Selected Publications

Please note that these selected publications are grouped by year, then in alphabetical order by HPI scholar name.

Selected Publication



Bombay, A., McQuaid, R. J., Schwartz, F., Thomas, A., Anisman, H., & Matheson, K. (2019). Suicidal thoughts and attempts in First Nations communities: links to parental Indian residential school attendance across development. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 10(1), 123-131.

Sylvestre, P., Castleden, H., Denis, J., Martin, D., & Bombay, A. (2019). The tools at their fingertips: How settler colonial geographies shape medical educators’ strategies for grappling with Anti-Indigenous racism. Social Science & Medicine, 112363.

Hajizadeh, M., Bombay, A. and Asada, Y. (2018). Socioeconomic inequalities in psychological distress and suicidal behaviours among Indigenous peoples living off-reserve in Canada. CMAJ: The Canadian Medical Association Journal, 91 (12), E325-E336.

Flanders, C.E., Anderson, R.R., Tarasoff, L.A., Robinson, M. (2019). Bisexual Stigma, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Health among Bisexual and Other Plurisexual Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Journal of Sex Research. DOI:


McIsaac J.L., Spencer B., Penney T., Stewart M., Brushett S., Kirk S.F.L. (2019). Understanding system-level intervention points to support school food and nutrition policy implementation in Nova Scotia, Canada, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 712. Open Access,

Spencer, R. A., McIsaac, J. L. D., Stewart, M., Brushett, S., & Kirk, S. F. (2019). Food in focus: Youth exploring food in schools using photovoice. Journal of Nutrition Education, and Behavior.


Miller, L, Brushett, S., Ayn, C., Furlotte, K., Jackson, L., MacQuarrie, M., Mathias, H., McKay, M., Meisner, B., Moritz, L., Seguin, A., Stilwell, C., Weeks. L. E. (2019). Developing a competency framework for population health graduate students through student and faculty collaboration. Pedagogy in Health Promotion.



Gahagan J., et al.. (2018). Adaptation of POCT for pharmacies to reduce risk and optimize access to care in HIV, the APPROACH study protocol: Examining acceptability and feasibility. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, (59). DOI: 10.1186/s40814-018-0252-1

Gahagan, J et al. (2018). HIV point-of-care testing in non-urban settings: A scoping review Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 27(1): 12-20. DOI: 10.3138/cjhs.2017-0034

Gahagan, J., Subrirana-Malaret, M. (2018). Improving pathways to primary health care among LGBTQ populations and health care providers: Key findings from Nova Scotia, Canada. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17(76). DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0786-0

O'Brien, K.K., Dagenais, M., Solomon, P., Worthington, C., Chan Carusone, S., Ibáñez-Carrasco F., Hanna, S., Gahagan, J. et al. (2018). Use of Living Strategies among Adults Aging with HIV in Canada: Comparison by Age-Group Using Data from the HIV, Health and Rehabilitation Survey. Journal of International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 17, doi: 10.1177/2325958218774041

Vermeir,E., Jackson, L.A., Marshall, E.G. (2018). Improving healthcare providers' interactions with trans patients: Recommendations to promote cultural competence. Healthcare Policy, 14(1): 11-18. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25552.

Rezaei, S., Hajizadeh, M., Pasdar, Y., Moradinazar, M. (2018). Association of Smoking with General and Abdominal Obesity: Evidence from a Cohort Study in West of Iran. Journal of Research in Health Sciences 18(1).

Rezaei, S., Hajizadeh, M., Khosravipour, M., Hkosravi, F. (2018). Socioeconomic Inequalities in Poor Health-Related Quality of Life in Kermanshah, Western Iran: A Decomposition Analysis. Journal of Research in Health Sciences 18(1).

Hajizadeh, M. (2018). Does socioeconomic status affect lengthy wait time in Canada? Evidence from Canadian Community Health Surveys European Journal of Health Economics, 19(3): 369-83. DOI: 10.1007/s10198-017-0889-3

Joy, P., Numer, M. (2018). Queering Educational Practices in Dietetics Training: A Critical Review of LGBTQ Inclusion Strategies. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 2018, 79(2): 80-85,

Ungar, M. et al. (2018). Acculturation, resilience, and the mental health of migrant youth: a cross-country comparative study. Public Health 162, 63-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.006


Waldron, I.R.G (2018, November). The ENRICH project: Blurring the borders between community and the ivory tower, Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, 5 (2). (Special Issue: articles based on the symposium “Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place, & the Environment”, organized by Ingrid Waldron).

