Maria De Koninck is a professor emerita and an associate professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval. She was the university’s first chair of women’s studies. She taught in community health and directed its master’s program (2006–2010), lectured medical students on the social determinants of health, and lectured graduate students on research ethics. Her research and publications focus on women’s health, pregnancy and work, childbirth, motherhood and drug abuse, reproductive technologies, ethics, midwifery, and women physicians. She was the principal researcher in a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team studying social health inequalities, poverty, and exclusion (1999–2010). She currently collaborates with Laval Faculty of Medicine on professionalism and ethics, and pursues her work in women’s reproductive health.