October 24, 2023

MBMC Co-Director Kim Lavoie says that in order to increase vaccination rates, it’s important to understand why people aren’t getting vaccinated. “You can’t just lump those who aren’t vaccinated in the same pool.”

June 1, 2023

Balado “Le Beat” de la Fondation des maladies du coeur et de l’AVC avec comme invité la co-directrice du Centre de médecine comportementale de Montréal, Kim Lavoie.

May 31, 2023

A team of researchers from the MBMC sought to answer questions will provide invaluable information for policymakers about vaccine effectiveness and the timing of vaccine booster doses.

May 19, 2023

Offerte chaque année depuis 2018, l’École d’été de l’IBTN cherche à surmonter les obstacles méthodologiques actuels dans le domaine des essais comportementaux, à élargir la portée de ces essais et à multiplier leurs retombées.

April 12, 2023

The Omicron variant upended things, explains Dr. Bacon, but the primary vaccines were better at protecting people against hospitalizations and mortality.

April 5, 2023

Going from no exercise to some exercise brings the biggest benefits, explains Dr. Simon Bacon

March 20, 2023

Le 22 mars marque le troisième anniversaire du premier confinement. Quelles habitudes et attitudes avons-nous gardées?

March 11, 2023

There’s a general euphoria because people are getting back to what they were doing before, but it’s a growing sentiment that “COVID’s not really a thing anymore,” that causes concern.

March 9, 2023

Dr. Simon Bacon talks to CJAD about how the efforts of citizens in wearing masks and getting vaccinated have ultimately paid off.

March 7, 2023

La raison d’être du CMCM est d’étudier les comportements et les décisions que nous prenons au quotidien, explique la Dre Lavoie, notamment dans le contexte de la pandémie.

January 23, 2023

Lavoie is s skeptical of allowing psychologists to prescribe, since they wouldn’t be able to treat side effects. She is unconvinced this choice would streamline mental healthcare.

January 19, 2023

MBMC Co-Director Simon Bacon is to lead the training platform focused on health behaviour change.

January 19, 2023

Bacon explains that this new training platform will help create infrastructure to train health researchers to develop and test health behaviour change strategies and integrate them across the healthcare spectrum.

December 17, 2022

Le journal La Presse parle avec la Dre Kim Lavoie sur les différentes politiques et stratégies de communication à adopter pour inciter une population à adopter et modifier certains comportements.

December 9, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine, talks to the Globe & Mail’s The Decibel podcast to explain why people just aren’t masking the way they used to.

December 3, 2022

L’étude de ces phénomènes est la raison d’être du Centre de médecine comportementale de Montréal, comme l’explique l’article tiré du cahier spécial Philanthropie du journal Le Devoir.

November 30, 2022

Bravo à nos deux étudiantes, Camille Léger et Anda Drargomir. chacune récipiendaires d’une bourse J.A. De Sève dans le cadre du concours interne du CIUSSS-NIM.

November 23, 2022

Letter reminds PM and premiers that Canada has recently dropped in stature, earning the dismal rank of 48th on a global child rights index.

November 15, 2022

MBMC Co-director Kim Lavoie suggests the government should work to highlight the benefits of voluntarily masking so we can look forward to a healthy holiday season.

November 14, 2022

MBMC co-director Kim Lavoie believes we need more than just a recommendation and that that it’s the government’s role to help people make informed decisions.

November 9, 2022

Dr. Lavoie presented a keynote address entitled “Why stress and behaviour matter for managing long-term conditions – and how digital solutions can help.”

November 9, 2022

Ce nouveau financement permettra à l’équipe de l’Étude iCARE de poursuire une nouvelle phase de son étude dans divers pays.

November 7, 2022

The C-CHANGE guideline is designed to offer Canadian healthcare providers a comprehensive and practical set of harmonized guideline recommendations to manage cardiovascular disease.

October 28, 2022

Les co-directeurs du laboratoire du CMCM honorés lors du Gala des Émilie de la Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal.

