Colleen Norris, PhD (Epidemiology) , MScN, BScN, RN, FAHA, FCAHS

Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Nursing

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Professor, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 492-0784
5-246 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Nursing


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Dr. Colleen Norris is currently appointed as Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.


August 2022

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Colleen Norris as the Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health Research, for a five-year term effective Aug. 1, 2022. This endowed chair is supported by a generous gift from the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. Dr. Norris is a registered nurse and professor in the Faculty of Nursing. She also holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and in the School of Public Health. Dr. Norris is internationally recognized for her leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-informed strategies to transform clinical practice and impact policy related to women’s health. Her extensive research program focuses on sex and gender factors that impact women’s heart health.

15 June 2022

The Faculty of Nursing is happy to report that Colleen Norris has agreed to serve as interim associate dean of research (ADR). A highly regarded and long-serving member of the Faculty of Nursing, Colleen has a rich depth of research expertise that will benefit both faculty members and students. 

Featured Publications

Oreopoulos A, McAlister FA, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Padwal RA, Ezekowitz J, Sharma A, Fonarow GC, Norris CM

European Heart Journal. 2014 January; (In Print)

Norris CM, King K

Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2009 January; 31

Norris CM, Patterson L, Galbraith PD, Hegadoren KH

Applied Nursing Research. 2009 January; 22

Broddadottir H, Jensen L, Norris C, Graham M

European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2009 January; 8

Mohamed R, McAlister FA, Pretorius V, Kapoor AS, Majumdar SR, Ross DB, Norris CM, Alberta Provincial Program for Outcome Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease I

Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009 January; 48 (7):e66-72

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