Debbie Feldman, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
Institut de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal (IRSPUM)
Pavillon 7101 avenue du Parc
Montréal (Québec), H3N 1X9

T 514 343-6111, # 1252
F 514 343-6929

Research background (french)


  • B.Sc. (PT) McGill University (1978)
  • M.Sc. (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) McGill (1984)
  • Ph.D. (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) McGill (1998)
  • Postdoctoral, GRIS, Health Services, Université de Montréal (1998-2000)

Current reserach projects

  • Prioritization of occupational therapy referrals in Québec
  • Physiotherapy practice and third party payers: issues in Professional practice
  • Birth outcomes in women who had Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Timely referral to orthopedics for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis : Does having a regular primary care physician reduce the chances for surgery?

Selected publications

  • Cavallo, S.*, Majnemer, A., Duffy, CM., Chilingaryan, G., Ehrmann Feldman, D. Participation in leisure activities among children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. J Rheumatol 2015;42:1708-1715
  • Hudon, A.*, Laliberté, M., Hunt, M., Ehrmann Feldman, D. Quality of physiotherapy services for injured workers compensated by workers’ compensation in Quebec: a focus group study of physiotherapy professionals. Healthcare Policy 2015;10 :32-47.
  • Raymond, MH.*, Demers, L., Ehrmann Feldman, D. Will low priority clients ever get their turn? Waiting list management practices for home care occupational therapy in the province of Quebec, Canada. Health & Social Care in the Community 2016;154-164
  • Ehrmann Feldman, D., Bernatsky, S., Levesque, JF., Van, MT., Toupin April, K.  Access and perceived need for physical and occupational therapy in chronic arthritis   Disability and Rehabilitation  2010; 32(22):1827-1832.
  • Ehrmann Feldman, D., Swaine, B., Gosselin, J., Meshefedjian, G., Grilli, L.  Is waiting for rehabilitation services associated with changes in function and quality of life in children with physical disabilities?  Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 2008; 28:291-304.

Current research interests

  • Epidemiology in rehabilitation (musculoskeltal conditions, back pain in adolescents)
  • Health services research
  • Clinical research in orthopedics and arthritis
  • Rehabilitation in public health