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François Béland, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Professor, Public Health School, University of Montreal
Co-Director, Solidage – Research Group on Aging and Frailty

 
Professor François Béland is the Head of the Research Axis on Health Services at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, in Montreal. He has been actively involved for nearly 30 years in research in social gerontology, use and costs of health and social services, and program evaluation. He is currently full professor in the Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, and Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. He is Co-Director of the McGill University/University of Montreal Research Group on Frailty and Aging (SOLIDAGE). He is also a member of the Public Health Research Institute of the University of Montreal. He is currently Senior Editor of Politiques de santé - Healthcare Policies. He developed an expertise on the analysis of public spending on health and has been involved in public debates on the future financing of health services.

Major Research Activities

François Béland has been actively involved for nearly 30 years in research in social gerontology, use and costs of health and social services, and program evaluation. He has led a number of research projects in Quebec, Canada, and other countries. In particular, he was one of the main key players responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of the demonstration project of an integrated system of services for the elderly (SIPA). He currently holds a grant from the CIHR Research Team on frailty in the elderly and the evolution in use and costs of services for the elderly. He has published over 150 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, twenty book chapters and presented over 300 papers at scientific conferences.

Recent Publications
 
Béland F, Contandriopoulos AP, Quesnel-Vallée A, Robert L, Le privé dans la santé : les discours et les faits, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, 2008

Béland F. Services integration (geriatric). In: JH Stone, M Blouin, editors.
International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, 2010. http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/encyclopedia/article.php?id=266&language=en

Lafortune L, Béland F, Bergman H, Ankri J,
Health State Profiles and Service Utilization in Community-Living Elderly, Medical Care, 2009:47:286-294.

Lafortune L, Béland F, Bergman H, Ankri J,
Health status transitions in community-living elderly with complex care needs: a latent class approach, BMC Geriatrics, 2009;9:6.

François Béland has been actively involved in research on services for the elderly for over 30 years.

He initiated the evaluation of the first home care policy of the Government of Quebec and continued work in design and evaluation of services for older people with the demonstration project of an integrated system of services for the elderly (SIPA).

He is conducting research on the viability of the Canadian and Quebecer’s health insurance plan and participates actively in social debate on that subject.

He is currently Vice-President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Senior Editor of Politiques de santé – Healthcare Policies.

 

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