Adjunct Professor
Ph.D.
PO Box 5350 Stn Terminal
WorkSafe BC
Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5
phone: 7789991577

 

Dr. Renée-Louise Franche is Senior Psychology Advisor at WorkSafe BC and a consultant in Work Disability Prevention and Occupational Health. She holds Adjunct positions at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications, she has been an active member of the international research community in work disability prevention. Dr. Franche’s work focuses on developing a better understanding of how organizational, healthcare, insurer, and individual factors contribute to safe, sustainable, and healthy return to work following injury or ill health. She has led the development of Best Practices for return-to-work/stay-at-work interventions, and led a cohort study of injured workers, both of which had significant impacts on policies and practices of workers’ compensation sys tems and of employers. Throughout her career, she has been committed to bridging the gap between research and practice by bringing evidence-based practices to a wide range of audiences, and by including multiple stakeholder perspectives in the process, from the front-line workers, to researchers, and to policy-makers.

2013– present: Supervisory committee for Amy Hall, University of British Columbia.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Mieke Koehoorn

Committee members: Dr. George Astrakianakis, Dr. Renée-Louise Franche

Topic: Shift work and occupational health

2009-present: Supervisory committee member for Lois Lochhead, University of British Columbia.

Thesis supervisor: Dr. Catherine Backman

Committee members: Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, Dr. Renée-Louise Franche

 

Title: Association of past hysterectomy with work-related low back injury among health care workers

1. Steenstra I, Franche R-L, Furlan A, Amick B, Hogg-Johnson S. The added value of collecting information on pain experience when predicting time on benefits for injured workers with back pain. In press. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2015. 

2. Brouwer S, Amick B, Lee H, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S. The predictive validity of the return-to-work self-efficacy scale for return-to-work outcomes in claimants with musculoskeletal disorders. Accepted for publication in Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2015.

3. Carnide N, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Breslin C, Severin C, Bültmann U, Krause N. Course of depressive symptoms following a workplace injury: A 12-month follow-up update. Accepted for publication in Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2015.

4. Moll S, Eakin JM, Franche R-L, Strike C. When health care workers experience mental ill health: Institutional practices of silence. Qualitative Health Research. Feb 2013, Vol. 23 (2), pp. 167-79.

5. MacEachen E, Kosny A, Ferrier S, Lippel K, Neilson C, Franche R-L, Pugliese D. The ideal of consumer choice in social services: Challenges with implementation in an Ontario injured worker vocational retraining program. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2013. http://informahealthcare.com/dre

6. Murray, E, Franche R-L, Ibrahim S, Smith P, Carnide N, Côté P, Gibson J, Guzman J, Mustard, C. Pain-related work interference is a key factor in a worker/workplace model of work absence duration due to musculoskeletal conditions in Canadian nurses. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9408-7

7. MacEachen E, Kosny A, Ferrier S, Lippel K, Neilson C, Franche R-L, Pugliese D. The ‘Ability’ paradigm in vocational rehabilitation: Challenges in an Ontario injured worker retraining program. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2012. 22(1), 105-117.

8. Johnston V, Nielsen M, Corbière M, Franche R-L. Experiences and perspectives of physical therapists managing patients covered by workers’ compensation in Queensland, Australia. Physical Therapy. October 2012. 92 (6), 1306-1315.

9. Franche R-L, Murray E, Ibrahim S, Smith P, Carnide N, Côté, P, Gibson J, Koehoorn M. Examining the impact of worker and workplace factors on prolonged work absences among Canadian nurses. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011, 53 (8): 919-927. 

10. Pomaki G, Franche R-L, Murray E, Khushrushahi N, Lampinen T. Workplace-based work disability prevention interventions for workers with common mental health conditions: A review of the literature. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2011.DOI 10.1007/s10926-011-9338-9

11. Corbière M, Zaniboni S, Coutu MF, Franche RL, Guzman J, Dawson, K, Yassi A. Evaluation of the fear-avoidance model with healthcare workers experiencing acute/subacute pain. Pain. Doi:10/1016/j.pain. 2011.07.024.

12. Franche R-L, Murray E, Ostry A, Ratner P, Wagner S, Harder H. Work disability prevention in rural healthcare workers. Rural Remote Health; 2010. 10 (online): 1502.

13. Brouwer S, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Lee H, Krause N, Shaw WS. Return-to-work self-efficacy: Development and validation of a scale in claimants with musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2011; 21:244-258.

14. Costa-Black KM, Imbeau D, Halpern M, Durand MJ, Baril R, and Franche R-L. The applicability of ergonomics tools for the rehabilitation of low back disability: analysis of their utility and content. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2010. 

15. Corbière M, Bonneville-Roussy A, Franche R-L, Coutu M-F, Chouinière M, Durand M-J, and Boulanger A. Further validation of the BDI-II among people with chronic pain originating from musculoskeletal disorders. Clinical Journal of Pain; 2010 [epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181eef903.

16. Hepburn CG, Kelloway KE, Franche R-L. Early employer response to workplace injury: What injured workers perceive as fair and why these perceptions matter. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology; 2010, 3(1):7-24.

17. Nieuwenhuijsen K, Franche R-L, van Dijk FJH. Work functioning measurement: Tools for occupational mental health research. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 2010, 52(8):778-90.

