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Ali Ben Charif, MSc, PhD



CHU de Québec Research Centre – Hôpital Saint-François d’Assise

Tél.: (418) 663-5925 


Twitter : @ABC_SDM


Postdoctoral fellow

Research advisor: France Légaré, MD, PhD, Full Professor, Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Research co-advisor: Annie Le Blanc, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval


Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval 


PhD in Human Pathology, speciality Clinical Research and Public Health – Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France (February 2016)

MSc in Applied Mathematics in Social Sciences, specialty Modeling and Social Sciences: Analysis of populations – Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France (September 2012)

BSc in Mathematics – Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal  (August 2010)

Research Interests

  • Knowledge syntheses
  • Knowledge translation
  • Scaling up effective medical practices
  • Implementation science
  • Community-based primary health care
  • Shared decision making
  • Sexual health after cancer

Research project

Title: Scaling up evidence-based practices in primary health care: effective strategies

Lay summary: In Canada and elsewhere, clinical research develops new practices with potential to improve health in the population, but these innovations are rarely applied to patient that could benefit from them. Many practices that have proven effective do not realize their full potential because they are used in a limited number of contexts. In this sense, it is said that Canada is a country of perpetual pilot projects. Scaling up is a process aiming to increase the coverage of practices that have been tested successfully in a given setting, so as to benefit more people across multiple arenas. Programs to scale up effective health and/or social care practices are currently growing worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, but are still uncommon in Canada and other industrialized countries. This leads us to our research question, namely: “What are the most effective strategies for the scaling up of evidence-based practices?”. We will focus on community-based primary health Care because of the importance of this domain in prevention and care for patients. Ultimately, our goal is to support the scaling up of evidence-based practices in community-based primary health care in Canada, and thus to inform health policymakers on ways to achieve it.



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