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 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 is 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 leading the “Migrant-Friendly Maternity Care in Montreal” project, which examines maternity care sensitivity towards newly-migrant women in four Montreal university hospitals from women and health care providers' perspectives. She is also leading three inter-related systematic reviews examining reproductive health challenges and potential solutions. 

Dr. Gagnon has also 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. Her research interests include the reproductive health of forced migrant women; maternal, child and perinatal health; health services research; public health; epidemiology; and evidence-based practice (both clinical and policy).

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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