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Dr. Howard Bergman

Howard Bergman, MD, FCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS, C.Q.

Molecular & Regenerative Medicine

Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Chronic diseases, Dementia, Frailty, Health services, Health Services Research, Integrated systems of care, Population health, Primary Health Care
  • Associate Researcher, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine, Oncology and in the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University
  • Assistant Dean, International Affairs, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Contact details

(514) 262-9005

Research Interests

Dr. Howard Bergman’s work focuses on health services and policy research and implementation.

Appointed by the Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services (MSSS), Dr. Bergman tabled the Quebec Alzheimer’s Plan in 2009. He works with the MSSS on the implementation of the plan. Dr. Bergman co-created and co-leads the Canadian Team for Health Services and Systems Improvement in Dementia (ROSA Research Group), which is dedicated to evaluating and implementing initiatives to improve the capacity of primary care to diagnose and treat person’s with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. ROSA has received major grants from the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

Dr. Bergman, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), is an internationally recognized scientist on aging, in particular on health services and policy, primary care, frailty and chronic disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has over 190 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous reports and book chapters.

He has made major contributions in health policy as author of the Quebec Alzheimer Plan (known as the Bergman Report). He chaired the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Expert Panel for the Evaluation of Evidence and Best Practices for the Development of the Canadian Dementia Strategy. The panel, convened at the request of the Public Health Agency of Canada, delivered its report in 2019: “Improving Quality of Life and Care for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers.” He is a member of the World Dementia Council comprised of 24 members from industry, academia, government and civil society.