Annabelle Cumyn

Annabelle Cumyn - GRIIS - Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé

Professor in specialized medicine at the Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé of Université de Sherbrooke

An internist, Annabelle Cumyn has a specialization in obstetrical medicine and a master’s degree in health pedagogy. Life has brought her to research ethics, in her role as Chair of the Research Ethics Board of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS from 2011 until 2022.

Annabelle Cumyn was a member of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics of the three Canadian federal research agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC_ between 2018-2024. She participated in the Fonds de recherche du Québec’s working group on issues related to research ethics and artificial intelligence research and in the Social Acceptability of Secondary Use of Health Data project.

Since 2017, she has been working with Adrien Barton, Jean-Frédéric Ménard and Jean-François Ethier in the CLARET project. She is exploring citizens expectations related to the use of health data for research in Canada.


MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, master’s in health education

M.D.,C.M. (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery), McGill University

B.Sc., McGill University, biology


Dean’s honour roll, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Dick Lee Research Award, North American Society of Obstetric Medicine (NASOM), 2013

Wendell and Margaret Laidley Fellowship, Foundation of the McGill University Health Centre, 2002

Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Meakins Family Memorial Fellowship, McGill Medical Education Centre, 2000


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