Marie Laberge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact details (Research)
Centre de recherche du CHU Ste-Justine
Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant
5200 rue Bélanger
Montréal (Québec) H1T 1C9
Bureau : GR-118
T 514 374-1710 ext. 8606
514 723-7116

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T 514 343-6111 ext. 17354

Occupational therapy


  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy, Université Laval (1994)
  • Specialized Diploma – Ergonomic Intervention in the field of Ocupational Health and Safety (1995)
  • M.Sc. Biology (Ergonomics), Université du Québec à Montréal (1997)
  • Ph.D. Biology (Ergonomics), Université du Québec à Montréal (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Work & Health (2012)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Program on Work Disability Prevention (WDP), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (2011-2013)

Current research projects

  • Development of an integrated model for the management of occupational injury prevention supported by digital technologies for the Work-Oriented Training Path (WOTP) (IRSST)
  • Gender and work activity in ergonomics: innovate in methods, interventions and evaluation (SSHRC)
  • Modeling an approach to gender-conscious participatory action-oriented research and knowledge transfer favouring equality, equity and occupational/environmental health (CIHR)
  • Interdisciplinary research team on work « Santé, Genre, Égalité » (SAGE) (Team of the FRQSC)
  • Use of common information and communication technology (ICT) by deaf persons to foster participation (Toward an inclusive society, three FRQ funds)
  • Disability, Employment, and Public Policies Initiative (SSHRC and the DEPPI team)

Selected publications

  • Laberge, M., Caroly, S., Riel, J., & Messing, K. (2020). Considering sex and gender in ergonomics: Exploring the hows and whys. Applied Ergonomics, 85, 103039. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.103039
  • Laberge, M., Blanchette-Luong, V., Blanchard, A., Sultan-Taïeb, H., Riel, J., Lederer, V., Saint-Charles, J., Chatigny, C., Lefrançois, M., Webb, J., Major, M.E., Vaillancourt, C., & Messing, K. (2020). Impacts of considering sex and gender during intervention studies in occupational health: Researchers’ perspectives. Applied Ergonomics, 82, 102960. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.102960
  • Breslin, F. C., Dollack, J., Mahood, Q., Maas, E. T., Laberge, M., & Smith, P. M. (2019). Are new workers at elevated risk for work injury? A systematic review. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 76(9), 694-701. doi:10.1136/oemed-2018-105639
  • Cullen, K. L., Irvin, E., Collie, A., Clay, F., Gensby, U., Jennings, P. A., Hogg-Johnson, S., Kristman, V., Laberge, M., . . . Amick III, B. C. (2018). Effectiveness of workplace interventions in return-to-work for musculoskeletal, pain-related and mental health conditions: An update of the evidence and messages for practitioners. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 28(1), 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9690-x
  • Laberge, M., & Tondoux, A. (2018). Trousse d’outils pour les enseignants superviseurs de stage du Parcours de formation axée sur l’emploi (PFAE). Identifier les risques à la santé et la sécurité du travail (Rapport DF-1008). Montréal, Québec : IRSST. Repéré à
  • Mlynaryk, C., Laberge, M., & Martin, M. (2017). School-to-work transition for youth with severe physical disabilities: Stakeholder perspectives. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 58(4), 427-438. doi:10.3233/wor-172645
  • Laberge, M., Tondoux, A., Camiré Tremblay, F., & MacEachen, E. (2017). Occupational Health and Safety in a Vocational Training Program: How Gender Impacts Teachers’ Strategies and Power Relationships. NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 27(3), 382-402. doi:10.1177/1048291117725720
  • Laberge, M., & Caroly, S. (2016). Prendre en compte le sexe et le genre dans le choix des situations à analyser : un enjeu pour l’intervention ergonomique. Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé, 18(2). doi:4000/pistes.4902
  • Laberge, M., Calvet, B., Fredette, M., Tabet, N., Tondoux, A., Bayard, D., & Breslin, C. (2016). Unexpected events: Learning opportunities or injury risks for apprentices in low-skilled jobs? A pilot study. Safety Science, 86, 1-9.
  • Laberge, M., MacEachen, E., & Calvet, B. (2014). Why are occupational health and safety training approaches not effective? Understanding young worker learning processes using an ergonomic lens. Safety Science, 68, 250-257. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2014.04.012
  • Laberge, M., Vézina, N., Calvet, B., Lévesque, S., & Vézina-Nadon, L. (2012). Supervision of Apprentices in Semiskilled Trades: Program Stipulations and Workplace Realities. Relations industrielles67(2), 199–221. doi:10.7202/1009084ar
  • Laberge, M., Vezina, N., & Saint-Charles, J. (2012). Safe and healthy integration into semiskilled jobs: does gender matter? Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 41 Suppl 1, 4642-4649. doi:10.3233/wor-2012-0102-4642

Research interests

  • Socioprofessional integration of adolescents with disability, such physical, mental or behavioral disability.
  • Work disability prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary intervention aiming integration, retention and return to work of at-risk or injured workers
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of occupational health interventions in workplaces
  • Modeling of integrated knowledge translation interventions
  • Sex/Gender-based analysis