Amy Hobbs, RN, MSc.
Director, Provincial Surveillance, Registry and Research
Amy is a Registered Nurse who has extensive experience working in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of maternal and newborn health (MNH) programs in Canada, Uganda, Switzerland, and Tanzania. She has expertise in epidemiology and clinical and non-clinical research methods, including the development and coordination of research studies and the collection, compilation, maintenance, and analysis of complex data sets. Amy holds a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Bachelor degrees in Nursing and Sociology from the University of Calgary.
In her most recent role as an Epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA, Amy worked closely with Global Affairs Canada and partner non-governmental organizations, such as CARE, Plan, Aga Khan, Amref Health Africa, and World Vision, to plan and develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks for MNH programs in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs). Amy has also worked for the WHO and UNICEF, managing large global databases across several key MNH indicators. Before joining the WHO, Amy worked as a Public Health Nurse and maternity nurse in rural and urban settings within Alberta. As a Clinical Research Nurse for the Alberta Cancer Board, Amy gained familiarity with using registry data for research, which led to her master’s thesis investigating treatment outcomes for a provincial cohort of oropharyngeal cancer patients in Alberta.