Empowerment and environment research axis



Pharmacist, CIUSSS de l’Estrie ‐ CHUS

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Université de Sherbrooke



Clinical epidemiology and biostatistics

Clinical sciences, Pharmacoepidemiology


Pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmacoepidemiology


Pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmacoeconomics

Research Themes

Research Relevance

The most recent estimates indicate the use of potentially unnecessary medications by elderly Canadians monitored in the community to be at 37%. This use has been associated with an increase in adverse drug events, mortality, and morbidity. We have shown that the implementation of a knowledge-transfer strategy that we have developed has led to a reduction in the use of potentially unnecessary medications.


Representative Achievements

  • Cossette B., Bergeron J., Ricard G., Éthier J.-F., Joly‐Mischlich T., Levine M., Sene M., Mallet L., Lanthier L., Payette H., Rodrigue M.C., & Brazeau S. Knowledge translation strategy to reduce the use of highrisk drugs in elderly inpatients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2016; 64(12): 2487‐94.
  • Arvisais K., Bergeron‐Wolff S., Bouffard C., Michaud A.S., Bergeron J., Mallet L., Brazeau S., Joly‐Mischlich T., Bernier‐Filion N., Lanthier L., Ricard G., Rodrigue M.C., & Cossette B. A pharmacist–physician intervention model using a computerized alert system to reduce highrisk medication use in elderly inpatients. Drugs & Aging, 2015; 32(8):663‐70.


Medications and the elderly, pharmacoepidemiology, knowledge transfer

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