Dr. Lavoie is Full Professor and Chair of Behavioral Medicine in the Dept. of Psychology, at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Former Director of the Chronic Disease Research Division at Hôpital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal, and Co-Director of the Montreal Behavioral Medicine Centre. She holds a number of national and international leadership positions including Co-Lead of the International Behavioral Trials Network and Chair of the Canadian Network for Health Behavior Change. Dr. Lavoie is internationally recognized for her research on chronic disease prevention and the impact of behavioral interventions, such as motivational communication, on health behaviors and chronic disease outcomes.