Dr. Anita Gagnon

Dr. Anita Gagnon
Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Director, Ingram School of Nursing

Research Institute - McGill University Health Centre

Room 200, Wilson Hall
anita [dot] gagnon [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Anita J. Gagnon is a 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).

BScN (Catholic University of America), MPH (Johns Hopkins University), PhD (McGill University)

Areas of interest

  • migration
  • women’s health
  • maternal-child health
  • health services research
  • public health
  • epidemiology
  • equity
  • evidence-based clinical practice and policy

Other research initiatives and collaborations:
Migration and Reproductive Health Research (MiRHR) [.pdf]
Childbearing Health And Related Services Needs for Newcomers [.pdf]
See also under Community section, ROAM and IOM.

To view Dr. Gagnon's publications, visit the Ingram School of Nursing's Research/Publications page.