Dr. Savard is a regular researcher at CHU de Québec-Laval University Research Center, professor of psychology at Laval University, and researcher at the Laval University Cancer Research Center. She is member of the Équipe de recherche Michel-Sarrazin en oncologie psychosociale et soins palliatifs (ERMOS). She is also the co-chair of the Symptom Management and Optimization of Quality of Life axis of the Réseau de recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie funded by the FRQS (2017-2021). She completed her Ph.D. in psychology at Laval University, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia).

Dr. Savard’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of psychological interventions to help cancer patients to better cope with their illness. More specifically, her studies are centered on sleep disorders, depression, and fear of cancer recurrence, as well as on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy. She is also interested in the relationships between cancer-related psychological factors and some biological indicators such as immune functioning and infectious risk.

In 2010, she published Faire face au cancer avec la pensée réaliste (Flammarion Québec), a self-help book to provide cancer patients and their caregivers with effective strategies to cope with cancer. In 2016, Dr. Savard received the Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring from Laval University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, and she was elected fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association in 2015. In 2014, she was awarded the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Award for Education Excellence.

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Savard J

Are refined differential diagnosis and pharmacologic treatment for cancer-related insomnia always necessary? Practical recommendations for cancer care providers.

Journal Article

J Support Oncol, 3 (5), pp. 361-2, 388, 2005, ISSN: 1544-6794.

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Savard J, Simard S, Ivers H, Morin CM

Randomized study on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia secondary to breast cancer, part I: Sleep and psychological effects.

Journal Article

J Clin Oncol, 23 (25), pp. 6083-96, 2005, ISSN: 0732-183X.

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Savard J, Simard S, Ivers H, Morin CM

Randomized study on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia secondary to breast cancer, part II: Immunologic effects.

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J Clin Oncol, 23 (25), pp. 6097-106, 2005, ISSN: 0732-183X.

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Savard MH, Savard J, Simard S, Ivers H

Empirical validation of the Insomnia Severity Index in cancer patients.

Journal Article

Psychooncology, 14 (6), pp. 429-41, 2005, ISSN: 1057-9249.

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Savard J, Simard S, Hervouet S, Ivers H, Lacombe L, Fradet Y

Insomnia in men treated with radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.

Journal Article

Psychooncology, 14 (2), pp. 147-56, 2005, ISSN: 1057-9249.

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Morin CM, Davidson JR, Savard J

Behavioral treatment of insomnia

Book Chapter

M, Hersen (Ed.): Encyclopedia of behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy, pp. 160-164, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, 2005, ISBN: 0761927476.

Fillion L, Leblanc F, Gélinas C, Gagnon P, Savard J

Intervention psycho-éducative pour diminuer la fatigue à la suite d'un cancer du sein: Fondements, description du contenu et démarche évolutive

Journal Article

Rev Francophone Psycho-Oncologie, 4 (1), pp. 45-52, 2005, ISSN: 1760-4133.

Jacques S, Savard J, Ivers H, Laberge B, Gauthier JG, Bergeron MG, Toma E

Traduction et validation québécoise du Miller Behavioral Style Scale auprès de la population séropositive au VIH.

Journal Article

Science et comportement, 27 (3), pp. 17-35, 1999, ISSN: 0841-7741.

Savard J, Laberge B, Gauthier JG, Fournier JP, Bouchard S, Baril JG, Bergeron MG

Combination of Fluoxetine and Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Major Depression Among People with HIV Infection: A Time-Series Analysis Investigation

Journal Article

Cognit Ther Res, 22 (1), pp. 21-46, 1998, ISSN: 0147-5916.

Savard J, Laberge B, Gauthier JG, Bergeron MG

Que connaît-t-on sur la prévalence, l'évaluation et le traitement de la dépression dans le contexte du VIH?

Journal Article

Revue québécoise de psychologie, 17 , pp. 103-131, 1996, ISSN: 0225-9885.

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  • Age-related patterns in the experience of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • Approches innovantes pour améliorer la prise en charge des troubles de santé mentale: Efficacité, efficience et implantation de différents modèles de soins, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Soutien aux équipes de recherche, from 2020-06-01 to 2024-05-31
  • Centre de recherche du 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
  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2022-06-13
  • Dissémination d'un groupe de psychothérapie visant à réduire la peur de récidive du cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, Fonds de soutien à l'innovation sociale, from 2018-02-22 to 2021-03-31
  • Implementation of a Stepped Care Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia in Routine Cancer Care, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2018-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Implementation of a stepped care cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia in routine cancer care, Subvention, L'Institut de recherche de la Société canadienne du cancer, Subventions de recherche sur l’amélioration de la qualité de vie, from 2018-02-01 to 2021-01-31
  • Neurophysiological biomarkers of insomnia treatment response: towards personalized therapeutic approaches in chronic insomnia, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Perfectionism and psychosocial adjustment to cancer : A mixed methods study, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Programme Savoir: Subventions Savoir, from 2020-03-31 to 2024-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Biological markers of altered emotional regulation in chronic insomnia and their relationship with treatment responses to cognitive behavioural therapy, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2015-07-01 to 2019-06-30
  • Détresse et satisfactions face au processus informationnel et décisionnel lors d'un cancer de la prostate localisé, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2017-02-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Innovations et transfert des connaissances en interventions psychosociales, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Soutien aux équipes de recherche, from 2016-04-01 to 2020-03-31
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