Dr. Marni Brownell
Marni Brownell is the Associate Director of Research and a Senior Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. She is also Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She trained as a developmental psychologist, and is the recipient of the MCHP Endowed Population-Based Child Health Research Fund, which, along with several national grants, supports her research program.


Dr. Brownell uses administrative health and social service databases to examine child health and well-being, with a particular focus on the social determinants of health.  Her research program includes projects on First Nations and Metis child health and development, the health and well-being of children in the child welfare system, developing population-level indicators of child health, and evaluations of programs designed to improve child development and family functioning. She currently mentors 11 graduate students as an advisor or committee member,  mentors 3 post-graduate fellows, and has mentored over a dozen Master’s and PhD-level students and research assistants to work with the administrative child health and social services data held at MCHP.

Dr. Marni Brownell

Dr. Marni Brownell

Rank: Professor
Phone: 705-385-8225
E-mail: Marni_Brownell@cpe.umanitoba.ca