Dr. Mary-Ellen Jeans
Since 2001, Dr. Jeans has consulted widely on health human resources and health policy for a number of health professional associations, governments, regulatory bodies, and academic institutions.
Dr. Jeans has undertaken an assessment of the Readiness of Family Physicians for Pandemic Influenza for the Canadian Public Health Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Other recent work completed by Dr. Jeans includes a detailed analysis of the comparative regulatory environments under which Nurse Practitioners operate in Canada, a review of international and national literature to propose a minimum data set for health human resource planning for CIHI, Dr. Mary-Ellen Jeans has also conducted numerous reviews of academic and clinical nursing programs in both Canada and abroad.
Prior to entering the consulting world, Dr Jeans held a number of senior positions in government, health care, academia, and the non-profit sectors. From 1996-2001, she served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Association as well as the Secretary General of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society. During that same time period, Mary-Ellen was also the Co-Chair of the Health Action Lobby (HEAL). From 1992-1996, Mary-Ellen served as Director General of the National Health Research and Development Program with Health Canada. During the Period of 1978-1996, Dr. Jeans held a number of academic appointments with McGill University.
Mary-Ellen Jeans has written widely on health care and nursing policy and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Mary-Ellen received her R.N. Diploma from Hamilton Civic Hospital and went on to McGill University and earned her B.N. and M.Sc. in the School of Nursing. She later received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at McGill University.