Through multi-disciplinary research and policy work carried out by faculty members across the University of Waterloo in collaboration with researchers and practitioners in other organisations across Canada and the world, the Global Health Policy and Innovation Research Centre (GHPI) is working to advance improvements in the health of populations across the world.
GHPI members Lincoln Lau, Jennifer Liu and Warren Dodd, along with Laura Jane Brubacher and Kathy Luu have had their research with low-income women in the Philippines. The research looks at women’s decisions regarding health care access, and the myriad ways social networks are utilized for social and financial support to facilitate healthcare access and use throughout women's lifespans.
A recently published study authored by Lincoln Lau and GHPI Director, Warren Dodd shows an increase in the knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 among households experiencing extreme poverty in the Philippines. The repeated cross-sectional study was published in the Journal of Global Health in May 2022.
GHPI members Bara Abdallah AlShurman and Zahid Butt have had their research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The novel scoping review looks at the demographic, social, and contextual factors that may influence intention to get the COVID-19 vaccination.