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.


Ford-Gilboe M, Wathen CN, Varcoe C, Herbert C, Jackson BE, Lavoie JG, Pauly BB, Perrin NA, Smye V, Wallace B, Wong ST, Browne For The Equip Research Program 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

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