Cloutier-Fisher Denise

Cloutier-Fisher Denise

Cloutier-Fisher Denise, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Victoria, Geography, Canada


Dr. Denise Cloutier-Fisher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria. Broadly speaking, she is a health geographer who studies models of health service delivery for older adults in rural and small town environments.  Additionally, she conducts research on the healthy cities and healthy communities’ movements, the social determinants of health and health sector restructuring and the needs of vulnerable populations such as socially isolated individuals, home care clients, palliative care clients and stroke survivors.  Her research supports the use of mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) and has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and World Health Organization.

Research Interest

Healthy aging in rural and small-town environments. 
Health and social service delivery systems
Population health and the social determinants of health
Impacts of health sector restructuring and regionalization on older adults
Integrated service delivery and the adequacy of the continuum of care and palliative care