Dr. Lauren Beaupre
Dr. Lauren Beaupre is a physical therapist and epidemiologist who is a professor and Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. She also holds a joint appointment in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta. Her research interests are in outcome and health services research for people who live with musculoskeletal conditions and are recovering from orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Beaupre leads the Collaborative Orthopaedic REsearch (CORe) group at the University, which is a multidisciplinary research unit. She is also Faculty on the Young Investigators Initiative sponsored by Bone and Joint Canada and the US Bone and Joint Initiative that aims to mentor young musculoskeletal scientists to further their research careers.
Dr. Beaupre has published extensively in the areas of hip fracture recovery and secondary fracture prevention, total joint arthroplasty surgery and rehabilitation, and upper extremity research. She is also interested in Implementation Science Research and has worked closely with the Alberta Bone and Joint Strategic Clinical Network to implement and evaluate provincial bone health programs to improve secondary fracture prevention. Dr. Beaupre is the current President of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) which is an international organization that has a mandate to improve the lives for people with fragility fracture around the world. Dr. Beaupre is the first Canadian and physical therapist to hold this role. The FFN seeks to improve care of people experiencing a fragility fracture anywhere in the world, including preventing the next fracture.