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.
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Emerging trends in research on mental health among Canadian Aboriginal peoples : a report prepared for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal PeoplesBook
Culture & Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, 1994.
[Culture and mental illness among the Inuit of Nunavik]Journal Article
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- A comparative study of the development of urban Indigenous peoples’ COVID-19 vaccination services, with an emphasis on the case of Inuit living in cities in southern Canada, from 2023-06-01 to 2024-03-31
- Addressing stigmatization of Indigenous patients: Co-developing structural and educational strategies through a nuanced understanding of cultural risk in the Quebec healthcare system, from 2022-10-01 to 2025-09-30
- Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA), from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- Chaire-Réseau Jeunesse: Les parcours vers l'autonomie et l'épanouissement des jeunes dans une société en transformation (Volet: jeunes issus des Premières Nations et jeunes Inuits), from 2018-04-01 to 2025-03-31
- Études/Inuit/Studies, from 2019-04-01 to 2025-03-31
- Healthcare Governance for a Post-COVID Canada: Leveraging Hard-Earned Experience for a More Equitable and Supportive System, from 2022-02-01 to 2024-01-31
- Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods: Cross-Perspectives from the Circumpolar North and Melanesia/Australia (MinErAL), from 2016-04-01 to 2024-03-31
- Ratikonhsatatie - 'the faces yet to come' - Network: Indigenous communities at the center of health research capacity development, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
- Tininnimiutait: Assessing the potential of local marine foods accessible from the shore to increase food security and sovereignty in Nunavik, from 2020-11-01 to 2024-12-31
- Vaccination discourse seen in the Quebec Indigenous Community Asset Mobilisation (QICAM) database, from 2021-01-01 to 2024-03-31
Recently finished projects
- Canadian Immunization Research Network: COVID-19 Vaccine Readiness, from 2020-09-01 to 2022-03-31
- How Indigenous communities in Quebec responded to COVID-19: A synthesis of community-level asset mobilization during the first wave of the pandemic, from 2021-03-01 to 2022-02-28
- Mobilisation communautaire contre la Covid-19, from 2021-12-22 to 2022-03-31
- Pratiques informationnelles des personnes aînées au Québec en contexte de pandémie, from 2021-06-01 to 2023-05-31
- Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut, from 2019-04-01 to 2023-03-31
- Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? A community-based study of southern Quebec Inuit health and wellbeing, from 2018-10-01 to 2022-09-30
- Quebec Network for lndigenous Health Research Mentorship, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
- Transformer les modèles actuels pour favoriser la sécurisation culturelle des soins offerts aux patients autochtones: Co-développement d'un nouveau modèle d’intervenant avec trois communautés atikamekw, from 2019-10-01 to 2022-09-30