Faculty Member

Britt McKinnon PhD

Email Address(es)
Office Address
Centre for Global Child Health Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) 686 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
Epidemiology Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only


Britt McKinnon completed her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy. Her current primary appointment is at the Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children.


  • Global maternal and child health
  • Social epidemiology
  • Impact evaluation of health policies and programs


  • CHL 5401 Epidemiology Methods 1 (tutorial)
  • CHL7001HS8 Large Scale Impact Evaluation
  • MPH practicum supervision


Bohra, T. Benmarhnia, T., McKinnon B., Kaufman J. Decomposing social inequalities in child mortality: a temporal trend analysis of access to water and sanitation in Peru. American Journal of Tropical Medicine 2016; 15-0745.

McKinnon, B., Gariepy, G.G., Sentenac, M., Elgar, F.J. Adolescent suicidal behaviours in 32 low- and middle-income countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2016; 94:340-350F.

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Kaufman, J.S. Who benefits from free facility-based delivery services? Evidence on socioeconomic differences from Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Social Science & Medicine 2015; 135:117-123

Bergevin, Y., Fauveau, V., McKinnon, B. Towards ending preventable maternal deaths by 2035. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine 2015; 33: 23-29

McKinnon, B., Yang, S., Kramer M.S., Bushnik, T., Sheppard, A., Kaufman, J.S. Comparing black-white disparities in preterm birth in Canada and the United States. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2015. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150464

McKinnon B., Auger N., Kaufman J.S. The impact of smoke-free legislation on educational differences in birth outcomes. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015; doi:10.1136/jech-2015-205779

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Kaufman, J.S. Do socioeconomic inequalities in neonatal mortality reflect inequalities in coverage of maternal health services? Maternal and Child Health Journal 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1841-8

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Kaufman, J.S., Bergevin, Y. Removing user fees for facility-based delivery services: a difference-in-differences evaluation from ten sub-Saharan African countries. Health Policy and Planning 2015: 30: 432-441

Elgar F.J., McKinnon B., Walsh S.D., Freeman J. et al. Structural determinants of youth bullying and fighting in 79 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015. 57: 632-650.

Elgar F.J., McKinnon B., Torsheim T., Schnohr C.W., Mazur J., Cavallo F., Currie C. Patterns of socioeconomic inequality in adolescent health differ according to the measure of socioeconomic position. Social Indicators Research 2015; doi: 10.1007/211205-015-0994-6

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Kaufman, J.S., Abdullah, M. Distance to emergency obstetric care and early neonatal mortality in Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2014: 19(7): 780-90.

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Kaufman, J.S., Bergevin, Y. Socioeconomic inequality in neonatal mortality in countries of low and middle income: a multicountry analysis. The Lancet Global Health 2014: 2(3): e165-173.

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Moore, S. The relationship of living arrangements and depressive symptoms among older adults in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Public Health. 2013: 13: 682

Harper, S., McKinnon, B. Global socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco exposure: internationally comparable estimates from the World Health Surveys. Cancer Causes and Control 2012: Suppl1: 11-25.

McKinnon, B., Harper, S., Moore, S. Decomposing income-related inequalities in cervical cancer screening in 67 countries. International Journal of Public Health. 2011: 56(2): 139-52.

Rutta, E., Kibassa, B., McKinnon, B., Liana, J., Mbwasi, R., Mlaki, W., Embrey, M., Gabra, M., Shekalaghe, E., Kimatta, S., Sillo, H. Increasing Access to Subsidized Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy through Accredited Drug Dispensing Outlets in Tanzania. Health Research Policy and Systems 2011: 9(22)