards from CIHR to present ISIS-related projects at the Canadian Public Health Association's (CPHA) annual conference in June, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

For more information, consult our 'Publications & Media' section.

 

MAY 2017

THIERRY GAGNÉ IN THE NEWS! 

Thierry Gagné, PhD candidate, discusses his thesis for the UdeM Nouvelles website and for the Le Journal de Montréal!

ISIS ATTENDED THE ACFAS CONFERENCE

Thierry Gagné presented "Accompli ou attendu? Comparaison de deux mesures d’éducation dans l’étude des inégalités sociales de santé chez les jeunes adultes" at the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS), a project co-signed with Adrian Ghenadenik, Martine Shareck and Katherine Frohlich.

Adrian Ghenadenik presented "Variabilité de la prévalence du tabagisme chez les jeunes adultes mesurée à différentes échelles spatiales et examen de l’influence des caractéristiques des milieux résidentiels à l’aide des données de l’Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking", at the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS), a project co-signed with Lise Gauvin and Katherine Frohlich.

ANAÏS JOINED THE MONTREAL ISIS TEAM FOR THREE MONTHS!

Anaïs Dubreuil, PhD candidate in health geography from Paris, will be in Montreal for the next three months to work on her PhD research. She will be interviewing ISIS participants to discuss important events in their life course in relation to the evolution of their spatial practices. 

 

FEBRUARY 2017

ISIS WILL ATTEND THE IMGS SYMPOSIUM IN FRANCE, JULY 2017! 

Kate Frohlich, Nicole Glenn, Josée Lapalme, Martine Shareck, Julie Vallée and Adrian Ghenadenik will present ISIS-related findings and will lead a workshop at the International Medical Geography Symposium.

See the program


NOVEMBER 2016

GENEVIÈVE ET JOSÉE LED A WORKSHOP AT THE OIIQ CONFERENCE

Geneviève McCready and Josée Lapalme co-led the workshop "Stigmatisation of Smokers: The Contribution of Nurses to the Imperatives of Social Justice" at the Ordre des infirmières et des infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) conference in Montreal.


AUGUST 2016

GENEVIEVE WINS A BEST PRESENTATION AWARD!

Congratulations to Geneviève McCready, ISIS collaborator and PhD student at the University of Ottawa, who recently won the Best Presentation Award at the Student Conference in Population Health: Environment(s) and Health at the University of Ottawa, with the presentation entitled: "“Ne fumes pas en public, t’as l’air malpropre!” : étude exploratoire sur la défavorisation de quartier et les expériences de stigmatisation liée au tabagisme".


MAY 2016

MARTINE WINS A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD FROM FRSQ! 

Congratulations to Martine Shareck, ISIS researcher, who won a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec. She is undertaking her postdoctoral fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London with Dr. Steven Cummins.


APRIL 2016

JOSÉE AND THIERRY WIN MENTORSHIP AWARDS! 

Josée Lapalme and Thierry Gagné (ISIS PhD students) each won Mentorship Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) Institute of Population and Public Health's (IPPH) Community Support (ICS) Program. These funds will finance Josée and Thierry's summer research internships. 
 
Josée will spend two months at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Drs. Amanda Amos, Katherine Smith, and Sarah Hill. She will undertake a media analysis of a UK smoke free legislation with a social inequalities in health perspective.
 
Thierry will spend two months at the University of British Colombia under the supervision of Dr. Gerry Veentra. He will use data from the Canadian Community Health Survey to explore racial and ethnic inequalities in smoking among young Canadian adults, using an intersectional perspective.


JANUARY 2016

ISIS ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE IJERPH!

Adrian Ghenadenik's (ISIS PhD candidate) article was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health! Congratulations!

DECEMBER 2015

ISIS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AT THE ESRC ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO WORKSHOP IN EDINBURGH!

ISIS Principal Investigator, Dr. Katherine Frohlich, presented the keynote entitled 'Neighbourhoods and the Production of Health Inequalities' at the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Alcohol and Tobacco Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 16, 2015.

ISIS II DATA COLLECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED!

ISIS II coordinator, Sira Camara, completed 30 go-along interviews in various Montreal neighbourhoods. Thank you to all who participated! The ISIS II team is now working on data analysis. 

ACCESS TO GENEVIÈVE'S THESIS IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Read more about ISIS student, Geneviève McCready's master's thesis on young women's experiences of smoking-related stigma.

Read the abstract
Read the full text

ISIS WILL ATTEND THE IUHPE'S WORLD CONFERENCE ON HEALTH PROMOTION IN BRAZIL, MAY 2016! 

Some ISIS members will present ISIS-related findings at the 22nd International Union for Health Promotion and Education World Conference on Health Promotion in Curitiba, Brazil from May 22 to 26, 2016.

Read more on IUHPE

Read more on Katherine Frohlich, Julie Vallée, Martine Shareck, and Yan Kestens' presentation

Read more on Thierry Gagné, Adrian Ghenadenik, Thomas Abel, and Katherine Frohlich's presentation

Read more on Josée Lapalme, Nicole Glenn, Katherine Frohlich, and Geneviève McCready's presentation


OCTOBER 2015

ISIS PRESENTS AT EUPHA IN MILAN!

Adrian Ghenadenik presented the ISIS project "Scale matters: Exploring the variability of associations between neighbourhood exposures and smoking across increasingly large spatial unit" at the 8th European Public Health Conference in Milan, Italy! 

Read more 


SEPTEMBER 2015

GENEVIÈVE COMPLETED HER MASTERS!

Congratulations to Genevieve McCready who recently graduated from the University of Montreal's School of Public Health master's program with the thesis entitled: "Smoking and neighbourhood deprivation: Exploratory study of stigmatization experiences in young women." 

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RELATHEALTH FUNDED BY THE UNIVERSITÉ SORBONNE PARIS CITÉ!

RelatHealth’s project proposal, 'For a relational approach to place effects on health in Paris and Montreal', has been selected by the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité committee. 

From the data collected in the ISIS survey (Montreal) and the RECORD survey (Paris), the objective is to reconsider the notion of accessibility to urban resources combining not only their spatial distribution in the city but also people's place experiences and to explore how inequalities in resources accessibility may translate into inequalities in health.

This project is led by Dr. Julie Vallée (Geographer, CNRS, Géographie-Cités Laboratory, Paris, France) and funded as of June 2015 for 3 years.

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THIERRY GAGNÉ WINS THE ARMAND-FRAPPIER AWARD!

ISIS Ph.D. student, Thierry Gagné, won the prestigious Armand-Frappier award from the Université de Montréal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine for his academic merit!

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AUGUST 2015

ISIS COHORT PROFILE IN THE IJE!

The paper "Cohort Profile: The Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking" (ISIS) is now published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology. 

Read more

PAPER OF THE YEAR IN HEALTH AND PLACE!

The ISIS paper "Considering daily mobility for a more comprehensive understanding of contextual effects on social inequalities in health:  A conceptual proposal”, led by Dr. Martine Shareck, wins the Paper of the year 2014 award in Health and Place! 

Read more 


JULY 2015

ISIS PRESENTS AT IMGS IN VANCOUVER!

ISIS members, Dr. Julie Vallée, Adrian Ghenadenik, and Geneviève McCready, presented at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Read more about Adrian's presentation


JUNE 2015

ISIS 2 INTERVIEWS HAVE BEGUN! 

The ISIS 2 project, “Smoking across Montreal neighbourhoods: Participants’ experiences from the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking”, has started collecting data through walk-along interviews in various Montreal neighbourhoods.