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Dr. Sylvia Abonyi BSc (Hon), M.A., PhD Faculty, Community Health and Epidemiology

Research Areas

  • Medical / health Anthropology
  • Indigenous Population Health
  • Aging Well in Place
  • Respiratory health
  • Sleep health
  • Qualitative Health Research Methods
  • CBPR

Selected Publications

  • Anand, S., Abonyi, S. Arbour, L., Brook, J., Bruce, S., Castleden, H., Desai, D.,…Tu, J.V. Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds: First Nations cohort study rationale and design. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2018 Spring 12(1):55-64. DOI https://doi.org/10.1353/cpr.2018.0006
  • Mayan, M., Robinson, T., Gokiert, R., Tremblay, M. Abonyi, S., Long, R. Respiratory isolation for tuberculosis: the experience of Indigenous peoples on the Canadian prairies. Public Health Action. 2017. 7(4):275-281. https://doi.org/10.5588/pha.17.0055
  • van der Spuy, I., Karunanayake, C., Dosman, J.A., McMullin, K., Zhao, G., Abonyi, S., Rennie, D.C., …Pahwa, P. Determinants of excessive daytime sleepiness in two First Nation communities. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2017. Dec. 17(1):171-192. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-017-0536-x
  • Bacsu J, Abonyi S, Viger M, Morgan D, Johnson S, Jeffery B. Examining Rural Older Adults' Perceptions of Cognitive Health. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2017 Sep;36(3):318-327. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980817000150
  • Katapally T, Abonyi S, Episkenew J-A, Ramsden VR, Kanunanayake C, Kirychuk S, Rennie D, Dosman J, Pahwa P. Catalyzing Action on First Nations Respiratory Health Using Community-Based Participatory Research: Integrated Knowledge Translation through Strategic Symposia. Engaged Scholar. 2017 Jul;2(1):57-60. Epub 2017 Jul. http://dx.doi.org/10.15402/esj.v2i1.198
  • Abonyi S, Mayan M, Boffa J. “Finally when I started falling down”: Indigenous TB Patient Experiences of Health and Illness on the Canadian Prairies. International Journal of Indigenous Health. 2017 Jun;12(1):2-23. Epub 2017 Jun. http://dx.doi.org/10.18357/ijih112201716900.
  • Marchildon GP, Beck CA, Rennie DC, Katapally TR, Abonyi S, Dosman JA, Episkenew J-A. Bifurcation of Health Policy Regimes: A Study of Sleep Apnea Care and Benefits Coverage in Saskatchewan. Healthcare Policy. 2017 May;12(4):69-85. Epub 2017 May. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5473476/
  • Abonyi S, Hackett P, Dyck R. Reflections on ethical challenges encountered in Indigenous health research using archival records. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2016 Jun 27;75(32592). http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v75.32592
  • Hackett P, Abonyi S, Dyck RF. Anthropometric Indices of First Nations Children and Youth on First Entry to Manitoba/Saskatchewan Residential Schools - 1919 to 1953. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2016 Jun 27;75(30734). http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v75.30734
  • Pahwa P, Abonyi S, Karunanayake C, Rennie DC, Janzen B, Kirychuk S, Lawson JA, Katapally T, McMullin K, Seeseequasis J, Naytowhow A, Hagel L, Dyck RF, Fenton M, Senthilselvan A, Ramsden V, King M, Koehncke N, Marchildon G, McBain L, Smith-Windsor T, Smylie J, Episkenew J, Dosman JA. A community-based participatory research methodology to address, redress, and reassess disparities in respiratory health among First Nations. BMC Research Notes. 2015 May;8(1):199-210. Epub 2015 May 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1137-5