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Jacqueline Gahagan

Professor (Health Promotion)

School of Health and Human Performance

Email: jacqueline.gahagan@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-1155
Fax: (902) 494-5120
Mailing Address: 
School of Health and Human Performance
Dalhousie University
Stairs House, P.O. Box 15000
6230 South Street
Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Health promotion
  • Harm reduction
  • Gender-based analysis of health policies
  • Research ethics
  • STI HIV Hepatitis C prevention
  • Gender and health
  • Sexual health


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Carleton University
Master of Arts (MA), University of Windsor
PhD, Wayne State University

Research interests

  • Harm-reduction policies and programs
  • Gender-based analyses of health policies
  • Research ethics; program monitoring and evaluation
  • Social and behavioural aspects of sexual health
  • STI/HIV/Hepatitis C prevention, care, treatment and support


Gahagan, J., Ricci, C., Jackson, R., Prentice, T., Mill, J., & Adam, B. (In Press)
Advancing Our Knowledge: Findings of a Meta-Ethnographic Synthesis. In J. Gahagan (Ed.) Women and HIV Prevention in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.

Arthur, J., Gahagan, J., Guay, J., & Beausoliel, K. (In Press).  Enhanced Surveillance of Women and HIV. In J. Gahagan (Ed.) Women and HIV Prevention in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.

Tirone, S. & Gahagan, J. (In Press). "The intersection of leisure, gender and ethnicity." In V. Freysinger, K., Henderson, S.M. Shaw, & D. Bialeschki (Eds.) Leisure, Women, and Gender. University Park PA: Venture.

Selected awards and honours

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - Excellence in the Feild of HIV/AIDS in Canada. Selected by the Canadian AIDS Society. October 2012.

Teaching and advising

HPRO 3397 - Community Health Promotion Strategies
(Fall: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
and 2012)

Summary of  MA/MSc/PhD theses supervised at Dalhousie University

Fall 1999 to present:

  • Completed MA students (primary supervisor): 15
  • Completed MA students (co-supervisor): 7
  • Current BSc (honours) students (primary supervisor): 2
  • Current MA students (primary supervisor): 4
  • Current PhD students (primary supervisor): 1
  • Current PhD students (co-supervisor): 2
  • Completed PhD students: 1
  • Post-doctoral trainees: 2