18. Dionne C, Le Sage N, Franche R-L, Dorval M, Bombardier C, and Deyo R. Five questions predicted long-term, severe, back-related functional limitations: Evidence from three large prospective studies. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology; 2010 May 7, doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.02.004. [epub ahead of print].

19. Hepburn CG, Franche R-L, Francis L. Successful return to work: The role of fairness and workplace-based strategies. International Workplace Health Management; 2010, 3(1):7-24. 

20. Lagerveld SE, Bültmann U, Franche R-L, van Dijk FJH, Vlasveld MC, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Bruinvels D, Huijs J, Blonk RWB, van der Klink JL, Nieuwenhuijsen K. Factors associated with work participation and work functioning in depressed workers: A systematic review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; 2010, published online: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y82767285226004k/

21. Steenstra I, Ibrahim S, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Shaw W, Pransky G. Validation of a risk factor-based intervention strategy model using data from the Readiness for return to work cohort study. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; 2010, published online: http://www.springerlink.com/content/q115535751450417/

22. Franche R-L, Severin C, Lee H, Hogg-Johnson S, Hepburn G, Vidmar M, MacEachen E. Perceived justice of compensation process for return-to-work: Development and validation of a scale. Psychological Injury and the Law 2009; 2(3): 225-237.

23. Franche R-L, Severin C, Hogg-Johnson S, Lee H, Côté P, Krause N. A multivariate analysis of factors associated with offer and acceptance of a work accommodation following an occupational musculoskeletal injury. Journal of Occupational and Environment Medicine 2009; 51: 969-983.

24. Franche R-L, Carnide N, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Breslin CF, Bültmann U, Severin CN, Krause N. Course, diagnosis, and treatment of depressive symptomatology in workers following a workplace injury: A prospective study. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 54: 534-546. 

25. Van Oostrom SH, Driessen MT, de Vet HCW, Franche, R-L, Schonstein E, Loisel P, van Mechelen W, Anema JR. Workplace interventions for preventing work disability. Injuries Group Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006955.pub2.

26. Brouwer S, Krol B, Reneman MF, Bültmann U, Franche R-L, van der Klink JJL, Groothoff JW (2009). Behavioral determinants as predictors of return to work after long-term sickness absence: An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. DOI 10.1007/s10926-009-9172-5

27. Parson J, Eakin J, Bell R, Franche R-L, Davis E. So, are you back to work yet? – Re-conceptualizing ‘work’ and ‘return to work’ in the context of primary bone cancer. Social Science and Medicine 2008; 67: 1826-1836.

28. Cameron JI, Stewart DE, Tomlinson GA, Franche R-L, Hyman I, Cheung AM. Emotional distress among family caregivers in Canada: Longitudinal analysis of the National Population Health Survey. Archives of Public Health 2008; 66: 35-45.

29. Van Oostrom SH, Driessen MT, Anema JR, Fassier JB, Franche R-L, Schonstein E, de Vet HCW, Loisel P, van Mechelen W. Workplace interventions for preventing work disability. (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art No.: CD006955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd006955.

30. Franche R-L, Severin C, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Vidmar M, Lee H. The impact of early workplace-based return-to-work strategies on work absence duration: A 6-month longitudinal study following an occupational musculoskeletal injury. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2007; 49(9): 960-974.

31. Franche R-L, Corbière, M, Lee, H, Breslin, FC, Hepburn, CG. The Readiness for Return-To-Work (RRTW) scale: Development and validation of a self-report staging scale in lost-time claimants with musculoskeletal disorders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2007;17(3):450-472.

32. Bültmann U, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Lee H, Severin C, Vidmar M, Carnide N. Health status, work limitations, and return-to-work trajectories in injured workers with musculoskeletal disorders. Quality of Life Research. 2007; 16: 1167-1178.

33. Grace SL, Williams A, Stewart DE, Franche R-L. Health-promoting behaviour changes through pregnancy, maternity leave, and return to work: Effects of role spillover and other correlates. Women & Health 43(2). 51-72. September 2006. doi:10.1300/JO13v43n02-04.

34. Lötters FJB, Hogg-Johnson S, Pole J, Burdorf A, Franche R-L. Prognostic value of depressive symptoms, fear avoidance and self-efficacy on time on benefit due to musculoskeletal disorders. Occup Environ Med 2006; 63:794-80. 

35. Franche R-L, Pole J, Hogg-Johnson S, Vidmar M, Breslin FC. The impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders on workers’ caregiving activities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2006; 49: 780-790.

36. MacEachen E, Clarke J, Franche R-L, Irvin E and the Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Literature Review Group. Systematic review of the qualitative literature on return to work after injury. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2006; 32: 257-269.

37. Breslin FC, Gnam W, Franche R-L, Mustard C, Lin E. Depression and activity limitations: Examining gender differences in the general population. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2006; 41(8); 648-655.

38. Kosny A, Franche R-L, Pole J, Krause N, Côté P, Mustard C. Early healthcare provider communication with patient and their workplace following a lost-time claim for an occupational musculoskeletal injury. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2006; 16(1): 25-37.

39. Williams A, Franche R-L, Ibrahim S, Mustard CM, Layton FR. Examining the relationship between work-family spillover and sleep quality. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 2006; 11(1): 27-37.

40. Pole J, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Krause N, Vidmar M. Duration of work disability: A comparison of self-report and administrative data. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2006; 49(5): 394-401.

