Media Commentaries & Coverage of Research


UBC Killam Research Fellowship Award Feature This video about me highlights my  receipt of a 2015 UBC Killam Research Fellowship Award that supported my 2015-16 sabbatical research.

Can Honorific Awards Give Us Clues about the Connection between Socioeconomic Status and Mortality? Podcast interview with Bruce G. Link and me for our American Sociological Review article with Margaret M. Weden.

Examples of Print, Radio, TV, & Other Media Coverage of Solo & Co-authored Research

Suffer the children: The anti-vaxxing stigma,” by Martha Perkins, Vancouver Courier, May 28, 2017.

“Unvaccinated Children Face Stigma And Prejudice” (Radio Appearance) Simi Sara Show, CKNW, May 23, 2017.

Vaccination and Public Perception (TV News Clip), Global News BC, May 23, 2017.

“Kids who aren’t vaccinated stigmatized more than their parents: study,” by Camille Bains, published in The Globe and Mail, May 23, 2017

“Les enfants non vaccinés font face à plus de jugement que leurs parents,” by Camille Bains, published in Huffington Post Quebec, May 23, 2017

“Anti-vaccination moms judged harshly, UBC study finds,” by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, May 23, 2017

Beyond bricks and mortar, cities can be equalizers,” by Vafa Valapour and Aubrilyn Reeder, Newsweek Middle East, May 9, 2017.

Vaccination rates too low for ‘herd immunity’ in most Vancouver-area schools, study finds,” by Lisa Johnson. CBC News British Columbia, November 15, 2016.

Study finds low childhood vaccination rates in Metro Vancouver’s wealthiest, poorest neighbourhoods,” by Liza Yuzda. CKNW News, November 15, 2016.

Kindergarten vaccination rates much lower on North Shore: study,” by Ben Miljure. CTV News, November 15, 2016.

Low kindergarten vaccination rates in parts of Metro Vancouver a public health concern: UBC study,” by Jon Azpiri. Global News BC, November 15, 2016.

Metro Vancouver’s richer communities have fewer vaccinated kids: study,” by Jill Drews. News 1130, November 15, 2016.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual Canadians report higher rates of mental health issues,” Medical Xpress, March 18, 2016.

Gay Canadians face higher rates of mental health issues,” by Max Ramsay, GT (Gay Times), March 19, 2016.

Senior men eat fewer fruit and vegetables, UBC study finds,” by Randy Shore. Vancouver Sun, July, 8, 2015.

The Good Neighbor Policy May Interfere With Oral Health,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website, April 22, 2013.

MSFHR-supported study asks if winners live longer,” Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research website, March 20, 2013.

Losers revenge: Presidents and Hall of Famers don’t live longer,” by Geoffrey Mohan. Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2013.

Winners Live Longer — Or Do They? (STUDY),Huffington Post, March 12, 2013.

How winning an Emmy can add three years to your life… but being President can reduce it by five,” by Damien Gayle

Recent expert commentary I have provided to the media

Zombie hordes and ghost towns: Where the Halloween action was (and wasn’t),” by Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun, November 2, 2016.

A sense of belonging: Surrey Central, Burnaby Mountain ranked lowest while Bowen Island is the best,” by Matt Robinson, Vancouver Sun, September 11, 2016.

In the best, and worst, of health: Survey rates neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver,” by Erin Ellis, Vancouver Sun, September 8, 2016.

‘Welcome to the future:’ Migration shapes Metro Vancouver,” by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, December 12, 2015.

Migration growth is reshaping Metro Vancouver,” by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, December 11, 2015.

Health in Richmond compromised by lack of connectivity,” by Graeme Wood, Richmond News (BC), December 4, 2015.

B.C.’s ethnic diversity divide raises political questions,” by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2015.

Vancouver housing data ‘nerds’ making essential demands: UBC prof.,” by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, December 1, 2015.

There’s ‘diversity,’ then there’s ‘super mixed diversity:’ Burnaby style (video),” by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, November 2, 2015.

Why neighbors are good for your health,” by Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2010.