Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain

Board Vice-Chair

Born and raised in rural Ontario, Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain holds an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University and a Master of Science in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focused on evidence-based medicine databases, looking at how to improve the research methodology of complex interventions such as yoga for improving a patient’s quality of life in adult cancer.


In her current role as an academic, Dr. McCall MacBain supervises students in the MSc of Evidence-based Health Care program and is developing educational tools to encourage the uptake of evidence-based practice through research and teaching initiatives with the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford.

In addition to serving as Vice-Chair of the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill and the McCall MacBain Foundation, Dr. McCall MacBain is a member of the Geneva Committee of Human Rights Watch and is a board member of B2Ten, an organization focused on promoting sport excellence in Canadian Olympic athletes and improved physical literacy in youth.

Dr. McCall MacBain is a recipient of the Bynum Tudor Fellowship at Kellogg College Oxford and the McMaster Alumni Gallery Award. She holds an honorary doctorate from Monash University in Melbourne.