Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, PhD

Dr. Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal, both in Canada. She is also a 2021-2022 Michigan Integrative and Well-Being Inequality Scholar. Her research focuses on the interplay between psychosocial factors and physical health. Notably, she is interested in whether the way individuals regulate their emotions and cope with stress is associated with chronic disease incidence and relevant health behaviors over time and how these associations can contribute to knowledge about health disparities. Her research leverages theoretical frameworks and statistical methods from social epidemiology, health psychology, and clinical psychology.

Dr. Trudel-Fitzgerald was a Research Scientist at the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness and contributed to scientific activities since its inception. In particular, she has led efforts in the measurement of well-being. Before that, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Social Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé-Québec. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Laval University, Canada.