University of Calgary

Deborah McNeil

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Part Time Faculty
  • +1 (403) 616-2040



Deborah Ann McNeil is the Scientific Director for the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network in Alberta Health Services. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Deb received a BSc in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MN with specialization in neonatal care followed by a PhD with specialization in epidemiology, both from the University of Calgary. Deb has a 25 year clinical background in Neonatal Intensive Care and has held research positions in maternal child health and population public health for the past 16 years. Deb’s has a broad research focus that currently includes perinatal depression and anxiety, measuring health inequities, childhood immunization, and group pre and postnatal care. She has expertise in a variety of research approaches including epidemiologic and qualitative research methods as well as synthesis and systematic evidence reviews. From 2009 to 2017 Deb led a team of Scientists and Research Associates who used integrated knowledge translation approaches to generate and translate scientific evidence to support decision making in Population Public and Indigenous Health.

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