Our vision

Becoming the benchmark in enhancing patient-centered professional practices in primary care


Marie-Eve Poitras

Registered nurse by training and professor-researcher in the department of emergency medicine and family medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. Marie-Eve practiced as a nurse in a family medicine group for a few years before doing her doctoral training. She has a postdoctoral fellowship in knowledge transfer and integrates patient partnership into all of her projects.

Marie-Eve is an empathetic, generous and creative person. She is the mother of three daughters. She enjoys meeting people and doing different activities that promote health and well-being.


Vanessa T Vaillancourt

A biologist by training, Vanessa is the team coordinator. She has a master's degree in experimental medicine (genetics) and has held coordination functions for the past ten years. She participates in the drafting of grant applications and scientific articles, ensures the proper functioning of the team and carries out several projects.

Vanessa is organized, curious, attentive to listening and often makes us laugh. Outside of her job, she is a mom of two, plays dek hockey as a winger and is a contributor for a blog on motherhood. In her circle of friends, Vanessa is the one who organizes the parties!


Amélie Boudreault

 Holder of a master's degree in Experimental medicine, Amélie completed a bachelor's degree in psychology with a particular interest for clinical neuropsychology. She is a research professional, who mainly works on projects related to urban autochthony and chronic diseases.

Amélie is an empathetic person with great social intelligence. In her free times she plays piano and violin, and likes to sing. She is a ''dogmom'' to  two adorable Pekingese.


Caroline Cormier

Priscilla is a kinesiologist by training and has a master's degree in clinical and biomedical sciences. She mainly works on projects related to chronic diseases and primary care.

Priscilla is genuine, passionate and has endless energy! Mother of two children, she loves going to recharge her batteries in nature. Her passion for sports pushes her to surpass herself in several sports such as triathlon, cross-country skiing and mountain biking.


Amélie Fournier

A graphic designer who graduated from Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Amélie discovered nursing through the role of caregiver. She graduated from college in nursing and is currently doing her bachelor's degree in health sciences. She worked for five years on the cardiology and cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery unit and is now in charge of the graphic signature of our projects.

Curious, sparkling and unpredictable, Amélie loves words, colors and textures. Although a little "cocooning", she is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She is passionate about design, health and the human being. She has also had her own graphic design firm for 5 years.



Cloé has a bachelor's degree in social work and worked for three years in the Health and Social Services Network as a social worker. Elle discovered research during her studies while working as an auxiliary. She now works as a research professional and collaborates mainly on projects related to training and primary care.

Cloé is a very social, empathetic and determined person. She is passionate about sports which include animals such as horseback riding and canine draft sports. She has three dogs with whom she competes on the provincial circuit in canicross, bikejoëring and skijoëring.



Mireille holds a master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and has worked in research mainly in hemato-oncology. She has been teaching immunology-hematology at the university for several years. As a research professional,
she works on projects focused on improving patient care and culturally safe practices. 

Mireille is a sociable and dynamic person who invests herself wholeheartedly in her projects. She has returned to her native region to establish her family there and has two rambunctious one-year-old cats! She likes crime novels, group dance lessons and action movies. 

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Andréanne Bernier


Doctoral student

Front-line chronic disease management and the role of

the nurse


Annick Dassylva


Master's student

Nurses' satisfaction with the approach to harmonize nursing practice in



Jessica Bernier


Doctoral student

Primary care cardiac rehabilitation program and remote settings


Patricia Blanchette


Doctoral student

Training in the evaluation of trainees in context
interprofessional: a qualitative descriptive study


Véronique Dauwe


Master's student

The rapid response team in a hospital setting
supra-regional: a unique case study

Marie-Josée Emond


Master's student

Creation of a decision support tool: Better support
decision-making in couples with Type 1 myotonic dystrophy at

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Andree-Ann Rivard


Master's student


COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of the impact of Ministerial Order 2020-007 on the working conditions of nurses in Quebec


Anaelle Morin


Master's student

Chronic diseases and urban indigeneous


Marie-Eve Lemelin


Master's student

PROxlMAL GMF: First Nursing Appointment for Patients with Chronic Diseases Newly Registered in GMF

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Monica McGraw


PhD student

The experience and operationalization of interprofessional collaboration in telehealth in primary care during the

COVID-19: A Perspective from Professionals and Patients with Chronic Diseases

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Karine Robitaille


Master's student

The acquisition and maintenance of crisis resource management knowledge among nurses in emergency settings via high-fidelity on-site simulation: a unique case study


Marie-Helene Baron


Master's student

Early integration of palliative care: tools to promote proximity between oncologists and primary care physicians in patients diagnosed with advanced cancers

Patients partners


Marie-Dominique Poirier


For more than 25 years, Marie-Dominique has been a music teacher. She mentions: “Life made me branch off little by little towards a new skill, that of patient…
from there appeared my involvement as patient-resource, patient-trainer, patient-coach and now patient-researcher.” For her, experiential knowledge and the development of self-management are her main research objectives.


Karina Prévost

Karina has worked for nearly ten years in public relations and communications. Although she has navigated the health system all her life and has long been a partner in its care, it is since her bi-lung transplant, received in 2015, that she has been actively involved as a patient partner. in research, proud to be able to make herself useful and to share her long experiential knowledge of life with the disease. Born in Montreal, she participated in several research projects at the CHUM in addition to having been provincial director of  L'Association canadienne des greffés du Québec.  In In her spare time, she greatly enjoys downhill skiing and travelling.


Animal squad

Because our furry or feathered companions contribute to our happiness and are also cherished members of the team!


Sir Olaf

Physical educator. Expert consultant in balancing work-family-break time for walking. He loves hugs!


Ardeur, Pétale and Croquette

The three red-haired (and not Russian) singers.
With them, smiles are guaranteed. 



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Léo and Logan Gravel

Two little anti-stress (or stress-inducing?) fluffballs who make each day a little more unique!

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Lux F. Pineault

  This dog's mule-headedness is matched only by his epicurean flair.

Professional hug provider



Master Happiness 



Cuddle Master



Flirtatious and affectionate

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Expert in the art of running away and doing what he wants when he wants!

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Soil and Tundra Beaulieu

Professional sportswomen


Former team members

  • Caroline Cormier, research assistant (2019-22)

  • Jacques Ouellet, research assistant (2021-22)

  • Gilles Gauthier, patient-partner (2018-2021)

  • Megan L. Oswick, Summer Intern (2021)

  • Audrey Gendron, summer intern (2021)

  • Anaëlle Morin, intern, (spring 2021)

  • Megan Pépin, summer intern (2020)

  • Noémie Bouchard, summer intern (2020)

  • Isabelle Godbout, research professional (2018-2019)

  • Ariane Girard, master's student (2014-2016)