Gilles Dussault has been a Professor between 2006 and 2018 at IHMT, where he occupied various functions, including Director of the of International Public Health, President of the Ethics Committee and Coordinator of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Health Workforce Policy and Planning. Before joining IHMT, he worked as Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank Institute (Washington D.C.). He was responsible for the “Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing” Program in French and Portuguese African countries. Between 1985 and 2000, he was Professor and Director (1990-91, 1998-2000) of the Department of Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Montreal, Canada. Between 1974 and 1985, he was Professor in the Department of Industrial Relations at University Laval, in Québec. His main research interest is the formulation and implementation of health workforce. Since 1986, he has been involved in international cooperation projects in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Central and South-America. He led support to education institutions in the development of health services policy and management programs. He has also been a consultant for for multilateral and bilateral agencies (WHO, World Bank, CIDA, DFID, ILO, NORAD) and foundations (W.K. Kellogg, Rockefeller) in Africa (Cape Verde, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal), Asia (Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru), Middle-East (Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen), Europe (Albania, Greece, Hungary, Romania).He has also participated, is currently participating, in working groups and committees of the World Health Organization and of other international organizations and professional associations. He is a regular collaborator of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies on health workforce topics. He is member of various editorial committees of peer-reviewed journals. His publications focus on topics related to the planning, regulation and management of the health workforce.
Areas of research interest: The process of production and utilization of health services. Design and implementation of human resources for health policies. The regulation of health care work. Training of health care managers.
- (2020) Cometto G, Buchan J, Dussault G. Developing the health workforce for universal health coverage, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 98 (2): 109-116; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.19.234138
- (2020) Fronteira I, Jesus E, Dussault G. A enfermagem em Portugal aos 40 anos do Serviço Nacional de Saúde/Nursing in Portugal in the National Health Service at 40, Ciencia &Saúde Coletiva,25; 1: 273-282;http://www.cienciaesaudecoletiva.com.br/artigos/a-enfermagem-em-portugal-aos-40-anos-do-servico-nacional-de-saude/17362?id=17362&id=17362 [ Nursing in Portugal in the National Health Service at http://www.cienciaesaudecoletiva.com.br/en/articles/nursing-in-portugal-in-the-national-health-service-at-40/17362
- (2019) Correia T, Gomes I, Nunes P , Dussault G. Health workforce monitoring in Portugal: does it support strategic planning and policy-making? Health Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.12.014
- (2018) Craveiro I, Hortale, V Oliveira, APC, Dal Poz, MR Portela G, Dussault G. The utilization of research evidence in health workforce policies: the views of Portuguese and Brazilian National Policy-Makers, Journal of Public Health, 40, Issue suppl_1, 1: i50–i56, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx148
- (2018) Dussault G, Kawar R, Castro Lopes S, Campbell J. Building the primary health care workforce of the 21st century – Background paper to the Global Conference on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata Towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Geneva : World Health Organization; https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/primary-health-care-conference/workforce.pdf?sfvrsn=487cec19_2