Dr. Hasu Ghosh

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  • Project Title:
    Creating Women-friendly services: identifying and defining the culturally-specific components of integrated service delivery for urban Aboriginal women dealing with diabetes, depression and addiction. (2013-2015)
  • Project Description:
    Examining through an intersectional lens this research aims to explore the experiences of health services from diverse groups of urban Aboriginal women, who are simultaneously dealing with diabetes, depression and addiction. More specifically, this study will uncover the experiences with health services at the intersections of gender, social class, legal Aboriginal status and place (urban) among registered and non-registered (or status and non- status) First Nations, Métis and Inuit women living in an Eastern Ontario urban setting. Additionally, this study aims to identify ways to improve integrated and collaborative service for mental health, addiction and chronic physical condition that is viewed as culturally safe and responsive by urban Aboriginal women.
  • Where are you Now?:
    Research policy Analyst, Health Canada
Founder & Personal Trainer

Publications and Presentations

  • Peer-reviewed publications and working papers
    • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. and Benoit, C. (2017). Health Service Needs for Urban Indigenous Women with Co-occurring Health Concerns: Creating a Safe Place for Empowerment and Service Integration. Fourth World Journal, 15(2): 5-25.
    • Sam, J. Ghosh, H. Richardson, C. G. (2015). Examining The Relationship Between Attachment Styles and Resilience Levels Among Aboriginal Adolescents in Canada. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 11 (3).
    • Ghosh, H. and Spitzer, D. (2014). Inequities in Diabetes Outcomes among Urban First Nation and Métis Communities: Can Addressing Diversities in Preventive Services Make a Difference?. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 5(1). Retrieved from: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol5/iss1/2
    • Ghosh, H. (2012). Urban Reality of Type 2 Diabetes among First Nations of Eastern Ontario: Western Science and Indigenous Perceptions. Journal of Global Citizenship and Equity Education, 2(2): 158- 181.
    • Ghosh, H. and Gomes, J. (2012). Type 2 Diabetes among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: A focus on direct and associated risk factors. Pimatisiwin, 9(2): 245-275.
    • Ghosh, H. Donovan, S. Bourgeault, I. Packer, C. Estable, A. Meyer, M. (2011). Scoping Review of the Population Health Equity and Intervention Literature in Ontario: 2005-2009. Exchange Working Paper Series, Volume 2, Number 5. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. Available at rrasp-phirn.ca
    • Ghosh H. Hadi A. (2011). Addressing Diabetes among High Risk Ethnic Populations in Champlain Region: An Environmental Scan. Report from the Ottawa Immigrant Diabetes Partnership Project, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.
  • Book Chapter 
    • Ghosh, H. and Bourgeault, I. Scoping review of population health equity and intervention literature in Ontario. In I. Bourgeault, R. Labonte, C. Packer and V. Runnels edited Population Health in Canada: Issues, Research & Action (in press).Canadian Scholars Press Inc.
    • Ghosh, H. "Diabetes Conversation": A dialogue among Métis, First Nations community members and professionals to understand Type 2 diabetes. (2012). In B. Bates and R. Ahmed (Eds.), Medical Communication in Clinical Contexts: Research and Applications, P. 207- 229 . Kendall Hunt. The edited volume received 2012 Distinguished Edited Book Award by the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

Government Reports/ consulting works

  • Ghosh, H. (2016). Summary Report of Qualitative Analysis of Reviewers’ Comments on the Active Canada 20/20: A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada (AC 20/20).
  • Ghosh, H. (2016). A Review of Policies and Programmatic Approaches for Promoting Positive Mental Health in Canadian and International Landscapes. A scan prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • British Columbia and Alberta: An Environmental Scan. A Commissioned Research for Alberta College of Optometry.
  • Song, S. and Ghosh H. (2017). Substantial Equivalency Requirements for Optometry Registration in
  • Song, S. and Ghosh, H. (2017). Advanced HACCP for EHOs: Evaluation of a Pilot Training Program. Evaluation Report prepared for Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Alberta.
  • Ghosh, H. (2011). Environmental Scan: Public Health Models and & Policy Responses to Chronic Disease and Obesity Prevention in the USA, UK, Australia & France. A Scan prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada, March 31, 2011.
  • Ghosh, H. (2010). A Quick Review of Diabetes Interventions: Summary of academic and grey literature. A report prepared during placement at the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
  • Ghosh, H (2003). Globalization, Nutrition Transition and the Incidence of Non-communicable Diseases: Developing and Transition Country Perspectives. A report prepared for Canadian International Development Agency.

