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angle-left Jean Bourbeau, MD, MSc, FRCP(c)

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Member, Research Council



chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • epidemiology • phenotyping • pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management • pulmonary rehabilitation and self-management • quality of life

Research Focus

My research focuses primarily on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and secondarily on disease management, self-management, pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology. Methodology: Epidemiology (descriptive and analytic research), intervention (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), evaluative research including randomized clinical trials, knowledge translation research.

Selected Publications

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  • Bourbeau J, Saad N. Integrated care model with self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: from family physicians to specialists. Chron Respir Dis 2013 May;10(2):99-105.

  • Bourbeau J, Tan WC, Benedetti A, Aaron SD, Chapman KR, Coxson HO, et al. Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD): Fulfilling the Need for Longitudinal Observational Studies in COPD. COPD 2012 Mar 20.

  • Soicher JE, Mayo NE, Gauvin L, Hanley JA, Bernard S, Maltais F, Bourbeau J. Trajectories of endurance activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients. Eur Respir J 2012 Feb;39(2):272-8.

  • Bischoff E, Hamd DH, Benedetti A, Sedeno MF, Bernard S, Maltais F, Bourbeau J. Effects of written action plan adherence on COPD exacerbation recovery. Thorax 2011 Jan;66(1):26-31.

  • Xu W, Collet JP, Shapiro S, Lin Y, Yang T, Wang C, Bourbeau J. Negative impacts of unreported COPD exacerbations on health-related quality of life at 1 year. Eur Respir J 2010 May;35(5):1022-30