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Jacqueline Gahagan

Professor, Dalhousie - Health Promotion, School of Health and Human Performance, FoH


Twitter: @jacquie_gahagan

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Dr. Gahagan is a Full Professor of Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. She holds Research Associate positions with the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Health Law Institute, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and is an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Her program of health promotion research focuses on policy and programming interventions using sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA+) to address health inequities faced among marginalized populations at high risk for poor health outcomes such as those living with or affected by HIV, HCV or other STBBIs, older LGBTQ+ populations and those involved in sex work. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, Jacquie worked in public health at the municipal, provincial and national levels in relation to harm reduction, HIV/HCV prevention, and tobacco use cessation


MA, University of Waterloo
PhD, Wayne State University

Research Interests

Health promotion
Harm reduction
Gender-based analysis of health policies
Research ethics
Sexual health
Gender and health 

Notable Awards

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012

  • In 2017 Jacquie received the Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions, Senior Research Excellence Award

  • 2016 the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) HIV/AIDS Research Initiative community-Based Research Program Distinguished Service Award, Presented by CIHR

  •  2015 the Ron Draper Health Promotion Award, Presented by the Canadian Public Health Association


Being a founding member of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network on Social and Behavioural Aspects of Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS (AIRN) which has grown into a network of over 260 individuals and organizations working in the areas of Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS across the Atlantic region. AIRN’s regional membership includes members from community-based and AIDS service organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C, front-line service providers, academic researchers, and federal and provincial policy makers.

Recruiting Graduate Students Interested In

  • STBBI Testing

  • Older LGBT populations and end-of-life

  • Trans populations and access to primary care

Recent Publications

Scopus ID#: 8630202000
Orcid ID#: 0000-0007-6483-7916

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