Where are They Now? C2E2 Alumni Gregory Moullec tells his story

I was a postdoctoral fellow at C2E2 from February 2013 to June 2014 under the mentorship of Mark FitzGerald and Mohsen Sadatsafavi. My work at C2E2 focused on the economic burden of psychiatric disorders in patients living with asthma. After leaving Vancouver, I was recruited as Scientist in the Research Center of Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur in Montreal (Chronic Diseases division). In Spring 2016, I received a Junior I salary award from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec en Santé. Aftwerward, and in July 2016, I was appointed as Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. Things are good, and I'm now in charge of the Heath Promotion option in the Public Health master program.

My current funded projects are on the role of mental health on the long-term prognosis of chronic diseases (including COPD and HIV), and the determinants of well ageing in North American populations (Canada, US and Mexico). The growing collaboration with my geographer colleague in health promotion leads me to develop new projects examining the impact of urban built environment on health outcomes in populations with chronic diseases. I'm convinced that these innovative projects in the area of healthy cities may give me a number of opportunities to continue collaborating with people at C2E2.

C2E2 will definitely stay a cornerstone in my academic and personal life. I've met key people like Mark FitzGerald and Mohsen Sadatsafavi who have played, and will continue to play, an important role in my career path. For instance, I never miss an opportunity to consult Mark for an important decision: "Should we go together to the next French Open this year?". To which he systematically replied "Yes!".

When I left Vancouver, we expected a new baby (Clémentine). As I write these lines, a third one is expected... :)