41. Frank J, Cullen K and the IWH Ad Hoc Working Group (Breslin FC, Cole DC, Côté P, Franche R-L, Mustard C, Reardon R, Shannon H, Sinclair S.) Preventing injury, illness and disability at work: A view from Canada. A discussion paper for the occupational health and safety community. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health 2006; 32(2): 160-167.

42. Franche R-L, Williams A, Ibrahim S, Grace SL, Mustard C, Minore B, Stewart DE. Path analysis of work conditions and work-family spillover as modifiable workplace factors associated with depressive symptomatology. Stress and Health 2006; 22(2): 91-103.

43. Franche R-L, Cullen K, Clarke J, Irvin E, Sinclair S, Frank J. et al. Workplace-based return-to-work interventions: A systematic review of the quantitative literature. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2005; 15(4): 607-631.

44. Franche R-L, Baril R, Shaw W, Pransky G, Nicholas M, Loisel P. Workplace-based return-to-work interventions: Optimizing the role of stakeholders in implementation and research. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2005; 15(4): 525-542.

45. Loisel P, Côté P, Durand MJ, Franche R-L, Sullivan MJL Training the next generation of researchers in work disability prevention: the Canadian Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2005; 15(3): 273-284.

46. Pransky G, Shaw W, Franche R-L, Clarke A. Disability prevention and communication among workers, physicians, employers, and insurer – Current models and opportunities for improvement. Disability and Rehabilitation 2004; 26(11): 625-34.

47. Franche R-L, Abbey S, Irvine J, Shnek Z, Grace S, Devins G, Stewart D. Sex differences in predictors of illness intrusiveness one year after a cardiac event. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2004; 56(1): 125-132.

48. Franche R-L, Krause N. Readiness for return to work following injury or illness: Conceptualizing the interpersonal impact of healthcare, workplace, and insurance factors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2002; 12(4): 233-256.

49. Cameron J, Franche R-L, Cheung A, Stewart D. Lifestyle interference and emotional distress in family caregivers of advanced cancer. Cancer 2002; 94 (2): 521 -527.

50. Grace SL, Abbey S, Irvine J, Shnek Z, Franche R-L, Stewart D. Cardiac rehabilitation I: Review of psychosocial factors. General Hospital Psychiatry 2002; 24(3): 121-126.

51. Grace SL, Abbey S, Shnek Z, Irvine J, Franche R-L, Stewart D. Cardiac Rehabilitation II: Referral and participation. General Hospital Psychiatry 2002; 24(3): 127-134.

52. Franche R-L. Psychologic and obstetric predictors of couples’ grief during pregnancy after a miscarriage or perinatal death. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001; 97(4): 597-602.

53. Votta E, Franche R-L, Sim D, Mitchell B, Frewen T, Maan C. Impact of parental involvement in life-support decisions: a qualitative analysis of parents’ adjustment following their critically ill child’s death. Children’s Health Care 2001; 30(1) 17-25.

54. Franche R-L, Mikail S. The impact of perinatal loss on couples’ adjustment to subsequent pregnancy. Social Science and Medicine 1999; 48: 1613-1623.

55. Franche R-L, Bulow C. The impact of a subsequent pregnancy on grief and emotional adjustment following a perinatal loss. Infant Mental Health Journal 1999; 20(2): 175-187.

56. Hammond I, Franche R-L, Black D, Gaudette S. The radiologist and the patient – Breaking bad news. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal 1999; 50(4): 233.

57. Gruslin-Giroux A, Selby P, Davies G, Leyland N, Franche R-L. Alcohol abuse and the pregnant woman. Journal of Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada 1998; 20(7): 655-666.

58. Franche R-L, Hammond I, Gaudette S, Black D. First trimester loss: How can we help our patients? Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 1997; 16: 513-514.

59. Franche R-L, Dobson KS. Self-criticism and interpersonal dependency as vulnerability factors to depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research 1992; 16: 419-435.

60. Dobson KS, Franche R-L. A conceptual and empirical review of the depressive realism hypothesis, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Sciences 1989; 21(4): 419-433.

61. Stravynski A, Eli R, Franche R-L. Perception of early parenting by patients diagnosed avoidant personality disorder. A test of the over-protection hypothesis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1989; 80: 415-420.

Book Chapters

1. Franche R-L, Frank J, Krause N. Prediction of occupational disability: Models, factors and outcomes. In: I. Schultz and R. Gatchel, (Eds.), Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention and Prevention. 2006. Springer, New York. Pg. 93-116.

2. Franche R-L, Krause N. Readiness for return to work following injury or illness – Conceptualizing the interpersonal impact of health care, workplace, and insurance factors. In: I. Schultz and R. Gatchel, , (Eds.), Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention and Prevention. 2006. Springer, New York. Pg. 67-91.

3. Franche R-L, Krause N. Critical factors in recovery and return to work. In: J. Frank & T. Sullivan (Eds.), Reducing Work-Related Disability: A Reader. 2003. Taylor & Francis, New York. Pg. 33-56.

4. Gruslin-Giroux A, Franche R-L, Selby P, Davies G, Leyland N. Substance use disorders: Obstetrics & gynecology module. In L. Wilson, M. Kahan, D. Midmer (Eds.). Project CREATE Module series for Undergraduate Medical Education and Faculty Development. 1999. Department of Family & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto. 

