Major Research Papers (MRPs)

Total completed to date = 57

The following are Major Research Papers completed by alumni in the MA program in Health.

Major Research Papers (completed in Fall 2016 forward) can be accessed in the YorkSpace Repository's School of Health Policy and Management section under Collections in this community - Major Research Papers -Health.

For students of the graduate program in Health (prior to Fall 2016) who wish to have their MRPs included in YorkSPace, please contact the main SHPM office.

If you have any questions about reviewing them, or making an appointment to see other Major Research Papers [pre-2016], you can contact the Graduate Program Secretary by emailing gradhlth@yorku.ca or calling 416-736-2100 ext: 22052.

For an appointment to review the Major Research Papers (pre- 2016) please include your preferred date, giving at least 2 working day's notice (we are open 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday) and name of author, end date and title of the Major Research Paper which you would like to examine.

2017

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
OniludeYemisi9/1/2017Analyzing Health Financing and the Implications on Health Access and Equity in Canada, Nigeria and Ghana
SiddiquiSara3/22/2017Politics of Policy Framing: Canadian Immigrants and Diabetes

2016

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
BorrasArnel Mercado9/30/2016Towards Equitable Health Policy: A Social Determinants of Health Strategy to Homelessness
Di PierdomenicoKaitlin12/08/2016The State and Community: Issues in Mental Health Reform in Ontario
FlockAndrew3/10/2016A Law Unto Themselves: Transplant Doctors and Organ Allocation
GillJessica4/20/2016Critical Discourse Analysis of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy: Unpacking the Role of Neoliberalism and its Impacts on Multidimensionality of Policy Recommendations
KhurshidNida7/5/2016Social Exclusion and Health: Experiences of Ahmadi Muslim Women in Canada
ManoharNithyen09/13/2016The Drummond Report: Neoliberal Ideology Directing Healthcare
PersaudSatish9/22/2016Food Insecurity Among South Asian Immigrants in Canada: A Social Determinants of Health Perspective
TorresLynn8/9/2016Complexity of Caring – The Intersection of Welfare State Policies and Cultural Ideologies in the Development of Childcare Systems in Canada, Sweden and Finland

2015

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
AliAhmednur8/25/2015'Fat' or Fiction: Examining the Role Political and Economic Forces Play in Driving the Concern over Obesity
BakahMay Axornan9/23/2015Policy Analysis and Welfare States: Identifying Potential Explanations for Denmark's Health Profile from the 1970's to 2010
BazikJennifer8/6/2015The Current State of RU-486 in Canada
BirpeetBirpreet8/10/2015Women, Politics and Public Policy Outcomes
MedvedyukStella8/26/2015Let's Talk About 'fat': Conceptualization of Obesity in Canada, the Role of Social Determinants of Health & Neoliberal Policies
RafiqAnum8/31/2015A Political Economy Analysis of Bill C-31 and Refugee Determination in Canada
SalibaDaniel8/31/2015Equity Across Primary Care Models in Ontario:Conducting a Health Equity Impact Assesment
SiTina8/25/2015Fact Framing: A political Economy Examination of the Mass Vaccination of Canadians against the Human Papillomavirus
ZivStephanie9/7/2015A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Food Security and Food Sovereignty

2014

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
BhandalTaqdir8/22/2014Mothers, Immigrants, And Workers: Understanding The Subjectivities Of Pregnant And Employed South Asian Immigrant Women In Toronto
Ford-JonesPolly3/9/2014Transfer And Retention In Toronto Schools: Equity And Health Outcomes For Disadvantaged Students
NguyenTribesty11/27/2014Narratives of (Re)Traumatization: Performance, Identity, and Mental Health in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugee Determination
RavkaNelson4/14/2014The Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic, Religious and Political Issues and Conflicts of Medicalized Dying — A Quantitative Analysis
RendekKathleen1/13/2014Overcoming Food Insecurity by Identifying Opportunities within the Conflicting Political, Economic, and Social Conceptions of Food
RossJosey8/28/2014Predicting Empowerment: Exercise And Embodiment In Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence

2013

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
AfrifaJoycelyn10/8/2013Policy [in] Action: Egg Donation and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and Racialized Women in Canada
BeaudryJuanita9/9/2013Neo-liberalism and Mental Health Policy in Ontario
GershElizabeth9/9/2013Disease Mongering: A Focus on Women
KnightVanessa10/12/2013A Political Economy of Rural Health Inequalities: Analyzing the Impacts on the Social Determinants of Health of the Post-Fordist, Neoliberal Transformation in Two Communities in the South Georgian Bay Area
RoothamMagali12/5/2013Ontario Regulated Midwifery 22 Years Later: Working Through the Tensions of Developing a New Profession
SchippkeJulia8/26/2013A Critical Examination of the Promotion of Mammography and PSA Screening in Canada
SurajbaliKavita8/27/2013South Asian Immigrant Women: A Social Determinants of Health Analysis of General and Culturally Tailored Social Support Services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
TooleElizabeth8/29/2013The Lived Experience of Food Insecurity in Women: A Pathways to Health Model
UsifohSteve9/9/2013The Influence of the Lack of Access to Pharmaceuticals as a Cause of Poor Health in Sub Saharan Africa

