Dr. Debra Morgan

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: Long-term care, knowledge translation, dementia, program evaluation, rural dementia care, caregiver stress, environmental-behaviour, community-based research, health service delivery, and mixed methods research.

Dr. Debra Morgan is an Associate Professor and Chair, Rural Health Delivery, at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She completed her BSN (1986), MN (1989), and PhD (Nursing, 1996) at the University of Saskatchewan. The following three years were spent as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Founding Chairs Program of the CCHSA (1996-1997) and the Alzheimer Society of Canada (1997-1999). In 1999 Dr. Morgan joined the faculty of the CCHSA (then the Centre for Agricultural Medicine), where she held a CIHR New Investigator Award from 1999 to 2004. Currently, Dr. Morgan is the Principal Investigator for a CIHR-funded New Emerging Team (NET) grant titled “Strategies to Improve the Care of Persons with Dementia”, and a co-investigator and Saskatchewan Lead on a CIHR-funded ($4.7 million) project called “Translating Research in Elder Care” (PI: Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation, University of Alberta).

Dr. Morgan’s research interest is primarily in rural health delivery, particularly long-term care. More specifically, Dr. Morgan’s work is focused within the following areas within the context of rural long-term care: care of residents (particularly with dementia), knowledge translation and exchange, culture change, and how work life issues and the physical and social environment in rural long-term care impacts staff and residents.