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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Bowdish DME, Chandran V, Hitchon CA, Kaplan GG, Avina-Zubieta JA, Fortin PR, Larché MJ, Boire G, Gingras AC, Dayam RM, Colmegna I, Lukusa L, Lee JLF, Richards DP, Pereira D, Watts TH, Silverberg MS, Bernstein CN, Lacaille D, Benoit J, Kim J, Lalonde N, Gunderson J, Allard-Chamard H, Roux S, Quan J, Hracs L, Turnbull E, Valerio V, Bernatsky S,

When Should I Get My Next COVID Vaccine? Data from the SUrveillance of responses to COVID-19 vaCcines in systEmic immunE mediated inflammatory Diseases (SUCCEED)study

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J Rheumatol, 2024.

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Krustev E, Hanly JG, Chin R, Buhler KA, Urowitz MB, Gordon C, Bae SC, Romero-Diaz J, Sánchez-Guerrero J, Bernatsky S, Wallace DJ, Isenberg D, Rahman A, Merrill JT, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Bruce IN, Petri MA, Ginzler EM, Dooley MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Manzi S, Jönsen A, Alarcón GS, van Vollenhoven RF, Aranow C, Mackay M, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Lim S, Inanc M, Kalunian KC, Jacobsen S, Peschken CA, Kamen DL, Askenase A, Buyon J, Fritzler MJ, Clarke AE, Choi MY

Anti-KIF20B autoantibodies are associated with cranial neuropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus

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Lupus Sci Med, 11 (1), 2024.

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Balbi GGM, Ahmadzadeh Y, Tektonidou MG, Pengo V, Sciascia S, Ugarte A, Belmont HM, Lopez-Pedrera C, Fortin PR, Wahl D, Gerosa M, de Jesús GR, Ji L, Atsumi T, Efthymiou M, Branch DW, Nalli C, Rodriguez Almaraz E, Petri M, Cervera R, Knight JS, Artim-Esen B, Willis R, Bertolaccini ML, Cohen H, Roubey R, Erkan D, de Andrade DCO,

Damage measured by Damage Index for Antiphospholipid Syndrome (DIAPS) in antiphospholipid antibody-positive patients included in the APS ACTION registry

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Rheumatology (Oxford), 63 (3), 2024.

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Yelnik CM, Erton ZB, Drumez E, Cheildze D, de Andrade D, Clarke A, Tektonidou MG, Sciascia S, Pardos-Gea J, Pengo V, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Belmont HM, Pedrera CL, Fortin PR, Wahl D, Gerosa M, Kello N, Signorelli F, Atsumi T, Ji L, Efthymiou M, Branch DW, Nalli C, Rodriguez-Almaraz E, Petri M, Cervera R, Shi H, Zuo Y, Artim-Esen B, Pons-Estel G, Willis R, Barber MRW, Skeith L, Bertolaccini ML, Cohen H, Roubey R, Erkan D

Thrombosis recurrence and major bleeding in non-anticoagulated thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome patients: Prospective study from antiphospholipid syndrome alliance for clinical trials and international networking (APS ACTION) clinical database and repository ("Registry")

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Semin Arthritis Rheum, 65 , 2024.

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Willett JDS, Gravel A, Dubuc I, Gudimard L, Dos Santos Pereira Andrade AC, Lacasse É, Fortin P, Liu JL, Cervantes JA, Galvez JH, Djambazian HHV, Zwaig M, Roy AM, Lee S, Chen SH, Ragoussis J, Flamand L

SARS-CoV-2 rapidly evolves lineage-specific phenotypic differences when passaged repeatedly in immune-naïve mice

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Commun Biol, 7 (1), 2024.

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Nevskaya T, Calderon LM, Baron M, Pope JE,

Health Care Utilization in Systemic Sclerosis Patients With Digital Ulcers

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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 75 (5), 2023.

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Hazlewood GS, Colmegna I, Hitchon C, Fortin PR, Bernatsky S, Clarke AE, Mosher D, Wilson T, Thomas M, Barber CEH, Harrison M, Bansback N, Proulx L, Richards DP, Kaplan GG

Preferences for COVID-19 Vaccination in People With Chronic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases

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J Rheumatol, 50 (7), 2023.

