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Dr. Bertrand Lebouché

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Family Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 0%
 Clinical: 60%
 Epidemiology: 0%
 Evaluation: 40%
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HIV • adherence • antiretroviral therapy • patient engagement • patient-reported outcome measures • mHealth • HCV • men who have sex with men • HIV prevention

Research Interests

My research focuses on three main axes, drawing on a multidisciplinary model of care and a patient-oriented perspective. First of all, I study HIV/STI testing. Fifteen percent of PLHIV in Canada are undiagnosed. I examined the impact of a community-based rapid HIV-testing site with nurse and community agent teams on attracting vulnerable groups, linking them to care and service appreciation. Secondly, I study sexual health and antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prevention. Sexual health issues in HIV-positive MSM regularly go unaddressed. With parallel studies, I will examine the effect of a sex therapist-led intervention on their adherence, transmission risk, and broader sexual health. Thirdly, I study Optimizing ART. Innovative clinical monitoring tools are needed to detect factors that could interfere with ART adherence early. My I-Score Study will generate an electronic patient-reported outcome measure for use in routine HIV care towards more patient-centered care.

Team Members

Name Position
Lessard, David Research Assistant
Engler, Kim Research Associate
Long, Stephanie PhD Student
Vicente, Serge Postdoc
Abulkhir, Ayoub PhD Student
Rodriguez-Cruz, Adriana Postdoc
Arora, Anish PhD Student
Chu, Dominc MSc Student
Ma, Yuanchao Research Assistant
Mate, Kedar Postdoc

Latest Publications

  1. Cox, J., Apelian, H., Moodie, E. E. M., Messier-Peet, M., Hart, T. A., Grace, D., Moore, D. M., Lachowsky, N. J., Armstrong, H. L., Jollimore, J., Skakoon-Sparling, S., Rodrigues, R., Tan, D. H. S., Maheu-Giroux, M., Noor, S. W., Lebouché, B., Tremblay, C., Olarewaju, G., Lambert, G. & Engage Study Team (2021). Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among urban Canadian gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional analysis of the Engage cohort study. CMAJ open, vol. 9, p. E529-E538.
  2. Amoako, A., Ortiz-Paredes, D., Engler, K., Lebouché, B., Klein, M. B., Amoako, A., Ortiz-Paredes, D., Engler, K., Lebouché, B. & Klein, M. B. (2021). Patient and provider perceived barriers and facilitators to direct acting antiviral hepatitis C treatment among priority populations in high income countries: A knowledge synthesis. The International journal on drug policy, p. 103247.
  3. Fehr, D., Lebouché, B., Ruppenthal, L., Brownc, M., Obasc, N., Bourbonnière, E., Girouard, J., Massicotte, A., Jenabian, M.-A., Almomen, A.-A., Frenette, C., de Pokomandy, A., Cox, J., Giannakis, A., Cheng, M., Kronfli, N., Tsoukas, C., Zahedi, N., Szabo, J., Dehghani, K., Brouillette, M.-J., Falutz, J., Turner, H., Hamel, A., Duchesneau, C., Lanthier-Brun, J., Klein, M., Routy, J.-P. & Costiniuk, C. T. (2021). Characterization of people living with HIV in a Montreal-based tertiary care center with COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. AIDS care, p. 1-7.
  4. Houlding, E., Mate, K., Engler, K., Ortiz-Paredes, D., Pomey, M.-P., Cox, J., Hijal, T. & Lebouché, B. (2021). Barriers to use of remote monitoring technologies (RMT) used to support COVID-19 patients: A rapid review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 9, p. e24743.
  5. Chu, D., Schuster, T., Lessard, D., Mate, K., Engler, K., Ma, Y., Abulkhir, A., Arora, A., Long, S., de Pokomandy, A., Lacombe, K., Rougier, H., Cox, J., Kronfli, N., Hijal, T., Kildea, J., Routy, J.-P., Asselah, J. & Lebouché, B. (2021). Acceptability of a Patient Portal (Opal) in HIV Clinical Care: A Feasibility Study. Journal of personalized medicine, vol. 11.
  6. Ji, X., Chow, E., Abdelhamid, K., Naumova, D., Mate, K. K. V., Bergeron, A. & Lebouché, B. (2021). Utility of mobile technology in medical interpretation: A literature review of current practices. Patient education and counseling.
  7. Lessard, D., Engler, K., Vicente, S., Bilodeau, M. & Lebouché, B. (2020). Challenges of Patient Engagement in an HIV Clinical Research Program: A Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholder Accounts. Journal of patient experience, vol. 7, p. 925-930.
  8. Lebouché, B., Yero, A., Shi, T., Farnos, O., Singer, J., Kema, I., Costiniuk, C. T., Thomas, R., Brouillette, M.-J., Engler, K., Routy, J.-P., Jenabian, M.-A. & CTN PT006 Study Group (2021). Impact of extended-release niacin on immune activation in HIV-infected immunological non-responders on effective antiretroviral therapy. HIV research & clinical practice, p. 1-9.
  9. Arora, A., Quesnel-Vallee, A., Lessard, D., Mate, K., Rodriguez-Cruz, A., Kronfli, N., Engler, K., Vedel, I., Lebouché, B. & Antiviral Speed Access Program (ASAP) Migrant Advisory Committee (2020). Barriers and facilitators associated with steps of the HIV care cascade for migrants in OECD countries: a systematic mixed studies review protocol. BMJ open, vol. 10, p. e040646.
  10. Cervo, A., Milic, J., Mazzola, G., Schepis, F., Petta, S., Krahn, T., Lebouche, B., Deschenes, M., Cascio, A., Guaraldi, G. & Sebastiani, G. (2020). Prevalence, predictors and severity of lean non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in HIV-infected patients. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 71, p. e694-e701.
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