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Mary Ellen Macdonald

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Mary Ellen Macdonald is a medical anthropologist with postdoctoral training in Pediatric Palliative Care. Her research in palliative care focuses on family bereavement after the death of a child. Her recent work includes a gender analysis of pediatric palliative care research, a systematic review of family bereavement, a national survey of bereavement services, and a socio-cultural analysis of child death. She is also currently involved in medical education research, and research involving cultural aspects of health and illness with Indigenous communities in Montreal and Northern Quebec.


  • 2015–2021
    Associate Professor, McGill University