Biography

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

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Quebec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh.

She is a Professor at McGill University, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Policies and Health Inequalities and is jointly appointed across the faculties of Arts (Sociology) and Medicine (Epidemiology). She is the founding Director of the McGill Observatory on Health and Social Services Reforms.

Her research examines the contribution of policies to social inequalities in health over the life course. It appeared in journals such as The Lancet, the International Journal of Epidemiology, and Social Science & Medicine and was recognized through several international professional associations’ awards, including from the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America, and the American Public Health Association.

Committed to furthering public understanding of science, she is frequently sought by the media such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, and Business Week. In 2014, she was elected President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on the Sociology of Health in recognition of her leadership in the field.

She has served on several scientific advisory councils, including of Statistics Canada, and currently serves on the Governing Council (Board of Directors) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.