October 14, 2022

On the one hand, government are lifting protective COVID-19 measures. On the other, they’re telling people it’s important they get vaccinated and boosted. The contradiction isn’t helpful, says MBMC Co-Director Simon Bacon.

September 29, 2022

À l’occasion d’un débat organisé par l’UQAM et TVA, l’UQAM a fait appel à trois de ses experts dont la titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en médecine comportementale Kim Lavoie.

August 18, 2022

Kim Lavoie says unless the Quebec government changes its vaccination messaging, Quebecers likely won’t get their next booster dose.

July 15, 2022

People will wear masks if they why it’s important to do so, explains Simon Bacon.

July 11, 2022

Ignoring signs is also a common phenomenon, according to Dr. Kim Lavoie

June 19, 2022

Presque du jour au lendemain, on peut se retrouver dans des foules comme avant la pandémie », explique Kim Lavoie

May 27, 2022

“I think the message people are getting is there’s nothing we can do, and we’re all doomed to get infected,” said Kim Lavoie, who holds the Canadian research chair in behavioural medicine

May 27, 2022

“People don’t really have a sense of why they should be doing this,” explain Simon Bacon, professor in behavioural medicine at Concordia University.

May 27, 2022

Les cigarettes électroniques sont loin d’être banales prévient Kim Lavoie, codirectrice du Centre de médecine comportementale de Montréal.

April 27, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie, Canada research chair in behavioural medicine advises talking to the people who will be at a gathering to get an idea of how much exposure they have had, and of their tolerance for risk.

April 27, 2022

“We know the biggest risk of transmission occurs in places where you can remove your mask, in indoor spaces where people congregate,” said Kim Lavoie, Canada research chair in behavioural medicine

April 2, 2022

Les bars et les restaurants sont les lieux les plus exposés au virus, d’après Kim Lavoie, professeure au Département de psychologie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal.

March 31, 2022

Selon Kim Lavoie, directrice de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en médecine comportementale et professeure à l’UQAM, le gouvernement a abandonné son rôle de prévention en banalisant le discours sur la COVID.

March 19, 2022

Behavioural medicine professor Simon Bacon breaks down how the public might live with COVID-19.

March 16, 2022

Certaines personnes sont des maniaques de rangement, d’autres vivent dans des endroits bordéliques. Selon la psychologue Kim Lavoie, qui étudie les changements de comportement en santé, tout dépend de l’importance qu’on accorde au fait de vivre dans un environnement organisé.

March 2, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon will study how major changes to diet and stomach bacteria can impact cognitive function in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

February 10, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon says that people generally do not underestimate the risk of COVID-19 if given enough information to make an informed decision.

February 10, 2022

Behavioural scientist Dr. Simon Bacon says arbitrary dates are confusing.

February 2, 2022

People need to be empowered so that they know how to accurately assess risk and are not stuck in the house, explains Dr. Kim Lavoie.

February 2, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon believes some of those who remain unvaccinated could still be persuaded, with the right approach.

January 28, 2022

Le caucus du PQ recevra la visite des Dres Joanne Liu et Kim Lavoie pour les aider à naviguer dans leurs propositions d’améliorations et de changements au système de santé.

January 27, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie says that getting back to normal means improving air quality, otherwise we’re guaranteed to see the virus circulating in those spaces.

January 24, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie applauds efforts to reach vulnerable and marginalized groups. But for those who are scared, the new helpline will only work if it is staffed by the right people.

January 21, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie explain how even if a group of people are anxious it doesn’t mean they’re all anxious about the same thing.

January 20, 2022

Dr. Bacon suggests that punitive measures used during the pandemic should instead give way to harm reduction measures that would benefit all.

January 20, 2022

How safe it it at schools for staff and students?

January 20, 2022

Selon les résultats d’une étude nationale, 69 % des non-vaccinés ne changeront pas leurs intentions malgré l’imposition du passeport vaccinal.

