null Irina Kudrina, MD, MD CM, M.Sc., CCFP

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



chronic pain • addiction • opioids • cannabinoids • pain care provision

Research Focus

My research focuses on populations who live with chronic pain and/or chronic pain and addiction, substance use (opioids, cannabinoids, etc.), associated risk factor and chronic toxicity as well as pain management and pain care provision.

Selected Publications

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  • Kudrina I, Puzhko S, Filion KB, Gore G, Paraskevopoulos E, Windle S, Martel MO, Eisenberg MJ. Effectiveness of interventions for prevention of common infections in people who use opioids: a protocol for a systematic review of systematic reviews. Syst Rev. 2021 Nov 15;10(1):298. doi: 10.1186/s13643-021-01852-w. PMID: 34782008.

  • Puzhko S, Eisenberg MJ, Filion KB, Windle SB, Hébert-Losier A, Gore G, Paraskevopoulos E, Martel MO, Kudrina I. Effectiveness of Interventions for Prevention of Common Infections Among Opioid Users: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews. Front Public Health. 2022 Feb 22;10:749033. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.749033. PMID: 35273933.

  • Kudrina I, Bartlett G, Pagé MG, Shir Y, Tourian L, Choinière M, Vedel I. Transitional Pain Care in Quebec: Did We Forget Our Youths? A Brief Research Report. Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2022 May 27;3:885570. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2022.885570. PMID: 35712447.

  • Pagé MG, Kudrina I, Zomahoun HTV, Ziegler D, Beaulieu P, Charbonneau C, Cogan J, Daoust R, Martel MO, Néron A, Richebé P, Clarke H. Relative frequency and risk factors for long-term opioid therapy following surgery and trauma among adults: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2018 Jul 18;7(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0760-3. PMID: 30021647.

  • Puzhko S, Aboushawareb SAE, Kudrina I, Schuster T, Barnett TA, Renoux C, Bartlett G. Excess body weight as a predictor of response to treatment with antidepressants in patients with depressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 2020 Apr 15;267:153-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.113. Epub 2020 Feb 1. PMID: 32063567.