Eva Purkey, MD, MPH, CCFP

Eva Purkey
  • Assistant Professor

Faculty Bio

Roles:  Director of Global Health  at the Department of Family Medicine
Key Responsibilities: Global health, including international health, immigrant and refugee health, and health of vulnerable populations within Canada. Maternal-child health including intrapartum obstetrics. Clinical care of marginalized populations, with an increasing focus on research and policy development in this area.
Education: Doctorate of Medicine from Universite de Montreal; CCFP from Queen’s University; MPH from Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: Global health, including international health, immigrant and refugee health, and health of vulnerable populations within Canada.  Maternal-child health including intrapartum obstetrics. To date my career has focused on the clinical care of marginalized populations, however since arriving at Queen’s I am hoping to shift towards an increased focus on research and policy development in this area.
Research Interests: Adverse childhood experiences and their impact on adult health and healthcare utilization. Trauma-Informed Care as an intervention in primary care. Improving health outcomes for marginalized populations in Canada and abroad. Health policy. International health of vulnerable populations.  
About Me: I have worked in family practice in a small northern community and in Kingston Community Health Centres prior to coming to Queen’s. I have worked in refugee communities on the Thai-Burmese border providing clinical care and education around women’s health and human rights, and have also worked briefly in an Inuit community in Quebec. I am passionate about working with people experiencing structural violence, and about examining and advocating to change the structures that inflict this violence. I have completed an MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a specialization in Global Health.