Publications

Publications grouped by project title:

 

African-origin populations in Cameroon (urban and rural), Jamaica, and Manchester, UK
Development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire and assessment of nutritional intake.

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Healthy Foods North

A community-based nutrition and lifestyle intervention program among Inuit and Inuvialuit in Arctic Canada.

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Social Determinants of Health Among Indigenous Peoples in Alberta

The aim of this project was to conduct a systematic review that included reviewing published and grey literature on the social determinants of health among Indigenous peoples in Alberta.

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  • Assessing health care access among Indigenous peoples in Alberta: a systematic review

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SODIUM-HF Pilot Study (in partnership with Dr. Justin Ezekowitz, Director of the Heart Function Clinic, University of Alberta)

This 6-month pilot randomized controlled trial assessed the benefits of a low sodium diet versus a moderate sodium diet on QOL, BNP levels, diuretic dosage, NYHA class, and composite clinical outcomes. The rationale for the study was to determine the optimal level of sodium retention in heart failure patients and inform sample size calculations for a larger randomized controlled trial.

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WHY ACT NOW

This project worked to adequately address the challenges faced by urban Indigenous and new Canadian youth, and developed, implemented, and evaluated an evidence-based program with four partner groups (youth, community advisory board, Indigenous organizations, and the government). This proposal will also add to the very limited data for the health of urban Indigenous and new Canadian youth in Edmonton.

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Cancer ACCESS

The Cancer ACCESS Project aimed to identify thoughts and attitudes toward cancer and cancer screening services among Indigenous peoples living in remote Arctic communities. Additionally, this study will highlighted the barriers that exist to screening, found ways to increase cancer screening uptake levels and, ultimately, worked to improve cancer awareness.

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Maternal Health Project

This study is working to assess and identify the factors that affect maternal health among Indigenous women living in the Canadian Arctic.

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Trinidad and Tobago

Assessment of nutritional intake for the development of a nutritional intervention program to reduce risk for chronic disease by improving dietary quality.

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Baltimore Healthy Stores (in partnership with Dr. Joel Gittelsohn, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

A sustainable community-based nutrition intervention targeting low-income African Americans in Baltimore city.

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Colorectal Adenoma case-control study in Japanese Brazilians

Assessment of food, nutrient, and heterocyclic aromatic amines intake for identification of cancer risk.

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The Multiethnic Cohort Study

Collection of prospective data for inter-ethnic comparisons of diet and cancer relationships.

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Navajo Healthy Stores (in partnership with Dr. Joel Gittelsohn, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Development of quantitative food frequency questionnaire and assessment of nutritional intake for the development, implementation and evaluation of a nutritional intervention programme.

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Barbados National Cancer Study

A nation-wide case-control study investigating environmental and genetic factors for breast cancer in a predominantly African-origin population with similar ancestry as African-Americans.

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Apache Healthy Stores (in partnership with Dr. Joel Gittelsohn, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

The development and use of a population-specific food frequency questionnaire to develop, implement and evaluate a food store-based nutrition intervention to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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Zhiiwaapenewin Akino’maagewin: Teaching to Prevent Diabetes (in partnership with Dr. Joel Gittelsohn, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

An intervention to reduce risk factors for diabetes among Canadian First Nations in Northwestern Ontario.

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Helping Ourselves to Health: Alaska Native Villages (in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

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South Africa
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