Maria B. Ospina; MSc, PhD

Dr. Ospina is a clinical epidemiologist in the area of maternal and perinatal health and former Canada Research Chair in Life Course, Social Environments and Health. She currently holds the following positions:

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences; Queen's University
  • Adjunct Professor with the Department of Medicine and the School of Public Health; University of Alberta
  • Women and Children's Health Research Institute member
  • DOHaD Canada Secretary

Degrees and Additional Training

  • PhD Public Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology). University of Alberta School of Public Health, Edmonton, AB (Canada) (2013)
  • MSc Clinical Epidemiology University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (Canada) (2004).
  • Visiting Fellow in Systematic Reviews. Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Barcelona (Spain) (2001).



We are located at Carruthers Hall at Queen's University, which is situated on the unceded territory of Katarokwi, also known by the colonized name of Kingston; traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples. To this day, it continues to be the home of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples, as well as for a significant Métis community and First Peoples from other Nations across Turtle Island.

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