Rebecca Leigh Ganann

Degrees, Title/Position:
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Tenure Track, McMaster University
Co-Lead (Acting), McMaster Collaborative for Health & Aging
Co-Scientific Director, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit
Lead, Patient Expertise in Research Collaborations – Primary Health Care, INSPIRE-PHC Network

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Aging & Population Health


Rebecca first joined the School of Nursing at McMaster in 2006 as a part-time faculty member and became a full-time Assistant Professor in 2017. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is Co-Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, the Acting Lead of the McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging (OSSU Research Centre of Aging), and the Lead of the Primary Health Care – Patient Expertise in Research Collaboration (part of the Innovations Strengthening Primary Health Care through Research network). Dr. Ganann is also a researcher with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging. Dr. Ganann’s research program is focused on integrated health and social service delivery innovations to promote physical and mental health, and mobility among community-dwelling older adults. Her previous research has explored mental health and health services accessibility for immigrant women.

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