Julie Bruneau – Femme de mérite 2020 – Fondation Y des Femmes
March 18, 2021
Julie Bruneau is a professor and researcher at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) who is experimenting with novel approaches to caring for people dealing with addiction. She noted the limitations of clinical intervention when she set out to change the system, prompting her to move into research. In the course of her work, she founded CHUM’s Addiction Medicine Unit, one of the largest centres of its kind in Canada. Her in-depth studies and dedication have helped document the devastating effects of HIV and hepatitis C and introduce effective responses. In addition, Julie Bruneau is the Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine and has presented her work at various forums around the world and published over 200 articles in renowned scientific journals.