Deborah McNeil

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing

PhD - Epidemiology

University of Calgary, 2008


University of Calgary, 1985


State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973

Contact information


Office: 403.616.2040

Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Family Integrated Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Perinatal depression and anxiety
  • Health equity and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Childhood immunization
  • Pre and postnatal care for mothers and children


Deborah Ann McNeil is the Scientific Director for the Maternal Newborn Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network in Alberta Health Services. Deb led research departments in Alberta Health Services for over close to 20 years using integrated knowledge translation approaches to generate and translate scientific evidence to support decision making. She has expertise in a variety of research approaches including epidemiologic and qualitative research methods as well as synthesis and systematic evidence reviews. Her clinical and research interests focus on maternal child health. Deb is a board member of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.