Lise Bjerre

Lise Bjerre



Research Focus:
  • Administrative Data
  • Research Methods
  • Other. Medication Appropriateness & Primary Care
  • Assistant Professor – Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Cross-appointed – Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Clinician-Investigator – CT Lamont Primary Care Research Centre
  • Scientist – Bruyère Research Institute
  • Adjunct Scientist – Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
  • Staff Physician – Civic


Dr. Lise Bjerre is a researcher with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a practicing family physician working as a staff physician at the Civic Family Health Team of the Ottawa Hospital. Her research focuses largely on medication appropriateness in primary care, and in particular on potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in primary care, its identification using clinical tools and health administrative data, and its effects on patient outcomes and use of health care resources at the population level. Ultimately, she aims to develop strategies and targeted interventions to reduce the number and the impact of PIP on the health of Canadians, with a view to informing practice improvement and promoting optimal medication management in primary care across Canada and beyond. Related interests include drug safety and effectiveness, health policy relating to medication access, and methodological issues in large health databases.

Degrees and Education

PhD, Epidemiology (Dean’s Honour List), McGill University, Montreal (2004)
Dr.Med. (medical doctorate), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany (2003)
Doctor of Medicine (MDCM), Medicine, McGill University, Montreal (1999)
MSc, Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal (1995)
BSc, Biology (Honours) and Science College, Concordia University, Montreal (1993)