Transboundary Health Determinants & Outcomes

Global change, both human-caused and natural, is resulting in health determinants and outcomes becoming "respatialised". This ranges from increased flows of people and animals, goods and services, capital, information and other forces across national borders (crossborder) to those which disregard territorial space and have planetary reach (transborder or transboundary). The result are new patterns of health and disease, and their determinants, which do not conform to traditional ways of conceptualising and organising national health services and systems. Our research is aimed at understanding how population and public health is being impacted by these global changes, and how we must develop new policy responses and interventions that address the increasingly transboundary nature of health challenges.

Active Projects

Title Principle Investigator Co-Investigators Location
Developing a Website to Inform Canadian Patients about Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism Snyder, J Crooks, V; Corbett, K; Johnston, R; Adams, K
 
Understanding Ethical Responsibility for the Effects of Medical Tourism in the Caribbean Snyder, J
Crooks, V; Johnston, R; Adams, K
St. Lucia; the Bahamas
An International Comparative Case Study of the Health Equity Impacts of Medical Tourism in Developing Countries Crooks, V
Snyder, J; Labonté, R; Chanda, R; Flores, W; Nigenda, G; Suresh, V.M.; Saligram, P; Runnels, V; Packer, C
Barbados; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Monterrey & Mexico City, Mexico; Bangalore & Chennai, India
Risks, Roles, and Responsibilities: Understanding the Experiences of Canadian Medical Tourists' Caregiver-Companions Crooks, V Johnston, R; Kingsbury, P; Snyder, J; Turner, L
 
Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health Lee, K International collaboration with University of York (UK), Macquarie University (Australia), San Diego State University (USA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). North America, Asia, Latin America, Europe
Analysis of tobacco industry tactics aimed at influencing environmental policy Lee, K Novotny, T  
Development and Implementation of a Health Equity Impact Assessment Methodology in the Mongolian Mining Sector Janes, C Davison, C; Laing, LM; Snyder, J Mongolia
Unearthing and Communicating Health Implications and Possible Interventions for Aboriginal Communities Experiencing Mine Development Bradshaw, B; Janes, C; Richmond, C
   
Measuring the effects of mining on health: A new Canadian research initiative Janes, C    
Preparing BC for Climate Migration: An Uncertain Climate for Migration and Settlement Takaro, T Angeles, N; Graham, S; Welsh, T; Gatto, S
 
Food systems and health equity in an era of globalization: Think, Eat and Grow Green Globally (TEG3) Speigel, J
Takaro, T; Breilh, J; Black, J; Carten, S; Chan, L; Chapman, G; Cortinois, A; Freire, W; Merino, R; Nichol, A M; Otero, G; Parkes, M; Rojas, A; Wittman, H; Yassi, A  
Work in a Warming World Lipsig Mumme, C Calvert, J; McBride, S; Griffin Cohen, M  

Completed Projects

Title Principle Investigator Co-investigators Location
Informing Canadians about Ethical Concerns with Medical Tourism: Towards the Development of an Ethical Buying Guideline [product: information sheet]
Snyder, J Crooks, V; Johnston, R  
Is It Really About Sun, Sand, and Stitches? Planning for Research on Jamaica’s Developing Medical Tourism Industry Johnston, R Crooks, V; Ormond, M; Snyder, J Jamaica
Understanding Canadians' Use of Medical Tourism for Hip and Knee Surgery Crooks, V Cameron, KL; Chouinard, V; Johnston, R; Snyder, J  
Research Planning to Investigate the Impact of Medical Tourism on Family Medicine Practice [one page summary]
Crooks, V Snyder, J; Dharamsi, S; Johnston, R  
Medical Tourism in British Columbia Crooks, V; Snyder, J
   
Medical Tourism in a Lower Middle Income Setting: Founding a Canada-Mongolia Research Collaboration [one page summary]
Snyder, J Crooks, V; Johnston, R; Janes, C; Byambaa, T Mongolia
Disseminating Research on the Ethical Dimensions of Canadians' Decision-Making in Medical Tourism [final report: En, Fr, Sp]
Crooks, V Snyder, J; Kingsbury, P; Johnston, R  
Minimizing Canadian Patients' Health & Safety Risks in Medical Tourism [final report; one page summary]
Crooks, V Snyder, J; Kingsbury, P; Johnston, R; Turner, L; Bristeir, J
 
Medical Tourism in a Developing Market: Toward a Canada-Barbados Research Agenda [one page summary]
Snyder, J Crooks, V; Kingsbury, P; Johnston, R; Turner, L Barbados
Dissemination of New Scholarship on the Ethics of Medical Tourism Snyder, J
Crooks, V; Johnston, R
 
Medical Tourism: Developing a Canada-India Collaboration Crooks, V Snyder, J; Kingsbury, P; Johnston, R India
Ethical Issues in Medical Tourism Snyder, J
Crooks, V; Johnston, R; Kingsbury, P
 
An Ethics Approach to Canadians' Decision-Making in Medical Tourism [final report: En, Fr, Sp]
Crooks, V Snyder, J; Kingsbury, P
 
Equity-focused health impact assessment tools and methodologies in Mongolia: Supporting the scaling-up of local experiences Janes, C Corbett, K; Davison, C; Laing, L M; Snyder, J