null Jean Bourbeau, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



epidemiology • outcomes research • observational study • COPD • integrated care and self-management • pulmonary rehabilitation

Research Focus

My research focuses on epidemiology and outcomes of COPD using different methodology approaches, which has led to an integrated mode of treatment, Living Well with COPD (LWWCOPD) self-management program, combining pharmacologic and lifestyle changes that is innovative in directly involving patients as partners in their own care. Furthermore, a major focus of my research includes the creation of the Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD) study, the first population-derived COPD longitudinal cohort that includes 9 sites in 6 Canadian provinces.

Research initiatives
Centre for Innovative Medicine, RI-MUHC
Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD)

Selected Publications

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  • Tan WC, Bourbeau J, Nadeau G, Wang W, Barnes N, Landis SH, Kirby M, Hogg JC, Sin DD; CanCOLD Collaborative Research Group. High eosinophil counts predict decline in FEV1: Results from the CanCOLD study. Eur Respir J. 2020 Dec 10:2000838.

  • Yves Lacasse, Frédéric Sériès, François Corbeil, Marc Baltzan, Bruno Paradis, Paula Simão, Araceli Abad Fernández, Cristóbal Esteban, Miguel Guimarães, Jean Bourbeau, Shawn D Aaron, Sarah Bernard, François Maltais, INOX Trial Group. Randomized Trial of Nocturnal Oxygen in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 17;383(12):1129-1138.

  • *Mostafavi-Pour-Manshadi SM, Naderi N, Mancino P, Li PZ, Tan W, Bourbeau J. Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide as an Inflammatory Biomarker in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with or without Concurrent Diagnosis of Asthma: The Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD) COPD. 2020 Aug;17(4):355-365.

  • Bourbeau J, De Sousa Sena R, Taivassalo T, Richard R, Jensen D, Baril J, Rocha Vieira DS, Perrault H. Eccentric versus conventional cycle training to improve muscle strength in advanced COPD: A randomized clinical trial. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2020 Feb 9:103414. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2020.103414.

  • *Farias R, Sedeno M1, Beaucage D, Drouin I, Ouellet I, Joubert A, Abimaroun R, Patel M, Abou Rjeili M, Bourbeau J. Innovating the treatment of COPD exacerbations: a phone interactive telesystem to increase COPD Action Plan adherence. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2019 Apr 9;6(1):e000379. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2018-000379. eCollection 2019.