Overview

Dr. Devon Greyson’s research focuses on public health communication and the use of information by publics, clinicians, and health systems. Devon has a special interest in perinatal and pediatric health decision-making and experiences. Current work focuses on vaccine decision-making, use of cannabis during pregnancy and lactation, and mitigating the impacts of medical disinformation. Dr. Greyson is a qualitative and mixed methodologist with an interdisciplinary background that spans gender studies, information science, and public health.

Publications

“If I'm a naturopath, It's because I trust nature above everything else”: Canadian naturopaths' construction of vaccination as a risk object
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
Benjamin Malo and Samantha B. Meyer and Eric Filice and Janice E. Graham and Noni E. MacDonald and Julie A. Bettinger and Devon Greyson and Shannon E. MacDonald and S. Michelle Driedger and Gregory Kawchuk and Fabienne Labbé and Eve Dubé
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100203
06/2023

How do mothers’ vaccine attitudes change over time?
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health
Devon Greyson and Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100060
12/2022

Unmasking the Twitter Discourses on Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic: User Cluster–Based BERT Topic Modeling Approach
JMIR Infodemiology
Weiai Wayne Xu and Jean Marie Tshimula and Ève Dubé and Janice E Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni E MacDonald and Samantha B Meyer
DOI: 10.2196/41198
12/2022

“I don’t think there’s a point for me to discuss it with my patients”: exploring health care providers’ views and behaviours regarding COVID-19 vaccination
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Eve Dubé and Fabienne Labbé and Benjamin Malo and Terra Manca and Laura Aylsworth and S. Michelle Driedger and Janice Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni MacDonald and Samantha B. Meyer and Jeanna Parsons Leigh and Manish Sadarangani and Sarah Wilson and Shannon E. MacDonald
DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2022.2088970
11/2022

“We need to protect each other”: COVID-19 vaccination intentions and concerns among Racialized minority and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Social Science & Medicine
Terra Manca and Robin M. Humble and Laura Aylsworth and Eunah Cha and Sarah E. Wilson and Samantha B. Meyer and Devon Greyson and Manish Sadarangani and Jeanna Parsons Leigh and Shannon E. MacDonald
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115400
11/2022

Understanding the Influence of Web-Based Information, Misinformation, Disinformation, and Reinformation on COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance: Protocol for a Multicomponent Study
JMIR Research Protocols
Eve Dubé and Shannon E MacDonald and Terra Manca and Julie A Bettinger and S Michelle Driedger and Janice Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni E MacDonald and Samantha Meyer and Geneviève Roch and Maryline Vivion and Laura Aylsworth and Holly O Witteman and Félix Gélinas-Gascon and Lucas Marques Sathler Guimaraes and Hina Hakim and Dominique Gagnon and Benoît Béchard and Julie A Gramaccia and Richard Khoury and Sébastien Tremblay
DOI: 10.2196/41012
10/2022

“You still have that fear”: Policy constraints on informed decision making about legalized cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation
International Journal of Drug Policy
Faith English and Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103774
08/2022

Prebunking messaging to inoculate against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation: an effective strategy for public health
Journal of Communication in Healthcare
Maryline Vivion and Elhadji Anassour Laouan Sidi and Cornelia Betsch and Maude Dionne and Eve Dubé and S. Michelle Driedger and Dominique Gagnon and Janice Graham and Devon Greyson and Denis Hamel and Stephan Lewandowsky and Noni MacDonald and Benjamin Malo and Samantha B. Meyer and Philipp Schmid and Audrey Steenbeek and Sander van der Linden and Pierre Verger and Holly O. Witteman and Mushin Yesilada
DOI: 10.1080/17538068.2022.2044606
07/2022

“Ultimately, the choice is theirs”: Informed choice vaccine conversations and Canadian midwives
Birth
Wendy Pringle and Devon Greyson and Janice E. Graham and Robyn Berman and Ève Dubé and Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1111/birt.12669
07/2022