5. Dobson KS, Franche R-L. La practica de la terapia cognitiva (The practice of cognitive therapy). In: Y.E. Cabello (Ed.) 1999. Manual de tecnicas de terapia y Modificacion de Conducta.

Research Reports or Reports Produced for the Government or other Public Agencies

1. Physician Health Program of British Columbia Substance Use Working Group. Substance Use Disorders (SUDS) Working Group Position Statement and Recommendations to the PHP Board of Directors. January 2012. (not publicly released).

2. Pomaki, G, Franche, R-L, Khushrushahi, N, Murray, E, Lampinen, T, Mah P. Return-to-work/Stay-at-work for Workers with Mental Health Conditions: From Best Practices to Organizational Uptake. March 2010. Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC. 

3. Task Force on the Accommodation of the Pregnant Physician (2010). Medicine and Motherhood: Can We Talk? Vancouver: Physician Health Program of British Columbia.

4. Franche R-L, Cullen K, Clarke J, MacEachen E, Frank JW, Sinclair S and the Workplace-based return-to-work intervention literature review group. Workplace-Based Return-To-Work Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative and Qualitative Literature. Report for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, June 10, 2004.

5. Frank J, Cullen K and the IWH Ad Hoc Working Group (Breslin FC, Cole DC, Côté P, Franche R-L, Mustard CA, Reardon R, Shannon H, Sinclair S) A Prevention White Paper on Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Community – Preventing Injury, Illness And Disability At Work: What Works And How Do We Know? Report for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, 2004.

Active Grants

1. MacEachen E, Tompa E, et al. (including Franche R-L as collaborator). 2013-2020. ($2,760,782) Income security and labour-market engagement: Envisioning the future of disability policy in Canada. SSHRC Partnership grant. 

2. Loisel, P. and (in alphabetical order) Anema, J.R., Baril, R., Breslin, C., Bültmann, U., Cassidy, J.D., Cooper, J.E., Corbiere, M., Côté, P., Coutu, M.F., Dewa, C., Dionne, C., Durand, M.J., Feuerstein, M., Franche, R.L., Gagnon, D., Guzmán, J., Hogg-Johnson, S., Koehoorn, M., Krause, N., Lambert, C., Lippel, K., MacEachen, E., Mairiaux, P., Pransky, G., Ranville, P., Shaw, W., Tompa, E.,Vézina, N., Scardamalia, M. 2009-2015. CIHR Strategic Training Program in Work Disability Prevention. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. $1,950,000. 

Past Funding

1. Koehoorn M, Lockhead L, Backman C, Franche R-L. 2011-2013. ($30,000). Association of past hysterectomy with low back injury: A retrospective study of direct healthcare workers. WorkSafe BC Research secretariat. 

2. Friesen MN, Franche R-L, Finlayson G. 2010-2013 ($199,500). Understanding and measuring work disability in rural and urban healthcare workers in Manitoba. Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba.

3. Hogg-Johnson S, Tolusso D, Franche R-L, Bültmann U, Tompa E, Amick B. 2010-2013. ($120,805). Comparison of the 1993 Early Claimant Cohort and the 2005 Readiness for Return to Work Cohort. WSIB Research Advisory Council. 

4. Franche R-L, Murray E, Alamgir H, Gilligan T, Harder H, Li H, Ostry A, Ratner P, Wagner S. 2010-2012. ($194,551 but did not accept the funding). Work disability prevention in BC rural and urban healthcare workers: Understanding the disparities and moving to solutions. WorkSafeBC.

5. Franche R-L, Murray E, Alamgir H, Gilligan T, Harder H, Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Ratner P, Wagner S. 2009-2010. ($2,500). Rural health and work disability prevention research initiative: A focus on healthcare workers. British Columbia Environmental and Occupational Health Research Network. 

6. Steenstra I, Busse J, Hogg-Johnson S, Amick B, Tolusso D, Furlan A, Franche R-L. 2009-2011. ($120,942). A prediction rule for duration of disability benefits in workers with non specific low back pain. WSIB Research Advisory Council. 

7. Loisel P., Geary J.A., Keen D., Kidd C., Lovick M.K., Pearson B., Bültmann U., Fassier J.B., Franche R.-L., Gehanno J.F., MacEachen E., Van Oostrom S. ($100,000.) Knowledge synthesis on the core elements of intervention and implementation to foster the utilization of evidence-based RTW interventions for workers presenting with disability from musculoskeletal disorders. CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant. 

8. Loisel P. and (in alphabetical order), Anema H., Baril R., Breslin C., Bültmann U., Cassidy D., Cooper J., Corbiere M., Côté P., Coutu M.F., Dewa C., Dionne C., Durand M.J., Feuerstein M., Franche R.-L., Gagnon D., Guzmán J., Hogg-Johnson S., Koehoorn M., Krause N., Lambert C., Lippel K., MacEachen E., Mairiaux P., Pransky G., Rainville P., Shaw W., Tompa E., Vézina N. 2008. ($30,000). CIHR Strategic Training Program in Work Disability Prevention. CIHR Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research.

9. Franche R-L, Côté P, Guzman J, Ibrahim S, Koehoorn M, Mustard C, Smith P H. 2008-2010. ($120,638.00). Multimorbidity, depression, and pain in the workplace: Potential risk factors for work absence and work limitations in Canadian nurses. WSIB Research Advisory Committee.

