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Assitant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University

Dr. Terra Manca researches the entanglement of gender and cultural norms into the regulation, development, and use of public health informational materials about vaccines, infectious diseases, and health risks. She has published articles about vaccine product labelling information, how healthcare providers process and communicate information about vaccines, and health in new religious movements. Dr. Manca's ongoing research explores these issues around vaccination in pregnancy regulation, acceptance, and access.


  • 2022–present
    Adjunct assistant professor, Dalhousie University
  • 2021–2022
    Research associate, University of Alberta


  • 2017 
    University of Alberta, Sociology, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Alberta, Sociology, MA
  • 2007 
    University of Alberta, Sociology, BA Honours

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Responsible for more: Informal caregiving and parenting in a pandemic
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada