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Overview

The McMaster University School of Nursing has a history of being one of the most research intensive schools or faculties of nursing in Canada.

Our partnerships both internal and external to McMaster University strengthen our research capacity and contribute to our success. We have attracted operating grants and career awards from numerous agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Areas of Excellence

The areas of excellence reflected in our research activities and our teaching are:

  • illness prevention
  • health equity and disparity
  • health system integration and innovation

We also have faculty expertise in Research Tools and Methodologies, and Knowledge Exchange and Translation.

Our faculty conduct research in topics such as heart and stroke diseases, diabetes, healthy aging, child and maternal health, mental health, cancer, and more.

Our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels benefit greatly from teaching and guidance that is based on the expertise and research discoveries of our faculty members.

We are proud to have several research units and research chairs headed by School of Nursing faculty members.

Research News

Seeking solutions to hallway health care

Dr. Michael McGillion, an associate professor in the McMaster School of Nursing, participated in a policy discussion hosted by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on October 30  Read More

Advancing diabetes care and prevention

November is Diabetes Month. Dr. Diana Sherifali, an associate professor in the School of Nursing and a researcher specializing in diabetes care, has just wrapped up a four-year trial involving diabetes patients.   Read More

CMAJ supplement on patient engagement highlights work by School of Nursing faculty

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health research?  Read More

More Research News...

Key Contact

photo of Michael McGillion

Dr. Michael McGillion, RN, PhD
Assistant Dean, Research
School of Nursing
Email: mmcgill@mcmaster.ca
Tel: 905 525 9140 ext. 20275

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