André Bussières

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Building: Hosmer House 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

(514) 398-4400 ext 00849
Email address: 
andre.bussieres [at]
Assistant Professor

BSc (Nursing) Université de Montréal; DC, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto; Fellowship in Clinical Sciences, Toronto; MSc (Kinesiology) Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; PhD (Population Health) University of Ottawa.


Current research: 

Research Interests:

Dr. Bussières' research focuses on clinical practice guideline development and uptake to improve process of care and patient outcome, knowledge synthesis, implementation research and professional behaviour change, and musculoskeletal disorders.

Professional activities: 


Assistant Professor, McGill's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Cross-appointment: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professeur (régulier), Département Chiropratique, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Selected publications: 

Bussières AE, Al Zoubi F, Quon JA, Ahmed S, Thomas A, Stuber K, Sajko S, French S, and members of the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative. (2015). Fast tracking the design of theory-based KT interventions through a consensus process. Implementation, 10:18.

Blanchette MA, Bussières A, Stochkendahl JM, Boruff J and Harrison P. (2015). Effectiveness and efficiency of chiropractic care for the treatment of back pain: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 4:30.

Bussières A. (2014).The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative: Progress to date. J Can Chiropr Assoc,  58(3):215-19.

Kawchuk G, Newton G, Srbely J, Passmore S, Bussières A and Busse JW, Bruno P. (2014). Knowledge transfer within the Canadian chiropractic community. Part 2: Narrowing the evidence-practice gap. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014, 58(3):206-14.

Bussières A, Côté P, French S, Godwin M, Gotlib A, Graham ID, Grondin D, Hawk C, Leboeuf-Yde C, Mior S and Stuber S. (2014). Creating a chiropractic practice-based research network (PBRN): Enhancing the management of musculoskeletal care. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 58(1):8-15.

Bussières A, Sales A, Ramsay T, Hilles S and Grimshaw J. (2014). Impact of imaging guidelines on x-ray utilization among American Provider Network chiropractors: Interrupted time series analysis. Spine J,14(8):1501-9.

Bussières A and Stuber K. (2013). The clinical practice guideline initiative: A joint collaboration designed to improve the quality of care delivered by doctors of chiropractic. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 57(4):279-84.

Bussières A, Sales A, Ramsay T, Hilles S and Grimshaw J. (2013). Practice patterns and variations in spine x-ray ordering among chiropractors enlisted with provider networks offering complementary care in the United States. J Manipul Physiol Ther, 36(3):127-42.

Kawchuk G, Bruno P, Bussières A, Ammendolia C, Srbely J, Passmore S, Erwin M, Buss J and Howarth S. (2013). Knowledge transfer within the Canadian chiropractic community. Commentary. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 57(2):111-15.

Bussières AE, Patey A, Francis JJ, Sales A and Grimshaw JM. (2012). Identifying factors likely to influence compliance with diagnostic imaging guideline recommendations for spine disorders among chiropractors in North America: A focus group study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implementation Science, 7:82.

Taylor JAM and Bussières AE. (2012) Diagnostic imaging for spinal disorders in the elderly: A narrative review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 20(1):16.

Grimshaw, J, Worswick, J, Mayhew A, Bennet R, Fiander M, Vachon B, Wayne C, Weir M, Augustincic L, Bussieres A, Cheung A, Laberge H, Pardo J and Silver A. (2010). An overview of quality improvement and health system interventions to improve diabetes management and outcomes. Ottawa, Canada: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Bussières AE, Laurencelle L and Peterson C. (2010). Diagnostic imaging guidelines implementation study: A randomized trial with postal follow-ups. J Chiropractic Edu, 24(1):3-19.

Stuber K, Bussières A and Gotlib A. (2009). Chiropractic research capacity in Canada in 2008 – Phase 3. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 53(2):225-228.

Stuber K, Bussières A and Gotlib A. (2009). Research consortium workshop III to advance the Canadian Chiropractic Research Agenda. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 53(1):7-13.

Stuber K, Bussières A and Gotlib A. (2009). Chiropractic research capacity in Canada in 2008. J Can Chiropr Assoc, 53(2):78-86.