2012

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
BarryAsiatou11/15/2012Poverty as a Key Determinants of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evaluation of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s 2015 Malaria Eradication Goal
GiacominiDarko9/5/2012Monitoring Modernity: the Paradox of E-Privacy in the Health Care Sector
KatgaraDiana9/20/2012Violence Involving Youth and Support for Youth in the Community
LatorreValentina5/7/2012Strengthening the Social Determinants of Health Through Electoral Reform: A Canadian Perspective
PasherNatasha8/28/2012The Exclusion of Home Care Services from the Provisions of the Canada Health Act: Equity Implications from a Gendered Lens
SavdieAdina9/24/2012A Scoping Review: Breast Cancer Screening and Constructions of Risk
SelickAvra9/6/2012Identifying Barriers to the Implementation of Integrated Services for Individuals with Concurrent Disorders
ShnierAdrienne8/29/2012Authorship Policies and Ghostwriting Practices in Medical Journals: A Political Economy Perspective
VirdoGuytano8/30/2012Precarious Nursing Work and Patient Outcomes
ZimenkovCarina7/17/2012A Pan-Canadian Electronic Health Record System: Privacy Implications for the Elderly and Chronically Ill

2011

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
Al-KhudairySama9/7/2011The Disconnect Between South Africa’s Maternal Health Policies and Practices
BostockTanya9/2/2011Setting the Agenda: the Significance of Path Dependency on Mental Health Recovery, Policy and Housing in Ontario, Canada
PeiGlenyx9/6/2011Prospects and Pitfalls of Phased Retirement in Ontario Universities
PiljicBarbara9/7/2011Canada’s Drug Regulatory System: Women’s Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
RowellCharlotte8/24/2011The Intersectionality of the Social Determinants of Obesity
YangJulie6/27/2011The Intersection of Neoliberalism and Food Poicy: Implications for the Community Food Security Movement in Toronto

2010

Last NameFirst NameEnd Date (mm/dd/yyyy)Major Research Paper Title
KabirSyeda9/15/2010Social Determinants of Health Approach to Reduce the Prevalence of Type II Diabetes in Canada
PurohitJaineel9/15/2010Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs): Do the LHINs have the Ability to Raise Awareness of the Social Determinants of Health and Reduce Health Inequities?
VillellaValerie9/13/2010The Implications of Bill 140 on Alzheimer Patients Residing in Ontario’s Long-term Care Facilities

