Dr. Paul Fortin obtained his medical degree from Université Laval in Quebec City and graduated from McGill University in Rheumatology. He then obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health. He is currently a Full Professor with tenure at Université Laval and a Clinical Researcher at the research centre of the University-Hospital of Québec, where he is actively building up research capacity in clinical rheumatology and a unique research program on Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (SARD).
Dr. Fortin has been working on a better understanding of the bio-psycho-social impact of chronic rheumatic diseases. He is developing strategies to improve in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases. He works on the development of online interactive navigational tools to support patient activation towards self-management.