Dr. Astrid Brousselle

Dr. Astrid Brousselle
Director and Professor

PhD (Montreal), M.Sc., B.Sc.

Office: HSD A302a

Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information

Dr. Brousselle joined the School of Public Administration as Director and Professor in December 2017. Her main expertise is in evaluation theories and methods in healthcare and healthcare system analysis. She is particularly interested in contributing to the building of more sustainable and equitable societies.

Professor Brousselle held a post-doctoral appointment at McGill University specializing in evaluation theories and methods and was then appointed as an Assistant Professor in the University of Montreal’s Department of Health Administration. She received funding from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé as a Young Investigator (FRQ-S, 2006 – 2015) and later held a CIHR-FRQ-S Canada Research Chair from 2011-16. Dr. Brousselle has served as Vice-Director of Research, Community Health Sciences Department, University of Sherbrooke, and Co-Director of the Health: Population, Organizations and Practices (S-POP) research group at the University of Sherbrooke. During 2013/14 she spent her research leave with the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, so she is familiar with the School of Public Administration and its larger administrative context.

She received her Ph.D., in 2002, from the health administration department of the University of Montreal. During 2011 and 2016, she held the Canada Research Chair in Evaluation and Health System Improvement. She is presently the French editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation/Revue canadienne d'évaluation de programme and she is a member of the editorial board of Evaluation and Program Planning. In her career, she has published over 60 scientific articles and she co-wrote and co-edited a book (in 2009), L’Évaluation: Concepts et Méthodes, published in French and translated into Portuguese. In recognition of the book’s quality, she received two prizes, among them the Prix Reconnaissance of the Société québécoise d'évaluation de programme (2013).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sula-Raxhimi, E., E. Butzbach, C., Brousselle, A. (2019) Planetary health: countering commercial and corporate power, The Lancet Planetary Health, vol.3 (1): e12-e13: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519618302419?via%3Dihub

Buregeya, J-M., Loignon, C., Brousselle, A. (2019) Contribution to healthy places: Risks of equity free health impact assessment, Evaluation and Program Planning, 73 (April 2019): 138-145.

Contandriopoulos, D., Brousselle, A., Larouche, C., Breton, M., Rivard, M., Beaulieu, M-D., Haggerty, J., Champagne, G., Perroux, M. (2018) Healthcare reforms, inertia, polarization and group influence, Health Policy, 122(9): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851018302513

Conceptualizing 20 Years of Engaged Scholarship: A Scoping Review”, PLOS One, (Feb 28, 2018), published on-line

“Regards sur L’expérience de Commission Permanente de Révision des Programmes au Québec La Revue Canadienne d'Évaluation de Programm, Numéro Special”, Revue Canadienne d'Évaluation de Programme/ Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, (Feb 28, 2018), vol.32 (3): 394-411

“Theory-based Evaluation: Framing the Existence of a New Theory in Evaluation and the Rise of the 5th Generation in Evaluation”, Evaluation: The international journal of theory, research and practice, (2018), 24(2):153-168

Redesigning Public Health for Planetary Health”, The Lancet-Planetary Health, (2018)

Stakeholder Views on Solutions to Improve Health System Performance”, Healthcare Policy, (2018), 14(1)

Healthcare Reforms, Inertia, Polarization and Group Influence”, Health Policy: (in press)