Annabelle Cumyn

Annabelle Cumyn - GRIIS - Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé

Professor in specialized medicine at the Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé of Université de Sherbrooke

President of the Research Ethics Board of CIUSSS de l’Estrie — CHUS

An internist, Dr. Annabelle Cumyn holds a specialization in obstetrical medicine and a master’s degree in health pedagogy. She helped found the Study Group in Obstetrical Medicine of Quebec (GÉMOQ), of which she was webmaster and vice-president until 2018. She co-leads the Canadian Consensus for a Curriculum in Obstetric Medicine (CanCOM) research group. Life brought her to research ethics, as ex-president and as current president of the research ethics committees of the CHUS and the CIUSSS de l’Estrie—CHUS, respectively.

Since 2018, Annabelle Cumyn has served as a member of the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics of Canada’s three federal research agencies (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC). She participated in the Fonds de recherche du Québec working group on issues related to research ethics and research in artificial intelligence.

Since 2017, she has worked with Adrien Barton and Jean-François Ethier in the CLARET project. She explores ways in which citizens could give their consent to the use of their health data for research in Canada.


MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, master’s in health education

M.D.,C.M. (Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery), McGill University

B.Sc., McGill University, biology


Dean’s honour roll, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, 2018

Dick Lee Research Award, North American Society of Obstetric Medicine (NASOM), 2013

Wendell and Margaret Laidley Fellowship, Foundation of the McGill University Health Centre, 2002

Jonathan Campbell Meakins and Meakins Family Memorial Fellowship, McGill Medical Education Centre, 2000


Cumyn A, Dault R, Barton A, Cloutier A-M, Ethier J-F (2021) Citizens, Research Ethics Committee Members and Researchers' Attitude Toward Information and Consent for the Secondary Use of Health Data: Implications for Research Within Learning Health Systems. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 14. Cite Download
Cumyn A, Barton A, Dault R, Cloutier A-M, Jalbert R, Ethier J-F (2019) Informed consent within a learning health system: A scoping review. Learning Health Systems. Cite Download
Durivage A, Le Templier G, Cumyn A, Sauvé N (2019) Pregnancy in a woman with latent myeloproliferative neoplasm induced chronic portal vein thrombosis, portal cavernoma, and gastric varices. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2019. Cite Download
Cumyn A, Card SE, Gibson P (2019) Mapping of essential content of an obstetric medicine curriculum from the perspective of two groups. Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine 14:13–20 Cite Download
Belzile M, Pouliot A, Cumyn A, Cote AM (2018) Renal physiology and fluid and electrolyte disorders in pregnancy. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. Cite
Cumyn A, Ouellet K, Côté A-M, Francoeur C, St-Onge C (2018) Role of researchers in the ethical conduct of research: A discourse analysis from different stakeholder perspectives. Ethics & Behavior 0:1–16. Cite
Cumyn A, Sauve N, Rey E (2017) Atrial fibrillation with a structurally normal heart in pregnancy: An international survey on current practice. Obstet Med 10:74–78. Cite
Sauvé N, Rey É, Cumyn A (2017) Atrial fibrillation in a structurally normal heart during pregnancy: A review of cases from a registry and from the literature. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 39:18–24. Cite
Cumyn A, Gandhi S, Gibson P, Newstead-Angel J, Rey E, Training CWG on OMF, Sia W (2014) Defining competencies for training in obstetric medicine. Obstet Med 7:137–138. Cite
Cumyn A, Harris IB (2012) A comprehensive process of content validation of curriculum consensus guidelines  for a medical specialty. Med Teach 34:e566-572. Cite
Cumyn A, Gibson P, Harris I (2011) A systematic approach to creating and validating a curriculum in obstetric medicine: op-098. Medical Education 45:66 Cite
Cumyn A, Gibson P (2010) Validation of a Canadian curriculum in obstetric medicine. Obstet Med 3:145–151. Cite
Dyrbye L, Cumyn A, Day H, Heflin M (2009) A qualitative study of physicians’ experiences with online learning in a masters degree program: Benefits, challenges, and proposed solutions. Medical teacher 31:e40–e46 Cite
Cumyn A, Barton A, Dault R, Safa N, Cloutier A-M, Ethier J-F (En évaluation) Meta-Consent for the Secondary Use of Health Data Within A Learning Health System: A Qualitative Study of the Public's Perspective. BMC Medical Ethics. Cite Download
Beaudoin A-A, Dault R, Barton A, Cumyn A, Cloutier A-M, Ethier J-F (2018) Initiative CLARET: consentement pour l’utilisation secondaire des données médicales en recherche Cite
Dault R, Barton A, Cumyn A, Cloutier A-M, Ethier J-F (2018) Caractériser le processus de consentement à la recherche dans un système de santé apprenant Cite Download
Dault R, Barton A, Cumyn A, Cloutier A-M, Ethier J-F (2018) Caractériser le processus de consentement à la recherche dans un système de santé apprenant Cite Download

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