null Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



physical rehabilitation • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • pulmonary rehabilitation • transplantation • clinical research • knowledge translation

Research Focus

The overarching goal of my research program is to improve rehabilitation care in individuals with chronic disease. Within this main focus, my research program comprises three interrelated streams: improving patient uptake of rehabilitation; facilitating implementation and adoption of evidence-based rehabilitation interventions in clinical practice; and evaluating new rehabilitation interventions and physical activity programming. I am leading rehabilitation studies in two main patient populations: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and solid organ transplant (SOT) candidates and recipients.

Selected Publications

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  • Janaudis-Ferreira T, Tansey CM,Mathur S, Maia N, Blydt-Hansen T, Räkel A, Bussières, Ahmed S, Boruff J. Exercise training among solid organ transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2021. Feb 20. Transplant International.Online ahead of print.

  • Massierer D, Bourgeois N, Räkel A., Prevost K, Larry LC, Poirier C, Janaudis-Ferreira T. Changes in 6-minute walking distance in lung transplant candidates while participating in a home-based pre-habilitation program. A retrospective chart review. Clinical Transplantation. 2020 Oct;34(10):e14045. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14045. Epub 2020 Aug 17.

  • Janaudis-Ferreira T, Harrison SL, Ahmed S, Bourbeau J, Goodridge D, Vasiliadis HM, Tracey L, Camp P, Campbell F, Dechman G, Goldstein R, Levitz S, Moullec G, Sedeno M, Spahija J, Stickland M, Wald J. Canadian Consensus Recommendations for a Research Agenda in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Post-Acute Exacerbation of COPD: A Meeting Report. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. 2020, April 27 (Online).