Deborah McNeil

Dr. Deborah Ann McNeil

Pronouns: she/her


Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Adjuncts

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Committee Member

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.616.2040

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Twitter: @ucalgarynursing


Educational Background

PhD Epidemiology, University of Calgary, 2008

MN University of Calgary, 1985

BScN State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973


Deborah Ann McNeil is the scientific director for the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network in Alberta Health Services and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Calgary. Deb led research departments in Alberta Health Services for close to 20 years using integrated knowledge translation to generate and mobilize scientific evidence for practice and decision making. She has expertise in a variety of research approaches including epidemiology, qualitative research, synthesis and systematic evidence reviews. Her clinical and research interests focus on maternal child health. Deb is a board member of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. 


Areas of Research

Family Integrated Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Perinatal depression and anxiety
Health equity and the social determinants of health
Childhood immunization
Pre- and post-natal care for mothers and newborns
Mental Illness
Population Health

Perinatal depression and anxiety, measuring health inequities, childhood immunization and group pre and post natal care.

Participation in university strategic initiatives