Elizabeth Keys

Adjunct Clinical Associate



University of Calgary, 2019

BN (with distinction)

University of Calgary, 2007

BSc Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

University of Calgary, 2003

Contact information

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Supporting child and family sleep to optimize healthy development
  • e-Health interventions
  • Parent-infant interactions
  • Community and public health nursing
  • Mixed-methods and quantitative research


Dr. Elizabeth Keys is a CIHR and Honorary Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, where she is developing a user-centred eHealth infant sleep program. She is nationally certified in community health nursing and has advanced training in parent-child interactions and pediatric sleep. In her PhD research, Dr. Keys used a mixed methods approach to evaluate the effect of a parent-child interaction home visiting intervention (Play2Sleep) on infant sleep. Grounded in her practice as a community health nurse, Dr. Keys’ research program aims to promote healthy sleep patterns in families of young children to improve family health and optimize child development. 


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