Marie Hatem , Ph.D.
    Research Axis
    Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
    Research Theme
    Bioethics and family study group
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche

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    • Full Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal, 2015


    • PhD, Public Health, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 1997
      ''Educational choice for training the health professionnels: the case of midwifery profession in Quebec''
    • Master, Health Services Administration, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 1994
      (Direct transfer to the PhD program; MSc acquired while I passed the doctoral)
    • MSc, Nursing: Obstetrical care, Saint-Joseph University (USJ), Beirut, Lebanon, 1987
    • MSc, Nursing of communities, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985
      ''Evaluation of Mother and Child’s Module-Nursing Program''
    • Diploma, Midwifery , USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, 2000
    • Licence (BSc), Nursing, USJ, Beirut, Lebanon, 1980

    Complementary education and  postdoctoral training

    • Postdoctoral training, Epidemiology and Perinatality, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 2000
      (Training supervised by Dr. William Fraser)
    • ​Diploma, Chlidhood International Center, Paris, France., Paris, France, 1985

    Research Interests

    • Maternal and Infant mortality;
    • Practice and professional role (e.g. midwife);
    • Operational research;
    • Organisational research (case study);
    • Qualitative research (phenomenology, ethnography);
    • Epidemiology,
    • Systematic Revues;
    • Action plan development, implantation and evaluation;
    • Public Health;
    • Global Health.

    Topics of interest

    My interventions –Research and development projects – are based on evidence targeting the organisation of Health reproductive services in the developing French Speaking World, particularly: the sociocultural and health system (management of human resources, career plan of feminine professions to ''be with he woman'', corresponding law and rules, social marketing, empowerment of woman/couple/family, etc.), the educational system (evaluation of training and practice based on evidence, educational program based on competency, training the trainers) and, the professional system (organisation of professions and occupations which offers health care services to the woman, mother, newborn and infant).

    Career Summary

    • Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public HealthUniversité de Montréal, 2008-2014
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal, 2005-2008
    • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2000-2005
    • Program coordinator - Midwife – PhD in Public Health, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Université de Montréal, 1997-1998    
      Developing, implementing and evaluating an Updating Midwifery program for immigrant Midwives. Bi Faculty Program (Medicine and Nursing Sciences) aiming at preparing midwives to write the accrediting and health system integration in Quebec. 
      Active participation in developing the UdeM’s proposal of a: ''University Midwifery Program'' in response to the call for tenders of the Ministries of Social and Health services and of Education of Quebec.
    • Research Assistant, Research Center – Pavillon St-François d’Assise, Québec city, 1995-1996
      Project CAP – supervision: Dr. William Fraser
    • Research Assistant, GRIS, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, 1993-1997
      Project: Evaluation of the Pilot-Projects of Midwifery Practice in Quebec – supervision: Dr. Régis Blais.
    • Lecturer, Education Program in Family International Health, International Health Unit, Université de Montréal, 1990-1995
    • Midwife Lecturer, School of Midwives, USJ, Lebanon, 1986-1990
      Program Chair
    • Nursins Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, USJ, Lebanon, 1983-1986
      Responsible for the Mother and Child Module and contribution to different other modules
    • Midwife, Social Service for the Child’s Wellbeing" at the service of Handicapped children and their family, Lebanon, 1981-1983Responsible for the ''Screening Sector'' and collaborator to the sector of Family problems of handicapped children’s parents


    • 2016. Hatem M, Abou-Malham S. Élaboration d’une vision commune nationale de la formation de base des Infirmières et des accoucheuses aux niveaux secondaire et supérieur en République Démocratique du Congo - congrès de l’ACFAS 2016 – Colloque de la RRSPQ, Montréal
    • 2015. Van der Wal R, Hatem M, Zarowski C, Lynn ZKK. Acceptability of mHealth tools by auxiliary midwives in Myanmar: a qualitative study. APHA. APHA Chicago, 31 oct-4 nov
    • 2015. Hatem M, Abou-Malham S, Djouda-Feudjio Y-B. «Fidéliser les ressources humaines en santé maternelle, néonatale et infantile dans les zones difficiles : le cas du Bénin, Burkina Faso et Sénégal». 22ième Conférence canadienne sur la santé mondiale. Canadian Society for International Health. Montréal Nov
    • 2014. Hatem M. Overview of the French-speaking midwives Network - past, present and future experience: activities undertaken in response to specific and individual needs; participation in the WHO-GHWA activities in the Francophone Africa (Muskoka-France Funds). 30ème Congrès international de la Confédération internationale des sages-femmes-Prague, 1-5 juin
    • 2013. Participation au Forum Mondial du personnel de la santé – OMS-AMPS, Recife Brésil. Novembre:

