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Andrea Baumann

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

Andrea Baumann is the 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. Dr. Baumann is widely recognized for her leadership, research and innovation. She has a history of guiding significant initiatives that have had an impact on health systems. She developed a transnational consortium model of graduate education that has received national and international awards. During her tenure as board chair, she amalgamated three large hospitals and created a more effective governance structure.

Dr. Baumann has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, including four books, and she 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.


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

Journal Articles

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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