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Andrea Baumann

Associate Vice-President, Global Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
905.525.9140 ext. 22581

Andrea Baumann is Associate Vice-President of Global Health, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Primary Care and Health Human Resources and Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is widely recognized for her leadership, research and innovation. She has guided significant initiatives that have had an impact on health systems and developed a transnational consortium model of graduate education that has received national and international awards. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications, including four books, and is considered a methodological expert in health systems, human resources and workforce integration.

Her work emphasizes the critical link between evidence, policy and practice. Foci include the effect of policy on the employment integration of internationally trained healthcare professionals, emerging trends in infectious disease and potential outcomes for health human resources and the influence of transdisciplinary collaboration on health education. Dr. Baumann was named to the Order of Canada in July 2018.

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Baumann, A., & Hinohara, S. (2017). Leadership in challenging times: 100 years of wisdom. Tokyo, Japan: Fuzambo International.

Selected Journal Articles and Publications

Baumann, A., Ross, D., Idriss-Wheeler, D. & Crea-Arsenio, M. (2017). Strategic practices for hiring, integrating and retaining internationally educated nurses: Employment manual. Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU), McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Available: Strategic Practices for Hiring, Integrating, and Training Internationally Educated Nurses

Baumann, A., Crea-Arsenio, M., Hunsberger, M., Fleming-Carroll, B., & Keatings, M. (2019). Work readiness, transition, and integration: The challenge of specialty practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(4), 823-833. doi:10.1111/jan.13918

Berta, W., Laporte, A., Perreira, T., Ginsburg, L., Rohit Dass, A., Deber, R., Baumann, A., Bourgeault, I., Lum, J., Gamble, B., Pilkington, K., Haroun, V., & Neves, P. (2018). Relationships between work outcomes, work attitudes and work environments of health support workers in long term care and home & community care settings. Human Resources for Health, 16:15, 1-11. doi:10.1186/s12960-018-0277-9

Baumann, A., Hunsberger, M., Crea-Arsenio, M., Akhtar-Danesh, N., & Alameddine, M. (2018). A government policy to full-time nursing employment in Ontario, Canada: An evaluation. Health Policy, 122, 109-114. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.07.001

Baumann, A., Crea-Arsenio, M., Hunsberger, M., & Akhtar-Danesh, N. (2018). Policy to practice: Investment in transitioning new graduate nurses to the workplace. Journal of Nursing Management, 1-9.doi: 10.1111/jonm.12540

Antonipillai, V., Baumann, A., Hunter, A., Wahoush, O., & O'Shea, T. (2017). Impacts of the Interim Federal Health Program reforms: A stakeholder analysis of barriers to health care access and provision for refugees. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(4), e435–e441. doi:10.17269/cjph.108.5553


  • Member of the Order of Canada
  • Fellow in Canadian Academy of Health Science
  • Award of Excellence for Exemplary Leadership from the Aga Khan University
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education, Panorama Award for Outstanding Program

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