Student Research

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The following master's theses have been completed by students in the Master of Health Information Science program to date.

( Note: hyperlinks are included for theses that were submitted to Scholarship@Western and are now available through Western's Electronic Theses & Dissertation Repository. Those without hyperlinks are not currently available through the e-repository).

Titles

Murdoch, Alexandra. Analyzing the Communication Methods of Crisis Pregnancy Centres: A Conventional Content Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, December 2020
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Novilla-Surette, Eada. Trends and Factors Associated with Suicide Deaths in Older Adults.
Master of Health Information Science, December 2020
Supervisors: Richard Booth and Salimah Shariff
Scurr, Tiffany. Evaluating the Process of Involving Affected Community Members in Service Delivery and Design: A Deliberative Dialogue Case Study.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2020
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Jeyabalan, Vyshnave. Context-specific challenges, opportunities, and ethics of drones for healthcare delivery in the eyes of program managers and field staff: a multi-site qualitative study.
Master of Health Information Science, September 2020
Supervisor: Elysée Nouvet
Carswell, Jessica Morgan. Fostering a Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community: Developing Strategies to Inform Public Education.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2020
Supervisor: Nadine Wathen
Di Marco, Talia. The enactment of patient education for complex inpatients over the course of a stay in an interprofessional internal medicine inpatient unit.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2020
Supervisors: Pam McKenzie and Mark Goldszmidt
Secco, Mary. Ongoing Information and Support Needs of Parents of Children with Epilepsy.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2020
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Boston, Alex. Understanding the Development of a Logic Model in a Multi-Agency Resource Centre.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2019
Supervisor: Abe Oudshoorn
Huynh, Hung. Post-Secondary Students’ Perceptions of Mental Health Messages Conveyed by Video Storytelling and Informational Approaches.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Jacquie Burkell
Jordan, Adam. Exploring Healthcare Consumer Involvement in Clinical Practice Guideline Development.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisors: Jacquie Burkell and Abe Oudshoorn
Miao, Wenxin. Understanding the Nursing Practices and Perspectives of Premedication and Transfusion Reaction Reporting: A Qualitative Description Study.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Ziad Solh
Moffatt, Jill. Health Policy and Social Change: Women’s Advocacy Groups and Narrative Mobilization.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2019
Supervisor: Marlene Le Ber
Fournie, Meghan. Exploring Quality Improvement for Diabetes Care: A Multiple Case Study of Primary Care Teams in First Nations Communities in Canada.
Master of Health Information Science, February 2018
Supervisors: Stewart Harris and Shannon Sibbald
Loughheed, Janet. A Foucauldian Genealogical Analysis of Healthy Eating Educational Materials in Ontario 1942-2015.
Master of Health Information Science, February 2018
Supervisor: Pam McKenzie
Shaheen, Qudsia. Communities of Practice as a Knowledge Translation and Exchange Strategy: A Qualitative Secondary Ethnographic Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, October 2017
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Eldik, Tom. Pharmaceutical Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Analyses of Policy Stakeholders and Supreme Court of Canada Interveners.
Master of Health Information Science, June 2017
Supervisors: Sandra Regan and Margaret Ann Wilkinson
Deda, Erisa. Living with COPD through the eyes of veterans and their spouses residing in Ontario.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2017
Supervisor: Deborah Fitzsimmons
Simpson, Stephanie. The Development and Implementation of the Off-Premise Outlet Density Expansion Initiative within Ontario's New Beer Framework: A Case Study.
Master of Health Information Science, November 2016
Supervisor: Sandra Regan
Zakkar, Moutasem. Visualizing and Interacting with Social Determinants of Health.
Master of Health Information Science, June 2016
Supervisor: Kamran Sedig
Nabalema, Carolynne. Evidence-Informed Advocacy: Non-Profit Organizations Use of Evidence for Policy Influence in Public Health - A Case Study of Wash Org Uganda.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Tobah, Selma. Muslim Leaders' Understanding of Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Depression in Immigrant Women and Those Found in Consumer Health Materials: A Discourse Analysis.
Master of Health Information Science, April 2015
Supervisor: Roma M. Harris
Rizzi, Katherine. Perceptions about Equity in Public Health: A comparison between frontline staff and informing policy in Ontario.
Master of Health Information Science, September 2014
Supervisor: Anita Kothari
Garinger, Christine. The Clinic Narrative: A Multiple Case Study of Integrated Knowledge Translation and Equity-Oriented Primary Health Care.
Master of Health Information Science, August 2014
Supervisor: Nadine Wathen
Campbell, Andrea. Exploring Accuracy in Journalism Stories Reporting on Neuroscience Research Findings: A Comparative Case Study.
Master of Health Information Science, December 2013
Supervisors: Meredith Levine and Nadine Wathen