Dr. France LégaréUniversité Laval
First trained as an architect, France Légaré practices family medicine in Quebec since 1990 and is a full professor in the Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Department at Université Laval, Quebec. She is an internationally recognized leader in Shared Decision-Making (SDM) and Knowledge Translation research. In 2005, she obtained her PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Annette O’Connor. The same year, she was awarded a grant as a clinical investigator by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) for her research program entitled "Health professionals in primary care: From knowledge brokers to decision brokers." From June 2006 to May 2016, Dr. Légaré held the title of Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. As of June 1st 2016, she holds the title of Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation. She was also the Canadian Cochrane Network Site representative at Université Laval (the CHU de Québec Research Centre) from 1999 to 2013 and, from 2013-15, its inaugural scientific director. She now acts as its scientific co-director. Dre Légaré is nominated PI/co-PI on 35 grants (˃$16 M) and Co-I on 53 (˃$49 M) for a total of ˃$65 M in the past 7 years. She has published more than 350 papers with 327 PubMed indexed; her H index is 67 and she has ˃22 500 citations (Google Scholar). In both 2017 and2018, she was listed as one of the top 1% most cited scientists (Clarivate Analytics https://hcr.clarivate.com/) indicating that her work has been repeatedly judged by her peers to be of notable significance and utility. Her research program aims at implementing shared decision making in clinical practices with a focus on home care.