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Judith Soicher

Position: Assistant Professor, Director, Physical Therapy Program

Building: Davis House, 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: D-22

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

Office Phone: 514-398-8577

Fax: 514-398-6360

judith [dot] soicher [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (Phys Ther); MSc (Rehabilitation Science); PhD (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)


POTH 401: Research Methods
POTH 612: Advanced Research Methods
PHTH 552: Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation
PHTH 641: Topics in Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation

Research Description:

Dr. Soicher’s expertise is in chronic disease self-management and pulmonary rehabilitation. Her recent research has focused on the use of advanced regression and structural modeling techniques to evaluate physical activity behaviour and its psychosocial and disease-related predictors among individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Other research areas include program evaluation and health outcomes. She is an Associate Member of the Respiratory Division, McGill University  and is affiliated with the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit of the McGill University Health Centre.

Research Keywords:

Pulmonary disease, rehabilitation, physical activity, self-management, health behaviour, COPD, clinical research, statistical modeling, program evaluation

Selected Publications:

Soicher JE, Mayo NE, Gauvin L, Hanley JA and Bourbeau J. (2012). Trajectories of endurance activity in COPD patients following pulmonary rehabilitation. Eur Resp J, 39(2):272-278.

Saey D, Bernard S, Gagnon P, Laviolette L, Soicher J, Maltais F, Desgagné P, Coast V and Devost AA. (2009). Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Panminerva Medica, 51(2):95-114.