Olivier Drouin , M.D. , M.Sc. , MPH , FRCPC
    Olivier Drouin
    Research Axis
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health Axis
    Research Theme
    Cardiometabolic and vascular health: from genetics to environmental approaches

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    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, 2017
    • Researcher, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, 2018
    • General pediatrician, CHU Sainte-Justine
    • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal
    • Accredited Professor, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal


    • Masters in Public Health (Profile Clinical Effectiveness) (MPH) Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017
    • Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Harvard University, 2017
    • Residency in general pediatrics, Montreal Children’s Hospital & CHU Sainte-Justine, 2015
    • Doctorate in medicine (MD CM), McGill University, 2011
    • Masters of Science – Biochemistry (MSc), McGill University, 2007
    • Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry (BSc), Université de Sherbrooke, 2005

    Research Topics

    • Health services research
    • General pediatrics
    • Behavioral sciences/behavioral economics
    • Public Health
    • Obesity
    • Prevention of cardiometabolic diseases
    • Asthma

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Spring 2021 Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - obtained as principal investigator for the project "Improving adherence to controller medication in children with asthma - the unexplored contribution of behavioral sciences"
    • Chercheur-boursier clinicien Junior 1 – Fonds de recherche du Québec, Santé (2019)


    1. Drouin O, Moore-Hepburn C, Farrar DS, Baerg K, Chan K, Cyr C, Donner EJ, Embree JE, Farrell C, ForgieS, Giroux R , Kang KT, King M, Laffin M, Luu TM, Orkin J, Papenburg J, Pound CM, Price CE, Purewal R, Sadarangani M, Salvadori M, Top KA, Viel-Thériault I, Kakkar F, Morris SK, for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program COVID-19 Study Team. (2021). Characteristics of children hospitalized with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection in Canada. CMAJ Sep 2021, 193 (38) E1483-E1493
    2. Chadi N, Espinoso C, Osmanlliu E, Gravel J, Drouin O. (2021). Mental health-related emergency department visits and hospitalization rates before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multicentric retrospective study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2021 Aug5;S1054-139X(21)00393-
    3. Osmanlliu E, Slimovitch M, Drouin O, Lucas N, Gravel J, Orr Gaucher N. (2021) Parental Administration of Inhaled Short Acting Beta Agonists in the Pediatric Emergency Department – A Survey of Family Perspectives. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021 Jun 1:1–5. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00087-
    4. Drouin O, Sato R, Drehmer JE, Nabi-Burza E, Hipple Walters B., Winickoff JP, Levy DE (2021). Cost-Effectiveness of a Smoking Cessation Intervention for Parents in Pediatric Primary Care. JAMA network open. 2021 Apr 1;4(4):e213927-
    5. Arnaud Y, Drouin O, Borgès Da Silva R. (2021) L’économie comportementale au service de la santé (2021). Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2021 Mar 19:1-4.
    6. Drouin O. (2020) Public acceptability of nudges targeting parents and children to improve children health outcomes – Results from an online experiment. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-18. doi:10.1017/bpp.2020.13
    7. Drouin O, D’Angelo A, Gravel J. (2019) Impact of wait time during a first pediatric emergency room visit on likelihood of revisit in the next year. - Does a faster service attract more patients?”. American Journal of Emergency Medicine S0735-6757(19): 30452-8. PMID: 31300177
    8. Drouin O, Sharifi, M, Gerber M, Horan C, Orav EJ, Marshall R, Taveras EM* (2019). Parents’ willingness to pay for pediatric weight management programs. Academic Pediatrics. S1876-2859(19): 30251-7 PMID: 31128381
    9. Drouin, O, Winickoff, J, & Thorndike, A (2019). Parents’ social norms and children’s exposure to three behavioral risk factors for chronic disease. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration 2019; 2(1): 1-10.
    10. Drouin O, Winickoff JP, Thorndike AN (2019). Parental Optimism About Children’s Risk of Future Tobacco Use and Excessive Weight Gain. Academic Pediatrics 2019; 19(1):90-96. PMID: 30248470
    11. Drouin O, Young M, King NK (2018). Message framing and counseling of parents on children’s physical activity – An experimental study. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 2018; 6(1):214-225
    12. Drouin O, Winickoff JP (2018). Screening for behavioral risk factors is not enough to improve preventive services delivery. Academic Pediatrics 2018; 18(4):460-467 PMID: 29367020
    13. Drouin O, McMillen RC, Klein J, Winickoff J* (2018). E-Cigarette Advice to Patients From Physicians and Dentists in the United States. – American Journal of Health Promotion 2018; 32(5):1228-1233 PMID: 28558492

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