Dr. Réjean HébertBiography 

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Réjean Hébert is a geriatrician with Montréal’s regional public health department and a full professor with the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at Université de Montréal’s School of Public Health (ESPUM). He was dean of ESPUM from 2017 to 2019. He works on home care and long-term care financing.

He was a professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for 30 years, and served as dean of that faculty from January 2004 to September 2010. He holds a degree in gerontology from the University of Social Sciences of Grenoble and a Master of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge.

In 1988, he founded the Research Centre on Aging at the Sherbrooke Geriatric University Institute, which he directed until 2001. He also founded and directed the Quebec Network for Research on Aging as well as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Aging. He developed and validated the Functional Autonomy Measurement System and conducted numerous research studies on gerontology. He led the Program on Research for Integrating Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy, which worked on the implementation and effectiveness of integrated networks of services for vulnerable seniors.

In September 2012, he was elected to the National Assembly of Québec and served as Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister Responsible for Seniors, and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region until 2014.

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