Université de Montréal
Clinical, Epidemiology, Addiction Medicine, Substance Misuse

Professeur, département de médecine familiale et médecine d'urgence
Université de Montréal
Chef du département de médecine générale (interim),
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Tour Saint-Antoine
850, rue St-Denis bureau S02-810
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 0A9

514-890-8000 poste 35713

Dr Julie Bruneau is a clinical researcher and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Montreal. As a clinician, she is recognized as a leader in the development of addiction medicine in Canada. She was one of the founding member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, and implemented the largest University-based Addiction Medicine Facility in Quebec.

For the past twenty years, she has conducted epidemiological research among active injecting drug users (IDU), and published her work in high-impact journals. Her research accomplishments have significantly contributed to a better understanding of the dynamics of HIV and HCV transmission among IDUs. Her work on the relation between syringe access and HIV transmission, albeit controversial at times, directly influenced changes in prevention strategies to better address injector needs nationally and around the world. Recently, she has expanded her research program to examine the impact of various approaches including treatment and motivational interviewing, on the behaviors and quality of life of active injection drug users (IDU). She is also a member of the research team on the development of a vaccine against HCV, led by Drs Tyrrell and Houghton.