Benoît Mâsse, Ph.D.

Applied Clinical Research Unit (URCA), Research Center of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital, Canada

After 11 years working at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Mâsse moved back to Canada in August of 2010 and took a faculty appointment at the Université de Montreal as well as joining the Research Center at CHU-Ste-Justine. Overall, he has contributed to 85+ research grants since graduating in biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993. In addition to studies focused on HIV/AIDS, he has been involved in clinical trials and studies on children delinquent behavior; perinatal research; head and neck cancer chemoprevention; breast cancer; psychosocial and work environment studies on cardiovascular diseases, urinary infection, delirium in cancer palliative care, and pain management in early termination of pregnancy.

Dr. Mâsse has conducted multi-country large international trials in USA, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, and in many countries of Africa. Since 2000, he has contributed to the research agenda of several large NIH networks by providing methodological support for the development of study protocols as well as providing the infrastructure to support the conduct of these studies. In 2006, Dr. Mâsse received a grant of over $US 25 millions from the NIH as the Principal Investigator responsible for establishing the Statistical Data Management Center for providing support to all international Phase I-II-III trials and observational studies conducted within the Microbicide Trials Network. Currently, he is directing the Applied Clinical Research Unit at CHU-Ste-Justine in Montreal where he has established the infrastructure to support the conduct of clinical and observational studies.