• Lynam, M. Judith


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Professor, Division of Nursing, Department of Nursing, University of British Columbia
    Associate Director, Graduate Programmes, MSN Programme Co-ordinator & Advisor
    Lead Investigator, Social Pediatrics Initiative

    Degrees / Designations
    B.Sc.N, MSN, PhD
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
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    School of Nursing
    University of British Columbia
    Room T201
    2211 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5

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    Research Areas
    • Social Pediatrics
    • Health Inequalities
    • Marginalization
    • Social determinants of health           
    • Critical Theory
    • Child and youth health
    • Qualitative methods

    Judith Lynam has an overriding interest in understanding the conditions that contribute to inequities in health and in exploring ways these can be addressed through practice and education. Over the past two decades she has worked in partnership with community based organizations and health professionals in an effort to make health care more responsive to the needs of different groups within communities.

    Most recently, she has been instrumental in introducing social pediatrics as a solution to meet the health needs of Vancouver's most vulnerable children. She has worked in partnership with community groups and colleagues in medicine, nursing and health care administration to research the RICH-ER practice initiative. She is a founding leader of the Culture, Gender and Health Research Unit and has held a number of leadership positions in national and provincial organizations concerned with culture, health and diversity. 

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