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Charo Rodríguez, MD, PhD


Charo Rodríguez, MD, PhD completed her studies in Medicine at the University of Alicante, Spain, in 1983. She obtained an MSc in Public Health (Management) at the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1992, and completed a PhD in Public Health (Health Care Organization) at the University of Montreal in 2001. After a CIHR-awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculties of Medicine and Management at McGill University, she was appointed at the McGill Department of Family Medicine in 2003, where she currently is Associate Professor. She became an Associate Member of the Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry in 2006. Dr. Rodríguez has spearheaded a research portfolio called ‘Critical Management Studies in Health Care Organizations’ for which she was awarded Research Fellow by the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) in 2004 (Junior 1), in 2008 (Junior 2), and Senior (2012). She has also been awarded the 2013-2014 Cruess Faculty Scholarship in Medical Education. Her research interests include professional and organizational identity, inter-organizational and interprofessional collaboration, information technology implementation processes in health care organizations, medical education, and organizational discourse. Dr. Rodríguez regularly teaches graduate courses, seminars and workshops in qualitative methodologies in health, a research expertise she has developed over the last 20 years.

charo [dot] rodriguez [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)


Selected Articles

Rodríguez, C., López-Roig, S., Pawlikowska, T., Schweyer, F.X., Bélanger, E., Pastor-Mira, M.A., Hugé, S., Spencer, S., Lévasseur, G., Whitehead, I., and Tellier, P.P. The Influence of Academic Discourses on Medical Students’ Identification with the Discipline of Family Medicine. Forthcoming in Academic Medicine

Rodríguez, C., and Bélanger, E. (2014). Stories and Metaphors in the Sensemaking of Multiple Primary Care Organizational Identities. BMC Family Practice 15:41.

Des Rivières-Pigeon, C., Rodríguez, C., and Nicole, G. (2013). Are New Mothers Really More Depressed? Reflecting on the Specificity of the Postnatal Depression Diagnosis. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies 7 (2): 29-42.

Rodríguez, C., Tellier, P.P., and Bélanger, E. (2012). Exploring Professional Identification and Reputation of Family Medicine among Medical Students: A Case Study of Quebec. Education for Primary Care 23: 158-168.

Dinh, N.M.H.*, Groleau, D., Kirmayer, L., Rodríguez, C., and Bibo, G. (2012). Impact of the Use of the DSM-IV Outline for Cultural Formulation on the Dynamics of a Multidisciplinary Case Conference. Anthropology & Medicine 19 (1): 1-16.

López-Roig, S., Pastor-Mira, M.A., & Rodríguez, C. (2010). Understanding reputation of and professional identification with the practice of family medicine among medical students: A spanish case. Atención Primaria, 42(12), 601-603.

Bélanger, E., Rodríguez, C., Groleau, D., Macdonald, M. E., Marchand, R., & Légaré F. (2010). Poster P080 - From a sacred death in the community to an individual death in institutions: Shifting notions of a 'good death' in historical context. Journal of Palliative Care, 26(3), 228.

Légaré, F., Bekker, H., Desroches, S., Politi, M., Stacey, D., Borduas, F., Cheater, F., Cornuz, J., Coutu, M.F., Donner-Banzhoff, N., Ferdjaoui-Moumjid, N., Griffiths, F., Haeter, M., Jackson, C., Jacques, A., Krones, T., Labrecque, M., Rodríguez, C., Rousseau, M., & Sullivan, M. (2010). Effective continuing professional development for translating shared decision-making in primary care: A study protocol. Implementation Science, 5, 83.

Rodríguez, C., Lamothe, L., Barten, F., & Haggerty, J. (2010). Gobernanza y salud: significado y aplicaciones en América Latina – governance and health: Meaning and implications in Latin America. Revista de Salud Pública – Journal of Public Health, 12 (1), 151-159.

Rodríguez, C., and Pozzebon, M. (2010). The implementation evaluation of primary care groups of practice: A focus on organizational identity. BMC Family Practice, 11, 15. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2296-11-15.pdf

Bélanger, E., & Rodríguez, C. (2008). More than the sum of its parts? A qualitative research synthesis on multidisciplinary primary care teams. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(6), 587-597.

Rodríguez, C., & Des Rivières-Pigeon, C. (2007). A literature review on integrated perinatal care. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19, 1-15.

Rodríguez, C., Langley, A., Béland, F., & Denis, J. L. (2007). Governance, power and mandated collaboration in an inter-organizational network. Administration & Society, 39(2), 150-193.

Rodríguez, C., Contandriopoulos, A.P., & Larouche, D. (2006). The Implementation Evaluation of an Integrated Healthcare Delivery Initiative for Diabetic Patients. Healthcare Policy, 1(3), 99-120.

