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François-Pierre Gauvin

Senior Scientific Lead, Citizen Engagement and Evidence Curation

François-Pierre leads the citizen-engagement initiatives linked to the Forum’s programs. He leads the maintenance and ongoing content development of Health Systems Evidence (, the world’s most comprehensive, free access point for high-quality evidence about how to strengthen or reform health systems. He also leads the maintenance and ongoing content development of Social Systems Evidence (, the world's most comprehensive, free access point for evidence about strengthening 16 government sectors and program areas, and achieving 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. He acts as the knowledge broker for the Cochrane Policy Liaison Office, a sub-structure of Cochrane Canada aiming to increase the use of Cochrane Reviews and other systematic reviews among health-system policymakers and stakeholders.

François-Pierre's research interests focus on evidence-informed policymaking, as well as public and patient engagement in addressing pressing issues. He is also interested in the potential of deliberative forums to find innovative solutions to collective problems. Francois-Pierre holds a PhD in health research methodology from McMaster University, as well as a BA and MA in political science from Université Laval.

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