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Réjean Hébert, former Minister and Dean of the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (ESPUM) and CIRANO researcher, has been awarded Emeritus Professorship in Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke.
Holder of a Medical Doctorate (M.D.) with a specialty in geriatrics from the Université de Sherbrooke and a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, he is interested in public policy, the organization of health services in the context of chronic diseases, including front-line services and the integration of services, as well as patient engagement.
He was the first Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, after creating the Research Centre on Aging of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke, which he headed until 2001.
He was elected Member of Parliament in September 2012 and appointed Minister of Health and Social Services and Seniors the same year.
He has carried out work that has had a significant impact on the health service for seniors. He is involved in defining public policies for seniors and caregivers.