Unmasking the Twitter Discourses on Masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A User Cluster-based BERT Topic Modeling Approach (Preprint)
Wayne Weiai Xu and Jean Marie Tshmula and Eve Dubé and Janice E. Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni E MacDonald and Samantha B. Meyer
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.41198
07/2022

Understanding the influence of online information, misinformation, disinformation and reinformation on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: Protocol for a multicomponent study (Preprint)
Eve Dube and Shannon E. MacDonald and Terra Manca and Julie A. Bettinger and S. Michelle Driedger and Janice Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni E. MacDonald and Samantha B. Meyer and Geneviève Roch and Maryline Vivion and Laura Aylsworth and Holly Witteman and Félix Gélinas-Gascon and Lucas Marques Sathler Guimaraes and Hina Hakim and Dominique Gagnon and Benoît Béchard and Julie A. Gramaccia and Richard Khoury and Sébastien Tremblay
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.41012
07/2022

Clinician responses to cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation: a systematic review and integrative mixed-methods research synthesis
Family Practice
Janelle Panday and Shipra Taneja and Anuoluwa Popoola and Rachael Pack and Devon Greyson and Sarah D McDonald and Morgan Black and Beth Murray-Davis and Elizabeth Darling and Meredith Vanstone
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmab146
05/2022

Can online patient reviews be used to assess oncologist competency? RateMD as a cancer care evaluation tool (Preprint)
Nina Morena and Nicholas Zelt and Diana Nguyen and Emilie Dionne and Carrie A. Rentschler and Devon Greyson and Ari N. Meguerditchian
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.39857
05/2022

Pregnant People's Perspectives On Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Integrative Mixed-Methods Research Synthesis
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Meredith Vanstone and Janelle Panday and Anuoluwa Popoola and Shipra Taneja and Devon Greyson and Sarah D. McDonald and Rachael Pack and Morgan Black and Beth Murray-Davis and Elizabeth Darling
DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.13363
05/2022

Stigma and blame related to COVID-19 pandemic: A case-study of editorial cartoons in Canada
Social Science & Medicine
Fabienne Labbé and Catherine Pelletier and Julie A. Bettinger and Janet Curran and Janice E. Graham and Devon Greyson and Noni E. MacDonald and Samantha B. Meyer and Audrey Steenbeek and Weiai Xu and Ève Dubé
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114803
03/2022

Is the pre-natal period a missed opportunity for communicating with parents about immunizations? Evidence from a longitudinal qualitative study in Victoria, British Columbia
BMC Public Health
Rubincam, C. and Greyson, D. and Haselden, C. and Saunders, R. and Bettinger, J.A.
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-12658-3
2022

COVID-19 vaccine intention among young adults: Comparative results from a cross-sectional study in Canada and France
Vaccine
Coulaud, P.-J. and Ablona, A. and Bolduc, N. and Fast, D. and Bertrand, K. and Ward, J.K. and Greyson, D. and Jauffret-Roustide, M. and Knight, R.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.02.085
2022

Social media and online safety practices of young parents
Journal of Information Science
Devon Greyson and Cathy Chabot and Caroline Mniszak and Jean A Shoveller
DOI: 10.1177/01655515211053808
12/2021

Understanding Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy in Canada: Attitudes, Norms, Intentions, and Vaccine Uptake
Health Education & Behavior
Devon Greyson and Ève Dubé and William A. Fisher and Jocelynn Cook and Manish Sadarangani and Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1177/10901981211001863
10/2021

Exploring vaccination practices of midwives in British Columbia
Birth
Julie A. Bettinger and Clara Rubincam and Devon Greyson and Sandra Weissinger and Monika Naus
DOI: 10.1111/birt.12552
09/2021

“Emotional strip-mining”: Sympathy sockpuppets in online communities
New Media & Society
Devon Greyson and Kaitlin L Costello
DOI: 10.1177/14614448211040521
09/2021

Desistance, Self-treatment, or Substitution: Decisions about Cannabis Use During Pregnancy
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Devon Greyson and Lee Roosevelt and Carol J. Boyd
DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.13205
01/2021

Reasons for cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation: A qualitative study
CMAJ
Vanstone, M. and Taneja, S. and Popoola, A. and Panday, J. and Greyson, D. and Lennox, R. and McDonald, S.D.
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.211236
2021

