Dr. Wendy Norman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Norman is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada Chair in Family Planning Public Health Research, and holds a Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for her family planning research program. In 2015, Dr. Norman received the prestigious international Darroch Award from the Guttmacher Institute for her work that combines excellence in research with practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
She and her team are based in the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC Women’s Hospital and she leads the national collaboration; Canadian Contraception Access Research Team/Groupe de recherche sur l’accessibilite a la contraception (CARTGRAC www.cart-grac.ubc.ca).
Norman completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Research Training Fellowship in Primary Healthcare Research, the UBC Department of Family Practice Clinician Scholars Program and a Masters of Health Science.
• Family Planning Health Services
• Youth healthy sexuality
• Population health
• Family Planning Health Professional Education
1. Samiedaluie S, Peterson S, Brant R, Kaczorowski J, Norman WV. Validating abortion procedure coding in British Columbia administrative database. BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:255. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1485-4
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.