Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research Recipient
"Population and Public Health Research Programs”
Nancy C. Edwards, PhD
Professor; Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health; Director, Community Health Research Unit
University of Ottawa, School of Nursing
Tau Gamma Chapter
Nancy Edwards is a full professor in the School of Nursing, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; 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. Dr. Edwards has held a career scientist award and was a Visiting Professor at Tianjin Medical University, China. Currently, she holds a CHSRF/CIHR Chair Award in Nursing (2000-2010). She has conducted health services, policy and clinical research both nationally and internationally and was the inaugural director of the Population Health PhD program at the University of Ottawa. She has contributed to over 120 peer-reviewed and 100 technical publications and presented nearly 300 conference papers. Through her research in the fields of falls prevention, maternal and child health care, tobacco control, and HIVAIDS, she has informed the design and evaluation of complex multi-level and multi-strategy community health programs.