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Anthony Lacouture, MPH, étudiant au Ph.D.

After earning a master’s degree in public health from ISPED (Institut de santé publique, d’épidémiologie et de développement) in Bordeaux, France, I first specialized in assessing prevention and health promotion programs. My first contribution to knowledge transfer (KT) was part of missions at Inpes (Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé) and involved accessibility to health information for the visually or hearing impaired. Thereafter, my experience at the Inpes Health Promotion Chair at EHESP (Ecole des hautes études en santé publique) enabled me to examine KT issues beyond teaching and information activities. My discussions with various stakeholders in interventional research centres and my desire to consolidate professional practices and research involving the transfer and use of health promotion knowledge have motivated me to devote my doctoral thesis to this subject.

 My research project is specifically on the challenges of mediation within interventional research on health promotion, from construction to the use of evidence in decision-making. Done under the joint supervision of Valéry Ridde, Ph. D. (Université de Montréal, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, CRCHUM), Christian Dagenais, Ph. D. (Université de Montréal, Department of Psychology) and Jeanine Pommier, MD, Ph. D. (Université de Rennes 1-EHESP), my thesis is part of the Health Promotion: From knowledge to action: intervention research in health promotion (RICAP-KAIR) initiative funded by Inpes.

 

Activity areas associated with knowledge transfer:

  • Interventional research
  • Co-construction and strategic use of knowledge
  • Program evaluation
  • Professional practices in prevention and health promotion