McGill University Health Center



Divisional Seminar

Thursday October 9th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
in the Ross Conference room (R 4.02)

Gilles Paradis, MD, MSc,

Will pediatric obesity lead to an epidemic of childhood hypertension?
Gilles Paradis is professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University and medical consultant, Public Health Institute of Quebec.  He is also the founding Scientific Director of the Quebec Population Health Research Network (, and the Director of the Quebec Research Training Program in Public Health Interventions: Prevention, Promotion and Public Policy (4P).  He chaired the Advisory Board of the Institute for Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) from 2007 to 2009.  He also chaired the International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (Vice-Chair 2008-2010; Chair 2011-2013) and was the scientific editor of the Canadian Journal of Public Health (2007-2013). 

He completed his MD at Université de Montréal, specialty training in community medicine and MSc in epidemiology at McGill and a two-year fellowship at Stanford University. He also held a CIHR Applied Public Health Research Chair in chronic diseases prevention from 2008 to 2013. His research includes community-based CVD prevention programs in low-income populations and First Nation communities, the epidemiology of chronic diseases risk factors particularly in children and adolescents and on the organization of public health services in Canada.



To participate you must be:

  • pre-menopausal (intervals of 60 days or more between menstrual periods) or post-menopausal (no menstruation for 1 to 5 years)

  • not diagnosed with high blood pressure

  • did not have a hysterectomy

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