Carla Ginn

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2017


University of Lethbridge, 2010

BN (Distinction)

University of Lethbridge, 2006

Diploma of Nursing

Medicine Hat College, 1983

Contact information


Office: 403.220.4440


Professional Faculties : PF3280E


Research Interests

  • FNMI health and wellbeing
  • Intergenerational resiliency
  • Early intervention
  • Participatory action research
  • Mixed methods
  • Constructivist grounded theory
  • Maternal-child health


Carla Ginn is a research-intensive assistant professor with a focus on FNMI Intergenerational Heath and Wellbeing and Maternal-child Health. Her CIHR-funded master’s work involved Participatory Action Research with a group of urban First Nations grandmothers to explore meanings of health and health promotion in families and communities. Her fully funded doctoral work was at Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) One World Child Development Centre. with families living at less than half the low-income cut-off, and managing addiction, mental illness, and/or social isolation.

Carla is currently engaged in community-based research at CUPS Health Education Housing, and has worked extensively with women, children, and families living with low income throughout the life cycle. Carla is a member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health Group for Research with Indigenous Peoples (GRIP), and was selected for the CIHR Early Career Investigator (ECI) observer program for the Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition Indigenous Health Cluster.


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