sherilee harper

EcoHealth Research with Indigenous Communities

Publications

Published

* denotes student publications

*Wright, C.J., Sargeant, J.M., Edge, V.L., Ford, J.D., Farahbakhsh, K., RICG, Shiwak, I., Flowers, C., IHACC Research Team, Harper, S.L. (2017). Water quality and health in Northern Canada: Stored drinking water and acute gastrointestinal illness in Labrador Inuit. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9695-9.  Click here to access the article.

Stefanelli, R., Castleden, H., Cunsolo, A., Martin, D., Harper, S.L. and Hart, C., 2017. Canadian and Australian researchers’ perspectives on promising practices for implementing indigenous and Western knowledge systems in water research and management. Water Policy, DOI: 10.2166/wp.2017.181. Click here to access the article.

MacVicar, S., Berrang-Ford, L., Harper, S.L., Steele, V., Lwasa, S., Bambaiha, D.N., Twesigomwe, S., Asaasira, G., Ross, N. and IHACC Research Team, 2017. How seasonality and weather affect perinatal health: Comparing the experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers in Kanungu District, Uganda. Social Science & Medicine. 187: 39–48. Click here to access the abstract.

MacVicar, S., Berrang-Ford, L., Harper, S.L., Huang, Y., Namanya, B.D., Yang, S., 2017. Whether weather matters: Evidence of association between in utero meteorological exposures and foetal growth among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers in rural Uganda. PloS one, 12(6), p.e0179010. Click here for free access to the article (open-access).

Stefanelli, R.D., Castleden, H., Harper, S.L., Martin, D., Cunsolo, A., Hart, C., Experiences with Integrative Indigenous and Western Knowledge in Water Research and Management: A Systematic Realist Review of Literature from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Environmental Reviews. Click here to access the abstract.

Castleden, H., Hart, C., Cunsolo, A., Harper, S.L. and Martin, D. (2017). Reconciliation and relationality in water research and management in Canada: Implementing Indigenous ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies. In Water Policy and Governance in Canada (pp. 69-95). Springer International Publishing. Click here to access the abstract.

*Lam, S., Cunsolo, A., Sawatzky, A., Ford, J. and Harper, S.L. (2017). How does the media portray drinking water security in Indigenous communities in Canada? An analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage from 2000-2015. BMC Public Health17:282. Click here for free access to the article (open-access).

*Bishop-Williams K.E., Sargeant, J.M., Berrang-Ford, L., Edge, V.L., Cunsolo, A., Harper, S.L. (2017). A protocol for a systematic literature review: comparing the impact of seasonal and meteorological parameters on acute respiratory infections in Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Systematic Reviews, 6(1): 19. Click here for free open-acces to the article.

Patterson, K., Berrang-Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Ford, J., Twebaze, F., Clark, S., Donnelly, B. and Harper, S.L. (2017). Seasonal variation of food security among the Batwa of Kanungu, Uganda. Public Health Nutrition, 20(1): 1-11. Click here for free access to the article (open-access).

Berrang-Ford, L., Harper, S.L., Eckhardt, R. (2016). Vector-borne diseases: Reconciling the debate between climatic and social determinants. Canada Communicable Disease Report. 42:211-2. Click here for free access to the article (open-access).

Sherman, M., Berrang‐Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Ford, J., Namanya, D.B., Llanos‐Cuentas, A., Maillet, M., Harper, S.L., IHACC Research Team. (2016). Drawing the line between adaptation and development: a systematic literature review of planned adaptation in developing countries. WIREs Clim Change2016. doi: 10.1002/wcc.416. Click here for free access to the article (open access).

Bunce, A., Ford, J., Harper, S.L., Edge, V., and IHACC Research Team. (2016).  Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of Inuit women to climate change: a case study from Iqaluit, Nunavut. Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2398-6

Donnelly, B., Berrang-Ford, L., Labbe, J., Twesigomwe, S., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Harper, S.L., Kulkarni, M., Ross, N.A.,  IHACC Research Team, and P. Michel (2016). Prevalence and risk factors of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasitemia among Indigenous Batwa and non-Indigenous communities of Kanungu District, Uganda. Malaria Journal, 15:254. Click here for free access to the article (open access).

*McDonald, E.M., Papadopoulos, A., Edge, V.L., Ford, J., IHACC Research Team, Harper, S.L. (2016). What do we know about health-related knowledge translation in the Circumpolar North? Results from a scoping review. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 75(31223): 1-17.  Click here for free access to the article (open access).

Ford, J., Stephenson, E., Cunsolo Willox, A., Edge, V., Farahbakhsh, K., Furgal, C., Harper S.L., et al. (2016). Community-based adaptation research in the Canadian Arctic. WIREs Clim Change, 7:175 191Click here for free access to the article (open access).