Work in Progress/Under Review

  • Petch, J. Ghosh, H. Lalonde, M. Sachs, J. Rivard, S. Longpre, T. Diverse Inclusive Governance: A New Approach to Aboriginal Health Governance.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. Why is there a need for Aboriginal-specific Health Policy? The Case of Métis Women who live in Urban Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. Scoping Review of the Population Health Equity and Intervention Literature. In preparation for CJPH Special Insert.
  • Bonnenfant, D. Ghosh, H. Packer, C. A Journey into Cyberspace: Overview of a Virtual Community of Information-sharing through Webinars. In preparation for CJPH Special Insert.

Oral Presentations

  • Ghosh, H. Braiding Indigenous and Western Science Knowledge Health Research and Decision Making: The Narrative Review of the Literature. Paper and poster presented at the Health Canada Science Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 20-21, 2020.
  • Hill, M. Ghosh, H. and Atkinson, A. DG-Science: Supporting the Science Base for Policy Decisions. Poster presentation session, Health Canada Science Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 20-21, 2020.
  • Ghosh, H, “Examining the contributions of DG-Science in supporting scientific basis for decision-making”. Poster presentation session, Health Canada Science Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 21-22, 2019.
  • Roe, L. Dawson, A. Ghosh, H. and Carver, C. “Supporting the Science Base for Policy Decisions”: Health Canada Director General Science Committee (DG-Science). Poster presentation session, Health Canada Science Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 8-9, 2018.
  • Ghosh, H. Orpana, H. Jayaraman, G. The association of social environments and positive mental health among adolescents, youth, and adults: preliminary findings. Canadian Public Health Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 13-16, 2016.
  • Ghosh, H. Orpana, H. Jayaraman, G. A Narrative Review of "reviews" on Relationships-related Risk and Protective Factors for Violence and Substance Use among Adolescents and Youth. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Sociology of Health (CSSH) Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, May 5-6, 2016.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. Benoit, C. Meeting the Health Service Needs of Urban Aboriginal Women for Co-occurring Diabetes, Mental Health and Addiction Issues. Poster Presented at the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research Conference (CAHSPR), Montreal, Quebec, May 26- 28, 2015.
  • Ghosh, H. Spitzer, D. Identifying the promises of intersectional approach for advancing Indigenous Population Health Research. International Intersectionality Conference, Vancouver, BC. April 24- 26, 2014.
  • Ghosh, H. Benoit, C. and Bourgeault, I. Identifying and defining the culturally-specific components of health services for urban Aboriginal women dealing with co-occurring depression, addiction and diabetes. International Intersectionality Conference, Vancouver, BC. April 24- 26, 2014.
  • Ghosh, H. Creating Women-friendly services for urban Aboriginal women dealing with depression, addiction and diabetes. IMPART Research Day, Vancouver, B.C. Sept 26- 28, 2013.
  • Ghosh, H. Diversity, Disparity and Diabetes: Voices of Urban First Nations and Métis People, Health Service Providers and Policy Makers. National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS), Vancouver, B. C. June 24- 26, 2013.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. Scoping Review of Population Health Equity and Intervention Literature: Focuses on content areas of published and grey literature on population health in Ontario. The Ontario Public Health Convention, Toronto, Canada, April 5, 2013.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. A searchable library on population health equity and intervention research in Ontario. CHNET-Works! Fireside Chat. Pan-Canadian On-line Webinar, March 5, 2013.
  • Ghosh, H. Strengths, needs and desires surrounding diabetes and its prevention among Urban Métis and First Nation Peoples. 3rd Biennial Bilingual Canadian Society Sociology of Health Conference, Ottawa, Canada, October 27th, 2012.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. "Scoping Review of Population Health Equity and Intervention Literature in Ontario". CSEB National Student Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, May 13th, 2012.
  • Ghosh, H. Bourgeault, I. L. PHIRN Scoping Review: Population Health Equity and Intervention Research in Ontario. Pan-Canadian CHNET-Works! Fireside Chat. PanCanadian On-line Webinar. January 25, 2012.
  • Ghosh, H. (Poster Presenter and lead author) Scoping Review of the Population Health Equity and Intervention Literature in Ontario: 2005-2009. PHIRN Focus Day, Toronto, Canada, September 30, 2011.
  • Ghosh, H. Understanding urban Métis, First Nations Peoples and Professionals' Perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes: Western Science and Indigenous Perceptions, PHIRN Focus Day, Toronto, Canada, September 30, 2011.
