Gauvin, Lise


Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Theme leader
Health Innovation and Evaluation Hub , CRCHUM

Full professor
Department of social and preventive medicine, École de santé publique, Université de Montréal


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Other affiliations

Léa-Roback Research Centre on Social Inequalities in Health in Montreal, Université de Montréal


Lifestyle habits, population health, epidemiology, health promotion, physical activity, eating disorders, healthy weights, built environment, social inequalities in health.

Research interests

Our research focuses on socio-environmental determinants of involvement physical activity, interventions to promote physical activity at the population level, and social determinants of disordered eating. Methodologically, our work draws upon innovative quantitative and epidemiologic methods including multilevel modeling methods, ecometrics, systematic social observation, and ecological momentary assessment. Our team investigates how different neighbourhood characteristics can influence people's lifestyle choices, what neighbourhood features can become the target of public health interventions, and on how these interventions can successfully shape urban residential areas.

In addition to publishing work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, our team is actively engaged in knowledge transfer and exchange activities. Ongoing research projects and knowledge and exchange activities are developed in partnership with researchers and interventionists at the Montreal Public Health Department.


Publications indexed on PubMed