Danielle Bouchard

Full Professor


Kinesiology, Faculty of

KIN 322


1 506 443 3908

Research interests

  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Chronic conditions and exercise
  • Energy expenditure
  • Aging

Current teaching

  • KIN 4994 - Physical Activity and Aging
  • KIN3282 - Physical Activity, Health and Wellness
  • KIN4082 - Advance Exercise Physiology, Chronic Conditions


Dr. Bouchard has an undergrad in Physical Education the Université de Moncton, a MSc. from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Exercise Sciences and a Ph.D from the Université de Sherbrooke in Gerontology. She completed two post-doctoral training. The first one in Epidemiology at Queen’s University and the second one in Endocrinology at the Université de Sherbrooke. The main focus of her research relates to clinical exercise physiology to evaluate the impact of regular exercise on chronic conditions, especially in obese and older adults.

Current research projects

  • Exercise intensity interpretation
  • Strategies to reach the physical activity guidelines in adults and older adults
  • Lifestyle modifications in obese and older adults
  • Reduction of sedentary behaviour

Recent publications

Bouchard, D.R., Baillargeon, J.P., Boisvert-Vigneault, K., Farand, P., Paulin, M., & Langlois, M.F (2013). Pilot study: can older inactive adults learn how to reach the required intensity of physical activity guideline? Clin Interv Aging. April 8: 501 - 508.

Bouchard, D.R., Porneala, B., Janssen, I., Langlois, M.F., Baillargeon, J.P., Pencina, M., D'Agostino, R.B., Fox, C.S., Meigs, J.B., & Hivert, M.F. Risk of Type 2 Diabetes is Associated with Cumulative Excess Weight Exposure from Mid-thirties to Mid-fifties in the Framingham Offspring Study. J Diabetes Complications. May-Jun; 27(3): 214-218.

Bouchard, D.R., Langlois, M.F., & Baillargeon, J.P (2013). REVIEW: The independent role of age in the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions (2013). Current Obesity Reports. June; 2 (2):107-119.

Bouchard, D.R., Sénéchal, M., Slaght, J., & Jones, P (2013). Obesity duration affects postmenopausal obese health and functional profile. Journal of Research in Obesity. 13:1-12.

Prokop, N., Hrubeniuk, T., Sénéchal, M., & Bouchard, D.R (2014). People who perceive themselves as active cannot identify the intensity recommended by the international physical activity guidelines. Journal of Sports Medicine. October; 5 (1): 235-241.

Zubrinski, S., Prokop, N., Sénéchal, M., Jones, P., & Bouchard, D.R (2014). Older Obese Women’s Perceptions of Exercise that Meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines: Functional and Health Outcomes. University of Toronto Medical Journal. June; 91 (1): 1-12.

Hrubeniuk, T., Prokop, N., Myrie, S., Sénéchal, M., & Bouchard, D.R (2014). Can Resistance Training Contribute to the Aerobic Components of the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines? International Journal of Exercise Science. October; 7 (4): 278-285.

Sénéchal, M., Slaght, J., Bharti, N., & Bouchard, D.R. (2014) Independent and Combined Effect of Diet and Exercise in Adults with Prediabetes. Journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets & Therapy. October; 7 : 521-529.

Bouchard, D.R., Strachan, S., Chitkara, R., McMillan, D., Johnson, L., Myrie, S.B., Moola, F., & Giesbrecht, G.G. Using Shared Treadmill Workstations to Promote Less Time Spent in Daily Low Intensity Physical Activities: A Pilot Study. In Press in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Sénéchal, M., Slaght J., & Bouchard, D.R. Cumulative Weight Exposure is Associated with Different Weight Loss Strategies and Weight Loss Success in Older Adults. In Press in the Journal of Aging Research.