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Dr. Annalee Yassi, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, is a senior Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building, and specialist in both Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
Dr. Yassi conducts local and international research projects towards empowering workforces and communities regarding determinants of their health. Dr. Yassi was editor of the chapter on Healthcare in the International Labour Office's Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, is the World Health Organization liaison with the Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health for Healthcare, and publishes extensively. She works closely with colleagues in infection control in promoting healthy healthcare – with current projects in Canada, Latin America and South Africa. Collaborative efforts to reduce the spread of HIV, TB and other infectious disease in the healthcare workforce figure prominently in her research.
Dr. Yassi is also co-lead in innovative international, intercultural, interdisciplinary community-university partnership projects across Ecuador.
Yassi A, O’Hara L, Lockhart K, Spiegel JM. Workplace programmes for HIV and Tuberculosis: A systematic review to support development of international guidelines for the health workforce. AIDS Care. 2012 August 13.
Spiegel JM, Lockhart K, Dyck C, Wilson A, O’Hara L, Yassi A. Tool, Weapon, or White Elephant? Power asymmetries in implementing health information systems in the health sector workplace. BMC Informatics and Decision Making. 2012 Aug 6;12(1):84.
Breilh J, Yassi A, Pagliccia N. Chronic pesticide poisoning from persistent low dose exposures in Ecuadorean floriculture workers: Towards validating a low-cost test battery. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2012 Jan-Mar;18(1):7-21.
Munoz G, Mota L, Bowie W, Quizhpe A, Orrego E, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. An ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotics use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2011 Dec;30(6):566-73.
O’Hara LM, Bryce EA, Scharf S, Yassi A. Innovative training for occupational health and infection control workplace assessment in healthcare: Necessity as the mother of invention. American Journal of Health Education. January/February 2012. 43(1): 57-61.
Yassi A, Bryce EA, Breihl J, Lavoie MC, Ndelu L, Lockhart K, Spiegel JM. Research collaboration between infection control and occupational health in three continents: A success story with international impact. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2011 Nov 8;11 Suppl 2:S8.
Spiegel JM, Breilh J, Beltran E, Parra J, Solis F, Yassi A, et al. Establishing a community of practice of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and communities to sustainably manage environmental health risks in Ecuador. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2011 Nov 8;11 Suppl 2:S5.
Spiegel JM, Alegret M, Clair V, Pagliccia N, Martinez B, Bonet M, Yassi A. Intersectoral action for health at a municipal level in Cuba. International Journal of Public Health. 2011 Aug 16.
Corbière M, Zaniboni S, Coutu MF, Franche RL, Guzman J, Dawson K, Yassi A. Evaluation of the fear-avoidance model with health care workers experiencing acute/subacute pain. PAIN. 2011 Aug 20.
Danyluk Q, Hon CY Neudorf M, Yassi A, Bryce EA, Janssen R, Astrakianakis G. Health Care Workers and Respiratory Protection: Is the User Seal Check a Surrogate for Respirator Fit-Testing? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, May 2011. 8: 267–270.
Kling RN, Yassi A, Smailes E, Lovato CY, Koehoorn M. Evaluation of a violence risk assessment system (the Alert System) for reducing violence in an acute hospital: A before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2011 May;48(5):534-9.