Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Division of Oral Health and Society, Faculty of Dentistry
Associate Member, Division of Experimental Medicine

Dr. Mary Ellen Macdonald
Contact Information

Division of Oral Health and Society, Faculty of Dentistry
2001 McGill College Avenue, Suite 530
McGill University
Montreal, QC, H3A 1G1

(514) 398-7203 ext 089405
Email address: 
mary.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca
Current research: 

My current research program focuses on the health of vulnerable populations in Canada, looking across three main domains: oral health, Indigenous health, and palliative care. I work mainly with qualitative (especially ethnographic) and participatory methodologies. A central focus of my research program is on the various ways the social, the cultural and the political intersect to both produce and respond to particular forms of vulnerability within Canadian society.

My current research interests include: oral health in vulnerable populations; cultural aspects of health and illness with Indigenous communities; palliative care and bereavement; qualitative methodologies; and health professions education.

  1. Medical Assistance in Dying
  2. Migrant oral health
  3. HPV screening in Inuit communities
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