Touati, N., Contandriopoulos, A. P., Denis J. L., Rodríguez, C., & Sicotte, C. (2004). The integration of healthcare as a solution to the problem of accessibility in rural areas: What leverage mechanisms do regulatory agencies have in a public system? A Quebec case study. Health Care Management Review, 29(3), 1-9.

Nasmith, L., Côté, B., Cox, J., Inkell, D., Rubenstein, H., Jiménez, V., Rodríguez, R., Larouche, D., Contandriopoulos, A. P., & The Côte-des-Neiges Diabetes Project Team. (2004). The challenge of promoting integration: Conceptualization, implementation, and assessment of a care delivery model for patients with type 2 diabetes. Family Medicine, 36(1), 40-45.

Rodríguez, C. (2003). Scripts of integration: The case of urban CLSCs, a mission impossible? [Scénarios d’intégration : le cas des CLSC urbains, une mission impossible ?]. Ruptures, revue transdisciplinaire en santé, 9(2), 59-76.

Rodríguez, C., Kergoat, M. J., Latour, J., Lebel, P., Contandriopoulos, A. P., & Groupe de recherche sur l’évaluation de la prise en charge des personnes âgées fragiles. (2003). Admission criteria in short-term geriatric assessment units: A delphi study. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 310-314.

Ross, S.E., Lavis, J.N., Rodríguez, C., Woodside, J.M., & Denis, J.L. (2003). Partnership Experiences: Involving Decision-makers in the Research Process. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 8 (Suppl. 2), S26-S34.

Rodríguez, C., Kergoat, M.J., Latour, J., Lebel, P., Contandriopoulos, A.P., & Groupe de recherche sur l’évaluation de la prise en charge des personnes âgées fragiles. (2003). Admission Criteria in Short-term Geriatric Assessment Units: A Delphi Study. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 310-314.

Touati, N., Cazale, L., Contandriopoulos, A. P., Denis, J. L., Rodríguez, R., Sicotte, C., & Nguyen, H. (2002). Integrated cared on a local basis: Knowledge and limits [L’intégration des services sur une base locale : acquis et limites]. Santé mentale au Québec, XXVII(2), 54-73.

Rodríguez, R., Champagne, F., & Contandriopoulos, A. P. (2002). Ambulatory health centers (Part 2): Advantages and disadvantages from a parsonian perspective. Healthcare Management Forum, 15(2), 55-60.

Rodríguez, R., Champagne, F., & Contandriopoulos A. P. (2002). Ambulatory health centers (Part 1): A typology. Healthcare Management Forum, 15(1), 13-21.

Touati, N., Cazale, L., Contandriopoulos, A.P., Denis, J.L., Rodríguez, R., Sicotte, C., & Nguyen, H. (2002). L’ intégration des services sur une base locale : acquis et limites. Santé mentale au Québec, 27(2), 54-73.

Touati, N., Contandriopoulos, A. P., Denis, J. L., Rodríguez, R., Sicotte, C., & Nguyen H. (2001). An experience of integrated care in a rural area: Issues concerning the implementation process. [Une expérience d’intégration des soins dans une zone rurale : les enjeux de la mise en œuvre]. Ruptures, revue transdisciplinaire en santé, 8(2), 93-107.

Contandriopoulos, A. P., Denis, J. L., Touati, N., & Rodríguez, R. (2001). Integrated care: Concepts and implementation. [Intégration des soins : concepts et mise en œuvre]. Ruptures, revue transdisciplinaire en santé, 8(2), 38-52.

Rodríguez, R., & Frohlich, K.L. (1999). The role of community organizations in the transformation of the health service delivery system in the Montreal metropolitan area. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 90(1), 41-44.

Rodríguez, R., Zunzunegui, M. V., Bergman, H., & Béland F. (1998). Health and social services for frail elderly in Quebec: The SIPA experience. [Servicios sanitarios y sociales para ancianos vulnerables en Québec: la experiencia SIPA]. Atención Primaria 21(6), 405-412.

Bergman, H., Béland, F., Lebel, P., Contandrioupoulos, A.P., Tousignant, P., Brunelle, Y., Kaufman, T., Leibovich, E., Rodríguez, R., & Carfield, M. (1997). Care for the Frail Elderly in Canada: Fragmentation or Integration. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 157(8), 1116-1121.

Bergman, H., Béland, F., Lebel, P., Leibovich, E., Contandrioupoulos, A.P., Brunelle, Y., Kaufman, T., Tousignant, P., Rodríguez, R., & Scott, G. (1997). L’hôpital et le système de services intégrés pour personnes âgées en perte d’autonomie (SIPA). Ruptures, revue transdisciplinaire en santé, 4(2), 311-321.

Huertas Zarco, I., Pereiró Berenguer, I., Sanfélix Genovés, J., & Rodríguez Moya, R. (1996). Quality improvement of the inter-consulting sheet through information. [Mejora de la calidad de la hoja de interconsulta a través de la información]. Atención Primaria, 17(5), 317-320.

