Laëtitia Michou


Research Scientist, Rheumatology, MD, PhD



  • Associate professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Université Laval
  • Clinician Scientist, Endocrinology and Nephrology Axis, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Research Interests

  • Human genetics of bone and joint diseases
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Rare bone diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Dr. Michou completed her medical studies at l’Université d’Angers, her Rheumatology residency at l’Université Denis-Diderot-Paris VII and her PhD in Human Genetics at l’Université René-Descartes-Paris V (France). She had in parallel completed a two-year clinical fellowship in fragility bone diseases at the centre Viggo Petersen, Rheumatology department, Lariboisière hospital, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France.


Dr. Michou is a clinical investigator at the Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec-Laval University, rheumatologist at the CHUL, and associate professor at Laval University’s School of Medicine, Quebec. Dr Michou is the principal investigator of several academic research projects in the field of rheumatic diseases, mainly funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé, Canadian Institutes of Health research, the Arthritis Society, and the CHU de Québec foundation. She supervises master and PhD students, as well as the clinical research projects of rheumatology and internal medicine residents.

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Dr Michou is the author or coauthor of 78 scientific refereed articles, more than 142 oral or poster communications in scientific congresses, and 44 articles of medical continuing education for rheumatologists or family doctors.

Dr. Michou is the manager of the Biobank and Bank of Data for the Study of Heritable Musculoskeletal Diseases and co-manager of the Biobank and Repository Data for Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases.


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