Dominique Johnson, Ph.D.

General manager

Dominique Johnson joined the McPeak-Sirois Group in March 2016 as General Manager; she brought her vast knowledge and experience in clinical research to rapidly develop and operationalize the Group’s activities. A graduate of the University of Montreal with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and a specialty in cardiovascular clinical research, Dominique has been involved in clinical research for almost 20 years both in private and public health organizations. She began her career in the pharmaceutical industry where she has significantly contributed to their cardiovascular clinical research program.

In 2000, Dominique co-founded the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center (MHICC), a division of the Montreal Heart Institute, an academic research organization, and acted as its executive director for 16 years. She was responsible for its establishment, development and growth and under her leadership, the MHICC gained an international reputation. She established a successful business model that supports both academic clinical research and contract research with the biopharmaceutical industry, as demonstrated by the presentation of the 2012 Innovation Award to MHICC by the Armand-Frappier Foundation.

Dominique has sat on Steering and Operations Committees of several large international phase III multi-center cardiovascular clinical trials. She developed many partnerships within the clinical research community, including the biopharmaceutical industry, clinical research organizations, investigators and healthcare institutions. Dominique has authored more than 40 publications in journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Journal and Atherosclerosis.