Middle East Studies

Angel Foster

DPhil, MD, AM
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Dr. Angel M. Foster is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Middle Eastern Studies, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University. She is a global abortion researcher and leads projects in 22 countries. She has authored more than 100 articles and co-edited three books. Dr. Foster is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Abortion Federation, Canada and as the Co-Chair of the Safe Abortion Care Sub-Working Group of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG). In 2017 she received the Guttmacher Institute’s Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research.