The main bodies of the QPHRN/RRSPQ are:

  • General Assembly
  • Board of Directors
  • Scientific Direction
  • Advisory Committee

The founding charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of each of its instances.

QPHRN organizational chart

General Assembly

The General Assembly comprises all members of RRSPQ. It takes place once a year, usually during the Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP)in November.

Its functions are:

  • to endorse the strategic priorities;
  • to approve the annual report;
  • to elect members to the Board of Directors;
  • to recommend to the three Funding agencies, upon proposal to the Board of Directors, the appointment of a Scientific-Director;
  • to modify the statutes and regulations of the Network's Charter.

Board of Directors

The QPHRN/RRSPQ is administered by a Board of Directors composed of the Scientific Director and of twelve researcher members. Six of them are also responsible for a Strategic Priority. Their mandate is for a period of 2 years and may be renewed up to three times (6 years maximum).

List of Board of Directors members as of January 1st 2014:

Name, Firstname Organization 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Fournier, Louise U. de Montréal 2014    
Gagnon, France TELUQ 2013-2014    
Guay, Maryse U. Sherbrooke 2013-2014    
Gyorkos, Theresa U. McGill 2011-2012 2013-2014  
Hamelin-Brabant, Louise U. Laval 2013-2014    
Lemire, Marc INSPQ/IRSPUM 2015-    
Levy, Joseph UQÀM 2013-2014    
Loignon, Christine U. Sherbrooke 2015-    

Paradis, Gilles*

INSPQ/U.McGill 2013-2014*    

Robillard, Chantal

Weinstock, Daniel

U. Concordia/ UQÀM

U. McGill



Scientific Direction
Godard, Béatrice U. Montréal 2013-2016    

* Dr Gilles Paradis was the Network's Scientific Director from 2003 to 2013


Scientific Direction (2013-...)

The scientific direction of the Quebec Population Health Research Network is held by Dr Béatrice Godard since April 1st 2013.


Béatrice Godard, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Quebec Population Health Research Network (RRSPQ)
Professeur, Département de Médecine sociale et préventive
Chercheur, Institut de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal
Pavillon 7101 Parc
7101 ave du Parc, #3105
Montréal (Québec) H3N 1X7

Tel.: (514) 343-6111 #44036
Fax: (514) 343-5645


Thierry Hurlimann
Quebec Population Health Research Network (RRSPQ)
Université de Montréal
Pavillon 7101 Avenue du Parc
Bureau 3025 - 3° étage
Montréal (Québec) H3N 1X7

Tel.: (514) 343-6111 #26730
Fax: (514) 343-5645


Advisory Committee

Made up of active and recognized members in population health, the Committee is mandated to play an advisory role to the Board and make recommendations throughout the development process and implementation of the Action Plan 2014- 2018. The committee meets twice a year: the first meeting is to be aware of the activities; the second meeting is to assess the progress of activities, challenges and offer actionable insights that address the new challenges in the population health field.

The Advisory Committee consists of three (3) members at minimum. The members of the Advisory Committee mandate shall be three (3) years with possibility of renewal once.


Members of the Network's Advisory Committee as of July 1st, 2015 :

Name Affiliation 1st Mandate 2nd Mandate 3d Mandate
Bergeron, Pierre
INSPQ 2015    
Blain, Marie-France ASPC 2015    
Denis, Jean-Louis ENAP 2015    
Patenaude, johanne Sherbrooke Univ. 2015