Waldron, I. (2018). Re-thinking waste: mapping racial geographies of violence on the colonial landscape. Environmental Sociology (on-line), 4(1). DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2018.1429178

Waldron, I.R.G. (2018, April). There’s something in the water: Environmental racism in Indigenous & Black communities. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Waldron, I.R.G. (2018, November). Women on the frontlines: Grassroots movements against environmental violence in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada, Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, 5 (2). (Special Issue: articles based on the symposium “Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place and the Environment”, organized by Ingrid Waldron).

Waldron, I. & Gazso, A. (2018). “Managing low income in families: The importance of institutions and interactions” (Chapter 6). In A. Gazso & K. Kobayashi (Eds.), Continuity & innovation: Canadian families in the new millennium (pp. 80-96). Toronto: Nelson Education.

Lee-Foon, N., Geroge, C., Gahagan, J., Etowa, J., Weaver, R. (2018). Minding the gap: health and social care provider perceptions of parental communication and Black-Canadian youths’ sexual health Culture, Health and Sexuality, 1347-61. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2018.1435905


Reddy Katapally, T., Bhawra, J., Leatherdale, S.T., Ferguson, L., Longo, J., Rainham,D., Larouche, R., Osgood, N. (2018). The SMART Study, a Mobile Health and Citizen Science Methodological Platform for Active Living Surveillance, Integrated Knowledge Translation, and Policy Interventions: Longitudinal Study. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance, 4(1).

Thomas, R., et al. (2018). Is transit-oriented development (TOD) an internationally transferable policy concept? Regional Studies(on-line) 52(9). DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1428740


Warner, G., Lawson, B., Sampalli, T, Burge, F., Gibson, R., Wood, S. (2018). Applying the consolidated framework for implementation research to identify barriers affecting implementation of an online frailty tool into primary health care: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 18(395).

McIsaac, J-L., Warner, G., Lawrence, L., Urquhart, R., Price, S., Gahagan, J., McNally, M., Jackson, L. (2018). The application of implementation science theories for population health: A critical interpretive synthesis. AIMS Public Health. 2018; 5(1): 13–30. Published online 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2018.1.13


Matheson, K., Bombay, A., Anisman, H. (2018). Culture as an ingredient of personalized medicine. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 43(1): 3-6. Part of ISSN: 1180-4882. DOI: 10.1503/jpn.170234

Hajizadeh, M., Hu, M., Bombay, A., Asada, Y. (2018). Socioeconomic inequalities in health among Indigenous peoples living off-reserve in Canada: Trends and determinants. Health Policy, 122(8): 854-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.06.011


Ziauddeen, N., Page, P., Penney, T.L., Nicholson, S., Kirk, S.F.L., Almiron-Roig, E. (2018). Eating at food outlets and leisure places and "on the go" is associated with less-healthy food choices than eating at home and in school in children: Cross-sectional data from the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Program (2008-2014). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 104(6): 992-1003. DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy057

Kirk, S.F.L. et al. (2018). Food marketing in recreational sport settings in Canada: A cross-sectional audit in different policy environments using the Food and beverage Marketing Assessment Tool for Settings (FoodMATS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activit, 15(39). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-018-0673-5

Kuehl, B.L., Kirk, S.F.L., Dumas, N., Kyle, T.K. (2018). Framing Obesity as a Health Issue: Differences in Public and Professional Perceptions Between Canada and the United States. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 42(2): 163-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.05.001

McIsaac, J-L., Kirk, S.F.L., et al. (2018). Integrated knowledge translation in population health intervention research: A case study of implementation and outcomes from a school-based project. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(72). DOI: 10.1186/s12961-018-0351-8

McIsaac, J-L., Read, K., Williams, P.l., Raine, K.D., Veugelers, P.J., Kirk, S.F.L. (2018). Reproducing or reducing inequity? Considerations for school food programs. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 79(1): 15-22. DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2017-029

McIntyre, L., Patterson, P.B., Mah, C.L. (2018). A framing analysis of Canadian household food insecurity policy illustrates co-construction of an intractable problem. Critical Policy Studies. 12(2). DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2016.1253491

McIntyre, L., Jessiman-Perreault, G., Mah, C.L., Godley, J. (2018). A social network analysis of Canadian food insecurity policy actors. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 79(2): 60-66. DOI: 10.3148/cjdpr-2017-034

Mah, C.L., Pomeroy, S., Knox, B., Rynard, V., Caravan, M., Burgess, L. (2018). An assessment of the rural consumer food environment in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition

Orji, R., Oyibo, K., Lomotey, R.K. (2018). Socially-driven persuasive health intervention design: Competition, social comparison, and cooperation. Health Informatics Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1460458218766570

Orji, R., Lomotey, R., Oyibo, K. (2018). Tracking feels oppressive and ‘punishy’: Exploring the costs and benefits of self-monitoring for health and wellness. Digital Health.



