Dr. Jean-Paul Collet (M.D., PhD) is pediatrician with PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and Masters of Health Economics from University of Lyon (France). He has spent 15 years at McGill teaching epidemiology and conducting clinical research projects in the domain of pharmacoepidemiology and drug evaluation. He is currently appointed as Clinical Professor of Paediatrics in the Department of Paediatrics at UBC in Vancouver, and senior scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital.
In recent 10 years, Dr Collet’s research team focused on personalized care & medicine using modern communication technologies for efficient patient centred care. Dr Collet’s team developed the concept of “personally meaningful outcome” to assess directly for each individual the perceived utility of healthcare interventions. A second stream of research focuses on neuroplasticity and child development to assess the effect of physical activity on the development of children with neurodevelopment disabilities (i.e. autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy), and on the wellbeing of their families. Finally, Dr Collet's team focuses on stress among youth and pediatric patients to assess the effects of chronic stress and develop interventions to control the negative impact.