Pierre Pluye

Pierre Pluye
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Email address: 
pierre.pluye [at] mcgill.ca

pierre.pluye [at] mcgill.ca (Pierre Pluye, MD, PhD)

Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine

Research Interests: Pierre Pluye is MD, PhD, full-time researcher, Professor at the Department of Family Medicine (McGill University), Associate Member of the School of Information Studies (McGill University), and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). He obtained Investigator Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the ‘Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé’ (FRQS). He was a founding member and the first director of the McGill Practice Based Research Network, and of the Method Development component of the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit in 2011 and 2015, respectively. In 2017, he received the 'Researcher of the Year Award' from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). In 2021, he received the NAGS Doctoral Teaching Award (Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools – Canada and USA) that recognizes excellence and creativity in the teaching of doctoral students, and innovation in graduate curriculum development and implementation. Pierre Pluye has expertise in mixed methods research (integrating quantitative and qualitative methods) and mixed studies literature reviews (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies). His current studies are funded by the CIHR, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and professional and philanthropic organizations. They are aimed to assess and improve outcomes of web-based (such as newsletters, videos and webpages) health information (e.g., treatment recommendations), including outcomes on clinicians, managers, patients and the public (health and well-being outcomes). They are highlighted in the following book.

Pluye, Grad & Barlow. Look it up! What Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists Need to Know about the Internet and Primary Health Care. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2017.

www.amazon.ca/Look-It-Up (Kindle and Hardcover)

• A book on clinicians’, patients’ and parents’ views on information outcomes

• A book for clinicians, patients, families, and the public

• Stories and tips based on results of a 15-year research program in primary care

Book Reviews

  • A fresh, easy-to-read, engaging work that will be of interest to patients and clinicians alike” (Denise Campbell-Scherer, MD, U. Alberta).
  • Look It Up! should be required reading for patients who want to be better informed about how to navigate the health system in any country” (Mark H. Ebell, MD, U. Georgia).
  • About the last chapter and artificial intelligence: '"Right. I couldn't have said it better myself" commonsensemd.blogspot.ca (Kenny Lin, MD, MPH, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and Associate Deputy Editor, American Family Physician).

  • In a recent article, 'The McGill News' alumni magazine calls our book “an informative and digestible work” that “offers humanized examples of problems that arise every day in doctors’ offices and pharmacies around the world” mcgillnews.mcgill.ca.

  • Pr. Christine Urquhart wrote: “I loved the format and was delighted to read some of the case stories around events when doctors or nurses wanted to check the latest evidence to confirm or possibly amend their proposed treatment plan (…); such checking might not be so glamorous as saving mega-bucks but it's still so important for patient safety and good professional practice to check and update knowledge”. Pr. Urquhart is Emeritus Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies (Aberystwyth University, UK), and authored an inspiring series of articles entitled ‘Reflections on the value and impact of library and information services’.

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Keywords: Information Studies; Organization Studies; Mixed Methods Research, Mixed Studies Reviews

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