Human & Social Development

Child and Youth Care

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Alison Gerlach
Assistant Teaching Professor
Inclusive and relational epistemologies; Family wellbeing and child health equity; Transdisciplinary equity-oriented pediatric healthcare and early child development and intervention; Critical disability scholarship – specifically with ‘vulnerable’ child populations; Child- and family-centred approaches to care; Trauma- and violence informed care and cultural safety; Organizational and systems change; Critically informed and praxis-oriented methodologies and methods; Integrated knowledge translation 250-721-8550

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Jennifer White
Associate Professor
Youth mental health, suicide prevention, community wellness, professional ethics 250-721-7986

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Health Information Science

Name Research interests Contact info
Elizabeth Borycki
Professor
Analysis of health care systems, information technologies in healthcare, patient safety 250-472-5432

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Karen Courtney
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor
eHealth, community dwelling older adults, patient engagement, palliative care, health promotion and health information technology ethics 250-721-8599

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Indigenous Governance

Name Research interests Contact info

Devi Mucina
Assistant Professor
Director, Indigenous Governance

Decolonizing Indigenous Masculinities, Indigenous fathering and other-fathering, Indigenous African philosophies, and using Ubuntu oralities and disability studies to understand the social memory of Indigenous children. 250-721-8098

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Nursing

Name Research interests Contact info
Nancy Clark
Assistant Professor
critical theory, intersectionality, social determinants of mental health; displacement; refugee; immigrant ; ethno cultural and racialized communities, structural vulnerability. 604-341-3714 home
250-472-4703 office

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Damien Contandriopoulos
Professor
Primary care, Nurse Practitioners, Health Policy, Knowledge Translation, Health Care Financing, Social Network Analysis.

damien1@uvic.ca

Anastasia A. Mallidou
Assistant Professor
Health services research, knowledge translation, leadership and health services management, research education, healthy habits, policy uptake 250-472-5663

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Bernie Pauly
Professor
Substance use, homelessness, health equity, social determinants of health, harm reduction, mixed methods, critical and participatory methodologies 250-472-5915

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Debra J. Sheets
Associate Professor
Gerontological nursing, technology in home care, caregiving, arts in health care, frailty 250-853-3947

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Laurene Sheilds
Professor; Adjunct, Public Health & Social Policy
People’s experiences of health and illness, social determinant factors of health, health and spirituality, narrative approaches to inquiry and practice 250-721-8572

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Kelli Stajduhar
Professor
Palliative and end of life care, family care, health and aging, structurally vulnerable population, health equity, health services and health policy 250-721-7487

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Public Administration

Name Research interests Contact info
Astrid Brousselle
Professor and Director
program evaluation, ecological transition, health system analysis, healthcare
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Heather Castleden
Professor
Planetary Health; Indigenous Health; Social-Ecological Justice; Health Geography; Just Transitions; Climate Change; Circular Governance; Relational Ethics; Critical, Participatory, and Decolonizing Methodologies
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Public Health and Social Policy

Name Research interests Contact info

Robert Beringer
Assistant Professor

Gerontology; technology and aging; Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer plus (2SLGBTQ+) aging; global 2SLGBTQ+ health; health equity; community-based research; virtual community building and social connectivity; health promotion.


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Sarah Wright Cardinal
Assistant Professor
Indigenous Resurgence, Decolonizing praxis, Land-based Education, Wholistic dimensions of Indigenous wellness, Indigenous Child Welfare (historical and current), Intersectionality & identity development, Storied and community engaged research 250-893-4890

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Nathan Lachowsky
Associate Professor
Community based research, health equity, marginalized populations, social and behavioural epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and substance use, sexual orientation and gender identity

250-472-5739

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Matthew Little
Assistant Professor
Food security; food sovereignty; food systems; global health; nutrition; epidemiology; health services; health equity; noncommunicable diseases

519-803-3198

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Charlotte Loppie
Professor
Social determinants of Indigenous peoples' health and wellness; sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; sexual diversity; sex trade work; HIV/AIDS; the construction of female sexuality 250-472-5451

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Jeff Masuda
Professor
Environmental health equity, ecological sustainability, social and environmental justice, critical health promotion, healthy living environments, housing rights, participatory action research, public health history, health geography 613-453-8978

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Renee Monchalin
Assistant Professor
Urban Indigenous health; reproductive justice; culturally safe health and social services; sexual health; living and aging well with HIV; Métis Peoples health and identity; decolonizing and Indigenous research methodologies 250 472 4431
rmonchalin@uvic.ca
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Timothy Naimi
CISUR: Director
PHSP: Professor
Substance use epidemiology; substance use disparities; health effects of alcohol and cannabis; impacts of public policies and other prevention strategies on substance use and related harms; substance use and ‘second-hand’ health and social effects. 250-721-6268 (office)
404-617-7748 (mobile)

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Michael J. Prince
Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy
Politics of health care, federal-provincial relations, disability issues, social policy in Canada 250-721- 8043

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Karen Urbanoski
Associate Professor, SDH Graduate Advisor
Substance use, addiction, treatment systems, health and social services 250-853-3238

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Catherine A. Worthington
Professor and Director

HIV prevention and care, health services access, social work and health, social-structural drivers of health, community-based research, program evaluation

250-472-4709

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Social Work

Name Research interests Contact info
Patricia MacKenzie
Associate Professor
Graduate Studies
Health care, aging, interdisciplinary practice and rural communities 250-721-8036

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Bruce Wallace
Associate Professor
Community based research, substance use, homelessness, poverty and structural inequities, health equity, oral health equity and dentistry 250-721-6275

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