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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Massougbodji J, Zomahoun HTV, Adisso EL, Sawadogo J, Borde V, Cameron C, Moisan H, Paquette JS, Akbaraly Z, Châteauneuf LK, David G, Légaré F

Scaling-up citizen workshops in public libraries to disseminate and discuss primary care research results: a quasi-experimental study

Journal Article

JMIR Aging, 2022.

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Uwizeye CB, Zomahoun HTV, Bussières A, Thomas A, Kairy D, Massougbodji J, Rheault N, Tchoubi S, Philibert L, Abib Gaye S, Khadhraoui L, Ben Charif A, Diendéré E, Langlois L, Dugas M, Légaré F

Implementation strategies for knowledge products in primary healthcare: a systematic review of systematic reviews

Journal Article

Interact J Med Res, 2022.

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Légaré F, Stacey D, Forest PG, Archambault P, Boland L, Coutu MF, Giguère AMC, LeBlanc A, Lewis KB, Witteman HO

Shared decision-making in Canada: Update on integration of evidence in health decisions and patient-centred care government mandates

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Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes, 171 , 2022.

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Bergeron L, Décary S, Djade CD, Daniel SJ, Tremblay M, Rivest LP, Légaré F

Factors Associated With Specialists' Intention to Adopt New Behaviors After Taking Web-Based Continuing Professional Development Courses: Cross-sectional Study

Journal Article

JMIR Med Educ, 8 (2), 2022.

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Deom Tardif A, Gogovor A, Guay-Bélanger S, Audet D, Parent N, Gaudreau A, Remy-Lamarche D, Vigneault L, Ngueta G, Bilodeau A, Légaré F,

Integration of sex and gender in a continuing professional development course on diabetes and depression: a mixed methods feasibility study

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BMJ Open, 12 (4), 2022.

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Lai C, Holyoke P, Plourde KV, Yeung L, Légaré F

Home care providers' perceptions of shared decision-making with older clients (and their caregivers): A cross-sectional study

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Nurs Health Sci, 24 (2), 2022.

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Ayivi-Vinz G, Bakwa Kanyinga F, Bergeron L, Décary S, Adisso ÉL, Zomahoun HTV, Daniel SJ, Tremblay M, Plourde KV, Guay-Bélanger S, Légaré F

Use of the CPD-REACTION Questionnaire to Evaluate Continuing Professional Development Activities for Health Professionals: Systematic Review

Journal Article

JMIR Med Educ, 8 (2), 2022.

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Ben Charif A, Zomahoun HTV, Gogovor A, Abdoulaye Samri M, Massougbodji J, Wolfenden L, Ploeg J, Zwarenstein M, Milat AJ, Rheault N, Ousseine YM, Salerno J, Markle-Reid M, Légaré F

Tools for assessing the scalability of innovations in health: a systematic review

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Health Res Policy Syst, 20 (1), 2022.

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Agbadjé TT, Riganti P, Adisso ÉL, Adekpedjou R, Boucher A, Nunciaroni AT, Franco JVA, Yanzi MVR, Légaré F

Are shared decision making studies well enough described to be replicated? Secondary analysis of a Cochrane systematic review

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PLoS One, 17 (3), 2022.

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Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Valaitis R, Fisher K, Ganann R, Blais J, Chambers T, Connors R, Gruneir A, Légaré F, MacIntyre J, Montelpare W, Paquette JS, Poitras ME, Riveroll A, Yous ML,

The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit Community Partnership Program (ACHRU-CPP) for older adults with diabetes and multiple chronic conditions: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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BMC Geriatr, 22 (1), 2022.

