Marie-Josée Hébert

Vice President Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation

Marie-Josée Hébert holds a specialized diploma in nephrology from the Université de Montréal and post-doctoral training from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University. She is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine, a nephrologist-researcher specializing in transplantation at the CHUM, and holds the Shire Chair in Nephrology, Transplantation and Renal Regeneration. She is one of the founders of the National Transplantation Research Program of Canada, which she co-directed until 2022. Her work has led to the discovery of new mechanisms involved in organ transplant rejection and chronic kidney disease. A member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, she was named Scientist of the Year by La Presse newspaper in 2017.

Vice-rector for research, discovery, creation and innovation at the Université de Montréal since 2015, Marie-Josée Hébert plays a central role in the establishment of major interdisciplinary research and knowledge mobilization initiatives including, the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO), Mila, the Digital Health Consortium and the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence.

She was appointed Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council in September 2022.