Academic Staff

Annette Schultz, RN, PhD
Associate Professor

Contact Information
IH Asper Clinical Research Institute: Room CR3022
369 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6
Tel. (204) 258-1311
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing: Room 487
89 Curry Place, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2
Tel. (204) 474-6351

I am most intrigued with health services and policy contexts. These spaces support both exploration of systemic structural determinants of health and research to diversify how health could be understood outside of biomedical perspectives.


My research interests primarily focus on health services and policy contexts in relation to health priorities. While individuals’ behaviors and their social and economic locations play a role in health status, health systems and policies also play a dynamic role. By grounding my program of research within health services and policy contexts, I am supported to explore various systemic structural determinants of health and diversify how we understand health beyond biomedical perspectives. Examples of structural determinants explored include influences rooted in how policies or programs are structured, systemic racism, effects of epistemological privileging, and other forms of colonial relations.  Since 2014, I have had three funded studies involving First Nation People; two specific to heart health and the third exploring cancer incidence within Manitoba. In all of these studies, I integrate two-eyed seeing and decolonizing methodologies to guide research from conception to translation. Through this emergent research focus I have become a member of Ongomiizwin Research. As Research Lead with the Manitoba Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation network (2016-2018), I worked with others to develop scholarship within the area of Patient Engaged research methods. Previously my research focused on exploring tobacco use issues, management, and control in the context of health care services and policies. Here studies focused on smoke free grounds policies in acute care settings, management of tobacco dependence within acute care, youth susceptibility for future smoking, and health equity and social justice issues. I commonly integrate a variety of research approaches within a single study and therefore, I have considerable experience with mix-methods approaches.

Link to CV    

Link to my IH Asper Clinical Research Institute, St. Boniface Hospital webpage                    

Research Interests

  • Health systems and policies
  • Structural determinants of health
  • Secondary analysis of health administration data
  • Mixed methods research
  • Participatory research methods, in particular, patient engaged approaches
  • Decolonizing research perspectives, and two-eyed seeing concept
  • Documentary research and knowledge translation methods  
  • Specific topic areas include Indigenous health and tobacco use issues


  • PhD, University of British Columbia, 2005
  • MN, University of Victoria, 1999
  • BSN, University of Victoria, 1995
  • Diploma of Nursing, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences, 1981