10. Cassidy JD, Côté P, Carette S et al. (Including Franche R-L). 2005-2010. ($2,000,000). Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes (CREIDO). Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

11. Tompa E, Endicott M, de Wolff A, Franche R-L, Guzman J, MacEachen E, Stone SD, Gildiner A, Storey R, Lippel K, Ballantyne P, Eakin J, Kirsh B, Tucker E. 2005-2010. ($997,322). Workers’ compensation and the consequences of work injury. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

12. Dionne C, Abdous B, Bombardier C, Deyo R, Franche R-L. 2008-2009. ($100,000) CASSANDRA III: Measuring the clinical and financial impacts of the systemic use of a predictive model of long term, severe, back-related functional limitations. Canadian Institute of Health Research.

13. Kennedy C, Franche R-L. Jan 2008 – Dec 2008. ($5,000) Prescription for Education: A pilot study of the effectiveness of an education program for adults with inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Health Professions Association of Ontario.

14. Loisel P, Baril R, Durand M-J , Franche R-L, Gagnon D, Larivière C, Rainville P, Sullivan M, Vézina N. 2004-2008. ($800,000). Développer, évaluer et implanter des modes de prise en charge pour le retour et maintien au travail des personnes ayant des troubles muculo-squelettiques. Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec.

15. Corbière M, Coutu MF, Franche R-L, Durand M-J, Choinière M. March 2007- March 2008. ($19,953). La validation de l’Inventaire de Dépression de Beck II auprès de personnes ayant une douleur originaire de troubles musculosquelettiques. REPAR (Quebec). 

16. Loisel P, Arsenault B, Baril R, Berthelette D, Bombardier C, Franche R-L, et al. 2008. ($306,000). Extension Funding for the Work disability prevention CIHR strategic training program. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

17. MacEachen E, Franche R-L. Jan 2008-Sept 2008. ($9,573). Groundwork for an injured worker and mental health intervention study. Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes (CREIDO).

18. Franche R-L, Guzmán J, Koehoorn M. Jan 2008-June 2008. ($10,000). Exploring multimorbidity: identifying the most prevalent persistent health conditions, their co-occurrence, and their relationship with work absence and work limitations in healthcare workers. Centre of Research Expertise in Improved Disability Outcomes (CREIDO).

19. MacEachen E, Kosny A., Lippel K, Franche R-L. 2007-2009. ($140,605). An ethnographic study of process and experience with labour market re-entry. WSIB Research Advisory Council.

20. Franche R-L, Corbière M, Côté P, Imbeau D, Larivière C, Loisel P, Carnide N. 2007-2008. ($10,000). Determinants of RTW and SAW: Building an integrated cross-jurisdictional cohort. Work Disability Prevention FRSQ Research Team. 

21. Franche R-L, Breslin C, Côté P, Frank J, Hepburn G, Hogg-Johnson S, Mustard C, Reardon R. 2006-2008. ($246,674). Recurrence and persistence of work absence: Understanding their risk factors, and long-term impact on workers’ health, work limitations, and non-work role participation. WSIB Research Advisory Committee.

22. Loisel P, Baril P, Corbiére M, Côté P, Coutu MF, Delisle A, Durand MJ, Franche R-L, Gagnon D, Imbeau D, Lariviére C, Lippel K, Plamandon A, Rainville P, Sullivan MJL, Vézina N. June – September 2007. ($10,000). Bringing evidence-based tools to stakeholders and decision-makers for work disability prevention. CIHR team in work disability prevention. Letter of Intent (LOI). Canadian Institute of Health Research (team grant).

23. Loisel P, Baril R, Corbière M, Côté P, Coutu MF, Delisle A, Durand MJ, Franche R-L, Gagnon D, Imbeau D, Larivière C, Lippel K, Plamondon A, Rainville P, Sullivan MJL, Vézina N. July-Sept 2007. ($23,000). Équipe en prévention d’incapacité au travail. REPAR.

24. Loisel P, et al. (including Franche R-L). 2001- March 2008 ($1,800,000). Work disability prevention CIHR strategic training program. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

25. Bigelow P, Cole D, Ferrier S, Franche R-L, Frazer M, Kramer D, Lee W, Maracle S, Theberge N, Wells R, Zohar D. 2005-2007. ($292,000). Evaluation of a HSA-initiated collaborative partnership to implement participatory ergonomic programs. WSIB Research Advisory Committee.

26. Beaton DE, MacDermid J, Richards R, Franche R-L, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Bombardier C, Pagura S. 2005-2007 ($287,332). Managing the tail of the curve: The course, predictive factors and work-related outcomes of injured workers one year after attending the WSIB Specialty Clinics for upper limb disorders. WSIB Research Advisory Committee.

27. Franche R-L, Hepburn G, Breslin C, Hogg-Johnson S, Frank J, Mustard C, Côté P. 2004-2006. ($278,000) Determinants of return to work: Applying the readiness for change model. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Research Advisory Committee.

28. Franche R-L, Minore B, Mustard C, Feldberg G, Roussy F, Stewart D, Garvey L, Kurm M, Olsen M, Poscente N. 2001-2006. ($198,000). The impact of multiple roles and gender role beliefs on health and health behaviors in parents of young children. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

29. Franche R-L, Gibson JB, Clarke A, Cole D, Côté P, Gnam W, Kirsh B, Koehoorn M, MacEachen E, Mustard C, Myette TL. March – July 2006. Letter of Intent accepted ($10,000). Work disability management and mental health: Building front-line capacity. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

30. Beaton D, MacDermid J, Richards R, Franche R-L, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Bombardier C, Pagura S. 2005-2007. ($287,332.92). Managing the tail of the curve: The course, predictive factors and work-related outcomes of injured workers one year after attending the WSIB Specialty Clinics for upper limb disorders. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Research Advisory Committee. 

