Dr. Tammy MacLean
Dr. Tammy MacLean is a Post Doctoral Fellow of settler Western European ancestry who grew up in British Columbia. Since joining the AMP lab in 2020, Tammy has been working on several Indigenous Cultural Safety Training projects, including the development of Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Training modules for students of professional healthcare programs at the University of Toronto. Once developed, the ICS Training modules will be available for Medical Residents and Students of Nursing and Social Work to participate in, and the modules will be evaluated. Tammy’s early interest in Indigenous health and understanding colonization as a health determinant began with a Nursing posting in Inuvik, North West Territories. As an interdisciplinary Social Scientist, Tammy’s underlying interests have involved exploring how health services, policies and interventions can reduce health inequities among underrepresented groups. Drawing from her degrees in Public Health (Global Health and Development), International Affairs (Global Health Policy) and Nursing (Medical-Surgical), Tammy has applied theory from Political Science, Psychology and Sociology to explore how social determinants intersect to influence health outcomes.