Dr. Marjorie MacDonald

Dr. Marjorie MacDonald

About Marjorie

Marjorie MacDonald is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, a scientist in the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (formerly CARBC) and she teaches in the School of Public Health and Social Policy.

She is co-director of the Research in Public Health Systems and Services Initiative (BC) (formerly CPHFRI), which is leading an initiative to develop a public health services and systems research (PHSSR) agenda for Canada.

From 2009-2015, Marjorie held an inaugural CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Research Chair and is immediate past-president of the Public Health Association of BC.

Research interests include public health systems renewal, health equity, public health and primary care collaboration, adolescent health promotion and substance use prevention, and public health ethics. She is currently the Nominated Principal Investigator of a CIHR-funded knowledge synthesis project (Clearing the Air) examining the harm-reduction potential of electronic cigarettes/vapour devices. Marjorie is also the BC lead for the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Survey (CSTADS) – a secondary and middle school-based survey conducted bi-annually across Canada.

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