Dr. Melissa Brouwers

Dr. Melissa Brouwers
Dr. Melissa Brouwers
Director and Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health

600 Peter Morand (Alta Vista), Room 101F
613-562-5800 ext. 8159


Dr. Melissa Brouwers joined the University of Ottawa as the Director of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health in September, 2018.  Prior to her appointment here, Dr. Brouwers was at McMaster University in Hamilton, where she was a Professor in the Departments of Oncology (primary) and Health Research Methodology, Evidence and Impact (affiliate). In addition, she served as the Director of the Program in Evidence-based Care, the guidelines program for Cancer Care Ontario; the Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Implementation at Hamilton Health Sciences; and the Deputy Director of the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute.  

Dr. Brouwers brings to our Faculty a wealth of experience as a health services researcher with special interest in knowledge translation, implementation science and evaluation. The AGREE program of research has played a significant role in her research career. Furthermore, she has a passion for graduate school education and international research collaborations. Dr. Brouwers obtained her PhD in Social Psychology from Western University and joins the University of Ottawa as a Full Professor. 

Research interests

  • Knowledge Translation
  • Implementation science
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Evaluation
  • Measurement
  • Evidence-based/Evidence-informed decision making