Denis Roy

Dr. Denis A. Roy holds a community medicine specialty and is a Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund in Health Policy. Since May 2015, he serves as Vice-President, Science and Clinical Governance at Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux. He is also Acting President of the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR / ACRSPS).

From 2009 to 2015, as Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, he has been responsible of the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec comprehensive scientific program on the determinants of population health. Dr. Roy has also been president of the Board of l’Initiative sur le Partage des Connaissances et le Développement des Compétences, a province-wide capacity building consortium aimed at health system improvement. He is the proud co-author of a reference book on health networks’ management and governance. Previously, Dr. Roy has occupied three other executive leadership positions at l’Agence de la Santé et des Services Sociaux de la Montérégie, at the Quebec Health and Social Services Ministry and at the Montreal Public Health Department.

Dr. Roy holds an MD from Laval University. In addition, he earned a Master of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science (Epidemiology) at McGill University. A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Community Medicine, he has been honoured with some prestigious awards, including an Excellence Award by the Quebec Association of Community Health Physicians. He is currently the only Canadian to have received twice the Canadian Health Research Advancement Award, which he obtained due to his outstanding work with two different teams, in the Montréal and Montérégie regions.