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Melissa Northwood

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University

Melissa Northwood RN PhD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University, teaching in the undergraduate program. The focus of her research is health-care system integration for older adults with clinical complexity and their caregivers informed by her clinical practice as a certified gerontological nurse. Dr. Northwood obtained her BScN in 1996, Master of Science (Clinical Health Sciences, Nursing) in 2004 and her PhD in 2019 at McMaster University. Prior to joining McMaster, she held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded health system impact post-doctoral fellowship with the SE Health Research Centre and the University of Waterloo.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, McMaster University