Carla Ginn, PhD MScN RN


Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.4440


Office: PF3280E

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Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing


Educational Background

PhD , University of Calgary, 2017

MSN University of Lethbridge, 2010

BN Distinction, University of Lethbridge, 2006

Diploma Nursing, Medicine Hat College, 1983


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.


Areas of Research

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


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 633 SEC 02 S02 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2021
NURS 633 TUT 01 T01 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2020
NURS 633 TUT 01 T01 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2021