Johanne Tremblay, Ph.D, FCAHS, FAHA


Professor of Medicine at Université de Montréal

Chief of the Cardiometabolic Axis at the CHUM Research Centre


Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and of the American Heart Association 


Dr. Tremblay received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Montreal in 1982 under the supervision of Professor Jacques Genest. After two years of post-doctoral fellowship supported by the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Canada at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal and Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, she came back to the University of Montreal and was awarded a scholarship from Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, FRSQ in 1984. She received her first Medical Research Council grant that same year and has been funded continuously since by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, CIHR.


In 1993, she received the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Hypertension Society and the Prix du Jeune Chercheur from the Société Québécoise d’Hypertension in 1994. She chaired several committees at the FRQS, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and the CIHR. She was president of the Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec, of the Canadian Hypertension Society and of the Société Québécoise d'hypertension artérielle and received in 2010 the Prix reconnaissance from this Society. She was or still is a member of the editorial Boards of Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, Current Hypertension Reviews, and the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. She is chairing the scientific committee of the Collège International de Recherche Servier.


She is author or co-author of nearly 300 scientific publications and holds several patents.  Her research interests include the natriuretic peptide system, the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases and personalized medicine.


She is the chair of the scientific program of the ICPHC 2018.