The Programme de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Médecine et l'Utilisation des Soins (Interdisciplinary research program on medicine and health care utilization) unites expertise in the fields of medicine, biology, epidemiology, psychology, mathematics, biostatistics, geomatics and medical informatics. With a population-centered perspective, the PRIMUS group is interested in chronic diseases, mental disorders and aging, therefore addressing family medicine as well as many other specialities in medicine. Their common mission is the advancement of scientific knowledge through the collect and data analysis on patients and populations, the knowledge transfer to policy makers and health care providers, the improvement of healthcare services to the patients and, in the long term, the improvement of the population’s health.
Programme de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Médecine et l'Utilisation des Soins
Welcome to the PRIMUS research group
The Programme de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Médecine et l'Utilisation des Soins (Interdisciplinary research program on medicine and health care utilization) unites expertise in the fields of medicine, biology, epidemiology, psychology, mathematics, biostatistics, geomatics and medical informatics. With a population-centered perspective, the PRIMUS group is interested in chronic diseases, mental disorders and aging, therefore addressing family medicine as well as many other specialities in medicine. Their common mission is the advancement of scientific knowledge through the collect and data analysis on patients and populations, the knowledge transfer to policy makers and health care providers, the improvement of healthcare services to the patients and, in the long term, the improvement of the population’s health.
Scholarships!
>MSc, PhD
>Post-doctoral fellowship
(in French)
Research on anxiety disorders in primary care led by Professor Pasquale Roberge.
The research at PRIMUS group
• Biological mecanisms of aging
• Improvement of quality of Primary Care for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• Transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with anxiety disorders
• Care coordination for the prevention of fractures in elderly
• Optimal organization of care continuum for frequent users of healthcare and social services
• Interorganizational collaboration in the Quebec Stroke Continuum of Care
• Care trajectories and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
• Frequent users of emergency with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
• Learning health systems
• Medical care to the elderly
PRIMUS Researchers
Alain Vanasse
MD, PhD, CMFC
Director of PRIMUS research group,
Full professor and clinician-researcher
Pasquale Roberge
PhD (psychology)
Associate professor and researcher
Isabelle Gaboury
PhD (Statistics)
Associate professor and researcher
Catherine Hudon
MD, PhD, CMFC
Full professor and clinician-researcher
Jean-François Éthier
MD CM, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant professor and clinician-researcher
Alan Cohen, PhD (Biology, biostatistics)
Associate professor and researcher
PRIMUS team
Josiane Courteau, PhD
Scientific Officer
Annie Benoit, B.A.
Research assistant
Mireille Courteau, MSc
Research assistant
Véronique Legault, MSc
Research assistant
Anne-Marie Cloutier, MSc
Research coordonator (Unité SOUTIEN SRAP-Québec)
Valérie Tremblay-Boudreault, Pht, MSc
Research coordonator
Roxanne Dault, MSc
Research assistant (Unité SOUTIEN SRAP-Québec)
Martine Dupont
Department Administrative Officer
Stéphanie Plante
Administrative coordinator (Unité SOUTIEN SRAP-Québec)
Tina Wey, PhD
Research assistant
Contact - How to reach us:

PRIMUS Research group
Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, université de Sherbrooke
3001, 12e avenue Nord, local Z7-3004
Sherbrooke, Québec,  J1H 5N4
Department Administrative Officer:
Martine Dupont

(819) 821-8000, ext. 70540
Partners (institutions, funding, networks, companies)
Alain Vanasse, MD, PhD, CMFC
Director of PRIMUS research group,
Full professor and clinician-researcher
Pasquale Roberge, PhD (psychology)
Associate professor and researcher
Catherine Hudon, MD, PhD, CMFC
Full professor and clinician-researcher
Isabelle Gaboury, PhD (Statistics)
Associate professor and researcher
Alan Cohen, PhD (Biology/biostatistics)
Associate professor and researcher
Jean-François Éthier, MD CM, PhD, FRCPC 
Assistant professor and clinician-researcher
Scholarships! Led by Professor Pasquale Roberge
MSc - PhD Post-doctoral fellowship
Programme de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Médecine et l'Utilisation des Soins
Welcome to the PRIMUS research group
The research at PRIMUS group
• Biological mecanisms of aging
• Improvement of quality of Primary Care for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• Transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with anxiety disorders
• Care coordination for the prevention of fractures in elderly
• Optimal organization of care continuum for frequent users of healthcare and social services
• Interorganizational collaboration in the Quebec Stroke Continuum of Care
• Care trajectories and Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
• Frequent users of emergency with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
• Learning health systems
• Medical care to the elderly
PRIMUS Team
Updated: Oct, 2017
Updated: Oct, 2017
Updated: Oct, 2017