January 19, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon says punitive measures are less likely to convince the unvaccinated to roll up their sleeves than hearing and addressing their concerns

January 18, 2022

Dr. Bacon suspects these kinds of prodding measures can shift only a small proportion of people into getting vaccinated

January 13, 2022

La Dre Kim Lavoie affirme que l’approche du gouvernement pour réduire la transmission de la COVID-19, y compris le couvre-feu, constitue une «recette classique» pour accentuer les problèmes de santé mentale.

January 13, 2022

Dr. Lavoie explains how the Quebec government’s approach — including the curfew — is a “textbook recipe” for increasing mental health issues.

January 12, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie called the plan to tax the unvaccinated “a master stroke of distraction away from the real issues of poor public health leadership.”

January 11, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon says the premier’s plan does little to address mistrust in government decisions.

January 11, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie said that while she agrees the government should restrict the movement in public places of unvaccinated people, she’s not convinced expanding the passport system will change their minds.

January 11, 2022

La Dre Kim Lavoie appuie la volonté de l’État de limiter les déplacements en public des personnes non-vaccinées, mais doute que des ajouts restrictifs au passeport vaccinal leur fera changer d’avis.

January 9, 2022

Selon la Dre Kim Lavoie, il faut avoir confiance en sa capacité de faire les changements. Les échecs peuvent miner la confiance. Se fixer des objectifs réalistes prend donc toute son importance.

January 6, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie talks about how the Quebec government brags about having some of the strictest measures in the country, in the world, and yet continues to have the worst rates.

January 6, 2022

La Dre Kim Lavoie fait valoir que si le gouvernement souhaite laisser les individus « s’autogérer » — ce qui est une bonne chose, selon elle —, encore faut-il les avoir préparés à cela et leur fournir un certain soutien.

January 5, 2022

La titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada en médecine comportementale, la Dre Kim Lavoie, croit que le Québec « mérite mieux » que le traitement que lui a réservé son gouvernement dans les dernières semaines.

January 5, 2022

La Dre. Kim Lavoie discute d’outils pour soigner son morale pandémique. L’exercice physique, ça se trouve partout. Trouvez un escalier!

January 4, 2022

Dr. Simon Bacon believes logistics may help explain the low rate so far.

January 4, 2022

Entrevue avec la Dre Kim Lavoie: Quels effets auront les plus récentes mesures sanitaires sur l’adhésion des Québécois aux mesures sanitaires?

January 1, 2022

Dr. Kim Lavoie said it’s important to remember why the restrictions are there — that the goal is to get the situation under control and back to normal.

December 24, 2021

“L’une des choses que l’on n’a pas assez faites est de reconnaître les efforts que les gens ont faits”, souligne Simon Bacon de l’Université Concordia.

December 22, 2021

Le problème, c’est que le domaine de la santé psychologique manque de personnel pour subvenir aux besoins, affirme la Dre Kim Lavoie.

December 18, 2021

Le monde entier s’est tourné vers les scientifiques dans l’espoir qu’ils puissent concevoir un vaccin. C’était vu comme une « potion magique », discute Kim Lavoie avec Le Devoir

December 17, 2021

“The messaging is critical, but what’s in the message?” asked Kim Lavoie, a professor and chair of behavioural medicine at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

December 15, 2021

Mario Dumont s’entretient avec Kim Lavoie, professeure de psychologie en médecine du comportement à l’UQAM, aux ondes de QUB radio.

December 13, 2021

Dr. Kim Lavoie talks with CTV News about the upcoming holidays and how to manage vaccination status with guests and families.

December 9, 2021

C’est une situation très délicate, explique Dre Kim Lavoie. On sait qu’on est huit fois plus susceptible d’être infecté lors d’un dîner familial par rapport à une visite à l’épicerie par exemple, alors ce n’est pas banal.

December 8, 2021

C’est sûr qu’un relâchement de certaines mesures de prévention, ça peut inquiéter beaucoup de gens, convient Kim Lavoie.

