Gillian McKay, MScPH, RN, is a global health researcher and consultant with a specialty in primary and secondary impacts of epidemics.  She has worked with the World Health Organization, the International Rescue Committee, UK-Med, Imperial College, GOAL Global and others.

As a current DrPH candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine she is well connected to evidence-generation efforts in the global health space.  Her DrPH is on policy to support resilient reproductive health services in times of epidemic crisis.  

Gillian contributes to research and policy in the fields of epidemic disease, community engagement in humanitarian crises, maternal health, gender and human rights, and the health impacts of global trends including urbanization, migration, and climate change.  

Gillian holds a BSN from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She is active in Canadian academic circles as a 2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar.