Sabrina Wong

Sabrina

Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, UBC School of Nursing

sabrina.wong@nursing.ubc.ca
@sabrinawong88
(604) 827-5584

www.transformationphc.ca
spor-bcphcrn.ca


Profile

Dr. Wong’s research examines the organization and delivery of health care services within the context of primary health care. A recognized leader in research involving patient-reported quality of care, her work contributes to informing practice and system level interventions that seek to decrease health inequalities among Canadian residents, including people who face multiple disadvantages in accessing and using the health care system such as those who have language barriers and live in poverty. Her long-standing commitment to research has significantly contributed to further understanding and application of primary health care in helping to reduce health and health care inequalities.

Education

PhD, Health Services Research, Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
MSc, Community Health Nursing Administration, University of California, San Francisco
BSN, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Primary health care
  • Health inequalities
  • Performance measurement and reporting
  • Integration of health services

Current Projects

  • Transforming community-based primary healthcare delivery through comprehensive performance measurement and reporting (www.transformationphc.ca)
  • Research lead, BC Primary Health Care Research Network, one of the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network nodes. The BC PHCRN aims to seek out, develop, and facilitate adoption of health care innovations to improve BC’s health care delivery system (spor-bcphcrn.ca).
  • Co-Director, BC node of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (spor-bcphcrn.ca/bc-cpcssn/). The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is a pan-Canadian multi-disease electronic medical record surveillance system that makes it possible to securely collect and report on vital information from Canadians’ health records to improve the way chronic diseases are managed.

Affiliations and Awards

  • Investigator, Culture, Gender and Health research unit (2004-present)
  • Affiliate, Department of Family Practice (2007-present)
  • NAPCRG (North American Primary Care Research Group) PEARL on: Continuity of Care: Does Having the Same Primary Care Provider Over Time Matter?, NAPCRG (February 2015).
  • UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship, UBC (2012)
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information Scholar (2012)
  • Excellence in Nursing Research, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (2011)
  • Career Scholar, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2005-2010)
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator award (2006-2011)
  • Distinguished Paper Presentation award, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (2004)
  • Career award, National Institute on Aging (2003-2006)
  • Health Services Research award, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation and the Children’s Dental Health Project (2001)

Current Graduate Students

  • Manpreet Gill, PhD Student, School of Nursing
  • Veena Mudaliar, PhD Student, School of Nursing
  • Innocent Ndateba, PhD Student, School of Nursing

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

  • Primary health care
  • Performance measurement and reporting
  • Collaboration between public health and primary care
  • Health inequalities

Courses Currently Taught

  • NURS 505 Statistical Literacy in Nursing
  • Mixed methods in primary health care research (pan-Canadian Transdisciplinary Understanding of Research in Primary Health Care program)

Recent Publications

Fortin M, Stewart M, Ngangue P, Almirall J, Bélanger M, Brown JB, Couture M, Gallagher F, Katz A, Loignon C, Ryan BL, Sampalli T, Wong ST, Zwarenstein M. Scaling Up Patient-Centered Interdisciplinary Care for Multimorbidity: A Pragmatic Mixed-Methods Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr;19(2):126-134. Read more

Thandi M, Brown S, Wong ST. Mapping frailty concepts to SNOMED CT. Int J Med Inform. 2021 Feb 10;149:104409. Online ahead of print. Read more

Johnston S, Hogg W, Wong ST, Burge F, Peterson S. Differences in Mode Preferences, Response Rates, and Mode Effect Between Automated Email and Phone Survey Systems for Patients of Primary Care Practices: Cross-Sectional Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jan 11;23(1):e21240. Read more

Stewart M, Fortin M, Brown JB, Ryan BL, Pariser P, Charles J, Pham TN, Boeckxstaens P, Reichert SM, Zou GY, Bhattacharya O, Katz A, Piccinini-Vallis H, Sampalli T, Wong ST, Zwarenstein M. Patient-centred innovation for multimorbidity care: a mixed-methods, randomised trial and qualitative study of the patients' experience. Br J Gen Pract. 2020 Dec 14:bjgp21X714293. Online ahead of print. Read more

Williamson T, Aponte-Hao S, Mele B, Lethebe BC, Leduc C, Thandi M, Katz A, Wong ST. Developing and Validating a Primary Care EMR-based Frailty Definition Using Machine Learning. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Sep 1;5(1):1344. Read more

Wong ST, Katz A, Williamson T, Singer A, Peterson S, Taylor C, Price M, McCracken R. Can Linked Electronic Medical Record and Administrative Data Help Us Identify Those Living with Frailty? International Journal of Population Data Science. 2020;5(1):29. Read more

Alsabbagh MW, Kueper JK, Wong ST, Burge F, Johnston S, Peterson S, Lawson B, Chung H, Bennett M, Blackman S, McGrail K, Glazier R, Campbell J, Hogg W. Development of comparable algorithms to measure primary care indicators using administrative health data across three Canadian provinces. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Aug 11;5(1):1340. Read more

Slater M, Abelson J, Wong ST, Langton JM, Burge F, Hogg W, Hogel M, Martin-Misener R, Johnston S. Priority measures for publicly reporting primary care performance: Results of public engagement through deliberative dialogues in 3 Canadian provinces. Health Expect. 2020 Aug 3. Online ahead of print. Read more

Lukewich J, Allard M, Ashley L, Aubrey-Bassler K, Bryant-Lukosius D, Klassen T, Magee T, Martin-Misener R, Mathews M, Poitras ME, Roussel J, Ryan D, Schofield R, Tranmer J, Valaitis R, Wong ST. National Competencies for Registered Nurses in Primary Care: A Delphi Study. West J Nurs Res. 2020 Jul 3:193945920935590. Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Sasseville M, Kreindler SA, Sutherland JM, Beauséjour M, Green M, Marshall EG, Jbilou J, Shaw J, Brousselle A, Contandriopoulos D, Crooks VA, Wong ST. How the design and implementation of centralized waiting lists influence their use and effect on access to healthcare - A realist review. Health Policy. 2020 Jun 1:S0168-8510(20)30120-2. Online ahead of print. Read more

Langton JM, Wong ST, Burge F, Choi A, Ghaseminejad-Tafreshi N, Johnston S, Katz A, Lavergne R, Mooney D, Peterson S, McGrail K. Population Segments as a Tool for Health Care Performance Reporting: An Exploratory Study in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 May 31;21(1):98. Read more

Valaitis RK, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Martin-Misener R, O'Mara L, Meagher-Stewart D, Isaacs S, Murray N, Baumann A, Burge F, Green M, Kaczorowski J, Savage R. Addressing quadruple aims through primary care and public health collaboration: ten Canadian case studies. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 16;20(1):507. Read more

Swanson M, Wong ST, Martin-Misener R, Browne AJ. The role of registered nurses in primary care and public health collaboration: A scoping review. Nurs Open. 2020 Apr 14;7(4):1197-1207. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K. Value in Primary Healthcare - Measuring What Matters? Healthc Pap. 2019 Dec;18(4):58-67. Read more

Berg S, Sheps S, Barer M, Wong ST, McGregor M, MacNab YC. The Experience of Family Physicians and Home Health Staff Involved in an Intervention to Increase Patient-Related Collaboration. Can J Aging. 2019 Dec;38(4):493-506. Read more

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