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Nicole Letourneau, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN

Nicole Letourneau, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN - Academic Partner

Nicole Letourneau PhD MN BN RN FCAHS FAAN FCAN is Professor and Research Excellence Chair in Parent and Child Health in the Faculty of Nursing and Cumming School of Medicine (Depts. of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences) at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the Scientific Director of the Alliance against Violence and Adversity (AVA) National Health Research Training Platform, funded by CIHR and Director of Research and Education for Solutions to Violence (RESOLVE) Alberta. She is Principal Investigator (PI) of the Child Health Intervention and Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Studies Program, examining parenting, child mental health/development in the context of maternal depression, family violence and other toxic stressors. She is also PI of APrON, a pregnancy cohort of 2200 families followed until children are 14 years old. She has attained $75+ million CDN in research funding. Her research established the ATTACHTM and VID-KIDS parenting support programs. She authored the books Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About Parental Influence (2013) and What Kind of Parent Am I? (2018) published by Dundurn, as well as 250+ peer reviewed papers. She has attained many honors including Canada’s Top New Health Researcher (2006), Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (2007), Awards for Research Excellence from two Provincial Nurses colleges (2011 & 2015) and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2017), and Excellence in Leadership Award from the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (2019) and induction into the prestigious American (2020) and Canadian (2022) Academies of Nursing. In 2020, she received the Canadian Nurses Association’s highest honour for career contributions, the Jeanne Mance Award. She is Past President of the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (2020-2022) and Alberta Association for Infant Mental Health (2018-2020). She is the most followed Professor of Nursing on Twitter in the world with more than 30,000 followers.