Position:
Associate Professor
Division:
Rheumatology
Education:
MDCM McGill University, Montreal
MHSc UBC Dept Health Care & Epidemiology Clinical Epidemiology
Recent Publications:
  • *Lacaille D, White MA, Backman CL, Gignac MA. Problems faced at work due to inflammatory arthritis: New insights gained from understanding patients’ perspectives.  Arthritis Rheum 2007;57(7):1269-79.
  • Abrahamowicz M, Xiao Y, Ionescu-Ittu R, Lacaille D. Simulations showed that validation of database-derived diagnostic criteria based on a small sub-sample reduced bias. J Clin Epidemiol 2007;60:600-9.
  • Adam P, White M, Lacaille D. Arthritis and self-employment: Strategies that people with arthritis have found to be helpful. J Vocational Rehabilitation 2007;26(3):141-152.
  • Escorpizo R, Bombardier C, Boonen A, Hazes JMW, Lacaille D, Strand V, Beaton D. Worker Productivity Outcome Measures in Arthritis. J Rheumatology 2007;34(6):1372-80. (authors other than 1st and last are listed by alphabetical order. All had equal contribution).
  • Li X, Guh D, Lacaille D, Esdaile J, Anis AH. The impact of cost sharing of prescription drug expenditures on health care utilization by the elderly: Own- and cross-price elasticities.  Health Policy 2007;82(3):340-7.
  • Avina-Zubieta A, Choi H, Sadatsafavi M, Etminan M, Esdaile J, Lacaille D. Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A meta-analysis of observational studies. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(12):1690-7. (Work of postdoctoral fellow under my supervision).
  • Backman CL, Village J, Lacaille D. The Ergonomic Assessment Tool for Arthritis (EATA): Development and Pilot Testing. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(10):1495-503.
  • Fortin P, Abrahamowicz M, Ferland D, Lacaille D, Smith DC, Zummer M. Steroid-sparing effects of methotrexate in systemic lupus erythematosus: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(12):1796-1804.
  • Gignac MA, Backman CL, Davis AM, Lacaille D, Mattison CA, Montie P, Badley EM. Understanding Social Role Participation: What Matters to People with Arthritis? J Rheumatol 2008;35(8):1655-36. (Authors other than 1st and last are listed by alphabetical order. All had equal contribution).
  • Gignac MA, Cao X, Lacaille D, Anis AH, Badley EM. Arthritis-related work transitions: A prospective analysis of reported productivity losses, work changes, and leaving the labor force. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(12):1805-13.
  • Goligher EC, Pouchot J, Brant R, Kherani RB, Aviña-Zubieta JA, Lacaille D, Lehman AJ, Ensworth S, Kopec J, Esdaile JM, Liang MH. Minimal Clinically Important Difference for 7 Measures of Fatigue in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J Rheumatol 2008;35(4):635-642.
  • Lacaille D, Guh D, Abrahamowicz M, Anis AH, Esdaile JM. Use of non-biologic DMARDs is not associated with an increased risk of infection in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum, 2008;59(8):1074-81.
  • Lacaille D, White MA, Rogers PA, Backman CL, Gignac MAM, Esdaile JM. “Employment and Arthritis: Making it Work” – A Proof of Concept Study. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(11):1647-55.
  • Pouchot J, Kherani RB, Brant R, Lacaille D, Lehman AJ, Ensworth S, Kopec J, Esdaile JM, Liang MH.  Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: determination of the minimal clinically important difference for seven fatigue measures. J Clin Epidemiol, 2008;61(7):705-13.
  • Village J, Backman CL, Lacaille D. Evaluation of selected ergonomic assessment tools for use in providing job accommodation for people with inflammatory arthritis. WORK: A journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation 2008;31(2);145-157.
  • Beaton D, Bombardier C, Escorpizo R, Zhang W, Lacaille D, Boonen A, Osborne RH, Anis AH, Strand CV, Tugwell PS. Measuring worker productivity: frameworks and measures. J Rheumatol 2009;36;9:2100-9.
