Dr. Astrid Brousselle

Dr. Astrid Brousselle
Director and Professor
Office: HSD A342

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

Area of expertise

Evaluation approaches and methods, 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

Brousselle A., Buregeya, JM. (2018) 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, 24(2):153-168.

Brousselle A., Butzbach C. (2018) Redesigning public health for planetary health, The Lancet-Planetary Health, May.

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.

Brousselle A., Contandriopoulos, D., Haggerty, J., Breton, M., Rivard, M., Beaulieu, M-D., Champagne, G., Perroux, M. (2018) Stakeholder views on solutions to improve health system performance, Healthcare Policy, 14(1).

Breton, M., Smithman, M-A., Touati, N., Boivin, A., Loignon, C., Dubois, C-A., Nour, K., Lamoureux-lamarche, C., Brousselle, A. (2018) Family physicians attaching new patients from centralized waiting lists: a cross-sectional study, Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 

Smithman, M-A., Brousselle, A., Touati, N., Boivin, A., Nour, K., Dubois, C-A., Loignon, C., Berbiche, D., Breton, M., (2018) Area deprivation and attachment to a general practitioner through centralized waiting lists: A cross-sectional study in Quebec, Canada, International Journal for Equity in Health., 17: 176.

Breton, M., Smithman, M-A., Vandesrasier A., Kreindler S., Sasseville M., Sutherland J., Green M., Jbilou J., Shaw J., Gard Marshall E., Crooks V.A., Brousselle, A., Contandriopoulos D., Wong S. (2018) Centralized waiting lists for unattached patients in primary care: Learning from an intervention implemented in six Canadian provinces, Healthcare Policy, 13(4);65-82. 

Sula-Raxhimi, E., Butzbach, C., Brousselle, A. (2019) Planetary health: countering commercial and corporate power, The Lancet Planetary Health, vol.3 (1): e12-e13.

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.

Abou Malham, S., Smithman, M-A., Touati, N., Brousselle, A., Loignon, C., Dubois, C-A., Nour, K., Boivin, A., Breton, M. (2019) Explaining variation of implementation outcomes of centralized waiting lists for unattached patients: a multiple case study in Quebec, Journal of Health Organization and Management.

Breton, M., Smithman, M-A., Vandesrasier A., Kreindler S., Sasseville M., Sutherland J., Green M., Jbilou J., Shaw J., Gard Marshall E., Crooks V.A., Brousselle, A., Contandriopoulos D., Wong S. (2019) Attaching patients in primary care through centralized waiting lists: seven Canadian provinces compared, Health Reform Observer – Observatoire des Réformes de Santé, 7(1): 1-20.

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.

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