Marie-Thérèse LUSSIER

Marie-Thérèse LUSSIER


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Full Professor Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliation

Associate researcher Research Pole on Clinical and Organizational transformations, CISSS Laval

Research Interests

I was recently appointed as scientific co-director of the Learning Health System (LHS) of the RUISSS of the Université de Montréal (SSA-RUISSS UdM). Since 2012I have been the scientific director of the Université de Montréal Primary Care Research Network (, which includes 19 university family medicine clinics. I recently became a member of the steering committee of Réseau-1 Québec, a knowledge network supported by the FRQS, and have been actively involved in its activities since its creation in 2013. I am the Quebec Co-Scientific Director of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network ( and, in this capacity, I have been actively involved for several years in primary care research projects involving the extraction and valorization of data from electronic medical records (EMR) and the accompaniment of clinicians in reflective practices to improve their practices (Spider Project; MED Project: Data at your fingertips)

My expertise focuses on the analysis of the consultation process and, more specifically, on the communication between family physicians and patients. I have co-developed and validated MEDICODE, a method of coding medical consultations that is particularly well suited to the analysis of exchanges about health problems and treatments in both primary and specialty care.

My research focuses essentially on the management of chronic diseases in primary care (Hypertension: Loyal, THT, CHAP, MPAD projects; Diabetes: THT, DAC, Diabetes Care, Colcot T2D projects; Polypharmacy and deprescribing: Spider project; Major neuro-cognitive disorder: person living with dementia and care giver dyads, Transilab Rosa projects) Several of these projects involve the use and evaluation of the impact of information technologies. I co-developed the Let’s Discuss Health website ( to support patients' active participation in their medical consultations and care. I have evaluated its implementation both in primary care and specialty care clinical settings.=

Health innovation and evaluation hub

This research theme was born out of the desire to make the CHUM a learning, teaching and communicating hospital and to help achieve sustainable development goals related to individual and population health issues. Research at the HUB is therefore multidisciplinary and cross-cutting. Teams con…

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