Dr. Astrid Brousselle

Dr. Astrid Brousselle
Office: HSD A342

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

Area of expertise

Evaluation approaches and methods, Planetary Health, theory-based evaluation, ecological transition, public health, health system analysis, collaborative/participative/community based approaches, qualitative methods

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 approaches and methods and in health system analysis. She is particularly interested in contributing to the building of more sustainable and equitable societies. Her research is focused on identifying approaches for accelerating the ecological transition. In 2017 she received the recognition Mention coup de coeur of the Jean-Pierre-Bélanger  Prize from the  Association pour la santé publique du Québec (ASPQ)  for her public positions defending the universality, integrality and accessibility of the healthcare system.

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 at the Université de Sherbrooke. She was the French editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation/Revue canadienne d'évaluation de programme (2015-2019) and she is a member of the editorial board of Evaluation and Program Planning. In her career, she has published over 70 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 the Prix Reconnaissance of the Société québécoise d'évaluation de programme (2013).

Research Interests

  • Evaluation approaches and methods
  • theory-based evaluation
  • ecological transition
  • public health
  • health system analysis
  • collaborative/participative/community based approaches
  • qualitative methods
  • evaluation approaches and tools for the design and implementation of planetary health intervention

Selected Publications

van den Berg, R., Bours, D., Brousselle, A., Čekan, J., Chaplowe, S., Chelimsky, E., Davies, I., Felcis, W., Leiter, T., Menezes, D., Picciotto, R., Rogers, P., Rowe, A., & Uitto, J. (2022). What should evaluation learn from COP 26? Views of evaluation practitioners. Evaluation, 28(1), 7–35: https://doi.org/10.1177/13563890221074173

Hudon C, Chouinard MC, Bisson M, Brousselle A, Lambert M, Danish A, Rodriguez C, Sabourin V. (2022) Case management programs for improving integrated care for frequent users of healthcare services: an implementation analysis. International Journal of Integrated Care, 22(1): 1-13. Open access: https://www.ijic.org/articles/10.5334/ijic.5652/

Brousselle A.Contandriopoulos A-P. (2021) A avaliação não salvará o mundo. Diálogo com Zulmira Hartz sobre os fundamentos da avaliação/ L’évaluation ne sauvera pas le monde. Dialogue avec Zulmira Hartz sur les fondements de l’évaluation./ Evaluation won’t save the world. A Dialogue with Zulmira Hartz on evaluation foundations. Special Issue or book to honour Zulmira Hartz under the direction of Fernando Passos Cupertino de Barros, Zulmira Hartz: inovaçao, humanidade e dinamismo na pesquisa, na gestao e na avaliaçao em saude, Conselho Nacional de Secretarios de Saude, LEIASS, V.7 : https://www.conass.org.br/biblioteca/zulmira-hartz-inovacao-humanidade-e-dinamismo-na-pesquisa-no-ensino-na-gestao-e-na-avaliacao-em-saude/

Breton, M., Smithman M-A., Kreindler S.A, Jbilou J., Wong S., Marshall E., Sasseville M., Sutherland J, Crooks V.A., Shaw, J., Contandriopoulos D., Brousselle A., Green M. (2021) Designing centralized waiting lists for attachment to a primary care provider: considerations from a logic analysis, Evaluation and Program Planninghttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149718921000574?via%3Dihub

Turcotte, P.-L., Rey, L., Brousselle, A. (2021). L’évaluation évolutive, de la théorie à la pratique: perspective des praticiens québécois. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 36(1): 22-42. Open access: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjpe/issue/view/5261

Nguemeleu Tchouaket E., Sia D., Brousseau S., Kilpatrick K., Boivin S., Dubreuil B., Larouche C., Parisien N., Dubois C-A., Brousselle A., Borgès Da Silva R. (2021) Economic analysis of the prevention and control of nosocomial infections: Research protocol, Frontiers in Public Health, section Health Economics. Published online: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2021.531624/full

Brousselle, A., McDavid, J. (2020) Evaluation for Planetary Health, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,  27(2): 168-183.

Breton, M., Smithman, M., Sasseville, M., Keindler, S.A., Sutherland, J. M., Beauséjour, M., Green, M., Gard Marshall, E., Jbilou, J., Shaw, J., Brousselle, A., Contandriopoulos, D., Crooks, V. A., Wong, S. . (2020) How the design and implementation of centralized waiting lists influence their use and effect on access to healthcare - A realist review, Health Policy, 124(8): 787-795. Open Access: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851020301202

Buregeya, J. M., Loignon, C., Brousselle, A. (2020). Contribution analysis to analyze the effects of the health impact assessment at the local level: A case of urban revitalization. Evaluation and Program Planning: Published online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149718918303574?via=ihub

Brousselle, A., McDavid, J. (2020) Evaluators in the Anthropocene, Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 26 issue: 2, page(s): 190-204.

Brousselle, A., Kennedy C., Brunet-Jailly E. (2020) More crises to come: managing risk and fostering resilience with COVID-19 pandemic recovery, Beyond COVID-19: Five commentaries on reimagining governance for future crises and resilience, Canadian Public Administration/ Administration Publique du Canada, 63(3): 391-408.

Hurtubise, K., Brousselle, A., Camden, C., Noel, M. (2020) Using collaborative logic analysis evaluation to test the program theory of an intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for youth with pain-related disability, Paediatric and Neonatal Pain, 2: 113-130: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pne2.12018

Hurtubise, K., Brousselle, A., Camden, C., Noel, M. (2020) What really matters in pediatric pain-related disability rehabilitation? Results from multi-stakeholder nominal group technique study, Disability and Rehabilitation, 42 (12). Published online first: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638288.2018.1532462

 Hurtubise, K., Blais, S., Noel, M., Brousselle, A., Dallaire, F., Rasic N., Camden C. (2020) Is it worth it? A comparison of an intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment and a multimodal treatment for youth with pain-related disability,  The Clinical Journal of Pain, 36(11): 833-844.

 Alunni-Menichini, K., Bertrand, K., Roy, L., Brousselle, A. (2020) Current Emergency Response in Montreal: How Does It Fit in the Services Offered to Homeless People Who Use Substances? International Journal of Drug Policy, 82 (August). 

Hudon, C., Chouinard, Brousselle, A., M-C. Brisson, M., Danish, A. (2020) Evaluating complex interventions in real context: Logic analysis of a case management program for frequent users of healthcare services, Evaluation and Program Planning, 79 (April), 79(April). Open Access: https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S014971891930285X?token=A11A9B299F640A262184B4A7F25E04666965C97F7D46D702A098ECCF86589F77EC5BEDB75F16219BD5193E663951F3EB&originRegion=us-east-1&originCreation=20210805151633