Félix Camirand Lemyre

A scientist at heart, Félix Camirand Lemyre specializes in methodological statistics. His work applies to biomedical and forensic sciences. In statistics, he is interested in problems of inference in the presence of imprecise data, the quantification of uncertainty and dependency modeling. In forensic toxicology, he collaborates with Brigitte Desharnais of the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale de Montréal to improve the analysis of data from blood sample analysis instruments. As part of this team, three of his students have contributed to a better understanding of the extent of the opioid crisis in Quebec. At the CHUS Research Centre, he is a regular researcher and scientific head of the biostatistics section of the Clinical Research and Epidemiology Unit.

Félix Camirand Lemyre’s main work focuses on non-parametric inference procedures for complex data. He is also working on the estimation of non-linear dependency patterns in the presence of time series and censored data, and on techniques for the distributional analysis of dietary intakes. In addition, in the area of nutritional epidemiology, Prof. Camirand Lemyre is investigating ways in which long-term exposure effects can be estimated from short-term exposure measurements. Statistical strategies for analyzing dynamic data flows, in real time, and the quantification of uncertainty in risk analysis are also of interest to him.


Ph.D., Université de Sherbrooke, mathematics

Master, Université de Montpellier 2, biostatistics

M. Sc., Université de Sherbrooke, mathématiques et biostatistique


Honorary Research Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, since 2018.

New Investigator Presentation Award 2018, “Estimating the Distribution of Episodically Consumed Food Measured with Errors”, Statistical Society of Canada Annual Conference, 2018.