    Invited speaker

    • 2016. The Health personnel following the « Millenium development Goals » Retention … in the remote regions? 11th Colloque AEESPUM, 9th February
    • 2015. Conference for Knowledge Transfer : « Technical assistance in the context of the review of the Midwifery curriculum. Republic of Djibouti : Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Health, Institut supérieur des sciences de la santé (ISSS). Inform the stakeholders about the work progress and the advocacy for a Global strategy required for the success of the implementation of such program
    • 2015. 3rd Scientific Day of Nurses and Midwives in DRCongo : Which training for nurses and midwives in DRC : Higher technical? University professional education? 26th March-INPESS-Kinshasa.
      • «From a professional Model to a curriculum based on competency: Time for scientific evidence!» 
      • «How do we integrate ethics in the development of health professional’s competencies?» 
    • 2015. « Identifying a Model of Maternal Health Care and its implication in teh development of competencies. » 2nd workshop on the quality of midwives training: Progress, challenges and perspective, 3 to 5 February - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (WHO-UNFPA, WB, Muskoka Fonds Français, OOAS).
    • 2014. « Strategies for the retention of health personnel. » 2nd Scientific Day for Nurses and Midwives of DRC. INPESS – 15th March.
    • 2013. Invited by WHO-GHWA to participate to the Global Forum for the Health personnel – Recife 10-13 November – Representative of the French Speaking Midwives network and the research team from the UdeM.
    • 2013. « Qualified personnel … Competent Personnel! » Congress : « The Quality System in the Cameroon Health Services – Teaching on the Health Field and the Quality of Human resources. 14-15 May - Yaoundé.

    Selected Publications

    1. OJoint publication: Hatem, M. Director and responsible for the scientific edition ''Les sages-femmes dans la francophonie. Témoins silencieuses de la vie… et de la mort''. 330p. Published by la Maison d’édition du CHU Sainte-Justine. ISBN : 9782896196289 issued 7th May 2013.
    2. Behruzi R1, Hatem M, Goulet L, Fraser W. The component of Humanized Birth Care that Bring Satisfaction to Women in a Tertiary Hospital. In. Altamirano Frias T & Jacquez Cano M. Pregnancy: Risk Factors, Management & Recovery. 2012 Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc. Chap 8: pp 185-204.
    3. Hatem M, Nokam NT. Réflexion, autoévaluation et compétence : démarche et expérience du ePortfolio MATI-QTNPR. Actes du colloque: Les systèmes pédagogiques intégrés: enjeux, freins, leviers, retours d’expérience et perspectives. ACFAS 80th Congress, on line : MATI Montreal 2012
    4. Abou-Malham S, Hatem M, Leduc N. Analyzing barriers and facilitators to the implementation of an Action Plan to reinforce the midwifery professional role: a Moroccan case study. BMC Health Services. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15: 382. doi:  10.1186/s12913-015-1037-3
    5. Ortiz Collado MA, Saez M, Favrod J & Hatem M. Antenatal psychosomatic programming to reduce postpartum depression risk and improve childbirth outcomes: a randomized controlled trial in Spain and France. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:22  doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-22.
    6. Soubeiga D, Gauvin L, Hatem M., Johri M. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness (BPCR) interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:129
    7. Dossa NI, Hatem M, Zunzunegui MV, Fraser W. Social consequences of conflict-related rape: the case of survivors in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. 2014, Vol. 20, No. 3, 241–255. © 2014 American Psychological Association.
    8. Behruzi R., Hatem M., Goulet L., Fraser W., Misago C. Understanding childbirth practices as an organizational cultural phenomenon: a conceptual framework. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2013, 13:205. 10 pages. DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1471-2393-13-205. URL:
    9. Dossa I, Hatem M. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) vs. other PTSD psychotherapies as treatment for women victims of war-related violence: a systematic review. The Scientific World Journal. 2011. 36 p.
    10. Hatem M, Sandall J, Devane D, Soltani H, Gates S. Midwife-led versus other models of care for childbearing women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004667. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004667- Oct. 2008

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