Dr. Nisha Sutherland

Coordinator, PHCNP and MPH Nursing Specialization Program
Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8058
Office Location: 
SN 1038
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing   Western University      2015

Masters of Science in Nursing     McMaster University    2008

Bachelor of Science in Nursing    McMaster University    2004

Date joined Lakehead: 
August, 2014
Research Interests: 

Working in the areas of aging, gender and health, the focus of my research is to promote equity and quality of life for seniors and family caregivers in the community, particularly during end-of-life. I will explore experiences of older adults with life-threatening conditions, including cancer, frailty, congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Building from my doctoral work, the focus of my research will be to investigate how the social determinants of health (e.g. geography, class, age gender, or race) affect elders’ and family caregivers’ experiences. The ultimate goal of my research will be to optimize health and health care experiences, particularly for the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.