Anne-Josée Guimond

Research Fellow

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Research interests

  • Psychosocial epidemiology: understand how positive and negative aspects of psychological functioning influence age-related chronic illnesses (e.g., cardiometabolic diseases) and the maintenance of optimal physical health through modifiable biological and behavioral factors.
  • Health psychology: psychological adjustment to chronic conditions (e.g. cancer).

Clinical work

Dr. Guimond is a licensed psychologist (Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, Canada) with expertise in health psychology, anxiety, mood, and sleep disorders (cognitive behavioral therapy).


2019-Ph.D. in Psychology, clinical & research orientation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
2013-B.A. in Psychology, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
2010-M.A. in Public Communication, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
2008-B.A. in Public Relations, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada


*, These authors contributed equally to this work.

Peer-Reviewed Articles 

Qureshi, F., Bousquet-Santos, K., Okuzono, S. S., Tsao, E., Delaney, S., Guimond, A. J., Boehm, J. K., Kubzansky, L. D. (2022). The social determinants of ideal cardiovascular health: A global systematic review: Social determinants of ideal CVH. Annals of Epidemiology. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2022.09.006

Guimond, A.-J., Zevon, E. S., Tucker-Seeley, R. D., Giovannucci, E. L., Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2022). Childhood socioeconomic status, healthy lifestyle, and colon cancer risk in a cohort of U.S. women. Preventive Medicine, 161, 107097. doi:

Guimond, A.-J., Shiba, K., Kim, E. S.*, & Kubzansky, L. D.* (2022). Sense of purpose in life and inflammation in healthy older adults: A longitudinal study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 141, 105746. doi:

Wagner, M., Guimond, A.-J., Kubzansky, L. D., Zhang, Y., Bennett, D. A., Barnes L. L.*, & Grodstein, F.* (2022). Negative and positive psychosocial factors in relation to cognitive health in older African Americans. Innovation in Aging, 6(3), igac019. doi:

Guimond, A.-J., Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Boehm, J. K., Qureshi, F., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2022). Is more, better? Relationships of multiple psychological well-being facets with cardiometabolic disease. Health Psychology, 41(1), 32-42. doi:10.1037/hea0001154

Guimond, A.-J., Kubzansky, L. D., Boehm, J. K., Kivimaki, M., & Trudel-Fitzgerald, C. (2021). Does life satisfaction reduce risk of incident hypertension and stroke? Evidence from the Whitehall II cohort. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 144. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110414

Girouard, A., Michel, A., Ouellet, M-M., Ruel, S., Guimond, A-J., Ivers, H., & Savard, J. (2021). Longitudinal evolution of physical activity during and after chemotherapy for breast cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 3(1), E043.

Guimond, A.-J., Ivers, H., & Savard, J. (2020). Clusters of psychological symptoms in breast cancer: Is there a common psychological mechanism? Cancer Nursing, 43(5), 343-353.

Guimond, A.-J., Ivers, H., & Savard, J. (2019). Is emotion regulation associated with cancer-related psychological symptoms? Psychology & Health, 34(1), 44-63.

Guimond, A.-J., Audet-Croteau, V., Savard, M.-H., Ivers, H., & Savard, J. (2017). Predictors of smoking cessation and relapse in cancer patients and effect on psychological variables: An 18-month observational study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, 117-127.

Guimond, A.-J., Massicotte, E., Charron-Drolet, J., Ivers, H., Savard, J., Savard, M.-H., & Ruel, S. (2015). Is anxiety associated with hot flashes in breast cancer patients? Menopause, 22(8), 864-871.

Guimond, A.-J., Provencher, M. D., & Walker, J. R. (2015). Besoins en termes d’information concernant la santé mentale : profil des jeunes Québécois francophones. [Quebecer young adults’ information needs for help with stress, anxiety and depression]. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 36(2), 207-228.

Provencher, M. D., Hawke, L. D., Bélair, M., Guimond, A.-J., & Baruch, P. (2014). Dissemination of a psychoeducational intervention for bipolar disorder in community mental health settings. International Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2, 93-103.

Guimond, A.-J., Provencher, M. D., & Bélair, M. (2013). Traitements cognitifs-comportementaux transdiagnostiques des troubles anxieux : Recension des écrits. [Transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders: A review]. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 34(2), 265-293.

Provencher, M. D., Guimond, A.-J., & Hawke, L. D. (2012). Comorbid anxiety in bipolar spectrum disorders: A neglected research and treatment issue? Journal of Affective Disorders, 137, 161-164.

Provencher, M. D., Hawke, L. D., Bélair, M., & Guimond, A.-J. (2012). La psychoéducation pour les troubles bipolaires : Recension des écrits et recommandations pour le système de santé québécois. Revue santé mentale au Québec, 37(1), 157-187.

Book Chapter

Guimond, A-J., Kubzansky, L.D., & Lee, L.O. (2021). Emotion and illness. In R. Schwartz, J.A. Hall, & L.G. Osterberg (Eds.), Emotion in the Clinical Encounter (pp.51-81). McGraw Hill.


Ke, S.*, Guimond, A.-J.*, Tworoger, S. S., Huang, T., Chan, A. T., Liu, Y.-Y., & Kubzansky, L. D. (2022). Gut feelings: Associations of emotions and emotion regulation with the gut microbiome in women. Biorxiv, 2022.2005.2026.493641. doi:10.1101/2022.05.26.493641

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