Dr. Denise Cloutier is a social gerontologist and health/social geographer with a primary interest in 'healthy aging' for older adults. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on the provision of care ranging from health and social services to formal, voluntary, and informal sector delivery systems.


Denise Cloutier’s main current research interests are:

  • Population health
  • Environment and social determinants of health
  • Patterns, predictors and outcomes for cerebrovascular disease (stroke)
  • Rural health planning and delivery of health services
  • Health system performance and integrated delivery systems
  • Aging and palliative care
  • Social capital and community resilience

Selected Publications:

  • Funk, Laura M., Kelli I. Stajduhar and Denise Cloutier-Fisher. 2011. "Exploring family caregivers' rationales for nonuse of formal health services when caring for a dying family member." Home Healthcare Management and Practice 23(5):318-328.
  • Cloutier-Fisher, Denise, Karen Kobayashi and André Smith. 2011. "The subjective dimension of social isolation: a qualitative investigation of older adults’ experiences in small social support networks." Journal of Aging Studies 25(4):407-414.

Contact Information:

E-mail: dcfisher@uvic.ca
Home page: http://people.geog.uvic.ca/?q=Denise