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Shannon MacDonald, PhD RN

Assistant Professor

Nursing | Public Health, School of

About Me

Academic and clinical training

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013-2016) University of Calgary Department of Pediatrics & Alberta Ministry of Health
PhD (Nursing) (2013) University of Alberta,
Master of Nursing (2002) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bachelor of Nursing (1997) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bachelor of Science (Zoology) (1993) University of Alberta

My clinical background is in pediatric intensive care, having worked in pediatric ICUs in Newfoundland and North Carolina. I subsequently taught in schools of nursing in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. I also have a passion for global health and have participated in various international maternal-child health projects.


My program of research focuses on supporting immunization best practice, programs, and policy and promoting informed decision-making by parents. My methodological strengths are in quantitative research, epidemiology, administrative health data, and survey methods. I enjoy working with colleagues with expertise in qualitative methods, as these approaches inform my work. I love to collaborate with multi-disciplinary clinicians and policy-makers to answer questions of practical importance to immunization practice and policy.



NURS 682 (Causal analysis in health research)