31. Loisel P, Baril R, Côté P, Coutu MF, Delisle A, Durand MJ, Franche RL, Gagnon D, Imbeau D, Lacroix A, Larivière C, Lippel K, Plamondon A, Rainville P, Sullivan MJL, Vézina N. 2006. Letter of Intent accepted ($10,000). Equipe en prevention d’incapacité du travail. REPAR. 

32. Dionne C, Lesage N, Dorval M, Deyo RA, Bombardier C, Franche R-L. 2002-2006 ($315,573). Validity and applicability of a predictive model of long-term back-related functional limitations. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

33. Nolan RP, Rouleau J, Franche R-L, Stewart DE, Grace SL, Tardif G. 2001-2006. ($1,160,000). Community outreach heart health risk reduction trials (COHRT). Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

34. Tompa E, Ballantyne P, Beatty H, Boolis B, Buonastella O, DeWolff A, Dinneau P, Eakin J, Endicott M, Evans B, Franche R-L, Furrie A, Gildiner A, Guzman J, Kirsh B, Kramer D, Lippel K, MacEachen E, Mantis S, O’Regan R, Pacini S, Stone SD, Storey R, Tucker E. Letter of intent accepted March, 2005. ($19,917). Community-University Research Alliance on Workers’ Compensation and the Consequences of Work Injury. Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

35. Thomas S, Franche R-L. 2003. ($21,450). Cardiac rehabilitation and return-to-work. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Special Projects Funds.

36. Beaton D, Franche R-L, Schemitsch E, Gignac M, Kreder H, Davis A, Devins G, Bombardier C, Reardon R. 2002-2003. ($82,229.00). How are you now? Testing a model of recovery from patient’s perspective one year after a traumatic fracture of an extremity. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

37. Kerr M, Mustard C, Franche R-L, Laschinger H, Shamian J, Schwartz J. 2001-2002. ($26,800.00). Exploring stress differences between full-time and part-time nurses. Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization and Outcomes Research Unit, University of Toronto.

38. Loisel P, Franche R-L. 2001-2002 ($5,000.00). Training new investigators in work disability prevention (fonds de support pour monter une demande de fonds). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

39. Franche R-L, Minore B, Mustard C, Feldberg G, Stewart D, Tang T, Kurm M, Olsen M, Poscente N. 2000. Letter of Intent approved – Developmental grant of $7,500.00. The impact of multiple roles and gender role beliefs on health and health behaviors in parents of young children. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Society, Culture and the Health of Canadians II.

40. Cheung A, Cameron J, Hyman I, Franche R-L, Stewart D. 2000-2001. ($24,020.00). Predicting emotional distress in family caregivers: Analysis of the longitudinal National Population Health Survey data. National Health Research and Development Program.

41. Nolan R, Balfour L, Franche R-L, Hotz S. 1996-99 ($146,000). Motivational enhancement therapy: smoking intervention trial for women attending medical clinics. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

42. Franche R-L, Hammond I. 1996-99. ($5,000). The role of the ultrasound department in helping patients cope with early pregnancy loss. Ottawa Hospital Cradle Fund Foundation and Radiology Department.

43. Franche R-L, Page J, Leclerc M, Baskey M. 1995-99. (20,000). Skin-to-skin care in the NICU. Canadian Lung Association.

44. Franche R-L, Page J, Leclerc M, Baskey M. 1995-96. ($28,000). Kangaroo Care in the NICU. Ottawa General Hospital Research Foundation.

45. Franche R-L, Mikail S. 1993-95. ($25,000). Perinatal loss and subsequent pregnancy. Ministry of Health of Ontario.

46. Franche R-L, Mikail S. 1992-94. ($12,000). Perinatal loss project. Ottawa General Hospital Research Foundation.

Invited Presentations 

1. Franche R-L. Why Mental Health Matters in Workers’ Compensation Systems. Keynote address for the Paradigm Outcomes Innovation Symposium, Chicago, September 24-25 2015.

2. Franche R-L. Predictive Factors of Work Disability Duration in Mental Health Claims – Why Should We Care and What Should We Do? WorkSafeBC Case Management Conference, November 2015. 

3. Franche R-L. Best Practices for Disability Management: A Focus on Multimorbidity and Chronicity. Presentation for the CIHR Summer Institute on Aging: More Years, Better Lives: The Health, Wellness and Participation of Older Adults in the World of Work. June 2015.

4. Franche R-L. Work disability Prevention: From Big Picture to Action…Presentation to the Disability Management Staff, Simon Fraser University, May 2015. 

5. Franche, R-L. Multimorbidity and Chronicity: The Challenging Facets of Return-to-work. Occupational Health and Environment Seminars, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. February 2015. 

6. Franche R-L. Innovative Practices to Improve Recovery and Return-to-Work of Workers: Psychosocial Factors at the Front End and Tail End of the Claim. Keynote address for the Australasian Compensation Health Research Forum. Melbourne, Australia. November 19 2014. https://vimeo.com/113882083

7. Franche R-L, Sullivan M, Lippel K, Gross D. Seminar on Justice in the Compensation System. Work Disability Prevention and Integration International Conference. Toronto, Canada. October 1 2014. 

