Research Catalogue

The following document is a catalogue of all VNHS research projects either ongoing, completed, proposed, tabled or not funded.

Current Research Projects at VNHS as of April, 2015

Project Title


Principal Investigator

VNHS Lead

Status

Links to related documents

Interventions to support women with intimate partner violence (Reclaiming Our Spirits)


Colleen Varcoe

David Tu

Implementation of Intervention /Data collection

Pilot Phase Findings

Equity-oriented primary health care interventions for marginalized populations: Addressing structural inequities and structural violence(EQUIP)


Annette Browne

David Tu

Implementation of Intervention /Data collection

EQUIP

If Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is an opportunistic infection, why has HAART not lead to dramatic improvements in liver disease? (Co-Infection Cohort Study)


Mark Hall (PI for VNHS cohort), Marina B. Klein (PI for overall study)

Aida Sadr

Data Collection

Mortality in Co Infected

Variation in uptake of treatment

Liver fibrosis progression

MJ smoking

Antivirals for HCV

Insulin Resistance

Application

 

Evaluating and Extending the Aboriginal Men’s Dudes Club Program (Movember Study)


Vicki Smye

Paul Gross

Data analysis

Short video

Aboriginal Men’s Health Narrative: Reclaiming Our Lives


 Vicki Smye

Paul Gross

Data collection

Website

Project summary

Project proposal

Two worlds, one hope?  A multi-sited ethnography of HIV positive, drug-using residents’ experiences of health care in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside 


Lesley Cerney

 

PhD dissertation – Thesis defense

Experiences of health care

Physicians & Healers:  Educating Towards Culturally Safe Care for Urban Indigenous People

David Tu, Daniele Ben Smith

David Tu

Data collection

Research Poster

Presentation

Abstract

Final Report

 

 

Experience Talks, Resilience Shapes - Revisiting historic trauma: Impact on treatment in Aboriginal males living with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia


Meck Chongo

David Tu

Initial stages

Research Summary

Poster

 

Presentation 

Improving access to primary health care: Lessons from two Urban Aboriginal Health Centres (UAHC)


Annette Browne

David Tu

All data collection completed. The UAHC study directly informed the current Health Equity study listed above.

UAHC

 

 

 

 

 

Review of chronic disease management of hepatitis C -from diagnosis to treatment- at VNHS Medical Clinic

(HepC Cascade Study)

 


Piotr Klakowicz

David Tu

 Piotr Klakowicz

Ethics Approval Received

Research Proposal

VNHS HIV Mortality


Piotr Klackowicz

David Tu

Writing &Dissemination

HIV Mortality

Moving Towards Cultural Safety in Mental Health & Addictions Contracting for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples: Lessons from British Columbia


Viviane Josewski

Paul Gross

PhD Thesis

Research Summary

Vancouver Indigenous Elders Partnership – Suicide Prevention
George Hadjipavlou George Hadjipavlou  Initial stages
 Application

 

Proposed and Tabled Research

   

Project Title

Principal Investigator

VNHS Lead

Status

and Approximate Time Frame

Links

Mapping cultural activities and spaces within Vancouver’s urban Aboriginal   community

Ginger Gosnell-Myers

 

 

Application






Contraceptive Methadone Study (ConMMT)

Dr Wendy Norman

LingsaJia

On Hold

Awaiting Approval

Application

    

Past Research Projects

Project Title

Principal Investigator

VNHS Lead

Starting & Completion Year

Links

Mental health project

Vicki Smye

Doreen Littlejohn

Complete

 

HIV Associated Mortality on ART

Aida Sadr / Mark Tyndall

Aida Sadr

Complete

Residency Project

Aboriginal health and healing (AHAH)

Denielle Elliott

Doreen Littlejohn

Complete

 

Toward Aboriginal health and healing (TAHAH)

Denielle Elliott

Doreen Littlejohn

Complete

 

Vancouver Native Health Youth Initiative Project (VNHYI or Youth Initiative Project)

David Tu

David Tu

Complete

 

An investigation of the determinants of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Aboriginal men in the DTES of Vancouver

MeckChongo

Doreen Littlejohn

Complete


CHCNUP I– HIV care quality improvement using the Chronic Care model 

David Tu / Mark Tyndall

David Tu

Completed – manuscript (in print) 2012, Canadian Family Physician

Pfizer / BI

 

 

 

                

Social identity, agency and the politics of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/AIDS care

Mark Tyndall/

SuzeBerkhout

SuzeBerkhout

Completed


Roundtable on Aboriginal health policy and research in an urban context

Annette Browne and AlyciaFridkin

Doreen Littlejohn

Completed


Determining the natural history of hepatitis C infection among current and former injection drug users in Vancouver

 

Greg Deans

David Tu

Incomplete –abandoned due to data linking barriers


Sex work study

Francine Gosseline, Grant Charles

 

? completed


CHCNUP II – HIV self-management support RCT

David Tu / Mark Tyndall

David Tu



Seasons 4 Change: HIV self-management support quality improvement research

David Tu

David Tu



LISA Project – long-term quality of life / social determinants study for people on ARV’s since 1996

Bob Hogg

 



Oral cancer screening project

Catherine Poh

?

 

 



 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                          

 

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Enhancing measurement of primary health care indicators using an equity lens: an ethnographic study