FERNAND TURCOTTE, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Professor Emeritus of Public Health
Dr. Turcotte is Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Université Laval. He graduated in medicine from the University of Montreal and in public health from Harvard University. As a co-founder and former chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Laval, most of his research activities related to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with toxic exposures either in the workplace or in the general environment. For 18 years, Dr. Turcotte was Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. He was also a member of the advisory committee of the population health program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. For three decades he has been involved in the shaping of public policy to protect public health. In 1998, the Canadian Public Health Association gave Dr. Turcotte its highest honour, the R. D. Defries Award and Honourary Life Membership.