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Anik Giguère, PhD

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  • Scientist at the Quebec Centre for Excellence in Aging
  • Associate Professor at the Department of family medicine and emergency medicine of Université Laval
  • Certified trainer of the Cochrane Collaboration for systematic review authors


With a background in knowledge translation and in shared decision making, Anik Giguere develops evidence-based tools to help seniors, their caregivers and healthcare providers make joint healthcare decisions based on the pros and cons of all available options (including watchful waiting), and patients’ preferences in regard to those options. She studies new approaches to develop evidence-based tools: decisional needs assessments, rapid literature reviews, user-centered design processes, and communication strategies to engage the more vulnerable seniors in shared decision making. Her goal is to help the healthcare providers empower seniors and their caregivers in making decisions on issues that affect their own health, to ensure they achieve informed, value-congruent decisions meeting their priorities.

Research interest

  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • Primary care and services
  • Knowledge translation
  • Continuing professional development
  • Health information technologies
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Shared decision making
  • Health risk communication

Research Projects

Tools to facilitate evidence-informed and value-based decisions of seniors with cognitive impairment, their caregivers and healthcare providers (Obtained)                                        May. 2015 - May. 2018

Team : Anik Giguère (Principal investigator), France Légaré (Principal investigator), Bernard Martineau (Co-investigator), Charo Rodriguez (Co-investigator), Edeltraut Kröger (Co-investigator), Holly Witteman (Co-investigator), Michèle Morin (Co-investigator), Philippe Voyer (Co-investigator)

Funding sources

- Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec: Soutien aux projets structurants – Projets de valorisation et de transfert - PSVT (volet 2a) (2015/5 - 2018/5) Total: $459,264 (Canadian dollar) Received: $459,264 (Canadian dollar), (competitive)

- SOVAR: Internal funding (2015/5 - 2018/5) Total: $10,000 (Canadian dollar) Received: $10,000 (Canadian dollar)
Transforming primary health care for frail elderly Canadians – pilot project (Obtained)      June. 2016 - June. 2017

Team : Anik Giguère (Principal investigator), Dorothy Forbes (Principal investigator), Kenneth Rockwood (Principal investigator), Andrew Costa (Co-investigator), Ayse Kuspinar (Co-investigator), Catherine Burns (Co-investigator), Edeltraut Kröger (Co-investigator), George Heckman (Co-investigator), Heather Hanson (Co-investigator), Holly Witteman (Co-investigator), Jacobi Elliott (Co-investigator), Jayna Holroy-Leduc (Co-investigator), Josephine McMurray (Co-investigator), Kelly Grindrod (Co-investigator), Kerry Byrne (Co-investigator), Lucille Juneau (Co-investigator), Marie-Josée Sirois (Co-investigator), Mohammad Hajizadeh (Co-investigator), Olga Theou (Co-investigator), Samantha Meyer (Co-investigator), Véronique Boscart (Co-investigator), Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai (Co-investigator), G. Ross Baker (Co-investigator), Esther Suter (Principal investigator), Joanie Sims-Gould (Principal investigator), Paul Stolee (Principal investigator)

Funding sources

- Canadian Frailty Network, Govern. of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence: Transformative Grant Program 2015 (pilot project) (2016/6 - 2017/6) Total: $100,000 (Canadian dollar) Received: $40,000 (Canadian dollar), (renewable, competitive)


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