Dr. Kim Lavoie is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Medicine. She is the former Director of the Chronic Disease Research Division at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and current Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre. She holds a number of national and international leadership positions including Co-Lead of the International Behavioural Trials Network and Chair of the Canadian Network for Health Behaviour Change and is a member of the Canadian Expert Advisory Panel for COVID-19. Dr. Lavoie is internationally recognized for her research on chronic disease prevention and the impact of behavioural interventions such as motivational communication on health behaviours and chronic disease outcomes. She has held more than $30 million in grant funding and has more than 190 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.