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Johnson SR, Gladman DD, Brunner HI, Isenberg D, Clarke AE, Barber MRW, Arnaud L, Fortin PR, Mosca M, Voskuyl AE, Manzi S, Aranow C, Askanase A, Alarcón GS, Bae SC, Costedoat-Chalumeau N, English JA, Pons-Estel GJ, Pons-Estel BA, Gilman R, Ginzler EM, Hanly JG, Jacobsen S, Kalunian K, Kamen DL, Lambalgen C, Legge A, Lim SS, Mak A, Morand EF, Peschken CA, Petri M, Rahman A, Ramsey-Goldman R, Reynolds JA, Romero-Diaz J, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Svenungsson E, Touma Z, Urowitz M, Vinet E, van Vollenhoven RF, Waldhauser H, Wallace DJ, Zoma A, Bruce IN

Evaluating the Construct of Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 75 (5), 2023.

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Barbacki A, Baron M, Wang M, Zhang Y, Stevens W, Sahhar J, Proudman S, Nikpour M, Man A,

Damage Trajectories in Systemic Sclerosis Using Group-Based Trajectory Modeling

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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 75 (3), 2023.

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Clarke AE, Hanly JG, Urowitz MB, St Pierre Y, Gordon C, Bae SC, Romero-Diaz J, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Bernatsky S, Wallace DJ, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Merrill JT, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Bruce IN, Petri M, Ginzler EM, Dooley MA, Ramsey-Goldman R, Manzi S, Jönsen A, Alarcón GS, Van Vollenhoven RF, Aranow C, Mackay M, Ruiz-Irastorza G, Lim SS, Inanc M, Kalunian KC, Jacobsen S, Peschken CA, Kamen DL, Askanase A, Farewell V

Assessing the Costs of Neuropsychiatric Disease in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Cohort Using Multistate Modeling

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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 75 (9), 2023.

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Active projects

  • Canada research chair in Innovate Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease, from 2019-07-01 to 2026-06-30
  • FcgRI as a potential therapeutic target in inflammatory arthritis, from 2022-01-01 to 2025-03-31
  • Platelets and neutrophils: the two culprits mediating pain in inflammatory arthritis, from 2020-04-01 to 2025-03-31
  • Risk stratification and personalized therapy in lupus pregnancies, from 2022-10-01 to 2027-09-30
  • Role of megakaryocytes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, from 2023-04-01 to 2028-03-31
  • Role of phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A1 (PLA1A) in the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases, from 2023-01-01 to 2025-12-31

Recently finished projects

  • Booster dose of mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine vs non mRNA vaccine for people living with systemic autoimmune rhumatic diseases without adequate humoral response post standard mRNA vaccination, from 2021-12-01 to 2022-11-30
  • CompreHensive Analysis of Mitochondria in Pathogenesis of SLE (CHAMPS), from 2021-09-01 to 2022-08-31
  • COVID-19 Vaccine in Immunosuppressed Adults with Autoimmune Diseases / La réponse immunitaire au vaccin contre la COVID-19 chez des patients immunosupprimés en raison de maladies auto-immunes, from 2021-03-16 to 2023-03-31
  • Hydroxychloroquine in systemic lupus, from 2018-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Maladies Rhumatismales Autoimmunes Systémiques (MRAS) , from 2020-12-15 to 2023-03-31
  • Megakaryocyte: a new player in systemic lupus erythematosus, from 2022-09-01 to 2023-08-31
  • Platelets and neutrophils: the two culprits mediating pain in inflammatory arthritis, from 2020-01-01 to 2022-12-31
  • Role of autotaxin bound to platelet-derived microparticles to development of vascular damage in arthritis., from 2015-07-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Safety immUnogenicity of Covid-19 vaCcines in systEmic immunE mediated inflammatory Diseases (SUCCEED) , from 2021-04-01 to 2023-09-30
  • The impact of antimalarial drugs in arthritis patients exposed to SARS-CoV-2- the CoVIRAL project, from 2020-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Understanding the pathogenesis of COVID-19, from 2020-03-01 to 2023-02-28
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