Research Team

Since the creation of Approach 180, it has always been important for the RASC team to get involved and create valuable partnerships with the world of research in order to:

  • Better understand our populations;
  • Analyze target groups needs;
  • Measure the impacts of the implementation of our interventions and programs;
  • Innovating for the global health of our societies.

In collaboration with the Mitacs Acceleration research fund, the RASC participates in the funding and advancement of research into the clinical, social and systemic issues associated with the management of childhood obesity.

Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Dt.P., PhD


  • Faculty of Pharmacy, Laval University
  • Researcher
  • Nutrition, Health and Society Center (NUTRISS)
  • Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF)

Julie St-Pierre, MD, PhD, FAHA, FRCPC

Pediatrician, lipidologist

  • CIUSSS South-Central Montreal Island
  • Director of the Maison de Santé Prévention – Montreal
  • Founder Approach 180
  • Obesity Canada Pediatric Scientific Committee
  • Associate professor of pediatrician
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

Marie Cyrenne-Dussault, Dt.P., M.Sc.

PhD student

  • Faculty of Pharmacy, Laval University

Maude Sirois, B.Sc. inf.

Health prevention specialist

  • Director of Operations Lifestyle Interdisciplinary educative chair
  • Research assistant