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Dr. Mélanie Bérubé, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université Laval

Dr. Mélanie Bérubé is an Assistant Professor in Nursing, at Université Laval in Québec City (Québec). She completed a master’s degree in Nursing at Université de Montréal (Québec) with the spinal cord injury population, a post-master’s acute care nurse practitioner diploma at University of Toronto (Ontario) and a PhD in Nursing at McGill University (Montréal, Québec) with the orthopaedic trauma population. She is currently completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics – Traumatology, at Université Laval.

Research Themes

Prevention of chronic pain and chronic use of opioids in trauma

Knowledge translation

Development and evaluation of complex health interventions in trauma and critical care



Publications in pubmed

Active projects

Evaluation of a tapering opioids prescription program aimed at preventing the chronic use of opioids in high-risk trauma patients (TOPP-Trauma) (reference article)

Systematic review – Effect of interventions aimed at guiding patients to taper opioids on the prevention of chronic consumption after trauma or surgery