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.


Brehaut JC, Guèvremont A, Arim RG, Garner RE, Miller AR, McGrail KM, Brownell M, Lach LM, Rosenbaum PL, Kohen DE. Changes in Caregiver Health in the Years Surrounding the Birth of a Child With Health Problems: Administrative Data From British Columbia. Med Care. 2019 May;57(5):369-376. Read more

Woods RR, Kliewer EV, McGrail KM, Spinelli JJ. Breast cancer incidence by country of birth among immigrant women in British Columbia, Canada. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 May 1;60:174-178. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Brehaut JC, Guèvremont A, Arim RG, Garner RE, Miller AR, McGrail KM, Brownell M, Lach LM, Rosenbaum PL, Kohen DE.. Using Canadian administrative health data to measure the health of caregivers of children with and without health problems: A demonstration of feasibility. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2019 Apr 2;4(1). Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Majumdar SR, McGrail KM, Chan F, Laba TL, Mamdani M. Impact of a household-level deductible on prescription drug use among lower-income adults: a quasi-experimental study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Mar 29;7(1):E167-E173. Read more

Sutherland JM, Kurzawa Z, Karimuddin A, Duncan K, Liu G, Crump T. Wait lists and adult general surgery: is there a socioeconomic dimension in Canada? BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar 13;19(1):161. Read more

McDonnell L, Lavoie JG, Healy G, Wong S, Goulet S, Clark W. Non-clinical determinants of Medevacs in Nunavut: perspectives from northern health service providers and decision-makers. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2019 Feb;78(1):1571384. Read more

Lavoie JG, Wong ST, Ibrahim N, O'Neil JD, Green M, Ward A. Underutilized and undertheorized: the use of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for assessing the extent to which primary healthcare services are meeting needs in British Columbia First Nation communities. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jan 18;19(1):50. Read more

Ford-Gilboe M, Wathen CN, Varcoe C, Herbert C, Jackson BE, Lavoie JG, Pauly BB, Perrin NA, Smye V, Wallace B, Wong ST, Browne AJ. How Equity-Oriented Health Care Affects Health: Key Mechanisms and Implications for Primary Health Care Practice and Policy. Milbank Q. 2018 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavoie JG, Ward A, Wong ST, Ibrahim N, Morton D, O'Neil JD, Green M. Hospitalization for mental health related ambulatory care sensitive conditions: what are the trends for First Nations in British Columbia? Int J Equity Health. 2018 Oct 3;17(1):156. Read more

Browne AJ, Varcoe C, Ford-Gilboe M, Nadine Wathen C, Smye V, Jackson BE, Wallace B, Pauly BB, Herbert CP, Lavoie JG, Wong ST, Blanchet Garneau A. Disruption as opportunity: Impacts of an organizational health equity intervention in primary care clinics. Int J Equity Health. 2018 Sep 27;17(1):154. Read more

Thandi MKG, Phinney A, Oliffe JL, Wong S, McKay H, Sims-Gould J, Sahota S. Engaging Older Men in Physical Activity: Implications for Health Promotion Practice. Am J Mens Health. 2018 Aug 2:1557988318792158. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Waibel S, Wong ST, Katz A, Levesque JF, Nibber R, Haggerty J. The influence of patient-clinician ethnocultural and language concordance on continuity and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018 Jul 19;6(3):E276-E284. Read more

Woods RR, McGrail KM, Kliewer EV, Kazanjian A, Mar C, Kan L, Sam J, Spinelli JJ. Breast screening participation and retention among immigrants and nonimmigrants in British Columbia: A population-based study. Cancer Med. 2018 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Iacoe E, Ratner PA, Wong ST, Mackay MH. A cross-sectional study of ethnicity-based differences in treatment seeking for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K, Hogg W. Measuring Patient Experiences: Is It Meaningful and Actionable? Healthc Pap. 2017 Oct;17(2):22-29. Read more

McGregor MJ, Slater J, Sloan J, McGrail KM, Martin-Matthews A, Berg S, Plecash A, Sloss L, Trimble J, Murphy JM. How's Your Health at Home: Frail Homebound Patients Reported Health Experience and Outcomes. Can J Aging. 2017 Sep;36(3):273-285. Read more

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

Lavoie JG, Wong S, Katz A, Sinclair S. Opportunities and Barriers to Rural, Remote and First Nation Health Services Research in Canada: Comparing Access to Administrative Claims Data in Manitoba and British Columbia. Healthc Policy. 2016 Aug;12(1):52-8. 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;8(6):586–92. 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