Department of Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine Queen's University

Colleen Davison, BSc/HBOR, BEd(OCT), MPH, PhD

Dr. Davison came to Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital in 2011 following a CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa. She is a PhD trained Research Scientist in the field of population health and social epidemiology who holds a joint Faculty appointment between the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences. 
Dr. Davison obtained her PhD in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary (2007), as well as a Masters of Public Health at the University of Glasgow, Scotland (2000) and undergraduate degrees in Natural Science, Outdoor Recreation and Education as a Presidential Scholar at Lakehead University (1995; 1996). She undertook a CIDA-funded appointment at the WHO/PAHO regional office in the Dominican Republic in 2001-2002 and has experience working as a consultant with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Canadian Nurses Association and the Public Health Agency of Canada. She maintains her membership with the Ontario College of Teachers and has sat on the Boards of the Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and the Youth Science Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Davison has diverse methodological expertise. She advises, undertakes her own research and supervises trainees using quantitative, qualitative and participatory approaches.  Her research interests are in child protection and the socio-ecological determinants of child health particularly in rural and remote regions. She is also interested in global and public health as they intersect with emergency medicine and is very committed to knowledge translation and research mentorship.
Dr. Davison has been awarded more than two million dollars of peer reviewed research funding as principal or co-investigator and has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters and 150 conference and community presentations. She is a former Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar and an Emerging Researcher Awardee from the Population Health Improvement Research Network of Ontario. Currently, she is leading a CIHR-funded operating grant on health equity and determinants of health among adolescents and is a co-investigator on a World Bank funded study of the experience of Syrian girl refuges in Lebanon and on a study of hepatitis B vaccination among children in rural Myanmar.
Dr. Davison welcomes enquires from students, residents and potential collaborators.

Tel: 613-549-6666 x 6823