Alphabetical Listing

SurnameFirst NameEnd Date
(mm/dd/yyyy)
Major Research Paper Title
AbdelkaderMonica9/1/2015Sorry We're Closed: Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program for refugees and the Canadian Neo-Conservative Project
AfrifaJoycelyn10/8/2013Policy [in] Action: Egg Donation and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and Racialized Women in Canada
AliAhmednur8/25/2015'FAT' or Fiction: Examining the Role Political and Economic Forces Play in Driving the Concern over Obesity
Al-KhudairySama9/7/2011The Disconnect Between South Africa’s Maternal Health Policies and Practices
BacaniBeverlyDiscourses, Disorganization and Disempowerment: The Ontario Experience in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
BakahMay Axornan9/23/2015Policy Analysis and Welfare States: Identifying Potential Explanations for Denmark's Health Profile from the 1970's to 2010
BarryAsiatou11/15/2012Poverty as a Key Determinants of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evaluation of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s 2015 Malaria Eradication Goal
BazikJennifer8/6/2015The Current State of RU-486 in Canada
BeaudryJuanita9/9/2013Neo-liberalism and Mental Health Policy in Ontario
BhandalTaqdir8/22/2014Mothers, Immigrants, And Workers: Understanding The Subjectivities Of Pregnant And Employed South Asian Immigrant Women In Toronto
BirpeetBirpreet8/10/2015Women, Politics and Public Policy Outcomes
BorrasArnel9/30/2016Towards Equitable Health Policy: A Social Determinants of Health Strategy to Homelessness
BostockTanya9/2/2011Setting the Agenda: the Significance of Path Dependency on Mental Health Recovery, Policy and Housing in Ontario, Canada
Di PierdomenicoKaitlin12/08/2016The State and Community: Issues in Mental Health Reform in Ontario
FlockAndrew3/10/2016A Law Unto Themselves: Transplant Doctors and Organ Allocation
Ford-JonesPolly3/9/2014Transfer And Retention In Toronto Schools: Equity And Health Outcomes For Disadvantaged Students
GershElizabeth9/9/2013Disease Mongering: A Focus on Women
GiacominiDarko9/5/2012Monitoring Modernity: the Paradox of E-Privacy in the Health Care Sector
GillJessica4/20/2016Critical Discourse Analysis of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy: Unpacking the Role of Neoliberalism and its Impacts on Multidimensionality of Policy Recommendations
KabirSyeda9/15/2010Social Determinants of Health Approach to Reduce the Prevalence of Type II Diabetes in Canada
KatgaraDiana9/20/2012Violence Involving Youth and Support for Youth in the Community
KnightVanessa10/12/2013A Political Economy of Rural Health Inequalities: Analyzing the Impacts on the Social Determinants of Health of the Post-Fordist, Neoliberal Transformation in Two Communities in the South Georgian Bay Area
KhurshidNida7/5/2016Social Exclusion and Health: Experiences of Ahmadi Muslim Women in Canada
KnightVanessa10/12/2013A Political Economy of Rural Health Inequalities: Analyzing the Impacts on the Social Determinants of Health of the Post-Fordist, Neoliberal Transformation in Two Communities in the South Georgian Bay Area
LatorreValentina5/7/2012Strengthening the Social Determinants of Health Through Electoral Reform: A Canadian Perspective
ManoharNithyen09/13/2016The Drummond Report: Neoliberal Ideology Directing Healthcare
MedvedyukStella8/26/2015Let's Talk about 'fat': Conceptualization of Obesity in Canada, The Role of Social Determinants of Health and Neoliberal Public Policies
MemaElaPoverty, Policy, and Neoliberalism: An analysis of the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy
NguyenTribesty11/27/2014Narratives of (Re)Traumatization: Performance, Identity, and Mental Health in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugee Determination
OniludeYemisi9/1/2017Analyzing Health Financing and the Implications on Health Access and Equity in Canada, Nigeria and Ghana
PasherNatasha8/28/2012The Exclusion of Home Care Services from the Provisions of the Canada Health Act: Equity Implications from a Gendered Lens
PeiGlenyx9/6/2011Prospects and Pitfalls of Phased Retirement in Ontario Universities
PersaudSatish9/22/2016Food Insecurity Among South Asian Immigrants in Canada: A Social Determinants of Health Perspective
PiljicBarbara9/7/2011Canada’s Drug Regulatory System: Women’s Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
PurohitJaineel9/15/2010Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs): Do the LHINs have the Ability to Raise Awareness of the Social Determinants of Health and Reduce Health Inequities?
RafiqAnum8/31/2015A Political Economy Analysis of Bill C-31 and Refugee Determination in Canada
RavkaNelson4/14/2014The Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic, Religious and Political Issues and Conflicts of Medicalized Dying — A Quantitative Analysis
RendekKathleen1/13/2014Overcoming Food Insecurity by Identifying Opportunities within the Conflicting Political, Economic, and Social Conceptions of Food
RoothamMagali12/5/2013Ontario Regulated Midwifery 22 Years Later: Working Through the Tensions of Developing a New Profession
RossJosey8/28/2014Predicting Empowerment: Exercise And Embodiment In Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence
RowellCharlotte8/24/2011The Intersectionality of the Social Determinants of Obesity
SalibaDaniel8/31/2015Equity Across Primary Care Models in Ontario:Conducting a Health Equity Impact Assesment
SavdieAdina9/24/2012A Scoping Review: Breast Cancer Screening and Constructions of Risk
SchippkeJulia8/26/2013A Critical Examination of the Promotion of Mammography and PSA Screening in Canada
SelickAvra9/6/2012Identifying Barriers to the Implementation of Integrated Services for Individuals with Concurrent Disorders
ShnierAdrienne8/29/2012Authorship Policies and Ghostwriting Practices in Medical Journals: A Political Economy Perspective
SiTina8/25/2015Fact Framing: A political Economy Examination of the Mass Vaccination of Canadians against the Human Papillomavirus
SiddiquiSara3/22/2017Politics of Policy Framing: Canadian Immigrants and Diabetes
SurajbaliKavita8/27/2013South Asian Immigrant Women: A Social Determinants of Health Analysis of General and Culturally Tailored Social Support Services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
TooleElizabeth8/29/2013The Lived Experience of Food Insecurity in Women: A Pathways to Health Model
TorresLynn8/9/2016Complexity of Caring - the Intersection of Welfare State Policies and Cultural Ideologies in the Development of Childcare Systems in Canada, Sweden and Findland
UsifohSteve9/9/2013The Influence of the Lack of Access to Pharmaceuticals as a Cause of Poor Health in Sub Saharan Africa
VillellaValerie9/13/2010The Implications of Bill 140 on Alzheimer Patients Residing in Ontario’s Long-term Care Facilities
VirdoGuytano8/30/2012Precarious Nursing Work and Patient Outcomes
YangJulie6/27/2011The Intersection of Neoliberalism and Food Poicy: Implications for the Community Food Security Movement in Toronto
ZimenkovCarina7/17/2012A Pan-Canadian Electronic Health Record System: Privacy Implications for the Elderly and Chronically Ill
ZivStephanie9/7/2015A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Food Security and Food Sovereignty