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Dr. Andrea Baumann is the Associate Vice-President of Global Health, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Primary Care and Health Human Resources and Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Baumann is widely recognized for her leadership, research and innovation. She has a history of guiding significant initiatives that have had an impact on health systems. She developed a transnational consortium model of graduate education that has received national and international awards. During her tenure as board chair, she amalgamated three large hospitals and created a more effective governance structure.

Dr. Baumann has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including four books, and she is considered a methodological expert in health systems, human resources and workforce integration. Her work emphasizes the critical link between evidence, policy and practice. Foci include the effect of policy on the employment integration of internationally trained healthcare professionals, emerging trends in infectious disease and potential outcomes for health human resources and the influence of transdisciplinary collaboration on health education.

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Baumann, A., & Hinohara, S. (2017). Leadership – Challenging Times: 100 Years of Wisdom. Tokyo, Japan: Fuzambo International.

Oldenburger, D., Baumann, A., Schwartz, L., & Bhatt, M. (2017). Characteristics of medical teams in disaster. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.

Baumann, A., Crea-Arsenio, M., Akhtar-Danesh, N, Fleming-Carroll, B., Keatings, M., Elfassy, M. D., & Kratina, S. (2016). Strategic workforce planning for health human resources: A nursing case analysis. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 48(3–4), 93–99. doi:0.1177/0844562116680715

Kaba, A., Baumann, A., Kolotylo, C., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2016). A descriptive case study of the changing nature of nurses' work: The impact of managing infectious diseases requiring isolation. American Journal of Infection Control. doi:

Yu, J., Shannon, H., Baumann, A., Schwartz, L., & Bhatt, M. (2016). Slum upgrading programs and disaster resilience: A case study of an Indian 'Smart City.' Procedia Environmental Sciences, 36, 154–161. doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2016.09.026

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  • Fellow in Canadian Academy of Health Science
  • Award of Excellence for Exemplary Leadership from the Aga Khan University
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education, Panorama Award for Outstanding Program

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