Linda Duffett-Leger

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Maternal & Child Health Program

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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  • Injury Prevention
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Population Health

Research Summary

A registered nurse (public health) and certified user experience designer, Dr. Duffett-Leger’s program of research focuses on using participatory design methods in the co-design of wearable and mobile technology solutions to solve real-world clinical problems. A key member of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) community at U of C, Duffett-Leger is co-lead of the BME Research focus in Health and Monitoring and Management. She is an active member of the STiMM (Sensor Technology in Monitoring Movement) program, funded through the UCalgary BME Strategic Health Research Initiative, and the NSERC CREATE We-TRAC (Wearable Technology Research and Collaboration) program — a unique training program focused on the biomechanics of human motion, data science, visualization, knowledge translation and entrepreneurship for the wearable tech sector. Dr. Duffett-Leger has been actively involved in community-based research for over a decade and has collaborated with the CHILD studies program (Dr. Nicole Letourneau) since 2003, co-publishing several studies on the development of support interventions to ameliorate the impacts of postpartum depression on the family. She brings expertise in maternal-child mental health interventions, user-generated health technologies and integrated knowledge translation.