Initially trained as an architect and subsequently trained as a family doctor in Quebec City, with a Master’s degree in community health, France Légaré is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Laval University. In 2005, she received her PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Annette O’Connor. That same year, she obtained a Clinical Researcher Award from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) for her research program: “Primary care health professionals: from knowledge brokers to decision-making brokers”.

Between June 2006 and May 2016, she held the Tier 2 (Junior) title of Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. Since June 1, 2016, she holds the Tier 1 title of the Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. Also, France led the Cochrane site of CRCHUQ and Laval University within the Canadian Cochrane network from 1999 to 2013, and from 2013-15 as the first scientific director. She is now acting as scientific co-director.

Centre for Research in Patient Care and Front Line Services at Laval University (CERSSPL-UL)

  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chairholder on Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation
  • Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Laval University
  • Clinical Researcher, Population Health and Health Best Practices Axis, CRCHU of Québec – Laval University
  • Director, “Health Systems and Social Services Research, Knowledge Translation and Implementation” Component, Unité de SOUTIEN-SRAP du Québec
  • Clinician-Teacher, UMF Saint-François d’Assise
  • Associate Researcher, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
  • Co-Director, Cochrane Canada – Francophone
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Agbadje TT, Menear M, Gagnon MP, Legare F

Theory-based approach to developing an implementation plan to support the adoption of a patient decision aid for Down syndrome prenatal screening.

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Implement Sci, 16 (1), 2021.

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Witteman HO, Vaisson G, Provencher T, Chipenda Dansokho S, Colquhoun H, Dugas M, Fagerlin A, Giguere AM, Haslett L, Hoffman A, Ivers NM, Légaré F, Trottier ME, Stacey D, Volk RJ, Renaud JS

An 11-Item Measure of User- and Human-Centered Design for Personal Health Tools (UCD-11): Development and Validation.

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J Med Internet Res, 23 (3), 2021.

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Lawani MA, Turgeon Y, Cote L, Legare F, Witteman HO, Morin M, Kroger E, Voyer P, Rodriguez C, Giguere A

User-centered and theory-based design of a professional training program on shared decision-making with older adults living with neurocognitive disorders: a mixed-methods study.

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BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 21 (1), 2021.

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Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi S, Rodriguez C, Croteau J, Sadeghpour A, Navali AM, Legare F

Continuing professional education of Iranian healthcare professionals in shared decision-making: lessons learned.

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BMC Health Serv Res, 21 (1), 2021.

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Sturge J, Nordin S, Sussana Patil D, Jones A, Legare F, Elf M, Meijering L

Features of the social and built environment that contribute to the well-being of people with dementia who live at home: A scoping review.

Journal Article

Health Place, 67 , 2021.

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Toupin-April K, Décary S, de Wit M, Meara A, Barton JL, Fraenkel L, Li LC, Brooks P, Shea B, Stacey D, Légaré F, Lydiatt A, Hofstetter C, Proulx L, Christensen R, Voshaar M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Boonen A, Meade T, March L, Jull JE, Campbell W, Alten R, Morgan EM, Kelly A, Kaufman J, Hill S, Maxwell LJ, Guillemin F, Beaton D, El-Miedany Y, Mittoo S, Westrich Robertson T, Bartlett SJ, Singh JA, Mannion M, Nasef SI, de Souza S, Boel A, Adebajo A, Arnaud L, Gill TK, Moholt E, Burt J, Jayatilleke A, Hmamouchi I, Carrott D, Blanco FJ, Mather K, Maharaj A, Sharma S, Caso F, Fong C, Fernandez AP, Mackie S, Nikiphorou E, Jones A, Greer-Smith R, Sloan VS, Akpabio A, Strand V, Umaefulam V, Monti S, Melburn C, Abaza N, Schultz K, Stones S, Kiwalkar S, Srinivasalu H, Constien D, King LK, Tugwell P

Endorsement of the OMERACT core domain set for shared decision making interventions in rheumatology trials: Results from a multi-stepped consensus-building approach.

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Semin Arthritis Rheum, 51 (3), 2021.

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Agbadje TT, Rahimi SA, Cote M, Tremblay AA, Diallo MP, Elidor H, Herron AP, Djade CD, Legare F

Evaluation of a prenatal screening decision aid: A mixed methods pilot study.

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Patient Educ Couns, 2021.

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Vaisson G, Provencher T, Dugas M, Trottier ME, Chipenda Dansokho S, Colquhoun H, Fagerlin A, Giguere AMC, Hakim H, Haslett L, Hoffman AS, Ivers NM, Julien AS, Legare F, Renaud JS, Stacey D, Volk RJ, Witteman HO

User Involvement in the Design and Development of Patient Decision Aids and Other Personal Health Tools: A Systematic Review.

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Med Decis Making, 41 (3), 2021.

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Joseph-Williams N, Abhyankar P, Boland L, Bravo P, Brenner AT, Brodney S, Coulter A, Giguère A, Hoffman A, Körner M, Langford A, Légaré F, Matlock D, Moumjid N, Munro S, Dahl Steffensen K, Stirling C, van der Weijden T

What Works in Implementing Patient Decision Aids in Routine Clinical Settings? A Rapid Realist Review and Update from the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration.

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Med Decis Making, 41 (7), 2021.

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Decary S, Zadro JR, O'Keeffe M, Michaleff ZA, Traeger AC, Legare F

Overcoming Overuse Part 5: Is Shared Decision Making Our Excalibur?

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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 51 (2), 2021.

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  • A cluster-randomized trial comparing team-based versus primary care clinician-focused advance care planning in practice, from 2017-07-01 to 2022-11-14
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