null Claire Leblanc, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Injury Repair Recovery Program

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, MUHC



rheumatic diseases • wellness • healthy active living • exercise • arthritis

Research Focus

My research focuses on the creation and implementation of population-based wellness strategies for children and youth. Implementation includes the community and school setting as well as health care settings through the teaching of doctors in training. This includes incorporating physical activity into the lives of children with disabilities. My research in rheumatology includes multicenter trials and outcome studies, with the aim of improving the health of children affected with arthritis. I am also studying the use of a video-based home rehabilitation exercise program in children with arthritis.

Selected Publications

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  • Coleman N, Nemeth BA, LeBlanc CMA. Increasing Wellness Through Physical Activity in Children With Chronic Disease and Disability. Current Sports Medicine Reports: 2018; 17(12):425-432.

  • LeBlanc CMA, Lands LC. Can I Play? Pediatric Annals. 2014;43(12):e316-324. PMID: 25486040.

  • LeBlanc CMA, Lang B, Bencivenga A, Chetaille AL, Dancey P, Dent P, Miettunen P, Oen K, Rosenberg A, Roth J, Scuccimarri R, Tse SML, Benseler S, Cabral DA, Campillo S, Chédeville G, Duffy C, Watanabe Duffy K, Haddad E, Huber AM, Laxer R, Levy D, Johnson N, Ramsey S, Shiff N, Schmeling H, Schneider R, Stringer E, Yeung RSM and Tucker LB. Access to Biologic Therapies in Canada for Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. J Rheumatology 2012; 39(9):1875-9. PMID: 22859344.

  • Lipnowski S, LeBlanc CMA and Canadian Paediatric Society Healthy Active Living and Sport Medicine Committee. Healthy active living: Physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents. Paediatr Child Health 2012;17(2):209. PMID: 23543633.

  • Nieman P, LeBlanc CMA and Canadian Paediatric Society Healthy Active Living and Sports Medicine Committee. Psychosocial aspects of child and adolescent obesity. Paediatr Child Health 2012;17(3):205. PMID: 23543619.