About Sheila Boamah

Dr. Sheila Boamah is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She brings over a decade of clinical experience across the healthcare continuum to a research program focused on organizational health, safety and wellness.

Her research program centres around health system transformation and innovation, and quality and outcomes of underserved populations. Dr. Boamah’s primary research focuses on how clinical microsystems, technology and organizational processes affect outcomes of care, and quality of life of older adults in post-acute care settings.

Her work draws attention to the need for person-centred approaches to healthcare delivery and effective measures to enhance community-based health and social services for vulnerable and marginalized populations. Dr. Boamah partners with scholars and practitioners in the global south to enhance health system transformation.


  • U21 Health Sciences Group Early Career Researcher Award, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2019: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award, Faculty of Nursing (Windsor)
  • 2017: Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group Scholarship, Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario
  • 2016–2017: TD Meloche Monnex Scholarship, Canadian Nurses Foundation
  • 2016: Research Award, Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario
  • 2016: Research Grant, Nursing Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto

Graduate Teaching

Dr. Boamah has experience teaching research methods and advanced statistics at the graduate level. Her teaching expertise includes leadership and management, research methods, organizational theory and design in health care systems, and advanced quantitative methods. Student training and mentorship is a cornerstone of her research program, and as such, she works closely with and supervises graduate students, and is always excited to welcome new ones.

Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Boamah’s expertise is in teaching leadership and management and global health courses at the undergraduate level using various teaching modalities.

Academic Profile

For more information, see https://nursing.mcmaster.ca/faculty/bio/dr.-sheila-boamah

Dr. Sheila Boamah