Recent Relevant Writing from the Team


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Michaelson, V., King, N., Davison, C., Ascough, H., Pickett, W. “Inequalities in Spiritual Health: A Canadian Study.” BMC Public Health, accepted September, 2016.  (Forthcoming) 


Michaelson, V., Trothen, T., Ascough, H., Pickett, W. “Spirituality and Child Health: a Canadian Profile.” Journal of Pastoral Care and Counselling, accepted August, 2016. (Forthcoming) 

Michaelson, V., Pickett, W., Davison, C. (2016). “Adolescent Perceptions of Health: A Mixed Methods Study.” Int J of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11:32891 


Michaelson, V., Pickett, W., King, N., Davison, C. (2016). “Testing the Theory of Holism: A study of Family Systems and Adolescent Health.” Preventive Medicine Reports, 4, 313-329 (role: co-·     


Michaelson, V., Trothen, T., Davison, C., Pickett, W. (2016). “Bodies and Behaviours: A Study of Body Image in Adolescent Girls and the Canadian Church.” Practical Theology, 1-17. (role: 


Michaelson, V., Brooks, F., Jirásek, I., Inchley, J., Whitehead, I., King, N., Walsh, S., Davison, C., Mazur, J., Pickett, W. (2016). “Developmental Patterns of Adolescent Spiritual Health in Six Countries. Social Science and Medicine: Population Health, 2, 294-303. 

Michaelson V, Trothen TJ, Davison CM, Pickett W. (under review). Church and the health of adolescent girls:  A focus on the body.


Davison CM, Michaelson M, McKerron M, Pickett W. (under review). Holism Revisited: Perspectives for public and pediatric health promotion. Health Promotion International, submitted March 31, 2015.


Hawe P, Bond L, Ghali L, Perry R, Davison CM, Casey D, Butler H, Webster CM, Scholz B. (2015) Replication of a whole school ethos-changing intervention: Different context, similar effects, additional insights. BMC Public Health 15(1), 265.


Edwards N & Davison CM. (2015). Strengthening Communities with a Socio-Ecological Approach: Local and international lessons in whole systems. Lars K. Halstrom, N. Guehlstorf and M. Parkes (Eds.). Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through diversity, convergence and integration. McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Michaelson V; McKerron M; Davison CM. (2015). Forming ideas about health: A qualitative study of Ontario adolescentsInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 10, 1-12.


Michaelson V, Robinson P, Pickett W. (2014). Participation in church or religious groups and its association with health: a national study of young Canadians. Journal of Religion and Health, 53(5), 1353-1373.


Walsh S, Huynh Q, Kukaswadia A, Harel-Fisch Y, Molcho M, Varnai D, Aaasvee K, Ravens-Sieberer U, Ottava V, Pickett W.  (2013). Physical and emotional health problems experienced by youth engaged in physical fighting and weapon carrying. PLoS ONE, 8(2).


Huynh Q, Craig W, Janssen I, Pickett W. (2013). Exposure to public natural space as a protective factor for emotional well-being among young people in Canada. Bmc Public Health, 13(1), 407-407.


Burford BJ, Coren E, Davison CM, Thomas S, Doyle J, Armstrong R and Waters E. (2012). Cochrane Update- Evidence to support the needs of children and young people: Upcoming reviews from the Cochrane Public Health Group. Journal of Public Health  34(3), 467–470. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fds072 


Freeman JG, King M, Pickett W, with Craig W, Elgar F, Janssen I, Klinger D. (2011). The health of Canada's young people: a mental health focus. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada. Cat. no.: hP15-13/2011E-PDF, ISBN: hP15-13/2011E, 194p.



Family Based Health Promotion


Davison CM, Michaelson V and Pickett W. (2015). It still takes a village: The role of social supports in understanding unexpected health states in young people. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 295.


Michaelson V, Trothen T, Davison CM, Elgar FJ & Pickett W. (2014). Eucharistic eating, family meals and the health of  adolescent girls: A Canadian studyThe Journal of Practical Theology, 7(2), 125-143.



Adolescent Health and Equity


Parpia A, Davison CM, Freeman J. (under review). A Comparative Study of Emotional Well-Being of School-Aged Children Born in and Outside of Canada. 2014.


Walsh, S.D., De Clerq, B., Molcho, M., Harel-Fisch, Y., Davison, CM., Rich Madsen, K., Stevens, G.W.J.M and members of the HBSC immigration writing group. (under review). The relationship between ethnic school composition, classmate support and involvement in physical fighting and bullying among adolescent immigrants and non-immigrants in 11 countries.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, submitted June 20, 2015.


Byrnes J, King N, Hawe P, Peters P. Pickett W, Davison CM. (under review). Patterns of youth injury: A comparison across the northern territories and other parts of Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, submitted March 16, 2015.


Pulver A, Davison CM, Parpia A, Purkey E, Pickett W. (under review). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids and injury risk among youth. Under review Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, submitted February 10, 2015.


Pickett W; Michaelson V; Davison CM. (2015). Beyond Nutrition: Hunger and its Impact on the health of young Canadians. International Journal of Public Health, 60(5), 527-538.


Pulver A, Davison CM, Pickett W. (2015). Time-Use Patterns and the Recreational use of Prescription Medications Among Rural YouthThe Journal of Rural Health, 31(2), 217-228.


Pulver A, Davison CM, Pickett W. (2014). Recreational Use of Prescription Medications Among Canadian Young People: Identifying disparities. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(2), 121-126.


Davison CM (2013) Adding Nuance to our Discussions of Inequalities in Canada: Urban-Rural Health Differences. The Broadbent Institute Equality Paper Responses.


Christensen J, Davison C & Levac L (2012) Chronic housing needs in the Canadian North: Inequality of opportunity in northern communitiesThe Broadbent Institute Equality Paper Responses.


Davison CM & Hawe P (2012). School engagement among aboriginal students in northern canada: Perspectives from activity settings theory.  Journal of School Health, 82(2), 65-74. 


Janssen I, Boyce WF, Pickett W. (2012). Screen time and physical violence in 10 to 16 year old Canadian youthInt J Public Health, 57(2), 325-331.


Pickett W, Davison C, Torunian M, McFaull S, Walsh P, Thompson W. (2012). Drinking, Substance Use and the Operation of Motor Vehicles by Young Adolescents in Canada. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042807


Davison CM, Ghali LM & Hawe P. (2011). Insights into the School Environment that Surveys Alone Might Miss: An exploratory study using photovoiceAdvances in School Mental Health Promotion 4(1), 44-51.


Carson V, Pickett W, Janssen I. (2011). Screen time and risk behaviours among 10-16 year old Canadian youth. Prev Med, 52(2), 99-103.


Vafaei A, Rosenberg M, Pickett W. (2010). Relationships between income inequality and health: A study on rural and urban regions of CanadaRural and Remote Health, 10(2), 1430.


Currie C, NicGabhainn S, Godeau E, Roberts C, Smith R, Currie D, Pickett W, Richter M, Morgan A, Barnekow. Inequalities in young people’s health. HBSC International Report from the 2005/2006 Survey. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2008, 205 pages.




Oral Presentations of our Ideas


Favotto, L., Pickett, W., & Davison, C. Connection with a Screen: The Impact of Computer Mediated Communication on the Health of Canadian Adolescents. Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University. Kingston, ON. July 20, 2015


Davis L. Prevalence and Patterns of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Canadian Youth: The role of parental support. Department of Public Health, Queen's University. July 20, 2015.


Favotto, L., Davison, C., & Michaelson, V. Connection with a Screen: The Impact of Computer Mediated Communication on the Health of Canadian Adolescents. Health Research Trainees Day, Queen's University. Kingston, ON June 10, 2015


Niclasen B, Davison CM, King N, Pickett W. The context of food poverty in school children: A comparison of northern Canada and Greenland. The 16th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Oulu, Finland. June 6-8, 2015.


Favotto, L., Davison, C., & Michaelson, V. (2015) The Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication on the Health of Canadian Adolescents. Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference. Mississauga, ON. June 3, 2015


Haq F & Davison CM. What are hunger and food insecurity to Canadian adolescents? A qualitative study of youth perspectives and content validity analysis of a national survey item. Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference, Mississauga, ON. June 1-4, 2015.


Davis L & Davison CM. Prevalence and patterns of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in Canadian youth. Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics,Mississauga, ON. June 1-4, 2015.


Davison CM & Michaelson V. Child nutritional intervention research in the north: What are the possibilities? An introduction to the program of research for potential collaborators. Yellowknife, NWT. March 4, 2014.


Michaelson V. The potential relationship between spirituality and child health. Department of Public Health Sciences Seminar Series, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. February 26, 2014.


Pickett W. Beyond Hunger: Food insecurity as a potential determinant of health among Canadian adolescents. Department of Public Health Sciences Seminar Series, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. January 15, 2014.


Michaelson V & Pickett W. Space, time and stories: Nurturing the spiritual lives of children. Professional development workshop. Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. January 8, 2014.

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