Anita Gagnon

Anita Gagnon, RN, MPH, PhD
Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Director, Ingram School of Nursing

680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1830
anita.gagnon [at]

Anita J. Gagnon is Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Director, Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, and a Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is a professional nurse with a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several grants related to the reproductive health of migrant women and has presented and published in several venues. She is currently analyzing and sharing the results of the “Migrant-Friendly Maternity Care in Montreal” project, which examines maternity care sensitivity towards internationally-born women who gave birth in one of four Montreal-area university hospitals from the perspective of the women themselves and that of health care providers. She is also leading related systematic reviews examining reproductive health challenges and potential solutions for internationally migrant women and is involved in projects related to social accountability.

Prof. Anita Gagnon, PhD, has been involved in other professional activities at the national and international levels, including: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Policy Priority Leader for Family, Children and Youth, and Co-Leader of Reproductive Outcome And Migration (ROAM): An International Research Collaboration.

Areas of Interest

  • Migration
  • Women’s health
  • Maternal-child health
  • Health services research
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Equity
  • Evidence-based clinical practice and policy


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