Christopher Fletcher holds an MSc and PhD in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal and was professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta before coming to Laval University in 2011, and joining the SP-POS team in 2014. Full Professor in the Department of social and preventative medicine at Laval University, he is also responsible for the First Nations and Inuit Doctors Training Program of Québec, a four-faculty collaboration that is increasing the number of indigenous physicians in the Province. He has also contributed to the development of the research and evaluation component of the Clinique Santé Pour Tous (SPOT), an outreach and educational initiative that brings primary healthcare services to difficult to reach people in five different locations throughout Quebec City.

A medical and ecological anthropologist, whose primary research focus for the past 20 years has been with northern Indigenous communities in Canada, his work examines the relationship between culture, place, and health. Recent projects are diverse, and include work on public interventions and discourse in northern impact assessment processes; the documentation of traditional plant medicines in community wellbeing efforts in Deline, NT; the provision of services to Inuit in urban centers, the social and cultural contexts, and meanings of health in aboriginal communities; and the health effects of housing transitions in Inuit regions. He is currently Principal Investigator on the CIHR-funded health survey of urban Inuit – a collaboration with the Southern Quebec Inuit Association — and co-lead of the Community Component of the Qanuilirpitaa? Nunavik regional health survey. Within each of his research areas, he is interested in the articulation of traditional, indigenous, and alternative research methods, tools, and dissemination strategies, with a specific focus on visual approaches.

Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
1050, Chemin Sainte-Foy
Local JS1-12
Québec, Québec
Canada G1S 4L8
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Paquin V, Sandy G, Perrault-Sullivan G, Fortin G, Cauchon M, Fletcher C, Ouellet J, Lemire M

Twenty "must-read" research articles for primary care providers in Nunavik: scoping study and development of an information tool.

Journal Article

Int J Circumpolar Health, 78 (1), pp. 1578638, 2019, ISSN: 1239-9736.

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Fletcher C

Measuring Inuit Health from Ungava to Nunavik via Nouveau Québec: Episodes in the History of Researcher–Subject Relations

Journal Article

Am Rev Can Stud, 47 (2), pp. 206-224, 2017, ISSN: 0272-2011.

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Niang Marietou, Dupéré S, Fletcher C

Une Africaine en « terrain africain ». Défis épistémologiques, éthiques et méthodologiques lors d’une recherche qualitative effectuée au Burkina Faso

Journal Article

Recherches qualitatives, 36 (1), pp. 24-44, 2017, ISSN: 1203-3839.

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Lyonnais MC, Fletcher C

Social Media for Health in Nunavik (commentary)

Journal Article

Arctic Yearbook, 2017, ISSN: 2298-2418.

Fletcher C, Riva M

Introduction : la santé des Inuit

Journal Article

Etud Inuit, 40 (1), pp. 5-22, 2016, ISSN: 0701-1008.

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Fletcher C

Reflections on the intercultural politics of food, diet, and nutrition research in Canadian Inuit communities

Journal Article

Etud Inuit, 40 (1), pp. 177-188, 2016, ISSN: 0701-1008.

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Fletcher C

Communauté et Santé Autochtone : une rencontre à l'intersection de concepts (chapitre 7)

Book Chapter

V, Desgroseillers; N, Vornax; A, Guichard; B, Roy (Ed.): La santé communautaire en 4 actes : repères, acteurs, démarches et défis, Québec, QC, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2016, ISBN: 9782763721750 / 2763721753.

Fletcher C

Changing Contexts and Roles of Regional Public Health Knowledge and Surveys in Nunavik

Journal Article

Arctic and international relations series, Québec Policy on the Arctic: Challenges and Perspectives , pp. 55-59, 2015, ISSN: 2470-3966.

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Dyck E, Fletcher C

Locating Health: Historical and Anthropological Investigations of Place and Health

Book

Routledge, 2015, ISBN: 978-1848931497.

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Cheung J, Goodman KJ, Girgis S, Bailey R, Morse J, Fedorak RN, Geary J, Fagan-Garcia K, van Zanten SV, CANHelp Working Group

Disease manifestations of Helicobacter pylori infection in Arctic Canada: using epidemiology to address community concerns.

Journal Article

BMJ Open, 4 (1), pp. e003689, 2014.

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Active projects

  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Regroupements stratégiques SC, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods: Cross-Perspectives from the Circumpolar North and Melanesia/Australia (MinErAL), Partenariat, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Subvention de partenariat, from 2016-04-01 to 2022-03-31
  • Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subv. de formation: Programme de réseaux de mentorat autochtone, from 2017-04-01 to 2022-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 2004-06-01 to 2019-04-30
  • Designing and implementing the Nunavik Health Survey Qanuippitaa 2016, Subvention, Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (Canada) (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC), Réseau de centres d'excellence (RCE), from 2015-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Études Inuit Studies, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Aide aux revues savantes, from 2015-02-27 to 2019-02-26
  • Études/Inuit/Studies, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Soutien aux revues scientifiques, from 2015-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Évaluation des besoins en santé mentale des Inuit en situation d'itinérance à Montréal, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2017-08-01 to 2018-12-31
  • Out of Place in Nunalijjuaq: effecting social change with Montreal Inuit through participatory action research (PAR);, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Programme Savoir: Subventions Savoir, from 2013-04-01 to 2018-03-31
  • The Health of Montreal Inuit: A Participatory Mixed-Methods Population Health Survey and Action Agenda, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31
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