Board Member: Jean-François Pelletier

Dr. Jean-François Pelletier is Senior policy and research analyst for the newly established Mental Health Commission of Canada (Strategy Team). Jean-François holds a PhD in political science, and his thesis focused on the Québec Mental Health Policy, also studying how Internet could be used to foster psychosocial rehabilitation and international networking. When doing his doctoral studies, he was a community worker in the eastern part of Montreal. Working for the Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale, he then was responsible of the service-users’ program, by which people in recovery from all regions of Québec could attend and participate at no cost in major provincial scientific events. At the moment, Jean-François is also a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Knowledge Translation at the Yale University School of Medicine (Program for Recovery and Community Health, L. Davidson, dir.), and at the University of Montreal (Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Knowledge Transfer Axis, A. Lesage, dir.). His current research initiatives are promoting a user-led participatory action research agenda in mental health.

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