Lisa McDonnell

Manager, Prevention & Wellness Centre, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Telephone: 613-696-7000 extension 19095


Lisa McDonnell is the Program Manager for the Prevention & Wellness Centre initiatives and the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre, within the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Lisa has been with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute since 2005 and was formerly the Clinical Manager of the Behavioral Research Department within the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation. She provided leadership and clinical trial management to various research projects and evaluations across the cardiovascular disease spectrum for risk factor management.

As of 2011, her focus has been on the development of prevention and wellness initiatives designed to provide patients, families, providers, and the public in the Champlain Region with innovative, evidence-based education, programs and services for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. These activities will be central to further defining the vision for the Women’s Heart Health Centre.


Lisa is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (BSc, Faculty of Health Sciences, MSc (Health Psychology), Faculty of Health Sciences,), and has an Executive MBA with the Tefler School of Management. She is a past recipient of the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation national graduate scholarship award.