The H-Pod


The Health hub: Politics, Organizations and Law (H-Pod) is a transdisciplinary research laboratory that studies the major changes impacting healthcare systems.

The Hub was created through a joint effort of the Canada Research Chair in health system design and adaptation held by Professor Jean-Louis Denis, and the Canada Research Chair in collaborative culture in health law and policy held by Professor Catherine Regis.

Thanks to its access to strong institutional assets, H-Pod has been able to develop knowledge and cutting-edge expertise in healthcare. Its main partners are the University of Montreal Vice-rectorate of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation, the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), the University of Montreal Law Faculty, and the School of Public Health.


Vision and missions

H-Pod’s founding principle is that effective healthcare systems in the future will rely heavily on healthcare policy and organization, and law innovations.

Through its large network of researchers and students, the Hub aims to produce and transmit transdisciplinary knowledge as well as a comparative perspective on the major challenges that impact change in contemporary healthcare systems. Amongst these challenges: artificial intelligence and digital innovation, renewing professionalism in medicine, World Health Organization normative activities, and how new care models are regulated (for example, patient advocates)…

Close cooperation between governmental decision-makers, managers and practicians helps H-Pod increase the impact of its research, while also giving the Hub’s students and researchers – both national and international – a stimulating research and training environment, as well as in a forum for discussion with decision-makers and practicians.