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Dr. Cordell Neudorf BSc, MD, MHSc, FRCPC (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) Professor Community Health and Epidemiology

HSC E-wing 3230

Research Area(s)

  • Baseline measurements and trends over time of health inequities in Saskatchewan with comparative data from other parts of Canada and internationally.
  • Health equity audits and quality improvement interventions to improve equity in various parts of the health system such as immunization coverage, chronic disease management and prevention, and primary data collection on the social determinants of health in all parts of the health system to monitor inequities, set health service delivery improvement targets and improve the determinants of health themselves.
  • "Connecting to care” projects to bring the right mix of intersectoral services to people who are frequent users of support services to improve their determinants of health and appropriateness of care.
  • Public health systems and services research; population health intervention research

Selected Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

Anderson M, Revie C, Stryhn H, Neudorf C, Rosehart Y, Li W, Osman M, Buckeridge D, Rosella L, Wodchis WP. On defining ‘actionable’ high-cost health care use: Results from a retrospective cohort study using the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Population Grouping Methodology.. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2019 Oct.

Fuller D, Neudorf J, Lockhart S, Plante C, Roberts H, Bandara T, Neudorf C. Individual- and area-level socioeconomic inequalities in diabetes mellitus in Saskatchewan between 2007 and 2012: a cross-sectional analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open. 2019 Jan;7(1):E33-E39. Epub 2019 Jan 21. http://cmajopen.ca/content/7/1/E33.full.

Williams-Roberts H, Neudorf C, Abonyi S, Cushon J, Muhajarine N. Facilitators and Barriers of Sociodemographic data collection in Canadian Health Care Settings: a multisite case study evaluation. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2018 Dec;17(186):1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 27. https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12939-018-0903-0.

Kryzanowski J, Bloomquist C, Dunn-Pierce T, Murphy L, Clarke S, Neudorf C. Quality Improvement as a Population Health Promotion Opportunity to Reorient the Healthcare System. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 109:1-4. Epub 2018 Oct 1. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0132-8.

Williams-Roberts H, Beckwell E, Murphy L, Lafontaine T, Neudorf C. Acceptability of asking about indigenous identity in an urban Canadian hospital: A patient perspective. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care. 2018 Sep;15(5):207-214. http://diversityhealthcare.imedpub.com/acceptability-of-asking-about-indigenous-identity-in-health-care-settings.pdf.

Anderson M, Revie C, Quail J, Wodchis W, de Oliveira C, Osman M, Baetz M, McClure J, Stryhn H, Buckeridge D, Neudorf C. The effect of socio-demographic factors on mental health and addiction high-cost use: a retrospective, population-based study in Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2018 Jun 28:1-11. Epub 2018 Jun 18. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-018-0101-2.

Orisatoki R, Quail J, Osman M, Teare G, Schwandt M, Neudorf C. Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders among frequent Emergency Department Users in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Addiction. 2017 Jun;8(1):11-17. https://journals.lww.com/cja/toc/2017/06000.

Mobin A, Feng CX, Neudorf C. Cybervictomization among preadolescents in a community-based sample in Canada: Prevalence and predictors. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2017;108(5-6):e475 - e481. Epub 2018 Jan 22. http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/5878.

Guyon A', Hancock T, Kirk M, MacDonald M, Neudorf C, Sutcliffe P, Talbot J, Watson-Creed G. The Weakening of Public Health:A threat to population health and health care system sustainability. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2017 Apr;108(1):e1-e6. Epub 2017 Apr. http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/6143/3561.

Medu O, Turner H, Cushon J, Melis D, Rea L, Abdellatif T, Neudorf C, Schwandt M. Restaurant Inspection Frequency: The RestoFreq Study. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2016 Dec;107(6):e533-e537. http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/5399.

Cushon J, Waldner C, Scott C, Neudorf C. Planning Adolescent Mental Health Promotion Programming in Saskatoon. Journal of School Health. 2016 Aug;86(8):578-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12410 .

