Selected Research Awards & Honors

School of Social Work


Emeritus Professor


Elected Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology

2004 - 2017

Differential effects of personal and community resources on breast cancer care in Canada and the US, 1985-2025
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Original & Renewal

2000 - 2011

Health career investigator award
Associations of health care, social welfare and education policies with population health: Multi-method Canadian and cross-national investigations

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Health Canada

2006 - 2011

Research chair in Canadian & American population health
Assumption University

2005 - 2010

Premier's research excellence award
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

2005 - 2008

Social, prognostic, and therapeutic factors associated with colon cancer survival in Canada and the US: Health care access and effectiveness in diverse urban and rural places, 1995 to 2010
National Cancer Institute of Canada and Canadian Cancer Society

2002 - 2005

The skewed curve: Structural barriers and oppression in North American life
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Article of the year award 
American Psychological Association, School Psychology Quarterly


Grants as principal investigator
Grants as co-investigator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (5), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (7), Health Canada (3), National Cancer Institute of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Cancer Research Society, Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
United States: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, New York State (NYS) Office for the Aging, NYS Legislature, NYS African American Institute, The Seneca Nation and others