After graduating in epidemiology from McGill University, France worked for most of her career in the Québec public health sector, focusing on occupational and environmental health surveillance. In the last 20 years, she has been involved in a few cancer cluster studies in the workplace, and in research on mesothelioma diagnosis, occupational risk factors for postmenopausal breast cancer and exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in relation to wood burning. Now working at the Québec Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), France is mainly involved in studies concentrating on the assessment of exposure to carcinogens and on the appraisal of the impact of occupational carcinogen exposure. As an affiliated scientist to the OCRC, France provides epidemiological expertise to the “Human and economic burden of occupational cancer in Canada” project.
- Researcher, Chemical and Biological Prevention, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
- Clinical Adjunct Professor, Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal
- B. Sc. (Nursing), Université de Montréal (1975)
- M.Sc. (Environmental hygiene), Université de Montréal (1979)
- Ph.D. (Epidemiology), McGill University (1989)