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Maureen Heaman RN, PhD

Currently Not Accepting Students.

Current Position

Professor, College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Associate Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences; Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy


2001 PhD, Individual Interdisciplinary PhD Program, University of Manitoba
1987 Master of Nursing, University of Manitoba
1978 Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Research Focus:

Maternal health, utilization and quality of prenatal care, perinatal surveillance and epidemiology, risk factors for preterm birth, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of pregnancy.

Dr. Heaman was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender and Health from 07/2008 to 06/2013 for her program of research entitled, Disparities in Womens Prenatal Health, Access to Prenatal Care, and Pregnancy Outcomes. Dr. Heamans program of research has the following specific aims: (1) to examine inequities and disparities in womens prenatal health, access to prenatal care, and quality of care, (2) to explore how these disparities intersect with other health determinants such as income, ethnicity, migration, and geography, and (3) to study the association of disparities in womens prenatal health and inequities in access to prenatal care and quality of care with adverse pregnancy outcomes.