Johanne Saint-Charles is a full professor in the Faculty of Communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Director of the Institut Santé et société and of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Occupational and Environmental Health (Cinbiose). Her research focuses on social and gender inequities in health and the environment. Notably considering how they are constructed and maintained through discourse and relationships.
For more than 20 years, she has adopted ecosystem approaches to health (Ecohealth, One Health and Global Health) and made significant contributions to ecohealth collaborations (Latin America, Canada, West and Central Africa), either as co-founder, co-director or active participant. She is a member of the One Health Global Network and representative on the University Advisory Council of the Canadian Global Health Association. She is also recognized as a Canadian Woman in Global Health, a recognition that includes supporting emerging researchers through mentorship and opportunities to work on collaborative projects to improve health and reduce inequalities. She has been a co-principal investigator on funded projects for the integration of sex/gender into research and knowledge translation. She also initiated the Gender, Health and Environment Collective, which brings together three research institutes and five community groups.