INRICH Member Profile Card

Beatrice Nikiema

Université de Montréal


Practiced clinical medicine (Dr. Med) and public health (MSc) in Burkina Faso. Currently research assistant with the IRSPUM, Université de Montréal, and a PhD canditate in Public health. Collaborating with the Centre National de Recherche en Santé de Nouna- CRSN (Burkina Faso) for research and with the Institut de Formation en Démographie -IFORD (Cameroon) for research and teaching.


Type of member: Regular


Telephone: +1-514-343-6111 # (1)5482

Email Address: beatrice.nikiema.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Mailing Address: 1420 Boulevard du Mont-Royal, C.P. 6128, Succ. "Centre-Ville", Montréal, Qc H3C 3J7


Collaborative Projects

Working with Louise Séguin and Lise Gauvin on a longitudinal study of child development, seeking to understand the links between poverty and physical health in childhood.

Current research interests
Poverty and health in childhood / Maternal and child's health in Sub-Saharan Africa / Inequalities in access and utilization of health services / Measuring and understanding gender inequalities in access to health care (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies.


Selected publications

Nikiema, B., Spencer, N., & Seguin, L. (2010). Poverty and Chronic Illness in Early Childhood: A Comparison Between the United Kingdom and Quebec. Pediatrics, 125(3). doi:10.1542/peds.2009-0701

Nikièma, B., Zunzunegui, M. V., Séguin, L., Gauvin, L., & Potvin, L. (2007). Poverty and Cumulative Hospitalization in Infancy and Early Childhood in the Quebec Birth Cohort: A Puzzling Pattern of Association. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 12(4), 534-544. doi:10.1007/s10995-007-0259-3