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angle-left 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, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



COPD • disease management • pulmonary rehabilitation • cohort studies • randomized clinical trial • outcome research

Research Focus

My research focuses on the impact of many respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and more recently, COVID-19. My work on COVID includes a randomized clinical trial of a new therapy to prevent complications of the disease. My COPD research includes the epidemiological study CanCOLD (the Canadian Cohort Obstructive Lung Disease), with recent studies on COVID in that population. Another focus is on pulmonary rehabilitation, integrated disease and self-management programs for healthcare professionals and patients (Living Well with COPD and Living Well with Pulmonuary Fibrosis websites). This body of work has had an impact, not only by advancing research, but also on clinical practice and in the public domain at national and international levels.

Selected Publications

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  • 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) [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 25]. COPD. 2020;1-11. doi:10.1080/15412555.2020.1779681.

  • Bourbeau J, Ross B Critically appraised paper: In people hospitalised with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a combined transition and self-management program increased healthcare utilisation [commentary]. J Physiother. 2020 Apr;66(2):128. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2020.02.002. Epub 2020 Apr 11.J Physiother. 2020.

  • 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.

  • Kessler R, Casan-Clara P, Koehler D, Tognella S, Viejo JL, Dal Negro RW, Díaz-Lobato S, Reissig K, Rodríguez González-Moro JM, Devouassoux G, Chavaillon JM, Botrus P, Arnal JM, Ancochea J, Bergeron-Lafaurie A, De Abajo C, Randerath WJ, Bastian A, Cornelissen CG, Nilius G, Texereau JB, Bourbeau J. COMET: a multicomponent home-based disease-management programme versus routine care in severe COPD. Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 11;51(1).

  • Labonté LE, Tan WC, Li PZ, Mancino P, Aaron SD, Benedetti A, Chapman KR, Cowie R, FitzGerald JM, Hernandez P, Maltais F, Marciniuk DD, O'Donnell D, Sin D, Bourbeau J; Canadian Respiratory Research Network.; CanCOLD Collaborative Research Group. Undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Contributes to the Burden of Health Care Use. Data from the CanCOLD Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug 1;194(3):285-98. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201509-1795OC.