Vaccination discourses among chiropractors, naturopaths and homeopaths: A qualitative content analysis of academic literature and Canadian organizational webpages
PLOS ONE
Eric Filice and Eve Dubé and Janice E. Graham and Noni E. MacDonald and Julie A. Bettinger and Devon Greyson and Shannon MacDonald and S. Michelle Driedger and Greg Kawchuk and Samantha B. Meyer
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236691
08/2020

Visual analysis of information world maps: An exploration of four methods
Journal of Information Science
Devon Greyson and Heather O’Brien and Saguna Shankar
DOI: 10.1177/0165551519837174
06/2020

Perinatal health care providers' approaches to recommending and providing pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: a qualitative study
CMAJ open
Mijovi?, H. and Greyson, D. and Gemmell, E. and Trottier, M. and Vivion, M. and Graham, J.E. and Dub{\'e}, ?. and Bettinger, J.A.
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20190215
2020

“Nothing's available”: Young fathers’ experiences with unmet information needs and barriers to resolving them
Information Processing and Management
Mniszak, C. and O{'}Brien, H.L. and Greyson, D. and Chabot, C. and Shoveller, J.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ipm.2019.102081
2020

Variation in the prescription drugs covered by health systems across high-income countries: A review of and recommendations for the academic literature
Health Policy
Morgan, S.G. and Daw, J.R. and Greyson, D. and Shnier, A. and Holbrook, A. and Lexchin, J.
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.12.010
2020

Vaccination during pregnancy: Canadian maternity care providers' opinions and practices
Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics
Dub{\'e}, E. and Gagnon, D. and Kaminsky, K. and Green, C.R. and Ouakki, M. and Bettinger, J.A. and Brousseau, N. and Castillo, E. and Crowcroft, N.S. and Driedger, S.M. and Greyson, D. and Fell, D. and Fisher, W. and Gagneur, A. and Guay, M. and Halperin, D. and Halperin, S.A. and MacDonald, S. and Meyer, S.B. and Waite, N.M. and Wilson, K. and Witteman, H.O. and Yudin, M. and Cook, J.L.
DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2020.1735225
2020

Developing product label information to support evidence-informed use of vaccines in pregnancy
Vaccine
Terra A. Manca and Janice E. Graham and Ève Dubé and Melissa Kervin and Eliana Castillo and Natasha S. Crowcroft and Deshayne B. Fell and Michael Hadskis and Jaelene M. Mannerfeldt and Devon Greyson and Noni E. MacDonald and Karina A. Top
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.063
11/2019

Young parents’ experiences and perceptions of ‘Teen Mom’ reality shows
Journal of Youth Studies
Devon Greyson and Cathy Chabot and Jean A. Shoveller
DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2019.1569605
09/2019

Ethics, effectiveness and population health information interventions: a Canadian analysis
Health Promotion International
Devon Greyson and Rod Knight and Jean A Shoveller
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/day004
06/2019

The Social Informatics of Ignorance
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1002/asi.24143
04/2019

Support for policy options to increase vaccination coverage in British Columbia, Canada: an electronic survey
CMAJ open
Bettinger, J.A. and Greyson, D. and Carpiano, R. and de Bruin, P. and Aguiar, I. and Naus, M. and Hodson, B.
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20190034
2019

Systematic review searches must be systematic, comprehensive, and transparent: A critique of Perman et al
BMC Public Health
Greyson, D. and Rafferty, E. and Slater, L. and MacDonald, N. and Bettinger, J.A. and Dub{\'e}, ?. and MacDonald, S.E.
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6275-y
2019

A Systematic Review of Barriers to Vaccination During Pregnancy in the Canadian Context
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Poliquin, V. and Greyson, D. and Castillo, E.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.05.042
2019

The Activated Patient Paradox
Health Promotion International
Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/daz058
2019

