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Jacqueline (Jacquie) Gahagan

Full Professor, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University

Jacqueline (Jacquie) Gahagan, PhD (medical sociology) (she/her/they/them) is a Full Professor of Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. Dr. Gahagan is the Co-Director of the Atlantic Interdisciplinary Research Network for Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV and HCV (, Research Associate with the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence, the Health Law Institute, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, is a Founding Fellow of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance and is an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Dr. Gahagan’s program of mixed methods health promotion research focuses on evaluating policy and programming interventions using sex and gender-based analyses (SGBA+) to address health inequities among marginalized populations including those living with or affected by HIV, HCV or other STBBIs, the scaling-up of access to innovative HIV testing technologies, older LGBTQ2I populations and housing, primary healthcare utilization among LGBTQ2I communities, end-of-life decision-making, and former youth in care. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, Jacquie worked as an evaluation specialist in public health at the municipal, provincial and national levels in relation to harm reduction, HIV/HCV prevention, and tobacco use cessation.


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    Full Professor, Dalhousie University


    Dalhousie University, PhD Medical Sociology


QEII Medal