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.


Clark W, Lavoie JG, Mcdonnell L, Nickel N, Anawak J, Brown L, Clark G, Evaluardjuk-Palmer M, Ford F, Dutton R, Wong S, Sanguins J, Katz A. Trends in Inuit health services utilisation in Manitoba: findings from the Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2022 Dec;81(1):2073069. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2073069. Read more

McGrail K, Morgan J, Siddiqi A. Looking back and moving forward: Addressing health inequities after COVID-19. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022 May;9:100232. doi: 10.1016/j.lana.2022.100232. Epub 2022 Mar 17. Read more

Saffari N, Senthanar S, Koehoorn M, McGrail K, McLeod C. Immigrant status, gender and work disability duration: findings from a linked, retrospective cohort of workers’ compensation and immigration data from British Columbia, Canada. Occup Environ Med. 2021 Dec;11(12). Read more

Ferreira JBB, Santos LLD, Ribeiro LC, Rodrigues Fracon BR, Wong S. Vulnerability and Primary Health Care: An Integrative Literature Review. J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211049705. Read more

Daw JR, Law MR. Compared With Other Countries, Women In The US Are More Likely Than Men To Forgo Medicines Because Of Cost. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Aug;39(8):1334-1342. Read more

Marquis SM, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Mental health outcomes among parents of a child who has a developmental disability: Comparing different types of developmental disability. Disabil Health J. 2019 Nov 21:100874. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Marquis SM, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Mental health of parents of children with a developmental disability in British Columbia, Canada. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Nov 19. pii: jech-2018-211698. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Marquis S, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Using administrative data to examine variables affecting the mental health of siblings of children who have a developmental disability. Res Dev Disabil. 2019 Nov 19;96:103516. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Bolatova T, Law MR. Income-related disparities in private prescription drug coverage in Canada. CMAJ Open. 2019 Oct 11;7(4):E618-E623. Read more

Marquis SM, McGrail KM, Hayes MV. A population-level study of the mental health of siblings of children who have a developmental disability. SSM Popul Health. 2019 Jun 28;8:100441. Read more

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. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2019 Apr 2;4(1):584. 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