8. Franche R-L. The Value of Work. Keynote address to Orion Health Services Annual Retreat, Vancouver BC. May 30, 2014.

9. Franche R-L. The Value of Work. Keynote address to Orion Health Services Annual Retreat, Cochrane, Alberta, June 6, 2014.

10. Franche R-L. The Role of Psychology Advisors at Worksafe BC: Surveillance, Field Investigation and Psychological Vulnerability. Psychology Advisors’ Meeting. October 2013. 

11. Franche R-L. Creating a Respectful Workplace: How is It Related to WorkAbility? Human Resources, WorkAbility, and Clinical Educators departments of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. June 2013. 

12. Franche R-L. Multimorbidity, Comorbidity and Chronicity: The Challenging Facets of Return-to-Work. Keynote address for the Psychological Health in the Workplace Conference. Banff Conference Center. March 2013. 

13. Franche R-L. Readiness for Return-to-work Part II: A Primer in Motivational Interviewing. Webinar for the five British Columbia Health Authorities. January 2013. 

14. Franche R-L. Readiness for Return-to-work Part I: Understanding the Readiness for Change Model. Webinar for the five British Columbia Health Authorities. December 2012. 

15. Franche R-L. Mental Health and Disability Management. Webinar for the five British Columbia Health Authorities. June 2012. 

16. Franche R-L. Psychological aspects of transplantation. Seminar for the Vancouver General Hospital Psychology Internship Program. December 2011.

17. Franche R-L. Psychological Aspects of Transplantation. Seminar for the CIHR Transdisciplinary Training Program. December 2010 and November 2011.

18. Franche R-L; with Pomaki G., Khrushushahi, N., Murray E., Lampinen T., Mah P. Workplace-Based Return-To-Work Interventions for Mental Health Conditions: From Systematic Reviews to Core Elements. Center for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Disability Prevention Workshop. Toronto, ON. April 2011.

19. Franche R-L. Pre-Transplant Psychosocial Assessments: Considering Fairness in the Decision-Making Process about Organ Allocation for the Transplant Ethics Forum. Seminar for the CIHR Transdisciplinary Training Program. December 2010.

20. Franche R-L; with Pomaki G, MacEachen E, Reardon R. Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Interventions for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Mental Health Conditions: From Systematic Reviews To Best Practices. Webinar for the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). November 2010. 

21. Franche R-L; with Truchon M, Coutu M-F, Steenstra I, Loisel P. Symposium: Building A Return-to-Work Research Network in Canada. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada. May 28-29, 2010.

22. Franche R-L; with Mustard C, Holness L, Loisel P, Bogyo T. Chair of the closing panel: A Summary of the Highlights of the CARWH 2010 Conference. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada. May 28-29, 2010.

23. Franche R-L, Pransky G. Return-to-Work Challenges and Complex Cases: What Does the Evidence Say? Ergonomic Interventions and Research: Workplace musculoskeletal disorder rehabilitation and prevention, Oakland, CA, USA. December 10-11 2009.

24. Franche R-L. Milestones of the Life of a Workers’ Compensation Claim: Public Health Aspects and Social Determinants. Guest lecture offered to the graduate class, “Social and Behavioral Contexts of Health Disease” in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. Instructor: Denise Zabkiewicz. October 2009.

25. Franche R-L. Research Initiatives – Ongoing and Potential Collaborations Between Provincial Disability Managers Group and OHSAH. Presentation to the Interior Health Authority Case Manager Group, Kelowna, BC. September 2009.

26. Franche R-L. Research Overview of Best Practices in Disability Management. Presentation to the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Case Manager Group, Vancouver, BC. July 2009.

27. Franche R-L. Research overview of best practices in disability management. Presentation to the Enhanced Disability Management Committee, Vancouver, BC. July 2009.

28. Franche R-L, Mah P, Shajari S. First Year Evaluation of The Northern Health Employee Health Services Program. Presentation at the Northern Health Authority, Prince George BC. April 2009.

29. Franche R-L. The Readiness for RTW Cohort Study of Injured Workers: Overview of Methodology and Main Findings. CREIDO Rounds, University Health Network, Toronto. February 2009.

30. Franche R-L. Work Disability and Mental Health in Healthcare Workers. SOEH seminar at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia. November 2008.

31. Franche R-L. The Readiness for RTW Cohort Study of Injured Workers: Overview of Methodology and Main Findings. Presentation at the IWH Scientific Advisory Committee. May 2008.

32. Franche R-L. The Canadian Work Disability Prevention Research Agenda: Looking ahead towards mental health, stay-at-work processes, and chronic health conditions. SHARE Seminar at the Graduate School for Health Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2008. 

33. Franche R-L. The Readiness for Return-to-work cohort: Overview and main findings related to mental health. Plenary at the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia. April, 2008.

34. Carnide N, Franche R-L, Hogg-Johnson S, Côté P, Breslin FC, Bultmann U, Severin CS, Krause N. Course, Diagnosis, and Treatment Of Depressive Symptomatology in Workers Following a Workplace Injury: A Prospective Cohort Study. Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury – Team Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. June 8, 2007.