Vaccination Against Influenza in Pregnancy: A Survey of Canadian Maternity Care Providers
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Dub{\'e}, E. and Gagnon, D. and Kaminsky, K. and Green, C.R. and Ouakki, M. and Bettinger, J.A. and Brousseau, N. and Castillo, E. and Crowcroft, N.S. and Driedger, S.M. and Greyson, D. and Fell, D. and Fisher, W. and Gagneur, A. and Guay, M. and Halperin, D. and Halperin, S.A. and MacDonald, S. and Meyer, S.B. and Waite, N.M. and Wilson, K. and Witteman, H.O. and Yudin, M. and Cook, J.L.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.09.007
2019

Impact of school vaccination mandates on pediatric vaccination coverage: a systematic review
CMAJ open
Greyson, D. and Vriesema-Magnuson, C. and Bettinger, J.A.
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20180191
2019

Information triangulation: A complex and agentic everyday information practice
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1002/asi.24012
07/2018

(How) should information world maps be visually analyzed?
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and O{'}Brien, H. and Shankar, S.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501130
2018

Measuring vaccine acceptance among Canadian parents: A survey of the Canadian Immunization Research Network
Vaccine
Dub{\'e}, E. and Gagnon, D. and Ouakki, M. and Bettinger, J.A. and Witteman, H.O. and MacDonald, S. and Fisher, W. and Saini, V. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.12.005
2018

Young parents’ personal and social information contexts for child feeding practices: An ethnographic study in British Columbia, Canada
Journal of Documentation
O?Brien, H. and Greyson, D. and Chabot, C. and Shoveller, J.
DOI: 10.1108/JD-09-2017-0127
2018

Primary care access and foregone care: A survey of transgender adolescents and young adults
Family Practice
Clark, B.A. and Veale, J.F. and Greyson, D. and Saewyc, E.
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmx112
2018

Online targeting of researchers/academics: Ethical obligations and best practices
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and Cooke, N. and Gibson, A. and Julien, H.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501081
2018

Health information practices of young parents
Journal of Documentation
Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1108/JD-07-2016-0089
10/2017

Information world mapping: A participatory arts-based elicitation method for information behavior interviews
Library & Information Science Research
Devon Greyson and Heather O'Brien and Jean Shoveller
DOI: 10.1016/j.lisr.2017.03.003
04/2017

Health information behavior research with marginalized populations
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Hawkins, B. and Costello, K. and Veinot, T. and Gibson, A. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401073
2017

Health information assessment by vaccine hesitant parents
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and Bettinger, J.A.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401118
2017

Information needs, seeking and assessment of parents of gender creative children and transgender youth
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and Clark, B. and Saewyc, E.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401119
2017

Constructing knowledge and ignorance in the social information worlds of young mothers
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and O{'}Brien, H. and Shoveller, J.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401016
2017

A narrative analysis of the birth stories of early-age mothers
Sociology of Health and Illness
Carson, A. and Chabot, C. and Greyson, D. and Shannon, K. and Duff, P. and Shoveller, J.
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12518
2017

Attitudes and Beliefs of Pregnant Women and New Mothers Regarding Influenza Vaccination in British Columbia
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Julie A. Bettinger and Devon Greyson and Deborah Money
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.08.004
11/2016

The role of information in health behavior: A scoping study and discussion of major public health models
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D.L. and Johnson, J.L.
DOI: 10.1002/asi.23392
2016

Ethical tensions in research: The influence of metatheoretical orientation on research ethics
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Barriage, S. and Buente, W. and Greifeneder, E. and Greyson, D. and Kitzie, V. and Morales, M. and Todd, R.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301026
2016

Digital sociology and information science research
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D. and Quan-Haase, A. and Cooke, N.A. and Worrall, A.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301002
2016

Evolution of information practices over time
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301052
2016

Diagnosing onset of labor: A systematic review of definitions in the research literature
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hanley, G.E. and Munro, S. and Greyson, D. and Gross, M.M. and Hundley, V. and Spiby, H. and Janssen, P.A.
DOI: 10.1186/s12884-016-0857-4
2016

A critical examination of representations of context within research on population health interventions
Critical Public Health
Shoveller, J. and Viehbeck, S. and Di Ruggiero, E. and Greyson, D. and Thomson, K. and Knight, R.
DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2015.1117577
2016

