• Marcelo Urquia
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room 408 - 727 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5

    Phone: 204-789-3489


  • Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts

Accepting graduate students

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Marcelo Urquia’s current research focuses on the intersection of gender, immigration and health and wellbeing, using a life-course perspective. Topics include maternal and birth outcomes, immigration and health, intimate partner violence, child marriage, family and adolescent health, and international health.

He is also interested in understanding health risks using a family perspective, as opposed to treating individuals as if they were unrelated statistical units. His research approach is primarily based on the analysis of large linked population-based multisectoral databases.

He is currently developing measurement of family structure in the Manitoba population to advance research in the area.


Dr. Marcelo Urquia is an associate professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Urquia is also affiliated with ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences), and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

He has published 110+ peer reviewed articles related to the social determinants of health, maternal and child health, reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, epidemiology of migration and health, and the use of administrative databases for health research. He has collaborated with researchers from all continents.

He obtained a bachelor in anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires, a master in public health at the National University of Lanus, Argentina, and received a MSc and a PhD (2009) degree in epidemiology at the University of Toronto.



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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada