Biography

Wendy V. Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DTM&H, MHSc, is a Professor in the Department of Family Practice, and an associate member in both the School of Population and Public Health, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Norman is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in London, UK. She completed a MHSc (UBC), a diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health (Liverpool University) and residencies in Family Medicine (U Alberta) and in GP-anaesthesiology (UBC). Her research interests include family planning health services, health professional education, and population health. Dr. Norman brings this multidisciplinary expertise into her role as CIHR/PHAC Applied Public Health Chair for her program of research on family planning health equity interventions (2014-2024). Dr. Norman was awarded the prestigious Darroch Award in sexual and reproductive health research in 2015 by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada awarded her their inaugural National Mentorship Award in 2020, and the Canadian Government recognized her in 2021 as a “Woman of Impact”.

Research Interests/Skills

Research Areas:

Sexual and reproductive health
Health policy and service research
Public health
Contraception
Abortion services and methods
Population health intervention research
Family planning implementation research
Health professional task sharing research

Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, B.C. Women’s Hospital. Mifepristone implementation in Canada (The CART-Mife Study)

CIHR: Partnerships in Health Systems Improvements. Contraception Access Research Team – Contraception Cost-effectiveness Modeling (CART-CCM)

CIHR: Planning Grant. Planning to develop the research program VICToRS: Virtual Interprofessional Case-learning Tools for improving Real Service

2015 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy Research. The Guttmacher Institute, NY, NY.

Enid Johnson MacLeod Award. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada, September 2015.

2015 PHSA+ Awards – Individual Category.

John Snow Prize. Awarded by the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC, March 2000.

G. F. Amyot Award. Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC, May 2015.

2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research. UBC, May 2015.