Patients, Policy & Public Health

Enabling Platform (fully integrated with Legacy Initiatives 1 April 2017)

Former Research Leaders:

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Dr. Allan Becker, Professor and Head, Section of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba Dr. Susan J. Elliott, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Strategic Focus:

Patients, Policy and Public Health focused on benefits for patients, policy and public health across Legacy Projects. This team integrated expertise in the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, medical geography, ethics, law and health economics and aimed to inform evidence-based public health policy.PPP became fully integrated with AllerGen’s Legacy Initiatives on 1 April 2017.

Patients, Policy & Public Health Backgrounder
Patients, Policy & Public Health Publications




Respiratory health awareness community outreach and engagement of First Nations community in Alberta: Pilot Intervention (Annual Report story: Engaging Aboriginal families affected by asthma and allergies)

2011 - 2013

Stewart, Miriam

Shared Decision in Asthma Management: A Strategy to Improve Asthma Control

2010 - 2012

Becker, Allan; Befus, Dean; Bhutani, Mohit; Boulet, Louis-Philippe; Légaré, France; Mayers, Irvin; McGhan, Shawna

Stress allostatic load and risk of allergies and asthma in children of immigrants

2007 - 2009

Bienenstock, John; Elliott, Susan; Soares, Claudio; Waserman, Susan

Surveillance of occupational asthma

2005 - 2006

Beach, Jeremy; Burstyn, Igor; Cherry, Nicola; Kennedy, Susan; Schopflocher, Don

Sustainable Online Support for Children and Adolescents Affected by Asthma and Allergies (Success Stories profile)

2011 - 2013

Byrtus, Lilly; Cuddeford, Cheryl; Elliott, Susan; Harada, Laurie; Latycheva, Oxana; Letourneau, Nicole; Mason, Karen; Masuda, Jeffrey; McGhan, Shawna; Smith, Debbie; Stewart, Miriam

Technology-enabled Knowledge Translation and Mobilization

2012 - 2016

Befus, Dean; Brook, Jeff; Carr, Stuart; Caulfield, Timothy; Clarke, Ann; Elliott, Susan; Garside, Sarah; Levinson, Anthony; Lougheed, Diane; Lynd, Larry; Marshall, Jean; O’Byrne, Paul; Sears, Malcolm; Ungar, Wendy; Waserman, Susan

The Platform for Outcomes Research and Translation in Asthma and Allergy (PORTAL) (Success Stories profile)

2012 - 2016

Clarke, Ann; Dell, Sharon; Elliott, Susan; FitzGerald, Mark; Lynd, Larry; Marra, Carlo; Sadatsavavi, Mohsen; Ungar, Wendy

The Respiratory Global Research And Training (GREAT) Network

2007 - 2009

To, Teresa

The Roaring Adventures of Puff: A school-based asthma education program

2007 - 2009

Becker, Allan; Befus, Dean; Gillespie, Cathy; McGhan, Shawna; Stewart, Lesley

Using and abusing evidence in science and health policy

2011 - 2013

Caulfield, Timothy

White Paper Series (Success Stories profile)

2012 - 2016

Caulfield, Timothy; Ogbogu, Ubaka; Ries, Nola

Workplace sensitizers: skin and lung exposure, responses and prevention (Success Stories profile)

2005 - 2006

Holness, D.; Kudla, Irena; Liss, Gary; Purdham, James; Silverman, Frances; Tarlo, Susan

Work-Related Asthma and Allergy: Prevention and Early Detection (WRAAPED) research program (Annual Report story)

2009 - 2012

Bitran, Maurice; Blais, Lucie; Crighton, Eric; Garvey, Nancy; Haines, Ted; Holness, D.; Hux, Janet; Kudla, Irena; Larue, Marie; Lemiére, Catherine; Liss, Gary; Lougheed, Diane; Malo, Jean-Luc; Mercer, Marjorie; Moscato, Gianna; Olajos-Clow, Jennifer; Rioux, Guylaine; Tamari, Itamar; Tarlo, Susan; To, Teresa

Asthma and BC workers (Success Stories profile)

2005 - 2006

Beach, Jeremy; Demers, Paul; Kennedy, Susan; Koehoorn, Mieke; Lynd, Larry; McLeod, Chris

Building continuity of support for allergic children with asthma and/or anaphylaxis and their families (Success Stories profile)

2007 - 2009

Becker, Allan; Cicutto, Lisa; Letourneau, Nicole; Majaesic, Carina; Masuda, Jeffrey; McGhan, Shawna; Moisey, Susan; Stewart, Miriam; Watt, Susan

Can e-health tools improve health outcomes in asthma? (Success Stories profile)

2009 - 2012

Anderson, Dale; Carroll, Kathi; Forster, Brian; Garside, Sarah; Garvey, Nancy; Hampson, Christine; Johnson, Glen; Kaplan, Alan; Kasperski, Jan; Levinson, Anthony; Lougheed, Diane; McKibbon, Ann; O’Byrne, Paul; Tebbutt, Scott; To, Teresa

Changing Practice for Prevention and Early Detection of Occupational Asthma and Allergic Diseases in the Primary Care Setting

2007 - 2009

Blais, Lucie; DeLair, Hal; Haines, Ted; Holness, D.; Kudla, Irena; Lemiére, Catherine; Liss, Gary; Lougheed, Diane; Mardell, Kevin; Minard, Janice; Olajos-Clow, Jennifer; Paterson, Nigel; Tarlo, Susan; To, Teresa