Feng CX, Waldner C, Cushon J, Davy K, Neudorf C. Suicidal ideation in a community-based sample of elementary school children: A multilevel and spatial analysis. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2016 Jan;107(1):100-105. http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.107.5294.

Fuller D, Neudorf J, Bermedo-Carrasco S, Neudorf C. Classifying the population by socioeconomic factors associated with support for policies to reduce social inequalities in health. Journal of Public Health. 2016 Jan;38(4):635-643. 

Neudorf C, Fuller D, Cushon J, Glew R, Turner H, Ugolini C. An Analytic Approach for describing and prioritizing health inequalities at the local level in Canada: a descriptive study. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open. 2015;3(4):E366-E372. Epub 2015. cmajopen.ca/content/3/4/E366.full .

Cohen D, Huynh T, Sebold A, Harvey J, Neudorf C, Brown A. The Population Health Approach: A Qualitative Study of Conceptual and Operational Definitions for Leaders in Canadian Healthcare. Sage Open Medicine. 2014 Feb 11;2:1-11. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

Choi B, Decou ML, Rasali D, Martens P, Mancuso M, Plotnikoff R, Neudorf C, Thanos J, Svenson L, Denny K, Orpana H, Stewart P, King M, Griffith J, Erickson T, van Dorp R, White D, Ali A. Enhancing Capacity for risk factor surveillance at the regional/local level: a follow-up review of the findings of the Canadian Think Tank Forum after 4 years. Archives of Public Health. 2014;72(2):1-11. Epub 2014.

Neudorf C. Reorienting the Healthcare System: Population and Public Health Need to Step Forward. Healthcare Papers. 2013 Oct;13(3):27-33.

Neudorf C. Integrating a population health approach into healthcare service delivery and decision-making. Healthcare Management Forum. 2012 Nov;25(3):155-159.

Cushon J, Neudorf C, Kershaw T, Dunlop T, Muhajarine N. Coverage for the Entire Population: Tackling immunization rates and disparities in Saskatoon Health Region. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2012 Oct;103(7):S37-S41.

Disano J, Goulet J, Muhajarine N, Neudorf C, Harvey J. Socio-Economic Status and Rates of Hospital Admission for Chronic Disease in Urban Canada. Canadian Nurse: 106, No 1, January 2010.


Technical Reports Relevant to Academic Field

Neudorf C, Marko J, Kryzanowski J, Tabien H, Murphy L, Opondo J, Wright J, Grauer K, Schwandt M, Brown A, Ugolini C, Fuller D. Better Health for All: Health Status Reporting  Series 7 Unintentional Injuries; Series 8 Reportable Diseases; Series 9 Maternal and Child Health. Saskatoon Health Region, Public Health Observatory; 2017. http://www.communityview.ca/communityviews.html.

Neudorf C, Fuller D, Neudorf J, Lockhart S, Williams-Robarts H, Bandara T, Plante C, Thurairasu L. Changes in Social Inequalities in Health Over Time in Saskatchewan. 2016. 35 p. saskatchewanequitystudy.com.

Robertson A, Hourie C, Anderson R, Compton S, Episkenew J-A, Lautsch K, MacFadden A, Meili R, Miller G, Mirasty R, Neudorf C. Recommendations for a Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy. 1. 1, Saskatchewan Ministerial Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction; 2015. 28 p.

Neudorf C, Ugolini C, Murphy L, Marko J, Kryzanowski J, Turner H, Wright J. Better Health for All: Health Status Reporting Series 1 "Our Population" Series 2
"Immunization" Series 3 "How Can the Health System Contribute to Better Health for All?". 1, Saskatoon Health Region; 2014. Interactive web report. Series 4 “Sexually Transmitted Infections" Series 5 “HIV”, Series 6 “Health Behaviours" 1, Saskatoon Health Region; 2014, 2015

Modupalli KS, Cushon J, Neudorf C. 2010/2011 Student Health Survey: Evidence for Action. Saskatoon Health Region; 2013. 66 p.

