Kevin Pottie

Kevin Pottie

Scientist, Centre for Global Health, IPH/IRSP and Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute, Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine 1 Stewart Street, Room 231 Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 2114 Fax: 613-562-5659

B.Sc. Psychology, 1987 (Dalhousie University); Doctor of Medicine, 1992 (Dalhousie University); Masters of Clinical Science in Family Medicine, 2001 (University of Western Ontario).


Kevin Pottie, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is a Principal Scientist at Elisabeth Bruyere Research Institute and at the Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health. He is a leader of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH), member of the New Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, and practices as a family physician as part of the Champlain Immigrant Health Network.

He and Co-Founder of the Bruyère Gallery: Culture, Art and Healing. He has worked in the Republic of Georgia as a Medical Coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières and has taught in several Latin American countries including Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Venezuela, and has also worked in Thailand, Indonesia, Republic of Congo and Benin.

Research Interests: developing evidence-based methods to improve primary health care for disadvantaged populations. His current research includes developing evidence-based guidelines for immigrants and refugees, community engagement for diabetes and HIV, and developing equity and effectiveness tools for family physicians. Developing clinical preventive guidelines for new immigrants and refugees to Canada The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrant to Canada Integrating pharmacists into family practice (IMPACT)

Selected Publications (Peer Reviewed):

Pottie K, Tugwell P, Feightner J, Welch V, Greenaway C, Swinkels H, et al., on behalf of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH). Clinical Preventive Recommendations from Evidence Reviews for Primary Care for Newly Arriving Immigrants and Refugees to Canada (Summary). Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010; DOI:10.1503/cmaj.090313

Pottie K, Bamoueni S, Alas A, Tu D, O’Brien, DP. Treating HIV in Africa: a case report from rural Congo. Canadian Family Physician 2010, 56. 434-437.

Farrell B, Pottie K, Woodend K, Yao V, Dolovich L, Kennie N, Sellors C. Shifts in expectations: evaluating physicians’ perceptions as pharmacists integrated into family practice. J Interprof Care 2010; 24(1):80-89.

Pottie K, Haydt S, Farrell B, Dolovich L, Kennie N, Sellors C, Martin C. Pharmacist’s identity development within multidisciplinary primary health care teams in Ontario; qualitative results from the IMPACT project. Res Soc Admin Pharm 2009; 5(4): 319-326.

O'Brien DP, Mills C, Hamel C, Ford N, Pottie K. Universal access: the benefits and challenges in bringing integrated HIV care to isolated and conflict affected populations in the Republic of Congo. Conflict and Health 2009 Jan 7; 3:1.

Pottie K, Ng E, Spitzer D, Mohammed A, Glazier R. Language proficiency, gender and self-reported health: an analysis of the first two waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada. Can J Pub Health 2008 Nov-Dec: 505-510.

Dolovich L, Pottie K, Kaczorowski J, Farrell B, Austin Z, Gaebel K, et al. Integrating family medicine and pharmacy to advance primary care therapeutics: a collaborative practice model between physicians and pharmacists integrating family medicine. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2008; 6:913-918.

Pottie K, Haydt S, Farrell B, Dolovich L, Sellors C, Hogg W. The use of narrative reports in monitoring and evaluating the integration of pharmacists into family practice settings. Annals Family Medicine 2008; l6(2): 162-165.

Pottie K, Redwood-Campbell L, Rouleau K, Ouellette V, Lemire F. Degrees of engagement: family physicians and global health. Can Fam Physician 2007; 53(11):1853-1857 (Eng), 1866-1870 (Fr)

Links to Affiliates and Partners
Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health

Welcoming Communities Project

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

IMPACT: Integrating Pharmacists into Family Practices

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