Dr. Paul R. Fortin, MD, MPH, FRCPC holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases, is Professor at Laval University, and Clinical Investigator at the CHU Research Center of Quebec – Laval University. He obtained his medical degree from Laval University and is a graduate of McGill University in rheumatology. He then obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

Dr. Fortin is working to better understand the bio-psycho-social impact of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD), such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myositis, and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). He is particularly interested in the development of interventions for the treatment of SLE, RA, and APS.

His methodological interests are the development and validation of diagnostic and prognostic tests, new treatments, and new ways to measure the impact of these treatments on the health status of the patient, and on the levels of activity or harm of the disease within SARDs. His other methodological interests include developing healthy lifestyle habits for people with SARD, and measuring the impact of patient knowledge.

Since 2011, Dr. Fortin has been working on the creation and establishment of a new computerized database and biobank that enables the collection of informative biospecimens and clinical data relevant to the study of SARDs. This biobank and database now has more than 13,000 biospecimens, from over 250 people, and has already contributed to translational and clinical research projects, as well as two projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Fortin received the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Young Investigator Award in 1999, the Kirkland Scholar Award in 2008, and the prestigious Research Achievement Award from The Arthritis Society of Canada (2007- 2012). In 2010, he received the Lupus Ontario Hope Award for his outstanding leadership in improving the lives of people with lupus. In May 2015, he received the Jeffrey Shiroky Research Award for his clinical research achievements in rheumatology.

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Unlu O, Erkan D, Barbhaiya M, Andrade D, Nascimento I, Rosa R, Banzato A, Pengo V, Ugarte A, Gerosa M, Ji L, Efthymiou M, Branch DW, de Jesus GR, Tincani A, Belmont HM, Fortin PR, Petri M, Rodriguez E, Pons-Estel GJ, Knight JS, Atsumi T, Willis R, Zuily S, Tektonidou MG, TheBehalf of APS ACTION

The Impact of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on the Clinical Phenotype of Antiphospholipid Antibody Positive Patients: Results from AntiPhospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trials and InternatiOnal Networking (APS ACTION) Clinical Database and Repository.

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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2018.

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Little J, Parker B, Lunt M, Hanly JG, Urowitz MB, Clarke AE, Romero-Diaz J, Gordon C, Bae SC, Bernatsky S, Wallace DJ, Merrill JT, Buyon J, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Ginzler EM, Petri M, Dooley MA, Fortin P, Gladman DD, Steinsson K, Ramsey-Goldman R, Khamashta MA, Aranow C, Mackay M, Alarcon GS, Manzi S, Nived O, Jonsen A, Zoma AA, van Vollenhoven RF, Ramos-Casals M, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Sam Lim S, Kalunian KC, Inanc M, Kamen DL, Peschken CA, Jacobsen S, Askanase A, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Bruce IN

Glucocorticoid use and factors associated with variability in this use in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Inception Cohort.

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Rheumatology (Oxford), 57 (4), pp. 677-687, 2018, ISSN: 1462-0324.

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Linge P, Fortin PR, Lood C, Bengtsson AA, Boilard E

The non-haemostatic role of platelets in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Nat Rev Rheumatol, 14 (4), pp. 195-213, 2018.

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Merz EL, Kwakkenbos L, Carrier ME, Gholizadeh S, Mills SD, Fox RS, Jewett LR, Williamson H, Harcourt D, Assassi S, Furst DE, Gottesman K, Mayes MD, Moss TP, Thombs BD, Malcarne VL, SPIN Investigators

Factor structure and convergent validity of the Derriford Appearance Scale-24 using standard scoring versus treating 'not applicable' responses as missing data: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study.

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BMJ Open, 8 (3), pp. e018641, 2018.

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Bernatsky S, Ramsey-Goldman R, Petri M, Urowitz MB, Gladman DD, Fortin PR, Yelin EH, Ginzler E, Hanly JG, Peschken C, Gordon C, Nived O, Aranow C, Bae SC, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Hansen JE, St Pierre Y, Clarke AE

Smoking Is the Most Significant Modifiable Lung Cancer Risk Factor in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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J Rheumatol, 45 (3), pp. 393-396, 2018, ISSN: 0315-162X.

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Active projects

  • Canadian Network for Advanced interdisciplinary Methods for Prospective Studies of Drug Safety and Effectiveness., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention d'équipe : Centre de collaboration pour les études prospectives du RIEM, from 2014-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • 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 du Canada sur les maladies rhumatismales auto immunes systémiques, Subvention, Secrétariat des Chaires de recherche du Canada, Chaires de recherche du Canada - Fonctionnement, from 2012-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Platelets and their microparticles: versatile players of inflammation., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions Fondation, from 2015-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Programme de soutien aux chercheurs chevronnés de la Faculté de médecine, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, Fonds de soutien aux professeurs-chercheurs bénéficiant d’une Chaire de recherche du Canada, from 2016-09-01 to 2018-08-31
  • Role of autotaxin bound to platelet-derived microparticles to development of vascular damage in arthritis., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2015-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Unité support du Québec: Un soutien pour la recherche axée sur le patient., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Unités de soutien de la stratégie de recherche axée sur le patient(SRAP), from 2014-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • An international multi-center prospective, inception cohort study of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE), Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2008-03-31 to 2018-03-31
  • Analyse du profil de cytokines par les cellules sanguines de patients atteints de maladies auto-inflammatoires orphelines, Subvention, Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, Subvention pour projet de recherche sur une maladie héréditaire orpheline, from 2016-10-01 to 2017-09-30
  • Dissemination of the Lupus Interactive Navigator - Measuring its uptake and impact on global health and self-care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement: Des connaissances à la pratique, from 2016-04-01 to 2018-05-31
  • Emerging Team: The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention d'équipe émergente, from 2012-02-01 to 2017-01-31
  • Measuring the impact of an innovative educational intervention in inflammatory arthritis : a natural evolution f the CHU de Québec's multidisciplinary information session, Subvention, Société canadienne de rhumatologie, from 2014-07-01 to 2016-06-30
  • Role of novel microparticle subtypes derived by platelets in SLE., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-07-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Soutien à la recherche de Dre Renée-Claude Loignon (fonds 4481), Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2016-10-01 to 2017-09-30
  • Soutien au projet de recherche en rhumatologie d'Alix St-Aubin, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2016-08-31 to 2017-03-31
  • Traduction et adaptation d'un outil web pour l'accès à l'information des patients. "Lupus interactive navigator", Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2016-11-11 to 2017-03-31
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