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Active projects

  • 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
  • Analytical mobile application to support shared decision making for pregnant women, from 2017-09-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Appui à la recherche en évaluation des technologies et des pratiques de pointe dans les CHU., from 2015-07-01 to 2025-06-30
  • CAUCUS : renforcer l’application des ConnaissAnces des Uetmiss en CiUssS, from 2020-07-01 to 2025-06-30
  • Chaire de Recherche du Canada en décision partagée et application des connaissances, from 2016-06-01 to 2023-05-31
  • Développement d’outils pour l’Unité de soutien SSA Québec – (A BC -Évaluation du potentiel de mise à l’échelle des innovations en soins de santé communautaires de première ligne), from 2021-04-01 to 2022-09-30
  • ENGAGEment des ainés.es recevant des soins à domicile et de leurs proches dans les décisions en partenariat avec les équipes cliniques, from 2022-03-01 to 2023-02-28
  • Évaluation de l'implantation de l'accès adapté et de ses effets dans les groupes de médecine familiale universitaires, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • évaluatioN de l’implAntation d’une interVention Interprofessionnelle de la prise de décision partaGée sur locAlisaTion de sOins avec les aiNés (NAVIGATION), from 2020-03-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Improving patient-centered depression care through the dissemination and implementation of the Depression Choice decision aid, from 2018-10-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Insomnia : research innovations to optimize treatment outcome in primary care, from 2016-07-01 to 2023-06-30
  • Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux., from 2014-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Les interventions de décharge dans la prévention et les soins de l’ulcère plantaire diabétique : revues rapides de la littérature pour un développement de prototypes d’outils d’aide à la décision, from 2022-03-16 to 2023-03-31
  • Meilleures Pratiques en Oncologie Pédiatrique : recherche appliquée auprès des Familles (MP OncoPed-Familles), from 2021-04-01 to 2027-03-31
  • Moving Knowledge into action for more effective practice, programs and Policy: A research program focusing on integrated knowledge translation, from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • NSERC CREATE in Responsible Health and Healthcare Data Science, from 2019-09-01 to 2026-08-31
  • Optimisation et évaluation d’un programme d’éducation pour vieillir en santé pendant le confinement, from 2021-03-15 to 2024-06-15
  • Patient-oriented scale up and spread for enhanced patient-centred care, from 2020-03-01 to 2023-03-31
  • PEGASUS-2 - PErsonalized Genomics for prenatal Abnormalities Screening USing maternal blood : Towards First Tier Screening and Beyond, from 2018-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Primary care shared decision making for addressing painful chronic musculoskeletal conditions, from 2020-03-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Promoting implementation of evidence-based care, from 2015-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Questionnaire DPC-Rédaction dans le développement des activités de développement professionnel continu, from 2018-05-01 to 2022-10-01
  • Scaling up shared decision making for patient-centred care, from 2018-07-01 to 2025-06-30
  • Soutenir un système de santé apprenant, collaboratif, équitable et durable axé sur les patientes et les patients, from 2021-04-01 to 2026-03-31
  • SPOR Network in Diabetes and its Related Complications, from 2016-01-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Sustaining evidence-based chronic disease management, from 2017-07-01 to 2024-06-30
  • teChnology tO suppORt DecIsioN Making about Aging aT homE (COORDINATEs), from 2018-02-01 to 2023-03-31
  • The COMPAS+ project: Evaluating the impacts, implementation and scalability of a provincial quality improvement collaborative for the management of chronic diseases in primary care, from 2018-10-01 to 2023-09-30
  • The Reach Network (SPOR Evidence Alliance), from 2017-07-01 to 2022-06-30
  • Transforming community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Knowledge and Knowledge Tools to address patient-generated priorities through the involvement of patients, the public, researchers and healthcare providers, from 2016-01-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Volet Système de santé Apprenant, from 2021-04-01 to 2027-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • ACHRU Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults - Canada, from 2018-01-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services with chronic diseases and complex care needs: implementation and realist evaluations, from 2018-01-01 to 2021-12-31
  • Contribution pour l’organisation d’une journée scientifique au CERSSPL-UL à l’automne 2020, from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Design for Better Health: User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Interactive Media for Health Education, Communication and Decision-Making, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Development and initial validation of measures of cancer pain under- and overtreatment, from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Development and Usability Testing of HEARTPAIN: An Integrated Smartphone and Web-Based Intervention for Women with Cardiac Pain, from 2018-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Développement d'outils d'aide à la décision, from 2020-03-03 to 2022-03-31
  • Exploring the Existence of Gender Inequity with an Intersectionality Lens in Academic Health Care, Health Sciences and Health Policy and Interventions to Optimise Gender Equity, from 2019-10-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Intégration de l'activité physique dans la prise en charge des diabétiques par l'équipe de l'UMF de Saint-François d'Assise, from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • La clinique des ainés : une transition innovante des soins pour aînés fragilisés – Éviter le retour à la case départ, from 2019-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Mettre en oeuvre des solutions innovantes pour améliorer les soins de santé et de services sociaux en milieu rural en contexte de pandémie – COVID-19 : L’expérience design thinking du Living Lab Charlevoix, from 2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Optimal Practices in Critical Care Neurology and Trauma, from 2016-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Plateforme collaborative intersectorielle et interprofessionnelle alliant les réseaux de recherche axée sur les pratiques de première ligne (RRAPPL), les réseaux de recherche fondamentale et les patients, from 2020-03-17 to 2022-03-31
  • Plateforme collaborative pour le développement d'outils d'aide à la décision, from 2021-03-24 to 2021-04-07
  • Smart TECHnology for better shared decision making about prenatal testing FOR pregnant WomEn (TECH4WE), from 2019-09-23 to 2021-09-15
  • Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from from hospitals and emergency Departments to the cOMmunity : The ..., from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • TechnOlogy assisted PrenaTal screEning deCisions (TOP-TEC), from 2018-04-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Unité de soutien SRAP du Québec – Volet SSA, from 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Unité support du Québec: Un soutien pour la recherche axée sur le patient, from 2014-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Urgences rurales 360°: Mobilisation des professionnels de la santé, des décideurs, des usagers et des citoyens afin d'améliorer les soins et services de santé dans les urgences rurales du Québec, from 2016-05-01 to 2020-12-31
  • Using telerehabilitation to support familes of children with motor difficulties aged 3-8 years old. A patient-centred, mixed-method innovative pragmatic trial, from 2018-11-01 to 2021-10-31
  • Vers de nouvelles stratégies alliant les arts au transfert de connaissances en santé: création et évaluation d'un spectacle de cirque portant sur le projet de recherche Urgences Rurales 360, from 2020-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Vigie-COVID : Optimisation de la prise en charge du COVID-19 par des recommandations adaptées au citoyen, from 2020-06-15 to 2021-06-14
  • Vigie-COVID : Optimisation de la prise en charge du COVID-19 par des recommandations adaptées au citoyen, from 2020-06-15 to 2021-06-14
  • Vigie-COVID : Optimisation de la prise en charge du COVID-19 par des recommandations adaptées au citoyen, from 2020-06-15 to 2022-06-15
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