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Debra Morgan, PhD, RN Professor, Chair - Rural Health Delivery

CCHSA, University of Saskatchewan

104 Clinic Pl, PO Box 23, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4


Dr. Morgan is a Professor and Chair, Rural Health Delivery, at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) at the University of Saskatchewan. After obtaining her Registered Nursing diploma in 1974 she worked in various clinical areas before completing 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. She held a CIHR-SHRF Applied Chair in Health Services & Policy Research, awarded 2009 to 2015. Dr. Morgan was the Rural Lead of Team 20 (Dementia Care in Rural and Indigenous Populations) in the CIHR Canadian Consortium in Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), 2014 to 2019.

Dr. Morgan is co-lead of Team 15 (formerly Team 20 Rural) with Dr. Megan O'Connell in Phase II of the CCNA, 2019 - 2024. Dr. Morgan is also the Lead of a CIHR Foundation Grant – Design and evaluation of integrated primary health care practices for dementia in rural and remote settings, 2016-2023.

Areas of Interest

  • Rural health service delivery for individuals with dementia and their caregivers
  • Primary healthcare and chronic disease management models for dementia care in rural and remote settings
  • Integrated knowledge translation and exchange