Bilkis Vissandjée

Bilkis Vissandjée

Professor, School of Nursing, Université de Montréal
Research Associate, Institut de recherche SHERPA, Centre de recherche en santé publique de l’Université de Montréal
President, Comité provincial pour la prestation des services de santé et des services sociaux aux personnes issues de communautés ethnoculturelles du Québec

Bilkis Vissandjée PhD., is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) within which she participates in the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee.

She is a professor in the School of Nursing and a research associate in the Centre de recherche en santé publique (CReSP) at the University of Montreal. She has been involved in the foundational work to establish a research centre within the community which led to the SHERPA University Institute, aimed at advancing equity practices in multi-ethnic and linguistic settings.

Since 2020, Dr. Vissandjée is a member of the Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy within the Canada Research Chair Program. Since 2022, she is the president of the Quebec Provincial Committee at the Ministry of Health and Social Services with an oversight on access issues for ethno-cultural communities in Quebec. She currently leads the RHCforFGC – Gender-Net plus team grant funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the European Commission, one of 13 Gender-Net Plus consortia.

Internationally, Dr. Vissandjée is engaged in the ‘One Sustainable Health’ Initiative, a Forum led by the ‘Sustainable Health for All’ Foundation.  She has led train-the-trainer projects (Lebanon, Morocco, India, Pakistan) funded former Global Affairs Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with local ministries of Health and the Aga Khan Development Network. In 2020, Dr Vissandjee was nominated to be part of the Canadian Women Global Health List. 

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