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Marcelo Urquia


Associate Professor


Dr. Marcelo Urquia is an associate professor and research scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Department of Community Health Sciences. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Applied Population Health. Urquia conducts epidemiological studies using large linked administrative databases. One major focus of his research is on immigrant health, particularly surrounding health issues that intersect with the rights of immigrant women, girls, minors and families, such as prenatal sex selection and child marriage.


Debbarman, Shantanu, Heather Prior, Randy Walld, and Marcelo L. Urquia. 2023. “Assessing the Migrant Mortality Advantage among Foreign-Born and Interprovincial Migrants in Manitoba, Canada.” Canadian Journal of Public Health 114 (3): 441–52.,

Lee, Janelle Boram, Marni Brownell, Tracie Afifi, Lorna Turnbull, Marcelo Urquia, and Nathan Nickel. 2022. “Prenatal Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Developmental Health in Children at Kindergarten: Linking Canadian Population-Level Administrative Data.” International Journal of Population Data Science 7 (3).,

Nesca, Marcello, Wendy Au, Lorna Turnbull, Marni Brownell, Douglas A. Brownridge, and Marcelo L. Urquia. 2021. “Intentional Injury and Violent Death after Intimate Partner Violence. A Retrospective Matched-Cohort Study.” Preventive Medicine 149 (August): 106616.

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