I specialize in primary health care clinical practice, community health and communicable disease epidemiology.
Jean Wilson graduated nursing from Lakehead University in 1991 and after practicing in a small Indigenous hospital in Sioux Lookout, went to Dalhousie University to complete the Outpost Nursing Program. She practiced for several years in remote fly-in Indigenous communities in Nunavut and Northern Ontario (Sioux Lookout Region). In 1997, she moved to Toronto and completed MHSc. in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. After graduation, she worked for several years with St. Michael’s Hospital in the Tuberculosis Disease Management Program. In 2003, she moved to Ottawa to work for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in the Field Epidemiology Training Program. She worked with the Canadian Forces evaluating a health surveillance system for troops in Bosnia and with the PHAC Zoonotic Disease division specializing in communicable disease surveillance and outbreak investigations. In 2007, Jean returned to primary health care and practiced as a NP-PHC in an Aboriginal Community Health Centre. In 2010, she returning to Toronto, to practice with the St. Michael’s Hospital, Academic Family Health Team. While Jean was an university adjunct instructor throughout her career, in January 2020, she joined the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto as a full time Assistant Professor teaching in the Masters NP Program. Jean teaches pathophysiology, pharmacology, advanced health assessment and global health for Nurse Practitioners.