December 3, 2021

Entrevue avec Kim Lavoie, professeure de psychologie en médecine du comportement à l’UQAM : pourquoi des gens vont jusqu’à engueuler des enfants pour s’opposer aux mesures sanitaires?

October 25, 2021

Despite being pushed back, Dr. Kim Lavoie said, the number of unvaccinated healthcare workers in Quebec has dropped by half since the mandate was announced in late August.

October 15, 2021

Vaccine mandates and educational campaigns may encourage some hesitant people, but there are others who can’t be convinced.

September 30, 2021

Simon Bacon talks to CBC St-John about growing anger surrounding pandemic management. “People are very smart. We can help curb frustration with more transparency.”

September 20, 2021

Dr. Bacon talks to The Atlantic: “Pitting the vaccinated against the unvaccinated creates resistance.”

September 13, 2021

An MBMC-led survey of global attitudes around the COVID-19 pandemic takes a close look at what drives people to get vaccinated and what would motivate those who are not.

September 13, 2021

La Dre Kim Lavoie estime qu’il faut tenter de convaincre les hésitants un à un, sur le terrain, avec des cliniques mobiles dans les cégeps et les universités notamment.

September 13, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon speaks to the CBC about talking with loves ones who are unvaccinated about what’s to gain rather than what there is to lose.

September 13, 2021

Une conversation positive axée sur une approche ouverte et intéressée serait meilleure qu’une approche négative propose la Dre Kim Lavoie

September 10, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon suggests that focusing on the positives of being vaccinated (rather than the negatives) is more likely to help boost rates.

September 10, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon talks with The Concordian about education being essential, namely in response to how the province is managing and explaining vaccine passports.

September 10, 2021

MBMC research trainee Vincent Gosselin Boucher receives an award for an mobile app exercise intervention to support Canadian healthcare professionals overwhelmed by the demands of the pandemic

September 7, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon comments how in Québec the government has been somewhat authoritarian in managing the pandemic but has not provided the information to allow people to make decisions.

September 7, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon talks about those still hesitating about COVID-19 vaccination and suggests they may be more receptive to education than vaccine passports.

August 31, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon explains how we have to disentangle the difference between those who are vaccine hesitant and those who are vaccine resistant,” he says. “Just less than 10 per cent of the population is vaccine resistant”

August 30, 2021

Dr. Bacon says that implementing vaccine passports would do little to boost New Brunswick’s vaccination rates, but they could help protect unvaccinated people from contracting the virus.

August 27, 2021

Dre Kim Lavoie parle des avantages versus des inconvénients qui pourraient être présentés aux personnes non vaccinées afin de les convaincre de se faire vacciner.

August 26, 2021

Selon la Dre Kim Lavoie, le passeport vaccinal doit davantage être une mesure préventive qu’une incitative dans la lutte contre la COVID-19.

August 23, 2021

Opinion piece on COVID-19 vaccination for medical students by incoming medical student Zhida Shang, and another piece written by one of her professors who is also an iCARE study collaborator.

August 16, 2021

Episode 5 of the COVID Quotes podcast series, designed to help healthcare practioners (HCPs) help their patients with COPD live better, talks with Dr. Simon Bacon about addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

August 12, 2021

Dr. Kim Lavoie talks about the importance of talking about vaccine passports as a preventive measure.

August 11, 2021

Dr. Kim Lavoie draws parallels between freedoms and choices in other high-risk situations in talking about Québec’s vaccine passports and suggests they will protect those at risk and the unvaccinated.

July 26, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon and ÉTS professor Dr. Éric Granger will study ambivalence as it relates to health behaviour lifestyle changes thanks to an innovative new research grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

July 19, 2021

MBMC researchers Drs. Jovana Stojanovic and Kim Lavoie talk about implementation and guidelines for those asked to verify and enforce rules associated with vaccination passports.

July 12, 2021

Dr. Simon Bacon talks to CBC News about the risks of some jurisdiction going mask-free and others asking people to keep wearing them. The inconsistency invites people to decide for themselves.