  • Ghosh, H. Understanding urban Métis, First Nations Peoples and Professionals' Perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes: A community-based study. 23rd Native Health Research Conference, "Peace, Good Mind, & Strength: Indigenous Principles of Health Disparities
  • Research and Training for the Seven Generations", June 27- 30, 2011, Niagara Falls, NY.
  • Ghosh, H. Cultural Diversity in Aboriginal Health Policy: A case for Métis women who live in urban Canada, Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Bio-Statistics Student Conference, June 19-20, 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. A dialogue between Métis and First Nations community members and professionals to understand Type 2 diabetes. "Diabetes Conversations", Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, February 15, 2011, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. Why is there a need for Aboriginal population-specific health policy? A Case for Métis women who live in urban Canada, Ontario Training Centre Alumni Event, October 21, 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Ghosh, H. (Co-author). Diverse Inclusive Governance: A New Approach to Aboriginal Health Governance, Ontario Training Centre Alumni Event, October 21, 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Ghosh, H. (Guest Speaker). Urban Métis and First Nations peoples' perceptions of risk of developing diabetes: A community based research, Métis Cultural Evening for "Our Health Counts" Survey, Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, August 18, 2010.
  • Ghosh, H. Urban Métis and First Nations peoples' perceptions of risk of developing diabetes: A community based participatory research, CAHSPR 2010 Conference, May 10-13, 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Petch, J. Lalonde, M. Sachs, J. Ghosh, H. Rivard, S. Longpre, R. Diverse Inclusive Governance: A New Approach to Aboriginal Health Governance, CAHSPR 2010 conference, May 10-13, 2010, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Ghosh, H. (Guest Speaker). Community Based Research (CBR) Approach in Understanding Urban Métis, First Nations and Professionals' Perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes. Presented for undergraduate course entitled Research Methods (HSS31101C), Dept of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, March 3, 2010.
  • Ghosh, H. Living with Type 2 Diabetes: A study with urban First Nations Women, AK-NEAHR Knowledge Translation Colloquium, February 21-23, 2010, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
  • Ghosh, H. Can knowledge on risk perceptions of developing Type 2 Diabetes make existing prevention strategies more responsive for Urban First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations? October 22, 2009, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.
  • Ghosh, H. (Guest Speaker). People and Professional's Perceptions of Susceptibility to Type 2 Diabetes and its Prevention. Presented for undergraduate course entitled Experiences of Illness, Impairment, Disability and Care (HSS2103), Dept of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, October 15, 2009.
  • Ghosh, H. Gomes, J. Identifying modifiable & non-modifiable risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes in a high risk population group: A systematic search of published articles, CSEB/APHEO 2009 Joint Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 25-28, 2009.
  • Ghosh, H. Interpreting Diabetes Risk: A Study among Urban Aboriginal Population, Women's Health Research Day, May 5, 2009, University of Ottawa.
  • Ghosh, H. Guest Speaker, Diabetes Awareness Session, April 8, 2009, Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. Gomes, J. Diabetes in Indigenous Population: Modifiable and Non-modifiable Risk Factors, 2nd International Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Forum, International Best Practices, November 18, 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. Gomes J. Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of diabetes among the Canadian aboriginal people. International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Annual Meeting, October 12 – 16, 2008, Pasadena, CA.
  • Ghosh, H. Antecedents and Social Consequences of Type 2 Diabetes Among Urban First Nations People, Especially Women of Eastern Ontario: Western Science and Indigenous Perceptions, Presented at First Nations Research Conference Organized by NAHO, Nov 13-15, 2005, Ottawa Government Conference Center, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ghosh, H. Antecedents and Social Consequences of Type 2 Diabetes Among Urban First Nations People, Especially Women of Eastern Ontario: Western Science and Indigenous Perceptions, Presented at Institute for Population Health, May 3, 2005, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Canada.

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