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Alain Gauthier

Alain Gauthier

Full Professor

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
B-238, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre Sudbury Campus


Alain Gauthier (Ph.D.) is an Full Professor with the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Laurentian University. He received his doctoral and undergraduate degrees from Laurentian University, and his master's degree from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gauthier is primarily interested in research related to the health of sociolinguistic minorities, with a particular emphasis on rural and northern areas.


B.E.P.S- Éducation physique et santé

M.A- Activité physique

Ph.D- Rural and Northern Health

Post-graduate diploma- Ontario Training Center for Health Services and Policy Research

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Dr. Gauthier’s research interests include health promotion and health services research. He currently leads the Francophone Health research program at CRaNHR related to the access to, and quality of, French Language Health Services for persons residing in northern Ontario. The primary objective of this program of research is to better understand the services provided by family physicians for Francophones in the north. Furthermore, this research team is working closely with several community partners to develop strategies to better serve Francophones in the region. Dr. Gauthier is also a Public Health Consultant to the Public Health Sudbury & Districts and has interests in healthy living research.

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2017 Club Richelieu Patriote Méritant

2013 40 Under 40 Award Recipient- City of Greater Sudbury

2011 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award

2007 Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2002 Recipient of the Continuing Education Award (Physical and Health Education)

2002 Recipient of All-Round Academic Student Award- (Physical and Health Education)

2001 Recipient of All-Round Academic Student Award- (Physical and Health Education)

2001 Recipient of the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Award