Mylaine Breton Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science and Medicine

Organisation: University of Sherbrooke’s Longueil campus

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About me

Mylaine is a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.

Mylaine is an associate professor in the Department of Social Science and Medicine at the University of Sherbrooke’s Longueil campus and holds a Canadian Research Chair in clinical governance on primary health care.

Her research program for improving health care organisation is comprised of applied research projects undertaken in partnership with clinicians and managers. Its focus is innovations to improve accessibility and continuity of primary health care, such as a centralised waiting list for patients without a primary health care provider and advanced access models.

Mylaine is first author on 18 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals, including Implementation Science, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Family Practice, and the International Journal of Integrated Care, and principal investigator on grants totalling $1,200,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Fonds de recherche du Québec — Santé (FRQS).

She completed basic training as an occupational therapist and holds an M.B.A. from Université Laval. Breton earned her doctorate in health service management from University of Montréal in 2009 and completed a postdoctoral appointment at Université de Sherbrooke/McGill University.

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