Dr. Shannon MacDonald, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, as well as an adjunct in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary. Her clinical background is in pediatric nursing, with research training in nursing, public health, and epidemiology. Her research focuses on supporting immunization best practice and policies. She has a particular interest in addressing system-level barriers and supports to achieving high immunization coverage in under-served populations. She leads the Applied Immunization (Aimm) research team that works with vaccine policy advisors, program administrators, and clinicians to address real-world questions to inform immunization best practice and policy.