  • FitzGerald J, Mandl L, Cron R, Lacaille D, Deane K, Franchin G, Lim S, Park CC. Rheumatology fellows’ perception on training and careers in academia: Results from the Rheumatology Fellow Research and Academic Training Survey. Arthritis Rheum 2009;61(2):266-73.
  • Li LC, Adam P, Townsend AF, Stacey D, Lacaille D, Cox S, McGowan J, Tugwell P, Sinclair G, Ho K, Backman CL. Improving healthcare consumer effectiveness: An Animated, Self-serve, Web-based Research Tool (ANSWER) for people with early rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2009, 9:40, http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6947-9-40.pdf doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-40.
  • Simon TA, Smitten AL, Franklin J, Askling J, Lacaille D, Wolfe F, Hochberg MC, Qi K, Suissa S. Malignancies in the rheumatoid arthritis abatacept clinical development program: An epidemiological assessment. Ann Rheum Dis 2009;(68)12:1819-1826.
  • Beaton D, Bombardier C, Escorpizo R, Zhang W, Lacaille D, Boonen A, Osborne RH, Anis AH, Strand CV, Tugwell PS. Measuring worker productivity: frameworks and measures. J Rheumatol 2009;36;9:2100-9.
  • FitzGerald J, Mandl L, Cron R, Lacaille D, Deane K, Franchin G, Lim S, Park CC. Rheumatology fellows’ perception on training and careers in academia: Results from the Rheumatology Fellow Research and Academic Training Survey. Arthritis Rheum 2009;61(2):266-73.
  • Li LC, Adam P, Townsend AF, Stacey D, Lacaille D, Cox S, McGowan J, Tugwell P, Sinclair G, Ho K, Backman CL. Improving healthcare consumer effectiveness: An Animated, Self-serve, Web-based Research Tool (ANSWER) for people with early rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2009, 9:40, http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6947-9-40.pdf doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-40.
  • Simon TA, Smitten AL, Franklin J, Askling J, Lacaille D, Wolfe F, Hochberg MC, Qi K, Suissa S. Malignancies in the rheumatoid arthritis abatacept clinical development program: An epidemiological assessment. Ann Rheum Dis 2009;(68)12:1819-1826.
  • Beaton D, Tang K, Gignac M, Lacaille D, Badley E, Anis A, Bombardier C. Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of five at-work productivity measures in persons with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.  Arthritis Care & Research. 2010, 62(1): 28-37.
  • Fitzgerald A, De Coster C, McMillan S, Naden R, Armstrong F, Barber A, Cunning L, Conner-Spady B, Hawker G, Lacaille D, Lane C, Mosher D, Rankin J, Sholter D, Noseworthy T. Relative Urgency for Referral from Primary Care to Rheumatologists: The Priority Referral Score. Arthritis Care Res 2010 (Epub ahead of print).
  • Simon TA, Askling J, Lacaille D, Franklin J, Wolfe F, Covucci A, Suissa S, Hochberg MC. Hospitalized Infections in the Abatacept Clinical Development Program: An Epidemiological Assessment. Arthritis Res Ther, 2010, 12:R67.
  • Tang K, Beaton DE, Lacaille D, Gignac MA, Zhang W, Anis AH, Bombardier C; Canadian Arthritis Network Work Productivity Group.  The Work Instability Scale for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA-WIS): Does it work in osteoarthritis? Qual Life Res. 2010;19(7):1057-1068.
  • Aviña-Zubieta JA, Choi HK, Abrahamowicz A, Rahman MM, Sylvestre MP. Esdaile JM, Lacaille D. Risk of cerebrovascular disease associated with the use of glucocorticoids in patients with incident rheumatoid arthritis. A population-based study. Ann Rheum Dis 2011 (accepted).
  • De Vera M, Choi H, Abrahamowicz M, Kopec J, Goycochea-Robles M, Lacaille D. Statin Discontinuation and Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Population-based Cohort Study.  Ann Rheum Dis 2011 (accepted).
  • Tang K, Beaton DE, Gignac MAM, Lacaille D, Zhang W, Bombardier C, and the Canadian Arthritis Network Work Productivity Group.  The Work Instability Scale for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA-WIS) predicts arthritis-related work transitions in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis within 12 months.  Arthritis Care Res 2011 (in press).