Julie N. Côté, Ph.D.

Full Professor Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Director of the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute (SASSI) at McGill University.
Regular Researcher, CRIR - Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

Phone: 450 688-9550 (84648 ou 84656)

Fax: 450 688-3673

Email: julie.cote2@mcgill.ca


  • B.Sc., Biomechanics (Kinesiology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 1995
  • M.Sc., Biomechanics (Kinesiology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 1997
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Institut de génie biomédical, Université de Montréal, 2002
  • Postdoctorate, Department of Kinesiology, Université de Montréal, 2003.

Research interests

Musculoskeletal injuries neck and shoulders; whiplash; neck pain; fatigue; repetitive movements; coordination; health at work


Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory (OBEL)

Selected publications

Bailey, C.A., Porta, M., Pilloni, G., Arippa, F., Côté, J.N. & Pau, M. (2020). Does variability in motor output at individual joints predict stride time variability in gait? Influences of age, sex, and plane of motion. Journal of Biomechanics, 99, 109574. [doi]

Bailey, C.A., Weiss, M. & Côté, J.N. (2020). Age-dependent control of shoulder muscles during a reach-and-lift task. Journal of Aging and Physical Activities, 28(4), 556-566. [doi]

Cui, A., Emery, K., Beaudoin, A.S., Feng, J. & Côté, J.N. (2020). Sex-specific effects of sitting vs standing on upper body muscle activity during text typing. Applied Ergonomics, 82, 102957. [doi]

Cantú, H., Nantel, J., Millán, M., Paquette, C. & Côté, J.N. (2019). Abnormal muscle activity and variability before, during, and after the occurrence of freezing in Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 951. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Otto, A., Emery, K. & Côté, J.N. (2019). Sex differences in perceptual responses to experimental pain before and after an experimental fatiguing arm task. Biology of Sex Differences, 10(1), 39. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation