Patrick Boudreault

Research Scientist

Technology Access Program

202-558-2271 (videophone)


Credentials: Ph.D.

Hailing from Quebec City, Canada, Patrick Boudreault is a native user of Langue des Signes Québécoise and is fluent in American Sign Language, English and French. Boudreault holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg, a M.Sc. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University, and a B.A. degree in Linguistics from Université du Québec à Montréal. He has been involved in the field of sign language teaching and Deaf Studies for more than 20 years in both Canada and the United States. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Boudreault was the coordinator of Masters in Sign Language Education from the Department of ASL & Deaf Studies at Gallaudet, and he also was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.

Dr. Boudreault has collaborated with researchers across North America on a variety of research topics related to the Deaf community and sign language. Since 2005, he has worked with with Dr. Christina Palmer of University of California, Los Angeles. Together, they have received substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health for Deaf Genetics Projects to investigate the impact of genetic testing and genetic counseling for the deaf genes, CX26/30, on the Deaf community in California. 

More broadly, Dr. Boudreault’s primary areas of interest revolve around the topics of sign language translation, mapping sign language acquisition, developing and designing sign language assessment tools, and most recently toward the emerging field of automated translation. At the heart of his research lies his passion for the social justice and human right of sign language.

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