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Research interests

Research summary 

Dr. Annette Schultz's 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. Since 2014, she became involved within the field of Indigenous health: heart health, cancer incidence, storytelling methods, maternal/child health are examples. Previously her research focused on exploring tobacco use issues, management, and control in the context of health care services and policies, where foci included 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.


Dr. Schultz is a professor in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Her nursing career spans nearly four decades and includes working in direct pediatric patient care positions, policy research with the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia, and research focused on health care services and policies.

As an independent Canadian academic researcher since 2005, she has productively led several national teams of investigators, policy-makers, practitioners, community members and Elders; and is a mentor with the Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) Mentorship Program.


PhD, University of British Columbia (2005)

Master of Nursing, University of Victoria (1999)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Victoria (1995)

Diploma of Nursing, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences (1981)


Awards include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Dedicated Service Award, presented through University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA)


  • Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba, Professional Award for Research Excellence


  • Ongomiizwin – Research, Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Award
  • Top 5 posters presented by Chudyk AM, Waldman C, Horrill T, Demczuk L, Shimmin C, Stoddard R, Hickes S, Schultz A in 2018:
    • Title: Models and frameworks of patient engagement in health service research: A scoping review protocol.
    • Event: Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute, Research Day, Winnipeg, Manitoba (May 2018)


  • Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry


  • University of Manitoba Rh Award for outstanding contribution to scholarship and research in the health sciences
  • University of Manitoba Merit Award for Research and Scholarship in the Sciences category


  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Fellowship with the Health Services and Policy Institute

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College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) 
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