Jacinthe Savard
Jacinthe Savard
Full Professor

2009 Ph.D. Public Health (care delivery organization) University of Montreal
1992 M.Sc. Health administration University of Montreal
1982 B.Sc. Occupational therapy Laval University

LEE 415A
613-562-5800 ext. 8031


Jacinthe Savard obtained a bachelor degree in occupational therapy from Laval University, as well as a master’s in health administration and a PhD in public health from the University of Montreal. From 1983 to 1996, she held various positions combining clinical and administrative duties in the Quebec Health Care Network. She arrived at the University of Ottawa in 1996. Since 2009, she hold tow half-time positions in the Faculty of Health Sciences: the first as a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and the second as director of research and development at the IUCPHC. She teaches two courses for the Occupational Therapy Program: L’intervention ergothérapique auprès des adultes (santé physique) and Analyse des faits scientifiques pour la pratique ergothérapique.

Research interests

  • Health services adapted to the needs of the Canadian francophone official language minority communities
  • Interprofessional care
  • Health care professionals' education (related to interprofessional care or active offer of French services for the Canadian official language minority communities)
  • Development and validation of assessment tools


  • Tremblay, L.E., Savard, J., Casimiro, L., & Tremblay, M. (Dir.). Répertoire des outils d’évaluation en français pour la réadaptation. Ottawa : Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques, 2004, 585 p.
  • Guitard P., Dubouloz C.-J., Savard J., Methé L., & Brasset-Latulippe, A. (2010). Assessing interprofessional learning during student placement in an interprofessional rehabilitation university clinic in primary health care in a Canadian francophone minority context. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Research, 1 (3): 231-246.
  • Dubouloz, C.J., Savard, J., Burnett, D., Guitard, P. (2009). An Interprofessional University Clinic in Primary Health Care in Rehabilitation: A Collaborative Learning Model for Physical Therapy Students in a clinical placement. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 24 (1):19-24.
  • Savard, J., Leduc, N., Lebel, P., Béland, F., & Bergman, H. (2009). Determinants of Adult Day Center attendance among older adults with functional limitations. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(7):985–1015.
  • Savard, J., Lebel, P., Leduc, N., Béland, F., & Bergman, H. (2009). Les activités de groupe des centres de jour pour personnes âgées correspondent-elles aux besoins des différents profils de participants? Canadian Journal on Aging / Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 28(1):27-49. 
  • Lagacé, J., Bélanger-Schaadt, M., Savard, J. & Dubouloz, C.-J. (2008). Interprofessional Approach to Auditory Processing Disorders. Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 9: 140-150.
  • Savard, J., Leduc, N., Lebel, P., Béland, F., & Bergman, H. (2007). L’utilisation des centres de jour par les personnes âgées qui présentent des incapacités. Canadian Journal on Aging / Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 26(3): 255-274.
  • Savard, J., Leduc, N., Lebel, P., Béland, F., & Bergman, H. (2006). Caregiver satisfaction with support services: Influence of different types of services. Journal of Aging and Health, 18(1):3-27.