115. Sexual Minority Teen Parents in a Minnesota Population Survey: Disparities in Risk Exposures and Supportive Assets
Journal of Adolescent Health
Marion Doull and Marla Eisenberg and Carolyn Garcia and Devon Greyson and Elizabeth Saewyc
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.10.310
02/2015

Health information triangulation: A complex and agentic practice among young parents
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1002/pra2.2015.1450520100132
2015

Knowledge Utilization and Exchange
Oxford Bibliographies Online Datasets
Erica Di Ruggiero and Sarah Viehbeck and Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0106
04/2014

Understanding networked youth and online privacy: Questions, methods and implications
Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Greyson, D. and Agosto, D.E. and Meyers, E. and Subramaniam, M. and Abbas, J.
DOI: 10.1002/meet.2014.14505101013
2014

Advancing population and public health ethics regarding HIV testing: A scoping review
Critical Public Health
Knight, R. and Shoveller, J. and Greyson, D. and Kerr, T. and Gilbert, M. and Shannon, K.
DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2013.800188
2014

The HLABC Webcasting–Webconferencing Pilot Project3
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5596/c12-032
2014

Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of antipsychotic medication: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Puyat JH and Daw JR and Cunningham CM and Law MR and Wong ST and Greyson DL and Morgan SG
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-013-0753-4
PubMed: 23942793
12/2013

"You're just one of the group when you're embedded": report from a mixed-method investigation of the research-embedded health librarian experience.
Greyson D and Surette S and Dennett L and Chatterley T
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.010
PubMed: 24163600
10/2013

Embedded Health Librarianship: The Canadian Landscape 1
JCHLA
Liz Dennett and Trish Chatterley and Devon Greyson and Soleil Surette
DOI: 10.5596/c13-041
2013

Exploring the Complexities of Information Practices through Arts-Based Research
Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Given, L.M. and O{'}Brien, H. and Absar, R. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1002/meet.14505001003
2013

Information world mapping: A participatory, visual, elicitation activity for information
Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1002/meet.14505001104
2013

The HLABC Webcasting–Webconferencing Pilot Project 3
JCHLA
Devon Greyson and Anne Allgaier
DOI: 10.5596/c12-032
2012

Information behaviour of Canadian pharmaceutical policy makers
Health Information and Libraries Journal
Greyson, D.L. and Cunningham, C. and Morgan, S.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00969.x
2012

Open access and health librarians in 2011
JCHLA
Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.5596/c11-021
08/2011

Open access and health librarians in 2011
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5596/c11-021
2011

The cost of drug development: A systematic review
Health Policy
Morgan, S. and Grootendorst, P. and Lexchin, J. and Cunningham, C. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.12.002
2011

Prescription drug use during pregnancy in developed countries: A systematic review
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Daw, J.R. and Hanley, G.E. and Greyson, D.L. and Morgan, S.G.
DOI: 10.1002/pds.2184
2011

Regional Variation in the Cesarean Delivery and Assisted Vaginal Delivery Rates
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gillian E. Hanley and Patricia A. Janssen and Devon Greyson
DOI: 10.1097/aog.0b013e3181dd918c
2010

Sex, drugs and gender roles: Mapping the use of sex and gender based analysis in pharmaceutical policy research
International Journal for Equity in Health
Greyson, D.L. and Becu, A.R.E. and Morgan, S.G.
DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-9-26
2010

Regional variation in the cesarean delivery and assisted vaginal delivery rates
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hanley, G.E. and Janssen, P.A. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181dd918c
2010

Non-biomedical sources for systematic reviews of pharmaceutical policy
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Greyson, D.L.
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.021
2010

Health Libraries Association of British Columbia
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5596/c10-016
2010

Open access archiving and article citations within health services and policy research
JCHLA
Devon Greyson and Steven Morgan and Gillian Hanley and Desy Wahyuni
DOI: 10.5596/c09-014
06/2009

Comparison of tiered formularies and reference pricing policies: a systematic review.
Morgan S and Hanley G and Greyson D
PubMed: 21603047
2009

