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Webinar : How many people have developed symptoms or contracted Covid-19 in Quebec? An exploratory study

Tuesday 17 May 2022
From 11:30AM To 1PM

Since the beginning of January 2022, a team of researchers composed of David Boisclair, Professor HEC Montreal, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Professor at the University of Montreal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, Vincent Boucher Professor at the University of Laval, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin Professor at Polytechnique Montreal, CIRANO researcher, Fellow and CEO , Pierre-Carl Michaud Professor HEC, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, Ingrid Peignier CIRANO Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization  and Alexandre Pud'Homme research professional at CIRANO is conducting a weekly study to estimate the incidence of COVID-19 in Quebec.

In the May 17 webinar, these experts explained the different estimation methods used to produce their weekly reports (direct sampling estimate on the adult population as well as an indirect sampling estimate based on the network scale-up method) and presented the results of 17 consecutive weeks of data collection.

David Boisclair

David Boisclair is Executive Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute.

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Roxane Borgès Da Silva

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2015, Vice-President Research Funding, responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Efficiency of Health Services and Policies and Main Researcher of the theme Demography and Health, Roxane Borgès Da Silva is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Evaluation and Health Policy at the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Health Administration from the Université de Montréal, her research interests focus on the analysis and evaluation of health service organization and the development of performance and quality indicators. She is particularly interested in the evolution of the organization of front-line services and its effects on the use of population health services. She is also interested in the effects of health policies related to the organization of health services, professional practices and collaborations.

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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016, has been leading the Baromètre CIRANO project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues since 2011, is responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holding a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École normale supérieure de Cachan, her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

She participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the "Monitoring and Surveys" function at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Pierre-Carl Michaud

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Vice-President Strategy and Government Relations and Main researcher of the theme Demography and Health, Pierre-Carl Michaud is Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. He is also co-holder of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics and Scientific Director of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from CentER, Tilburg University, his research aims to understand specific behaviours over the life cycle, including those related to savings, insurance and pension plans, as well as investments in health and the economic consequences of demographic change.

His work has been funded by many organizations and his research is published in the best journals in economics, demography and public health. In 2018, he received the Marcel-Dagenais Prize from the Canadian Society of Economics for his research.

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Ingrid Peignier

Ingrid Peignier is Senior Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization and Projects Director at CIRANO.

A graduate engineer from École des Mines d'Alès (EMA) and holder of a master's degree in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, her fields of expertise mainly involve the identification, evaluation, management and communication of risks in various fields such as the transportation of hazardous materials and underground infrastructure failures.

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Alexandre Prud'homme

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