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Dr. Marie-France Raynault named President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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Marie-France Raynault

Elected a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in 2007, the researcher (Health Innovation and Evaluation Hub Research Theme), head of the CHUM Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, has just been named President of the CAHS.

Dr. Marie-France Raynault began her career as a family physician in an underprivileged Montreal neighbourhood, before specializing in preventive medicine and public health.

She worked at the Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive in Lausanne, Switzerland. On her return to Quebec, she took charge of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Université de Montréal.

Today, she is Executive Director of the Centre de recherche Léa-Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal.

Her research focuses on vulnerable clienteles and poverty, social inequalities in health and public policy.

From April 2020 to November 2022, she worked with Quebec’s National Director of Public Health at the MSSS on COVID issues, and is now his strategic medical advisor.

Dr. Gilles Lavigne, a researcher in the Neuroscience Axis, has joined the management team as Treasurer. Dr. Cécile Tremblay, a researcher in the Immunopathology Axis, joins the Board of Directors.

Regarding the CAHS

The CAHS pledges to serve Canadians by volunteering the time and expertise of our Fellows by conducting independent, unbiased, expert assessments on health-related topics of major importance to Canada.

Dr. Marie-France Raynault named President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences