Lois JacksonPhD

Professor, Health Promotion

Email: lois.jackson@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-1341
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
  • Health of marginalized populations
  • Sex industry
  • Rural women's health
  • Harm reduction
  • Access to health services


Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Toronto
Master of Arts (MA), University of Toronto
PhD, University of Toronto

Cross appointments

  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • International Development Studies


  • 2010-2012 Acting Scientific Director, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre [part time]
  • July 2013-July 2016 Scientific Director, Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (now Healthy Populations Institute) [part-time]

Research interests

  • health and well-being of marginalized populations, such as women involved in the sex industry and people who use substances
  • social determinants of health
  • qualitative research methods
  • rural women's health

Selected awards and honours

  • 2020 Dalhousie University Research Professorship.
  • Faculty of Health Professions, Patricia Cleave Award for Outstanding Leadership, Dalhousie University, 2016.
  • Faculty of Health Professions (Dalhousie University) Research Excellence Award (2011)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Investigator Award, Regional Partnership Program. 2000-2005.