Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Linda-Lee O’Brien-Pallas
RN, PhD, FCAHS, LLD (hon)

Professor Emerita

“In the world of research, completing the study is just the first step. Then you need to make the research come alive and use it to build capacity for future science and scientists and to tell stories that capture the attention of policymakers and ultimately create policy change.”

Dr. Linda-Lee O’Brien-Pallas has completed more than 90 research projects, helping to lay the foundation for a science-based nursing profession. Recently, she completed An International Survey Monitoring Progress in Nursing and Midwifery, which is now being used by the World Health Organization.

A Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Dr. O’Brien-Pallas has received numerous awards, including the Canadian Nurses Association’s Jeanne Mance Award. She held two Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Awards and then became the CIHR/CHSFR National Chair in Health Human Resources.

Dr. O’Brien-Pallas co-founded the Nursing Health Services Research Unit at U of T and is now a co-investigator with the Unit. She is cross-appointed to U of T’s Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation within the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. O’Brien-Pallas also holds appointments at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia,and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

  • Academic Credentials
    1987 – PhD, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
    1979 – MScN, University of Toronto
    1975 – BScN, University of Toronto
    1971 – Diploma in Nursing, St. Michael’s Hospital School of Nursing, Toronto
  • Publications
    Dr. O’Brien-Pallas's PubMed link is available here.

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