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angle-left Jean Bourbeau, MD, M.Sc., FRCP(c)

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



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