Chair in Family Medicine

Chair in Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort

The new Chair in Family Medicine is the first of its kind in French, in Ontario. The goal is both simple and ambitious: improve primary health care for all Canadians while focusing on minority Francophone communities.

”The Chair in Family Medicine’s research activities will aim to provide rigorous knowledge aimed at improving the health and quality of life of our patients, their families and our communities,” explains Dr. Bjerre, Chair in Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort. “This goal is well-aligned to my research program on access to health care and the appropriate use of medications at the population level, which I will continue to actively pursue.”

 


 

Dr. Lise M. Bjerre, MDCM, PhD, CCFP

Chair in Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort

  • Biography

    Dr Lise M. Bjerre is the inaugural University of Ottawa and Institut du Savoir Montfort Chair in Family Medicine, a position she has held since January 1st, 2021. Dr. Bjerre holds a B.Sc. Honours in Biology from Concordia University, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Epidemiology from McGill University, a medical degree (MDCM) from McGill University, and a Medical Doctorate (Dr. med.) from the University of Göttingen, Germany. She also holds certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP). In addition to her clinical career in family medicine, which she has led on two continents, she has extensive research experience as a clinician-researcher with the DMF since 2010, and is also affiliated with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. The accomplished researcher is also an Adjunct (full-status) Scientist at ICES – the agency responsible for Ontario’s population health databases, which she uses for several of her studies.  

  • Research interests

    Her areas of interest focus on access to primary health care (particularly for vulnerable and underserved populations, including Francophones minorities and rural populations), and on the appropriate use of medications at the population level. She also conducts evidence-based knowledge syntheses to improve clinical practice and to foster patient involvement in managing their own health. In addition, she uses artificial intelligence (AI) in combination with population databases as a means to make better use of existing data resource.

  • Contact

    Dr. Lise Bjerre

    Email: lisebjerre@montfort.on.ca or lbjerre@uottawa.ca 
    Address: Institut du Savoir Montfort – 202-745A Montreal Rd., Ottawa (ON) K1K 0T1