Jean-Pierre Lavoie has a Master’s degree in Demography and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Sciences from the University of Montreal. After working more than 20 years in Public Health, where he conducted his first studies on caregiving to older impaired relatives, he is currently a researcher at the Research and Expertise Center in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS – Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale) of the CSSS Cavendish in Côte St-Luc (Montreal, Quebec). He is also member of the research team “Aging, Social Exclusion and Solidarity”, funded by The Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture. He was co-director of the Center and the team for five years (2004-2009).
He has conducted research projects for 20 years on the issue of family caregiving for elder disabled relatives and on policies, programs and interventions for supporting families. He is particularly interested in the relationships between formal services and families. He has conducted research projects on intergenerational family solidarity and family exchange. He is currently conducting projects on home care services, neighbourhood changes and older homeless persons.
He is author of « Familles et soutien aux parents âgés dépendants », Éditions de l’Harmattan (Paris) in 2000, editor of « Prendre soin d’un proche âgé, Les enseignements de la France et du Québec » published by the Éditions Érès (Toulouse) in 2005, and, more recently, one editor of « Vieillir au pluriel. Perspectives sociales » published by the Presses de l’Université du Québec (Québec) in 2010. Beside these, he has authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and scientific presentations.
He also has taught at the School of Social Work at McGill University and at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Areas of interest
- Caregiving to a frail elder relative
- Home care services
- Intergenerational family relationships
- Place and aging
Amanda Grenier, Jean-Pierre Lavoie, Tamara Sussman, & David Rothwell. Homelessness in late life: growing old on the streets, in shelters and long-term ca, SSHRC, $169,060, 2012-2015.
Jean-Pierre Lavoie, Damaris Rose, Monique Membrado, & Alice Rouyer. Gentrification et exclusion sociale des personnes âgées, SSHRC, $126,858, 2008-2012
Sheila Neysmith, Nancy Guberman, Jean-Pierre Lavoie, Amanda Grenier, & Jane Aronson. Beyond the Weekly Bath - Building 21st Century Community-Based Care Policy, SSHRC, $115,817, 2008-2012
Marianne Kempeneers, Renée Dandurand, Hélène Belleau, Jean-Pierre Lavoie, Françoise R. Ouellette. Lien familial et vieillissement : la dynamique des solidarités intergénérationnelles, CIHR, $226,419, 2007-2011
Nour, K., Hébert, M., Lavoie, J.P., Regenstreif, A., Dallaire, B., Wallach, I., Moscovitz, N. et Billette, V. (2012). “Specialized Services for Older Adults with Mental Illness”, The International Journal of Aging in Society, 1(2), 97-116.
Guberman, N., Lavoie, J.P., Blein, L. et Olazabal, I. (2012). “Baby Boom Caregivers: Care in the Age of Individualization”, The Gerontologist, 52(2), 210-218.
Feldman, D.E., Lévesque, J.F., Lemieux, V., Tourigny, A., Lavoie, J.P. etTousignant, P (2012). “Primary health care organization and quality of life outcomes for persons with chronic disease”, Health Care Policy/Politiques de santé, 7(3), 59-72.
Burns, V., Lavoie, J.P. et Rose, D. (2012). “Revisiting the Role of Neighbourhood Change in Social Exclusion of Older People”, Journal of Aging Research. http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jar/2012/148287.pdf
Lavoie, J.P., Rose, D., Burns, V. et Covanti, V. (2011). « La gentrification de la Petite-Patrie. Quelle place et quel pouvoir pour les aînés? », Diversité urbaine, 11(1), 59-80.
Guberman, N., Lavoie, J.P. et Olazabal, I. (2011). Baby boomers and the ‘denaturalisation’ of caregiving in Quebec, Ageing and Society, 31, 1159-1179.