Amélie Quesnel-Vallée 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. She leads CAnD3 (https://mcgill.ca/cand3/), an international consortium of 32 academic, government, private and nonprofit organizations delivering training in support of data-driven decision making in ageing societies.
Quesnel-Vallée’s research examines the contribution of policies to social inequalities in health over the life course and has been recognized through awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America and the American Public Health Association. In 2014, she was elected president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on the Sociology of Health in recognition of her leadership in the field. She has served on several scientific advisory councils, including with Statistics Canada, and is currently a member of the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Committed to furthering public understanding of science, Quesnel-Vallée is frequently sought by media outlets such as National Public Radio, the New York Times and Business Week.