Caroline Sirois is a professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Laval University. She is a researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Center, the Center of Excellence on Aging in Quebec, the Center for Research in Primary Care and Services at Laval University, and a research associate at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ). Since July 2016, she holds the Chair of Research on Aging at Laval University. As a pharmacist with a master’s degree in hospital pharmacy, Ms. Sirois practiced in community pharmacies and hospital settings before completing a master’s degree and a doctorate in pharmacoepidemiology at Laval University. She then completed postdoctoral training in epidemiology at McGill University.

Her research interests focus on the appropriate use of drugs in older adults, polypharmacy, and deprescribing. Her interests include the study of potentially inappropriate drugs for older individuals and the conceptualization of appropriate polypharmacy. By using multicriteria analysis methods, she tries to determine which drug combinations generate more benefits than adverse effects on the health and quality of life of patients. She is also interested in deprescribing, both from the perspective of older adults, and clinicians.

Ms. Sirois works closely with the INSPQ on the development of polypharmacy surveillance for people aged 65 and over in Quebec. This project involves the development of polypharmacy indicators on which she collaborates with several international teams.

Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
Centre d'excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec
Hôpital St-Sacrement, 1050 Chemin Ste-Foy, L2-28
Québec, Québec
Canada G1S4L8
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Simard M, Sirois C, Candas B

Validation of the Combined Comorbidity Index of Charlson and Elixhauser to Predict 30-Day Mortality Across ICD-9 and ICD-10.

Journal Article

Med Care, 56 (5), pp. 441-447, 2018, ISSN: 0025-7079.

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Vezina-Im LA, Beaulieu D, Belanger-Gravel A, Boucher D, Sirois C, Dugas M, Provencher V

Efficacy of school-based interventions aimed at decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adolescents: a systematic review.

Journal Article

Public Health Nutr, 20 (13), pp. 2416-2431, 2017, ISSN: 1368-9800.

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Sirois C, Ouellet N, Reeve E

Community-dwelling older people's attitudes towards deprescribing in Canada.

Journal Article

Res Social Adm Pharm, 13 (4), pp. 864-870, 2017, ISSN: 1551-7411.

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Sirois C, Laroche ML, Guenette L, Kroger E, Cooper D, Emond V

Polypharmacy in multimorbid older adults: protocol for a systematic review.

Journal Article

Syst Rev, 6 (1), pp. 104, 2017, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Turpin R, Sirois C, Laurin D

L’incontinence urinaire, parlons-en !

Journal Article

Vivre en santé, 2 (1), pp. 56-57, 2017.

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Active projects

  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Chaire de recherche sur le vieillissement, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, Chaires de recherche sans organismes subventionnaires, from 2016-07-01 to 2028-06-30
  • Diabète de type 2, pré-diabète et dysfonction cognitive chez une population vieillissante, Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, from 2017-07-01 to 2018-12-31
  • Étude de la polymédication chez les aînés québécois, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2016-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Fonds de démarrage - Chercheuse Junior 1 (Chaire de vieillissement), Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2016-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Fonds de soutien du CERSSPL-UL pour chercheure-boursière, Subvention, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, from 2016-11-18 to 2020-11-17
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2017-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Subvention d'établissement de jeune chercheur, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2016-07-01 to 2019-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Health impacts and characteristics of deprescribing interventions in older adults - a systematic review, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention sur la synthèse des connaissances, from 2016-04-01 to 2017-03-31
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