*Lam, S., Nguyen-Viet, H., Thi Tuyet-Hanh, T., Nguyen-Mai, H., Harper, S.L. (2015). Evidence for Public Health Risks of Wastewater and Excreta Management Practices in Southeast Asia: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10): 12863-12885. Click here for open-access article.

*Guo Y., Berrang-Ford, L., Ford, J., Lardeau, MP., Edge, V.L.,  Patterson, K., IHACC Research Team, Harper, S.L. (2015). Seasonal prevalence and determinants of food insecurity in Iqaluit, Nunavut. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74: 27284. Click here for paper (open access).

Harper, S.L., Edge, V.L., Ford, J., Cunsolo Willox, A., Wood, M., IHACC Research Team, RICG, McEwen, S.A.  (2015).  Climate-sensitive health priorities in Nunatsiavut, Canada. BMC Public Health, 15:605.  Click here for paper (open access).

Harper, S.L., Edge, V. L., Ford, J., Thomas, M. K., Pearl, D., Shirley, J., IHACC, RICG, McEwen, S.A., (2015). Healthcare use for acute gastrointestinal illness in two Inuit communities: Rigolet and Iqaluit, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 74: 26290 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v74.26290.  Click here for paper (open access).

Harper, S.L., Edge, V.L., Ford, J., Thomas, M. K., Pearl, D., Shirley, J., IHACC, RICG, McEwen, S.A., (2015). Acute gastrointestinal illness in two Inuit communities: Burden of Illness in Rigolet and Iqaluit, Canada. Epidemiology and Infection, DOI:10.1017/S0950268814003744.  Click here for paper.

Labbé, J., Ford, JD., Berrang-Ford, L., Donnelly, B., Lwasa, S., Namanya, DB., Twesigomwe, S., IHACC, Harper, S.L. (2015) Vulnerability to the health effects of climate variability in rural southwestern Uganda. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-015-9635-2.  Click here for paper.

*Clark, S., Berrang-Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Edge, V.L., IHACC, Harper, S.L. 2015. The burden and determinants of self-reported acute gastrointestinal illness in an Indigenous Batwa Pygmy population in southwestern Uganda. Epidemiology and Infection, doi:10.1017/S0950268814003124. Click here for paper.

Harper S.L., Edge, V.L., Ford, J., Thomas, K.M., RICG, IHACC, McEwen, S. 2015. Lived experience of acute gastrointestinal illness in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut: “Just suffer through it.” Social Science and Medicine, 126:86–98. Click here for paper.

Ford, J., Cunsolo Willox, A., Chatwood, S., Edge, V.L., Furgal, C., Harper, S.L., Mauro, I., Pearce, T. 2014. Climate change and Inuit health: Five lessons for adaptation.  American Journal of Public Health, 104(Suppl 3): e9–e17Click here for paper.

Sherman, M., Ford, J., Llanos-Cuentas, A., Valdivia, M. J., Bussalleu, A. & IHACC Research Team (2014). Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of community food systems in the Peruvian Amazon: A case study from Panaillo. Natural Hazards, 1-31. Click here for paper.

Lewnard, J.A., Berrang-Ford, L., Lwasa, S., Namanya, D.B., Patterson, K., Donnelly, B., Kulkarni, M.A., Harper, S.L., Ogden, N.H., Carcamo, C.R., IHACC Research Group. 2014. Relative undernourishment and food insecurity associations with Plasmodium falciparum among Batwa pygmies in Uganda: evidence from a cross-sectional survey. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 91(1):39-49.  Click here for paper.

Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., Ford, J.D., Landman, K., Houle, K., Edge, V., Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2013. Climate change and mental health: An exploratory case study from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada.  Climatic Change, 121(2): 255-270. Click here for paper.

*Ostapchuk J., Harper S.L., Cunsolo Willox A., Edge V.L., Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2012. Exploring Elders’ and Seniors’ Perceptions of How Climate Change is Impacting Health and Well-being in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 9(2): 6-24.  Click here for open-access article.

*MacDonald, J., Harper, S.L., Cunsolo Willox, A., Edge, V., Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2012. A necessary voice: Climate change and lived experiences of youth in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada. Global Environmental Change. 23, 360–371.   Click here for paper.

Harper, S.L., Cunsolo Willox, A., Edge, V., Rigolet Inuit Community Government.  2012. Changing Climate, Changing Health, Changing Stories Profile: Exploring impacts of climate change on Inuit health. EcoHealth, 9(1): 89-101.  Click here for paper.

Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., Edge, V., Landman, K., Houle, K., Ford, J., Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2012. “From this Place and of this Place”: Climate change, health, and place in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada.  Social Sciences and Medicine, 75(3), 538–547. Click here for paper.

Harper, S.L., Edge, V., Wallace, C., Berke, O., McEwen, S. 2011. Weather, water quality, and infectious gastrointestinal illness in two Inuit communities in Nunatsiavut, Canada:  Potential implications for climate change.  EcoHealth, 8(1): 93–108.  Click here for paper.

Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., Edge, V., Landman, K., Houle, K., Ford, J., the My Word Team, Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2011. ‘The Land Enriches the Soul:’ On climatic and environmental change, affect, and emotional health and well-being in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Canada.  Emotion, Space, and Society, 6(1): 14–24.  Click here for paper.

Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., Edge, V., the My Word Team, Rigolet Inuit Community Government. 2012. Storytelling in a digital age:  Digital storytelling as a new critical narrative method for preserving and promoting Indigenous oral wisdom.  Qualitative Research,  13(2): 127–147.  Click here for paper.

Harper, S.L., Edge, V.L., Wallace, C., ar-Rushdi, M., McEwen, S. 2011.  Improving Aboriginal health data capture: evidence from a health registry evaluation. Epidemiology and Infection, 139(11): 1774-1783.  Click here for paper.

Cunsolo Willox, A., Harper, S.L., et al. 2010.  Co-creating metaphor in the classroom for deeper learning: Student reflections.  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22(1): 71-79. Click here for paper. 

Harper, S.L., Vallender, R., Robertson, R.J. 2010. The function of song in Golden-winged Warblers: Mate attraction or paternity guard? The Condor, 112(1): 105–114. Click here for paper.

Other Publications (non-peer-reviewed)

Harper, S.L. 2013. Gastrointestinal Illness in Canada’s North: Implications of Climate Change on Current and Future Inuit Health.  PhD Thesis. Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.  Click here for thesis.

Harper, S.L. 2012.Review of B. Friedrich, J. Hacker, S. E. Hasnain, T. C. Mettenleiter, and J. Schell ‘Climate Change and Infectious Diseases.’ Epidemiology and Infection, 140(4): 765.  Click here for paper.

Harper, S.L. 2012. Managing Climate Change Impacts on Waterborne Disease in Uganda. Africa Portal. March 2012: 25.  Click here for paper.

Harper, S.L. 2012. Social Determinants of Health for Uganda’s Indigenous Batwa Population. Africa Portal. June 2012: 32. Click here for paper.

Farahbakhsh, K., A.C. Gordon, and S.L. Harper. 2012. Preliminary assessment of Rigolet drinking water system. Prepared for Rigolet Inuit Community Government.

Harper, S.L. 2012. Focus Groups in Scenario Analysis: An Evaluation.  Prepared for the Office of Public Health Practice, Public Health Agency of Canada.

McCullagh S., B. Hunter, K. Houle, C. Massey, D. Waltner-Toews, M. Lemire, J. Saint-Charles, C. Surette, J. Webb, L. Beck, M. Parkes, R. Woollard, M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. Feagan, C. Halpenny, S.L. Harper, S. Oestreicher, K. Morrison (Eds.). 2012. Ecosystem Approaches to Health Teaching Manual. Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health. Click here for book.

Macdonald, J., A. Cunsolo Willox, S.L. Harper, and V. Edge. 2010. The Impacts of Climate Change on Northern Communities: A Report of Stakeholder Interviews. University of Guelph.

Langstaff, L., S.L. Harper, A. Cunsolo Willox, and V. Edge. 2010. Current Status and Future Directions of Canadian Indigenous Climate-Health Research: Stakeholder Interview Summary Report. University of Guelph.

Wolfrey, C., S. Blake, A. Cunsolo Willox, S.L. Harper, V. Edge, and the My Word Team. 2010. Changing Climate, Changing Health, Changing Stories Project: Final Technical Report. Prepared for Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Harper, S.L. 2010.  Risk factors for water-related infectious illnesses in Brazil: Summary of findings for dengue fever, pink eye, fever, skin disease, and intestinal worms.  Prepared for Brazil One Million Cisterns Project, Centre for Foodborne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada.

Harper, S.L. 2009.  Weather, water, and infectious gastrointestinal illness in the context of climate change in Nunatsiavut, Canada.  MSc thesis, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario.  Click here for thesis.

Harper, S.L., V. Edge, C. Wallace, and S. McEwen. 2008.  E-Book health registry evaluation using infectious gastrointestinal illness as a referent syndrome in Northern Labrador, Canada.  Prepared for Labrador Grenfell Health Authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Harper, S.L. 2006.  Birdsong, female mate choice, and rates of within-pair paternity in the Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera. Honours thesis, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

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