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Karine Bilodeau


Assistant professor


•UdeM – Université de Montréal • CIFI — Centre d'innovation en formation infirmière

Research Axes


Contact information

Phone: 514 343-6111 , poste43254


  • Cynthia Henriksen
  • Asma Fadhlaoui

Karine Bilodeau has a doctorate in nursing sciences. She has been a clinical nurse and consultant in the oncology care sector for over 10 years. She is now a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Montreal.

Professional Certification:

  • Certified Oncology Nurse by the Canadian Nurses Association: CSIO (C)


  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research- April 2020- March 2022
  • Centre of Applied Health in Cancer Control- March 2018- April 2019

Research Unit

The objective of the research unit is to develop and establish solutions to optimize the health care and services received by cancer survivors from the perspective of returning to and maintaining an active social life. The unit´s work deals with, among other things, experiential learning by patients and healthcare professionals, interprofessional interventions in order to support cancer survivors, and the process of returning to work after cancer.

Research Interests:

  • Experiential knowledge of patients and health professionals
  • Health studies
  • Returning to an active social life after cancer
  • Rehabilitation in oncology
  • Healthcare and health services in oncology
  • Patient-centred research strategy
  • Nadeau, MC., Bilodeau, K., Daoust, L. (2020). Optimisation du transfert des connaissances en soins palliatifs pédiatriques: utilisation d’une formation web. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal/Revue Canadienne de Soins Infirmiers en Oncologie, 30(1), 23-30.
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  • Durand, M. J., Coutu, M. F., Tremblay, D., Sylvain, C., Gouin, M. M., Bilodeau, K., ... & Côté, D. (2020). Insights into the Sustainable Return to Work of Aging Workers with a Work Disability: An Interpretative Description Study. Journal of occupational rehabilitation
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  • Bilodeau, K., Tremblay, D. & Durand, M-J. (2019). Return to Work After Breast Cancer Treatments: Rebuilding Everything Despite Feeling “in between”. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 41, 165-172.
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  • Bilodeau, K., Tremblay, D., Durand, MJ. (2019). Gaps and Delay in Survivorship Care through Return-to-Work Pathway of Breast Cancer Survivors - a Qualitative Study. Current Oncology, 26 (3), e 414- e 417.
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  • Tremblay, D., Touati, N., Poder, T., Vasiliadis, HM., Bilodeau, K., (…), Lévesque, L. (2019). Collaborative Governance in the Quebec Cancer Network: A Realist Evaluation of Emerging Mechanisms of Institutionalization, Multi-level Governance, and Value Creation Using a Longitudinal Multiple Case Study Design. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1), 752.
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  • Tremblay, D., Bilodeau, K., Durand, MJ., Coutu, MF. (2019). Translation and perceptions of the French version of the Cancer Survivor Profile-Breast Cancer (CSPro-BC): a tool to identify and manage unmet needs. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13(2), 306-315.
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  • Bilodeau, K., & Tremblay, D. How oncology teams can be patient-centred? Opportunities for Theoretical Improvement Through an Empirical Examination. Health Expectations, 22(2), 235-244.
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  • Rouleau, G., Bélisle-Pipon, J.-C., Birko, S., Karazivan, P., Fernandez, N., Bilodeau, K., . . . Rodrigue, C. (2018). Early Career Researchers’ Perspectives and Roles in Patient-Oriented Research. Research Involvement and Engagement, 4(1), 35. doi: 10.1186/s40900-018-0117-z
  • Galica, J., Bilodeau, K., Strohschein, F., Powell, T. L., Lambert, L. K., & Truant, T. L. (2018). Building and sustaining a postgraduate student network: The experience of oncology nurses in Canada. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal/Revue canadienne de soins infirmiers en oncologie, 28(4), 288-293.
  • Bilodeau, K., Tremblay, D., & Durand, M.-J. (2018). Exploration of the Contexts Surrounding the Implementation of an Intervention Supporting Return-to-work After Breast Cancer in a Primary Care Setting: Starting Point for an Intervention Development. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, 11, 75.
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  • Tremblay, D., Prady, C., Bilodeau, K., Touati, N., Chouinard, M.-C., Fortin, M., . . . L’Italien, M.-F. (2017). Optimizing Clinical and Organizational Practice in Cancer Survivor Transitions Between Specialized Oncology and Primary Care Teams: a Realist Evaluation of Multiple Case Studies. BMC health services research, 17(1), 834. doi:
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  • Bilodeau, K., Tremblay, D., & Durand, M.-J. (2017). Exploration of Return-to-work Interventions for Breast Cancer Patients: A Scoping Review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(6), 1993-2007.
  • Tremblay, D. Latreille, J., Bilodeau, K., Samson, A., Roy, L., L'Italien, MF, Mimeault C. (2016). Improving the Transition From Oncology to Primary Care Teams: a Case for Shared Leadership. Journal of Oncology Practice.1: 1-12.


  • Bachelor in Nursing Sciences

    Université de Montréal

  • Master in Nursing Sciences

    Université de Montréal

  • Ph.D. in Nursing Sciences

    Université de Montréal

  • Postdoctoral Internship

    Centre de recherche Charles-Le Moyne – Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean on innovations in healthcare (CR-CSIS)


  • 2020 Junior Research Scholar 1  (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé )
  • 2015 Post-doctoral Award  (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé)
  • 2015 Post-doctoral Award  (Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec)
  • 2014 Post-doctoral Award  (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • 2014 “Exceptional” Mention for the quality of the doctoral thesis  (Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal)
  • 2013 Post-doctoral Award  (Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal)
  • 2013 Post-doctoral Award  (Centre de recherche du CHUM)
  • 2012 Post-doctoral Award  (Études supérieures et postdoctorales, Université de Montréal)
  • 2012 Post-doctoral Award  (Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada)
  • 2010 Post-doctoral Award  (ministère de l’Éducation, des Loisirs et des Sports du Québec –Universités)
  • 2009 Post-doctoral Award  (CHUM et Fondation du CHUM)