Comparison of tiered formularies and reference pricing policies: A systematic review
Open Medicine
Morgan, S. and Hanley, G. and Greyson, D.
2009

Open access archiving and article citations within health services and policy research
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5596/c09-014
2009

Comparison of tiered formularies and reference pricing policies: A systematic review
Open Medicine
Morgan, S. and Hanley, G. and Greyson, D.
2009

Toward a definition of pharmaceutical innovation.
Morgan S and Lopert R and Greyson D
PubMed: 21602949
2008

Toward a definition of pharmaceutical innovation
Open Medicine
Morgan, S. and Lopert, R. and Greyson, D.
2008

Balancing health and industrial policy objectives in the pharmaceutical sector: Lessons from Australia
Health Policy
Morgan, S. and McMahon, M. and Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.01.003
2008

Toward a definition of pharmaceutical innovation
Open Medicine
Morgan, S. and Lopert, R. and Greyson, D.
2008

GLBTQ content in comics/graphic novels for teens
Collection Building
Greyson, D.
DOI: 10.1108/01604950710831942
2007

Research

How do perceptions of Covid-19 risk influence health decisions in pregnancy?
Pregnant people have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease than non-pregnant people, exemplified in higher rates of hospitalization, intubation, and death than similar age and sex-matched peers. As in the general population, COVID-19 infection rates in pregnant people vary, with racialized people, low income people and those who live in high density neighbourhoods more likely to be infected. Most pregnant people identify as women, and women have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the biomedical risk of disease, the well-being of mothers has also been jeopardized by COVID-19 policies resulting in higher rates of intimate partner violence, mental health distress, employment and income loss tied in part to increased childcare responsibilities. Trans and non-binary people have also faced disproportionate pandemic-related challenges to mental health, violence, income loss, and access to healthcare.

This project examines individual health decisions that occur within these structural environments, describing their accumulated impact on key pregnancy outcomes and care indicators related to vaccination, perinatal care, social supports and mental health. The decisions made during pregnancy have longitudinal impacts on the life of the pregnant person, future child, and family. Given the evidence of the particularly difficult situation faced by pregnant people, and the importance of these health decisions, it is important to understand how pandemic circumstances have shaped health decision-making. Understanding how and why pregnant people are making health decisions allows for better clinical and social support as the pandemic endures and will inform future policy planning. As Co-PI, I lead the BC-based team and the Vaccination theme within this study.

Immunization Passports for COVID-19: Scientific, Ethical, Policy and Design Implications
Globally, unprecedented measures have been implemented to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed. These measures include states of lockdown, travel restrictions, work from home orders and quarantine of citizens. Proof-of-vaccination requirements have long been in use to identify healthcare providers, students, and travelers who are or are not vaccinated. During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital vaccination certificates have been introduced and used to restrict access to locations or services to the public base on vaccination status.

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the ethical, legal and public health implications of the use of immunization passports in Canada and provide guidance on potential design and evaluation strategies for Canada. As part of this project, I am conducting key stakeholder consultations, in order to develop recommendations for evaluation and future use of immunization passport technologies in Canada, looking both at and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants

2022-2024 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant: "Addressing the Wider impacts of COVID-19: How do perceptions of Covid-19 risk influence health decisions in pregnancy? A mixed-methods study" (Co-PI)

2022-2023 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant: "Balancing intellectual freedom and medical disinformation in Canadian libraries" (PI)

2021-2022 British Columbia Immunization Committee: "COVID-19 under-vaccination among youth 20-29 years old in Island Health region" (Co-I)

2020-2021 University of Massachusetts College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: "Cannabis use decisions in pregnancy and lactation: Pilot project" (PI)

Honours & Awards

Family Research Scholar, Center for Research on Families, University of Massachusetts (2019-2020)

Ilona Kickbusch Award for Best Article by an Early Career Researcher (2019)

James M. Cretsos Leadership Award: Association for Information Science & Technology (2018)

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award (2015-2018)

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award: Association for Library and Information Science Education (2017)

Research Group Members

Susmita Chakma