Luc de Montigny
Since 2009 Luc has worked closely with the Surveillance lab and David Buckeridge, for whom he is currently a research consultant collaborating on ongoing studies of prescription drug abuse and obesity. Luc has been involved in scientific research for more than half his life. During this time, he has been interested in a range of topics and methods, yet has found himself coming back to a central question: How do we represent the environment in such a way that it can be modeled to understand its relationship with human behaviour? He has used a variety of tools in efforts to find the answer, including surveys, photo-simulation, urban-morphological analysis, micro-simulation, spatial analysis and different types of statistical models, as well as his first love, GIS. Luc has worked at scales ranging from the sub-neighbourhood to the national, by way of cities and metropolitan areas. His quantitative research efforts covered transportation, pedestrian behaviour, substance abuse and harm reduction, vaccination uptake, prehospital care, and physical activity, obesity and exposure to food. Luc is an eclectic social scientist, a humble R-coder, an enthusiastic teacher, an obstinate data-wrangler, an opinionated cartographer, and a better-than-average grant-writer.
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