Research Report

Despite a year of working from home and ZOOM meetings, research has continued as strong as ever in the Centre and the Department. Every month we have been either applying for grants or hearing the good news that we have been awarded new funding. Congratulations and thanks to everyone on this continued initiation and implementation of research endeavours.

Grant Funding

Title: Virtual primary care: A multi-provincial mixed methods study of access, experiences, and outcomes

Granting Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research( CIHR), Program Grant

Principal Investigators: Hedden L, Price M

Co-Investigators: McCracken R, Halas G, Katz A, Marshall E, Grandy M, Lavergne R, Mitra G, McGrail K, Singer A, Lenskjold A, Tomblin Murphy G Sampalli , Holland M, Mathews M, Ryan B, Ashcroft R, McCabe C, Lukewich J, Lavallee D, Rubenstein D, MacKay K, Richardson C, Fernandez R, Strydom N, Bryan S, McKay M, Slade S, Yu E, Prodan-Bhalla N, Vicol L

Duration: Apr 2021 – Mar 2022.

Amount: $100,000 


Title: Understanding the Life Course Accumulation and Impact of Multiple Chronic Diseases and Multiple Prescribed Medications on the Experiences of Adults and Older Adults in Canada.

Granting Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institute of Aging (IA)

Co-Principal Investigators: Mangin D, Nicholson K.

Co-Investigators: Borhan S, Cossette B, Fortin M, Greiver M, Griffith L, Guenter D, Howard M, Queenan J, Stranges S, Terry AL, Williamson T. 

Collaborators: Mercer S.

Duration: Apr 2021 – Mar 2022

Amount: $100,000


Title: Primary Care reform and inequalities in the utilization of healthcare services and health status: Analyses using Canadian Community Health Surveys linked with Ontario health administrative data

Principal Investigator: Sarma SI

Co-Investigators: Mathews M, Amit G, Hajizadeh M, Hong M, Bauer GR, Ali S, Stranges S, Devlin RA, Thind A, Anderson KK.

Granting Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Project Grant

Duration: Apr 2021 – Mar 2025

Amount: $416,924


Title: Emerging team initiative to reduce inequities in maternal and child lifestyle health

Granting agency: Western Research Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives

Principal Investigator: Mottola M.

Co-Investigators and/or other participants: Thornton J, Prapavessis H, Pila E, Nagamatsu L, Melling J, Burke S, Tucker T.

Duration: May 2021 – April 2022

Funding amount: $25,000


Title: COVID-19 - Olympic athlete adaptations: developing and disseminating adaptation strategies and resources for resilience and return to sport

Granting agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Partnership Engage Grant (PEG)

Principal Investigator: Schneider A

Co-Investigators and/or other participants: Thornton J, Hall C, Nolte V, Pila E.

Duration: Apr 2020 – Mar 2021

Funding amount: $23,375


Title: Western Research Hub for Physical Activity and Health

Granting agency: Western Research Interdisciplinary Development Initiatives

Principal Investigator: Thornton J

Co-Investigators and/or Other participants: Stranges S, Gilliland J, Oudshoorn A, Mottola M, Shelley J, Fenesi B, Kaniki N, Lizotte L, Rushton A, Shoemaker K

Duration: Mar 2021 – Apr 2022

Funding amount: $25,000


Title: HealtheSteps™ to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Chronic Disease Risk

Granting Agency: UBC The Centre of Community Engaged Learning. Advancing Community Engaged Learning Fund.

Principal Investigator: Petrella R

Duration: Mar 2021 – Apr 2022

Amount: $3,490


Recent Publications

Flores-Sandoval C, Sibbald S, Ryan BL, Orange JB. Healthcare teams and patient-related terminology: a review of concepts and uses. Scand J Caring Sci. 2021 Mar;35(1):55-66. doi: 10.1111/scs.12843. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Grad R, Leger D, Kaczorowski J, Schuster T, Adler S, Aman M, Archibald D, Beaulieu MC, Chmelicek J, Cornelissen E, Delleman B, Hadj-Mimoune S, Horvey S, Macaluso S, Mintsioulis S, Murdoch S, Ng B, Papineau A, Rangwala S, Rousseau M, Rudkin T, Schabort I, Schultz K, Snow P, Wong E, Wu P, Brailovsky C. Does spaced education improve clinical knowledge among Family Medicine residents? A cluster randomized controlled trial. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10459-020-10020-z. Epub ahead of print.

Johnson JK, Vingilis E, Terry AL. Qualitative Study of Long-Haul Truck Drivers' Health and Healthcare Experiences. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Mar 1;63(3):230-237. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002107.

Longo CJ, Fitch MI, Loree JM, Carlson LE, Turner D, Cheung WY, Gopaul D, Ellis J, Ringash J, Mathews M, Wright J, Stevens C, D'Souza D, Urquhart R, Maity T, Balderrama F, Haddad E. Correction to: Patient and family financial burden associated with cancer treatment in Canada: a national study. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06031-0. Epub ahead of print. Erratum for: Support Care Cancer. 2021 Jan 5.

McInnes N, Hall S, Sultan F, Aronson R, Hramiak I, Harris S, Sigal RJ, Woo V, Liu YY, Gerstein HC. Remission of Type 2 Diabetes Following a Short-term Intervention With Insulin Glargine, Metformin, and Dapagliflozin. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Aug 1;105(8):dgaa248. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa248.

Osuch E, Demy J, Wammes M, Tremblay P, Vingilis E, Carter C. Monitoring the effects of COVID-19 in emerging adults with pre-existing mood and anxiety disorders. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 3. doi: 10.1111/eip.13135. Epub ahead of print.

Seidu S, Cos X, Brunton S, Harris SB, Jansson SPO, Mata-Cases M, Neijens AMJ, Topsever P, Khunti K. A disease state approach to the pharmacological management of Type 2 diabetes in primary care: A position statement by Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Prim Care Diabetes. 2021 Feb;15(1):31-51. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.05.004. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Schraeder KE, Barwick M, Cairney J, Carter J, Kurdyak P, Neufeld RWJ, Stewart SL, St Pierre J, Tobon J, Vingilis E, Zaric G, Reid GJ. Re-Accessing Mental Health Care After Age 18: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Youth Involved with Community-based Child and Youth Mental Health Agencies in Ontario. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 Feb;30(1):12-24. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Sibbald SL, Van Asseldonk R, Cao PL, Law B. Lessons learned from inadequate implementation planning of team-based chronic disease management: implementation evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Feb 12;21(1):134. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06100-4.

Thornton JS, Khan KM. In a global pandemic, sport and exercise medicine can mean so much more. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:295-296.

Webber C, Valiulis AO, Tanuseputro P, Schulz V, Apramian T, Schreier G, Hamilton K. An Active In-Home Physician Model of Palliative Care and Its Resulting Performance Indicators Related to Home Deaths, Unplanned Emergency Department Visits and Unplanned Hospital Admissions. J Palliat Care. 2021 Jan;36(1):46-49. doi: 10.1177/0825859720951368. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

Wilson F, Thornton JS, Wilkie K, Hartvigsen J, Vinther A, Ackerman KE, Caneiro JP, Trease L, Nugent F, Gissane C, McDonnell SJ, McGregor A, Newlands C, Ardern CL. 2021 consensus statement for preventing and managing low back pain in elite and subelite adult rowers. Br J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 8:bjsports-2020-103385. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103385. Epub ahead of print.