Paul R Fortin

Paul R Fortin, MPH, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Fortin is a certified rheumatologist and a clinical epidemiologist. His research interests are both clinical and methodological. Clinically, Dr. Fortin has been working on a better understanding of the bio-psycho-social impact of chronic rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD), osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. He is particularly interested in developing better interventions for the treatment of SLE, APS and SARD.

His methodological interests cover the development and validation of health status measures and other clinical tools such as measures of disease activity or damage in SLE. He has worked on the concept of clinically relevant change in lupus disease activity and, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Abrahamowicz, has developed new methods to better link the measure of change with that of clinical relevance.

His other methodological interests include the development of risk profiles for arterial or venous thrombosis in APS, the testing of treatments of disease activity or cardiovascular disease in SLE and the validation of biological markers such as platelet-derived microparticules in SARDs.

J Rheumatol. 2016 Nov;43(11):2019-2025
Fortin PR, Cloutier N, Bissonnette V, Aghdassi E, Eder L, Simonyan D, Laflamme N, Boilard E
J Rheumatol. 2016 May;43(5):861-8
Widdifield J, Moura CS, Wang Y, Abrahamowicz M, Paterson JM, Huang A, Beauchamp ME, Boire G, Fortin PR, Bessette L, Bombardier C, Hanly JG, Feldman D, Bernatsky S, CAnadian Network for Advanced Interdisciplinary Methods for comparative effectiveness...
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Nov 28;:
Barber MRW, Hanly JG, Su L, Urowitz MB, Pierre YS, Romero-Diaz J, Gordon C, Bae SC, Bernatsky S, Wallace DJ, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Ginzler EM, Petri M, Bruce IN, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Ramsey-Goldman R, Khamashta MA, Aranow C,...
Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Oct 04;18(1):218
Landolt-Marticorena C, Prokopec SD, Morrison S, Noamani B, Bonilla D, Reich H, Scholey J, Avila-Casado C, Fortin PR, Boutros PC, Wither J
Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Aug 21;:
Jean S, Hudson M, Gamache P, Bessette L, Fortin PR, Boire G, Bernatsky S
PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0162107
Otis MJ, Ayena JC, Tremblay LE, Fortin PE, Ménélas BA
Nat Commun. 2017 07 17;8:16021
Langefeld CD, Ainsworth HC, Cunninghame Graham DS, Kelly JA, Comeau ME, Marion MC, Howard TD, Ramos PS, Croker JA, Morris DL, Sandling JK, Almlöf JC, Acevedo-Vásquez EM, Alarcón GS, Babini AM, Baca V, Bengtsson AA, Berbotto GA, Bijl M, Brown EE,...
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jan;69(1):124-132
George A, Wong-Pak A, Peschken CA, Silverman E, Pineau C, Smith CD, Arbillaga H, Zummer M, Bernatsky S, Hudson M, Hitchon C, Fortin PR, Nevskaya T, Pope JE, 1000 Canadian Faces of Lupus Investigators
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Aug;68(8):1932-44
Hanly JG, Su L, Urowitz MB, Romero-Diaz J, Gordon C, Bae SC, Bernatsky S, Clarke AE, Wallace DJ, Merrill JT, Isenberg DA, Rahman A, Ginzler EM, Petri M, Bruce IN, Dooley MA, Fortin P, Gladman DD, Sanchez-Guerrero J, Steinsson K, Ramsey-Goldman R,...


Tenured Professor of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; and Clinical Scientist, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec – Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (primary appointments)
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
Member, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)