35. Franche R-L. Addressing Mental Health in Integrated Work Disability Prevention – A Review of The Evidence. OHSAH PEARS Provincial Meeting, Vancouver, January 2007.

Franche R-L, Cullen K, Clarke J, MacEachen E, Frank J, Sinclair S and the Workplace-based return-to-work intervention literature review group. Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Quantitative and Qualitative Literature. 

36. Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare (OHSAH). The Readiness for RTW Cohort: Overview and Main Findings Related to Mental Health. Vancouver, BC. April 2008.

37. Workplace Health and Safety & Disability Management, 18th Annual Schedule 2 Employers’ Group Conference. Richmond Hill, Ontario. September, 2007.

38. Journées annuelles de santé publique. Preventing Work Disability: A Symposium to Promote Concerted Action. Montreal, Québec, October, 2006

39. Business Health, Employee Health: Creation, retention and renewal. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC, July, 2006.

40. WSIB Research Secretariat, Toronto, Ontario, March. 2005.

41. GTA Rehab Network, Best Practices Day 2005. Toronto, Ontario, February, 2005.

42. Institute for Work & Health Plenaries. Toronto, Ontario, January, 2005.

43. Rounds for Healthcare Providers of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario, December, 2004.

44. Institute for Work & Health Board of Directors. Toronto, Ontario, December, 2004.

45. Workers Compensation Research Group. Boston, MA, November, 2004.

46. Institute For Work & Health Meeting of Educationally Influential Kinesiologists. Niagara Falls, Ontario, (presented by Cullen K) October, 2004.

47. RTW Roundtable Presentation. Toronto, Ontario, October, 2004.

48. Ontario Health and Safety Associations. Toronto, Ontario, September, 2004.

49. Presentation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario, June, 2004.

Franche R-L, Guzman J, Tompa E. Issues and Interventions in Return To Work: An Overview of Current Evidence and Directions for Future Research.

50. WSIB RTW discussion forum. Toronto, Ontario, November, 2005.

51. OSSA Staff Development Retreat. BMO Institute of Learning. Toronto, Ontario, October, 2005.

52. WSIB roundtable on RTW & labour market re-entry. Toronto, Ontario, August 2005.

53. Franche R-L, Cole D. Défis méthodologiques des recherches sur l’intervention en milieu de travail. Roundtable participation – Des interventions à développer, à supporter et évaluer. 1er Congrès francophone sur les TMS du membre supérieur. Nancy, France, May, 2005.

Franche R-L. Return-to-Work: Evidenced-Based Strategies and Guidelines.

54. Ontario Kinesiology Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, October, 2003.

55. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Toronto, Ontario, May, 2003.

56. Occupational Nurses Research Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Day. Mississauga, Ontario, March, 2003.

57. Society of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Cambridge, Ontario, May, 2002.

58. Bancroft Institute. Toronto, Ontario, April, 2001.

59. Safe Workplace Associations of Ontario. Mississauga, Ontario, February, 2001.

60. Franche R-L. Readiness for self-management of arthritis. Professional Education Day for the Arthritis Center at St-Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, January, 2003.

61. Franche R-L. Work-Life Issues and Health. Women’s Symposium of the Women’s Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, October, 2002.

62. Franche R-L. Balancing Work and Family – The Challenge of Keeping it Together. Second annual Etobicoke Hospital Women’s Health Forum “Prime Time Women: The Balancing Act”, Toronto, Ontario, November, 2000. 

63. Franche R-L. Taking Control of Smoking: 5 Steps to a Smoke-Free Future. Smoking cessation seminar offered to various workplaces by GlaxoWelcome. Toronto, Ontario, February 2000 – 2001.

64. Franche R-L. Le deuil périnatal. Workshop offered to nursing staff of the Gatineau Hospital, Gatineau, Quebec, December, 1996.

65. Franche R-L. A pregnancy loss: A time to be personal. Fourth International Perinatal and Gynecological Ultrasound symposium. Ottawa, Ontario, September, 1996. 

66. Franche R-L, Biasoli J. Psychosocial risk factors in the perinatal period. Perinatal Education Program of Eastern Ontario (PEPEO) Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, May, 1996.

67. Franche R-L. Skin-to-skin care in the NICU: The infants’ physiological response and the parents’ psychological response. Paper presented at the 16th Canada-Poland Medical Week on Maternal-child Health. Ottawa, Ontario, October, 1994.

68. Franche R-L. The emotional aspects of perinatal loss for nurses and patients. Session offered as part of a series of workshops for nurses on Care of Patient Experiencing Perinatal Loss. Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, July, 1994.

69. Franche R-L. Combined Grand Rounds, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ottawa General and Civic Hospitals, Perinatal loss and subsequent pregnancy. Ottawa, Ontario, September, 1992.

70. Franche R-L. Psychological aspects of chronic pain. Workshop presented at the Scientific Day of the Centre Hospitalier de Gatineau. Gatineau, Quebec, March, 1992.

Workshops Given

1. Franche R-L. Mental Health and Disability Management. 1-day workshop for the Health Employee Union of BC. Vancouver BC, December 12 2013.

2. Franche R-L. Early Detection of Mental Health Issues in Work Disability Management. ½ day workshop for the Health Employee Union of BC. Vancouver, BC, May 28, 2014. 

Invited Participations

1. Invited participant to the joint CIHR and SSHRC Meeting on Gender, Work and Health Meeting, Toronto, September 2013.