Pereiró, I., Rodríguez, R., Bartual, M. J., Guijarro, M. D., Sánchez, G., & Suberviola, V. (1995). Drug prescription in general practice (authors’ answer) [Prescripción farmacológica en consultas de medicina general (respuesta de los autores)]. Atención Primaria, 16, 104-105.

Rodríguez, R., Márquez, S., & López, M. (1995). The professional perspective of primary care reform: A qualitative approach. [La perspectiva profesional en la reforma de la atención primaria de salud: una aproximación cualitativa]. Gaceta Sanitaria, 49(9), 237-243.

Rodríguez, R., Márquez, S., & López, M. (1995). Content analysis in the evaluation of the new model of primary care. [El análisis de contenido en la evaluación del Nuevo Modelo de Atención Primaria]. Gaceta Sanitaria, 49(9), 244-250.

Rodríguez, R., Pereiró, I., & Sanfélix J. (1995). Fulfillment assessment of the inter-consulting sheet between primary and specialized levels of care. [Valoración de la cumplimentación de la hoja de interconsulta entre los niveles de atención primaria y asistencia especializada]. Revista Calidad Asistencial, 10(3), 105-110.

Rodríguez, R., López, M., & Márquez, S. (1995). Description of the development of the New Primary Care Model in the Valencia Community. [Descripción del desarrollo del Nuevo Modelo de Atención Primaria en la Comunidad Valenciana]. Atención Primaria 15(5), 275-285.

Pereiro, I., Rodríguez R., Bartual M. J., Guijarro, M. D., Sánchez, G., & Suberviola, V. (1995). Drug prescription in general practice. [Prescripción farmacológica en consultas de medicina general]. Atención Primaria, 15(5), 286-288.

Pereiró, I., Rodríguez, R., Bartual, M.J., Guijarro, M.D., Sánchez, G., & Suberviola, V. (1995). Drug prescription in general practice (authors’ answer) [Prescripción farmacológica en consultas de medicina general (respuesta de los autores)]. Atención Primaria, 16, 104-105.

Pereiro, I., Rodríguez, R., Andreu, C., Costa, E., Chana, P., & Rodrigo, C. (1994). A proposition for the classification of primary care clients’ complaints. [Propuesta de clasificación de las reclamaciones de los usuarios en Atención Primaria]. Revista Calidad Asistencial, 9(1), 27-30.


Selected Reviews, Book Chapters, Books

Groleau, D., & Rodríguez C. (2009). Breastfeeding and poverty: Negotiating cultural change and symbolic capital of motherhood in Quebec, Canada. In F. Dykes, & V. H. Moran (Eds.), Infant and young child feeding: Challenges to implementing a global strategy (pp. 80-96). Wiley-Blackwell.

Pluye, P., Grad, R., Repchinsky, C., Farrell, B., Johnson-Lafleur, J., Bambrick, T., Dawes, M., Bartlett, G., Rodríguez C., Jovaisas, B., Fortin, K., Tufts-Conrad, D., Salsberg, J., Macaulay, A., Légaré, F., & Loiselle, C. (2009). IAM: A comprehensive and systematic information assessment method for electronic knowledge resources. In A. N. Dwivedi (Ed.), Handbook of research on information technology management and clinical data administration in healthcare (chapter XXXIII). Hershey: IGI Publishing.

Touati, N., Contandriopoulos, A. P., Denis, J. L., Rodríguez, R., Sicotte, C., & Nguyen H. (2005). Uma experiència de integração dos atendimentos médicos em uma zona Rural: os desafios da implantação. In Z. M. De Araújo Hartz, & L. M. Vieira da Silva (Eds.), Avaliação em saúde: Dos modelos teóricos à práctica na avaliação de programas e sistemas de saúde (pp. 255-275). Salvador/Rio de Janeiro: Fiocruz.

Rodríguez, C., Langley, A., Béland, F., & Denis, J. L. (2003). Managing across boundaries in health care: The forces for change and inertia in mandated inter-organizational collaboration. In N. Paulsen, & T. Hernes (Eds.), Managing boundaries in organizations: Multiple perspectives (pp. 147-168). Houndmills, England: Palgrave Publishers.

Contadriopoulos, A. P., Denis, J. L., Rodríguez, R., & Dubois, C. A. (2000). The private sector in the healthcare domain: A small dose heals, but too heavy kills. [Le privé dans le domaine de la santé : Une petite dose peut guérir, mais une trop grosse tue]. In Morais, H., & Venne, M. (Eds.), Santé : Pour une thérapie de choc ! (pp. 103-111). Saint-Nicolas, Québec, Canada : Les Presses de l’Université de Laval.

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