Marie-Josée Fleury is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She joined the research team at the Douglas Institute in 2002, after obtaining a doctorate in public health. She is also Adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at the Université de Montréal. She serves as consultant to the Quebec government as well as European government partners and research groups, especially in Belgium and France. From 2012-2016, she has been the Scientific Director at the Centre de réadaptation en dependence de Montréal – University Institute, which brings together some 40 member researchers and associates. From 2010-2012, she also served as the mental health expert advisor in developing the 2012 appreciation report on performance of the Commission on Health and Welfare (CSBE) – Québec Health Ministry, which she authored with Dr. Guy Grenier: “Status report on mental health in Québec, and response of the health and social service system”. She counts more than 200 publications, and as many presentations at national and international conferences. She also received salary awards from 2002 to 2014 (CIHR, FRQS), and has been awarded many research grants, including several for projects currently under her direction. Her research seeks a better understanding of the key components for improving healthcare systems, and the adequacy of services in relation to the needs of service users, particularly in the areas of mental health, addiction, and homelessness. Her lines of research deal with health systems analysis, policy and service assessment, and implementation studies. She also conducts epidemiological and outcome studies.