Frances Gallagher, Ph. D.

Frances GallagherInvestigator
Health: Populations, Organization, Practices Axis
Centre de recherche du CHUS

Assistant Professor
School of nursing
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke

Contact Information
Phone | 819 346-1110 ext. 15354

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Research Relevance

Prevention and health promotion, primary health care and empowerment

The research interests of Doctor Gallagher focus on prevention and health promotion, specifically in community health and primary care contexts. For example, her studies concern family retention in SIPPE programs, vaccination and the follow-up of persons with chronic diseases.

Many of her research projects aim to improve knowledge on empowerment interventions. The results of these studies contribute to the empirical description and impact of interventions that support empowerment, for example of pregnant women, parents with young children, and persons receiving home care and their caregivers.


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Representative Achievements

  • Gallagher, F., Bell, L., Doré, F., Puentes-Neuman, G. (2011-2013). Stratégies susceptibles de favoriser la rétention des familles au programme SIPPE (60 000 $, ASSS Estrie et MSSS)
  • Gallagher, F., St-Cyr Tribble, D., Pepin, J. & Godbout, P. (2012-2013). L'intervention de soutien à l'empowerment (IISE): une vision disciplinaire (10 500$, RRISIQ)
  • Fortin, M. & Stewart, M. et al. (2013-2018). Patient-centered innovations for persons with multimorbidity in primary care (2,5 millions $, IRSC)
  • Vachon, B. et al. (2011-2013). Impliquer les patients diabétiques dans les services de 1re ligne (85, 275 $, FCRSS)
  • Lemelin, L., Gallagher, F., & Haggerty, J. (2012). Supporting parents of preschool children in adopting a healthy lifestyle. BMC Nursing. 11: 12


Know-How & Opportunities for Collaboration

  • Qualitative research and mixed methods
  • Participative research and action research


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