Dr. Lussier is an Associate Professor at the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at the University of Montreal and a family physician at the Cité de la Santé de Laval Academic Family Medicine Clinic. She is Director of the Primary Care Research Network of the University of Montreal, Regional Director (Quebec) of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network, and Director of the Équipe de recherche en soins de première ligne du Centre de Santé et des services sociaux de Laval. She also presides over the Comité d’action prioritaire “communication” of the Société internationale francophone d’éducation médicale (SIFEM). Her research focus on the analysis of the consultation process and, more specifically, that of communication between general practitioners and patients.
In recent years, she has been interested in the management of chronic diseases in primary care (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and asthma, among others) and the adoption and use of information technology to support the management of chronic diseases by healthcare teams. She is co-editor of the only original French language textbook on communication in healthcare « La communication professionnelle en santé », a book that has become an important reference for teaching health communication in several francophone medical schools. The second edition of this textbook will available in 2014. She has also published, as author or co-author, close to a hundred articles in medical journals and continuing medical education journals.
Dr. Lussier has also been active over the years in medical teaching. She has developed numerous healthcare communication training materials for students in health care, medical residents and teachers at the local, regional, national and international levels.