Roberge P, Houle J, Provost J-R, Coulombe S, Beaudin A, Bower P, Camirand Lemyre F, Drapeau M, Drouin M-S, Hudon C, Provencher MD, Vasiliadis H-M (2022) A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a group self-management support program versus treatment-as-usual for anxiety disorders: study protocol. BMC Psychiatry 22:135. Cite Download
Aube E, Lewin A, O'Brien SF, Grégoire Y, Pillonel J, Steele WR, Custer B, Davison KL, Germain M, Seed CR, Camirand Lemyre F, the Surveillance, Risk Assessment and Policy Subgroup of the ISBT Transfusion Transmitted Infectious Diseases Working Party (2022) HIV residual risk in Canada for apheresis source plasma donation without deferral for men who have sex with men. Vox Sanguinis 117:201–207. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.13176 Cite Download
Gagnon G, Carreau A-M, Cloutier-Langevin C, Plante A-S, Weisnagel SJ, Marceau S, Biertho L, Hould FS, Camirand Lemyre F, Tchernof A, Morisset A-S (2022) Trimester-specific gestational weight gain in women with and without previous bariatric surgeries. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 270:252–258. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.12.033 Cite Download
Camirand Lemyre F, Carroll RJ, Delaigle A (2022) Semiparametric Estimation of the Distribution of Episodically Consumed Foods Measured With Error. Journal of the American Statistical Association 117:469–481. Cite Download
Domingue M-P, Camirand Lemyre F, Aubé E, Renaud C, Thibeault C, Caruso J, Otis J, Grégoire Y, Lewin A (2022) Risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury and human immunodeficiency virus associated with donations from trans donors in Quebec, Canada. Vox Sanguinis n/a. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/vox.13299 Cite Download
Lebrun A, Cloutier-Langevin C, Plante A-S, Savard C, Weisnagel SJ, Robitaille J, Camirand Lemyre F, Morisset A-S (2021) Trimester-Specific and Total Gestational Weight Gain in Two Consecutive Pregnancies. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) 43:483–489 Cite Download
Loignon-Houle F, Gundacker S, Toussaint M, Camirand Lemyre F, Auffray E, Fontaine R, Charlebois SA, Lecoq P, Lecomte R (2021) DOI estimation through signal arrival time distribution: a theoretical description including proof of concept measurements. Physics in Medicine &$\mathsemicolon$ Biology 66:095015. Cite Download
Camirand Lemyre F, Chalifoux K, Desharnais B, Mireault P (2021) Squaring Things Up with R2: What It Is and What It Can (and Cannot) Tell You. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 46:443–448. Cite Download
Camirand Lemyre F, Decrouez G (2021) Nonparametric recursive estimation of the copula. Statistics & Probability Letters 168:108929. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spl.2020.108929 Cite Download
Vincenot M, Coulombe-Lévêque A, Sean M, Camirand Lemyre F, Gendron L, Marchand S, Léonard G (2021) Development and Validation of a Predictive Model of Pain Modulation Profile to Guide Chronic Pain Treatment: A Study Protocol. Frontiers in Pain Research 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpain.2021.606422 Cite Download
Hardy I, Lloyd A, Morisset A-S, Camirand Lemyre F, Baillargeon J-P, Fraser WD (2021) Healthy for My Baby Research Protocol- a Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing a Preconception Intervention to Improve the Lifestyle of Overweight Women and Their Partners. Frontiers in Public Health 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.670304 Cite Download
Lapointe-Major M, Germain O, Camirand Lemyre J, Lachance-Quirion D, Rochette S, Camirand Lemyre F, Pioro-Ladrière M (2020) Algorithm for automated tuning of a quantum dot into the single-electron regime. Phys Rev B 102:085301. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.085301 Cite Download
Camirand Lemyre F, Desharnais B, Laquerre J, Morel M-A, Côté C, Mireault P, Skinner CD (2020) Qualitative threshold method validation and uncertainty evaluation: a theoretical framework and application to a 40 analytes LC-MS/MS method. Drug Testing and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/dta.2867 Cite Download
Arsenault C, Camirand Lemyre F, Martin P, Lévesque S (2019) Bayesian Evaluation of Solana HSV 1+2/VZV Assay Compared to Viral Culture and Commercial PCR Assay for Cutaneous or Mucocutaneous Specimens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 58. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01552-19 Cite Download
Bouezmarni T, Camirand Lemyre F, Quessy J-F (2019) On the large-sample behavior of two estimators of the conditional copula under serially dependent data. Metrika 82:823–841. Cite Download
Bouezmarni T, Camirand Lemyre F, El Ghouch A (2019) Estimation of a bivariate conditional copula when a variable is subject to random right censoring. Electronic Journal of Statistics 13:5044–5087. Cite Download
Bouezmarni T, Camirand Lemyre F, Quessy J-F (2019) Inference on local causality and tests of non-causality in time series. Electronic Journal of Statistics 13:4121–4156. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-EJS1623 Cite Download
Camirand Lemyre F, Quessy J-F (2017) Multiplier bootstrap methods for conditional distributions. Statistics and Computing 27:805–821. Cite Download
Belalia M, Bouezmarni T, Camirand Lemyre F, Taamouti A (2017) Testing independence based on Bernstein empirical copula and copula density. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 29:346–380. Cite Download
Desharnais B, Camirand Lemyre F, Mireault P, Skinner CD (2017) Procedure for the Selection and Validation of a Calibration Model I—Description and Application. Journal of Analytical Toxicology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jat/bkx001 Cite Download
Desharnais B, Camirand Lemyre F, Mireault P, Skinner CD (2017) Procedure for the Selection and Validation of a Calibration Model II—Theoretical Basis. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 41:269–276. https://doi.org/10.1093/jat/bkx002 Cite Download
Desharnais B, Camirand Lemyre F, Mireault P, Skinner CD (2014) Determination of Confidence Intervals in Non-normal Data: Application of the Bootstrap to Cocaine Concentration in Femoral Blood. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 39:113–117. https://doi.org/10.1093/jat/bku127 Cite Download
Pouliot F, Beauregard J-M, Saad F, Trudel D, Richard PO, Turcotte É, Rousseau É, Probst S, Kassouf W, Anidjar M, Camirand Lemyre F, Bouvet GF, Neveu B, Tétu A, Guérin B The Triple-Tracer strategy against Metastatic PrOstate cancer (3TMPO) study protocol. BJU International n/a. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.15621 Cite Download