Equity and Vulnerable Populations

Publications authored by CHSPR faculty and staff from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Browne A, Varcoe C, Lavoie J, Smye V, Wong S, Krause M, Tu D, Godwin O, Khan K, Fridkin A. Enhancing health care equity with Indigenous populations: evidence-based strategies from an ethnographic study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 4;16(1):544. Read more

Smolina K, Ball L, Humphries KH, Khan N, Morgan SG. Sex Disparities in Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Pharmacologic Treatment Initiation and Adherence: Problem for Young Women. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sanghera R, Wong ST, Brown H. A cross-sectional analysis of perinatal depressive symptoms among Punjabi-speaking women: are they at risk? BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Jul 22;15:151. Read more

Tang EW, Go J, Kwok A, Leung B, Lauck S, Wong ST, Taipale PG, Ratner PA. The relationship between language proficiency and surgical length of stay following cardiac bypass surgery. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jul 21. Read more

Homma Y, Saewyc E, Wong ST, Zumbo B. Sexual health and risk behaviour among East Asian adolescents in British Columbia. Can J Hum Sex. 2013;22(1):13-24. Read more

Browne AJ, Varcoe CM, Wong ST, Smye VL, Khan KB. Can ethnicity data collected at an organizational level be useful in addressing health and healthcare inequities? Ethn Health. 2014;19(2):240-54. Read more

Homma Y, Zumbo BD, Saewyc EM, Wong ST. Psychometric evaluation of the 6-item version of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure with East Asian adolescents in Canada. Identity. 2014;14(1):1-18. Read more

Wong ST, Browne AJ, Varcoe C, Lavoie J, Fridkin A, Smye V, Godwin O, Tu D. Development of health equity indicators in primary health care organizations using a modified Delphi. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 5;9(12):e114563.  Read more

Homma Y, Wong ST, Zumbo BD, Saewyc EM. Ethnic Identity and Sexual Initiation Among East Asian Youth in Canada. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Sep 10. Read more

MacEntee MI, Wong ST, Smith A, Beattie BL, Brondani M, Bryant SR, Graf P, Soheilipour S. Oral healthcare challenges for older Punjabi-speaking immigrants. Can J Aging. 2014 Jun;33(2):196-207. Read more

Sanmartin C, Hennessy D, Lu Y, Law MR. Trends in out-of-pocket health care expenditures in Canada by income, 1997 to 2009. Health Rep. 2014 Apr 16;25(4):13-7. Read more

Wong ST, Wu A, Gregorich S, Pérez-Stable EJ. What type of social support influences self-reported physical and mental health among older women? J Aging Health. 2014 Apr 14;26(4):663-678. Read more

Wong ST, Black C, Cutler F, Brooke R, Haggerty JL, Levesque JF. Patient-reported confidence in primary healthcare: are there disparities by ethnicity or language? BMJ Open. 2014 Feb 25;4(2):e003884. Read more

Puyat JH, Daw JR, Cunningham CM, Law MR, Wong ST, Greyson DL, Morgan SG. Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of antipsychotic medication: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;48(12):1861-72. Read more

Wong ST, Wu L, Boswell B, Housden L, Lavoie J. Strategies for moving towards equity in recruitment of rural and Aboriginal research participants. Rural Remote Health. 2013 Apr-Jun;13(2):2453. Read more

Smith A, MacEntee MI, Beattie BL, Brondani M, Bryant R, Graf P, Hornby K, Kobayashi K, Wong ST. The influence of culture on the oral health-related beliefs and behaviours of elderly chinese immigrants: a meta-synthesis of the literature. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2013 Mar;28(1):27-47. Read more

Walsh JME, Kim S, Sawaya G, Kaplan C, Wong ST, Perez-Stable EJ. Colorectal cancer screening: what do older women from diverse ethnic backgrounds want? J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Feb; 28(2):239–246. Read more

So L, Morgan SG, Quan H. Does concordance between survey responses and administrative records differ by ethnicity for prescription medication? J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2012;19(2):e248-58. Read more

Wong ST, Pérez-Stable EJ, Kim SE, Gregorich SE, Sawaya GF, Walsh JM, Washington AE, Kaplan CP. Using visual displays to communicate risk of cancer to women from diverse race/ethnic backgrounds. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Jun;87(3):327-35. Read more

Browne AJ, Varcoe CM, Wong ST, Smye VL, Lavoie J, Littlejohn D, Tu D, Godwin O, Krause M, Khan KB, Fridkin A, Rodney P, O'Neil J, Lennox S. Closing the health equity gap: evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations. Int J Equity Health. 2012 Oct 13;11:59. Read more