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Jo Parker

Jo Parker (Research Manager)

  • As manager of EQUIP Primary Care, Jo oversees research activities and team communications, and works closely with the research team to share the findings and lessons learned from the project. This includes working collaboratively with the research team and community partners to develop products and channels that will make the messages accessible and appealing to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Jo has a Masters in Health Promotion, and all of her work centers around health, social justice and engaging community members in research about topics that affect their lives.

Canadian Collaborators

Canadian Collaborators

  • Madeline Boscoe (REACH Community Health Centre) – Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Jeannie Haggerty (McGill University) – Montreal, Quebec
  • Greg Webster (Canadian Institute for Health Information) – Ottawa, Ontario

Anne Drost

Anne Drost is a Nurse Clinician and Manager of Community Health Services at Victoria Cool Aid Society.

  • Anne has been a community nurse for 23 years and has worked in home care in both Victoria and Toronto, in remote First Nations reserves, as a street nurse, and for the past 11 years at Cool Aid Community Health Centre, an inner city primary health care centre in Victoria.
  • Most clients Anne works with are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and struggle with mental health and addiction issues.

Patricia Belda

Patricia (Patty) Belda is a family doctor in Prince George, BC.

  • Completed Master’s of Science in Immunology, and international development work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Completed her medical training at McMaster and family medicine residency at UBC.
  • She is currently the medical lead at the Central Interior Native Health Society.
  • Patty also works at the Unattached Patient Clinic and as clinical faculty at the medical school and family medicine residency program.
  • She has completed the University of British Columbia Clinician Scholar Program looking at improving HIV care in Northern BC.
Annette J. Browne

Annette J. Browne

Annette J. Browne (Nominated Principal Investigator) is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

  • Annette’s research stems from her clinical work as an outpost nurse who lived and worked in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada.
  • Her research focuses on health and health care inequities, with a particular focus on implications for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Examples of studies she is currently leading are focused on: fostering access to health care for Aboriginal people in urban areas; addressing the health effects of structural inequities and structural violence; and studying the relevance of cultural safety to health services.