Neudorf C, Muhajarine N, Marko J, Murphy L, Macqueen Smith F, Clarke A, Ugolini C, Wu J. Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities: A report of the Chief Medical Health Officer on the health status and development of young children in Saskatoon Health Region, 2012. Saskatoon Health Region; 2012. 158 p.

Scott C, Cushon J, Neudorf C. The Student Health Survey in 2006/07 and 2008/09: A Comprehensive Report. Saskatoon: Saskatoon Health Region; 2012. 68 p.

Marko J, Neudorf C, Kershaw T. Rural Health Status in Saskatoon Health Region. Saskatoon: Saskatoon Health Region. Saskatoon: Saskatoon Health REgion;2009. 69 p.

Neudorf C, Marko J, Wright J, Ugolini C, Kershaw T, Whitehead S, Opondo J, Findlater R. 2008 Health Status Report. Saskatoon: Saskatoon Health Region;2008. 164 p.


Research Grant information

Pinto A (Principal Investigator), Neudorf C (Co-principal Investigator), Jackson L (Co-principal Investigator), Aubrey-Bassier K (Co-principal Investigator), Katz A (Co-principal Investigator), Robinson M (Co-principal Investigator), Burge F (Co-principal Investigator), Muhajarine N (Co-principal Investigator). Screening for Poverty And Related social determinants and intervening to improve Knowledge of and links to resources (SPARK) Study, A multi-site study looking at the impact on health and well-being of screening and intervening on poverty as a social determinant of health in primary care settings. CIHR. Total: $1,000,000.00 for 2018-03 to 2022-02

Muhajarine N (Co-principal Investigator), Gauvin L (Co-principal Investigator), Raynault M (Co-principal Investigator), Masse R (Co-investigator), Daly P (Co-investigator), Neudorf C (Co-investigator), Barnett T (Co-investigator), Bilodeau A (Co-investigator), Engler-Stringer R (Co-investigator), Fuller D (Co-investigator), Laurin I (Co-investigator), Morency P (Co-investigator), Potvin L (Co-investigator), Robitaille É (Co-investigator), Sandhu J (Co-investigator), Sari N (Co-investigator), Stanton-Jean M (Co-investigator), Winters M (Co-investigator), Lu J (Co-investigator), Benoit F (Co-investigator), Deny C (Co-investigator), Falkner V (Co-investigator), Paquin S (Co-investigator), Lysyshyn J (Co-investigator), Macfarlane R (Co-investigator), Drouin L (Co-investigator). MUSE: Multisectoral Urban Systems for health and Equity in Canadian cities /Multisectorielles et Urbaines : approches pour la Santé et l’Equité dans les villes canadiennes, This is a team grant application co-led by Lise Gauvin and Nazeem Muhajarine, engaging chief MHOs and researchers from four cities: Montreal, Toronto, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. CIHR. Total: $2,000,000.00 for 2016-12 to 2021-1

Muhajarine N (Co-principal Investigator), Neudorf C (Co-principal Investigator), Morgan D (Collaborator). SPOR Pan-Canadian Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations: Management & Operations Grant. Phase 2 (Saskatchewan), SPOR Pan-Canadian Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations: Management & Operations Grant 2014-11 Canadian Institutes of Health Research [$500,000] and matching funding [total of $500,000] from: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Health Quality Council, and Saskatoon Health Region. Total: $1,000,000.00 for 2015-02 to 2020

2015-2020 Muhajarine N (Principal Investigator), Baker M (Coinvestigator), Neudorf C (Co-investigator), Teare G (Coinvestigator), McKinney V (Co-investigator), Schwandt M (Co-investigator), Meili R (Co-investigator), Johnson S (Co-investigator). SPOR Pan-Canadian Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations: Management and Operations, Saskatchewan Network, This is the second of three-stage application process to establish a Saskatchewan Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations dedicated to policy and practice relevant research