Nancy Edwards


Nancy Edwards
Emeritus Professor

1995 Ph.D. Epidemiology and Biostatics McGill University
1982 M.Sc. Design, Measurement and Evaluation, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics McMaster University
1974 B.Sc.N. Nursing University of Windsor

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Nancy Edwards


Nancy Edwards is a Full Professor in the School of Nursing, and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; Director of the Community Health Research Unit; Principal Scientist, Institute of Population Health; Senior Scientist, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute; and Academic Consultant, City of Ottawa (Public Health Services). Dr. Edwards obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Windsor and completed graduate studies in epidemiology at McMaster University and McGill University. Nancy is the holder of a CHSRF/CIHR Chair Award in Nursing (2000-2010). The focus of her award is Multiple Interventions in Community Health Nursing Care. She took up her appointment as Scientific Director for the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health in July 2008.


Research Interests

  • Multiple interventions programs in community health
  • Primary health care in developing countries
  • Fall prevention for seniors
  • Tobacco cessations-evidence-based, decision-making

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