Condran, B., Gahagan, J., Isfeld-Kiely, H. (2017). A scoping review of social media as a platform for multi-level sexual health promotion interventions. The Canadian journal of human sexuality. DOI: 10.3138/cjhs.261-A1

Minichiello, A., Swab, M., Chongo, M., Marshall, Z., Gahagan, J., Maybank, A., Hot, A., et al. (2017). HIV Point-of-Care Testing in Canadian Settings: A Scoping Review. Frontiers in Public Health 5(76). DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00076

Adamson, K., Jackson, L., Gahagan, J. (2017). Young people and injection drug use: Is there a need to expand harm reduction services and support? International Journal of Drug Policy, 39, 14-20.

Hajizadeh, M. (2017). Legalizing Marijuana in Canada — A Double-Edged Sword: A Response to Recent Commentaries. Inlt Journal of Health Policy and Management. Article 10, 6(3), 181-182. DOI: 10.15171/IJHPM.2016.152

MacKay, J., Robinson, M., Pinder, S., Ross, L.E. (2017). A grounded theory of bisexual individuals’ experiences of help seeking. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol 87(1), 2017, 52-61


Waldron, I.R.G and A. Gazso (2017). Managing low income in families: The importance of institutions and interactions (Chapter 6). In A. Gazso and K. Kobayashi (Eds.), Continuity &


Asada, Y., Abel, H., Skedgel, C, Warner, G. (2017). On Effective Graphic Communication of Health Inequality: Considerations for Health Policy Researchers. Milbank Quarterly,


Salas, X.R., Alberga, A.S., Cameron, E., Estey, L., Forhan, M., Kirk, S.F.L., Russell-Mayhew, A., Sharma, A.M. (2017). Addressing weight bias and discrimination: moving beyond raising awareness to creating change. Public Health/Obesity Management.

McIsaac, J-L., Penney, T.L., Ata, N., Munro-Sigfridson, L., Cuningham, J., Veuglers, P.J., Kirk, S.F.L., et al. (2017). Evaluation of a health promoting schools program in a school board in Nova Scotia, Canada. Preventive Medicine Reports, 5, 279-84.

Kontak, J., McIsaac, J-L., Penney, T.L., Kuhle, S., Kirk, S.F.L., (2017). The picture of health: examining school-based health environments through photographs. Health Promotion International, 32(2), 322–330.

Rand, K., Vallis, M., Aston, M., Price, S., Piccinini-Vallis, H., Rehman, L., Kirk, S.F.L. (2017). “It is not the diet; it is the mental part we need help with.” A multilevel analysis of psychological, emotional, and social well-being in obesity. Article: 1306421. Published online: 18 Apr 2017.

Pomeroy, S., Minaker, L.L., Mah, C.L., (2017). An exploration of citizen science for population health research in retail food environments. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107 (5-6), pp e636–e638.

Mah, C.L., Minaker, L.M., Jameson, K., Rappaport, L., Taylor, K, Graham, M., Moody, N., et al (2017). An introduction to the healthy corner store intervention model in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(3), e320-24. Public Health Agency of Canada.

Weeks, L., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Arsenault, R., MacQuarrie, C., Gagnon, D., LeBlanc, G.M. (2017). Exploring gender and elder abuse from the perspective of professionals. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (online), 30(2). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2017.1388756




Gahagan, J. & Colpitts, E. (2016). Understanding and Measuring LGBTQ Pathways to Health: A Scoping Review of Strengths-Based Health Promotion Approaches in LGBTQ Health Research. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(1). Pages 95-121. Published online: 20 May 2016.


Gazso, A., McDaniel, S. & I.R.G Waldron (2016, February). Networks of social support to manage poverty: More changeable than durable, Journal of Poverty, 20 (4), 441-463.


Orji, R., Moffatt, K. (2016). Persuasive technology for health and wellness: State-of-the-art and emerging trends. Health infomatics Journal.