K. Gorey

Kevin Gorey

Gorey, Kevin M.

Office: 241, 167 Ferry Street Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3085
E-mail: gorey@uwindsor.ca
Twitter: @DocGorey

Website: www.uwindsor.ca/people/gorey/

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social epidemiology
  • Population health inequities
  • Research synthesis

Educational Background

  • PhD, MSW, State University of New York at Buffalo

Recent Courses Taught


02-47-344, Research I: Foundations of Social Work Research


02-47-547, Advanced Social Work Research: Practice Evaluation

02-47-743, Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research

02-47-744, Quantitative Data Analysis


KEVIN GOREY, an epidemiologist and social worker, has primarily studied the effects of key social resources such as health care and education on the health of Canadian and American populations. His work won a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) career investigator award as well as an Ontario Premier’s research excellence award. He has worked with practitioners, social and biomedical scientists as well as with grassroots and legislative knowledge users to advance understandings of the social forces that shape the health of Canadians and Americans.

Kevin has two goals for the “second half” of his scholarly life. First, moving from primary to synthetic comparisons of additionally informing high-income nations he hopes to create “hardcover” resources for the next generation of researchers, decision makers and publics. These will be two books “The skewed curve: Social solutions to America's social problems” and “Health care of people with low incomes in high-income countries: Best policies from around the world.” Second, he hopes to responsibly pass the scholarly baton off to the next generation of students, graduate and undergraduate, and junior investigators, academy or community-based.         

For more information on Kevin Gorey, please visit his academic website.

Recent Student Publications 

Alberton, A. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2018). Contact stronger predictor of attitudes toward police than race: A state-of-the-art review. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 41, 2-23.

Alberton, A. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2017). Profound barriers to basic cancer care, most notably experienced by uninsured women: Historical note on present policy considerations. Social Work in Health Care, 56, 943-949. 

Alberton, A. M., Gorey, K. M., Angell, G. B., & McCue, H. A. (in press). Intersection of Indigenous peoples and police: Questions about contact and confidence. Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Brunelle, K., Abdulle, S., & Gorey, K. M. (2019). Anxiety and depression among socioeconomically vulnerable students with learning disabilities: Exploratory meta-analysis. Advanced access published. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.

El-Hashimi, D., & Gorey, K. M. (2019).  Yoga-specific enhancement of quality of life among women with breast cancer: Systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine. 24, 1-9.

Escobar, K. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2018). Cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders: Rapid review suggestion of larger effects among Hispanic than non-Hispanic white people. Journal of Social Service Research, 44, 132-140.

Escobar, K. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2018).  Cognitive behavioural interventions for depression among Hispanic people: Promising meta-analytic evidence for deep cultural adaptations. Social Work in Mental Health, 16, 743-755.

Escobar, K. M., Murariu, D., Munro, S., & Gorey, K. M. (2019). Care of acute conditions and chronic diseases in Canada and the United States: Rapid systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Public Health Research, 8, 1479.

Escobar, K. M., Sivaram, M., Gorey, K. M (2019) Advantages of Hispanic men living in Hispanic enclaves: Intersectionality in colon cancer care: A research note. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 46, 37-48

Escobar, K. M., Sivaram, M., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Kanjeekal, S. M., & Wright, F. C. (in press). Colon cancer care of Hispanic people in California: Paradoxical barrio protections greatest among vulnerable populations. Social Work & Social Sciences Review.

Haji-Jama, S., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Zou, G. Y., Hamm, C., & Holowaty, E. J. (2016). Disparities among minority women with breast cancer living in impoverished areas of California. Cancer Control, 23, 157-162.

Jewell, R. R., & Gorey, K. M. (2019). Psychosocial interventions for emergent adults with type 1 diabetes: Near-empty systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis. Advanced access published. Diabetes Spectrum.

Kcomt, L. (2019). Profound health care discrimination experienced by transgender people: Rapid systematic review. Social Work in Health Care, 58, 201-219.

Kcomt, L., & Gorey, K. M. (2018). Chinese enclave protections among married Chinese American women: Exploratory secondary analysis of colon cancer survival. Advanced access published. Ethnicity & Health.

Kcomt, L., & Gorey, K. M. (2017). End-of-life preparations among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people: Integrative review of prevalent behaviors. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 13, 284-301.

Osei, G. K. (2017). Self-help without the self: Critique of non-governmental organizational approaches to rural development in Ghana. International Social Work, 60, 494-506.

Osei, G. K., Gorey, K. M., & Hernandez Jozefowicz, D. M. (2016). Delinquency and crime prevention: Overview of research comparing treatment foster care and group care. Child & Youth Care Forum, 45, 33-46. 

Singh, S. K., & Gorey, K. M. (2018). Relative effectiveness of mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety disorders: Meta-analytic review. Social Work in Mental Health, 16, 238-252.