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Packer, C.; Runnels, V.; Labonté, R. (2015) Canada’s response to female genital mutilation. Are we failing our girls?Canadian Medical Association Journal. Doi:10.1503/cmaj.141215. February 17, 2015.

Doull, Marion; Welch, Vivian; Puil, Lorri; Runnels,Vivien E; Coen, Stephanie E; Shea, Beverley; O’Neill, Jennifer; Borkhoff, Cornelia; Tudiver, Sari; Boscoe, Madeline. (2014) Development and evaluation of ‘briefing notes’ as a novel knowledge translation tool to aid the implementation of sex/gender analysis in systematic reviews: A pilot study”. PLoS ONE9(11): e110786 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110786
Runnels, Vivien; Labonté, Ronald and Ruckert, Arne. (2014) Global health diplomacy: barriers to inserting health into Canadian foreign policy. Global Public Health. DOI:10.1080/17441692.2014.928740
Runnels, Vivien; Tudiver, Sari; Doull, M.; Boscoe, M. (2014) The challenges of including sex/gender analysis in systematic reviews: a qualitative survey. Systematic Reviews. Vol.3 (33) doi:10.1186/2046-4053-3-33

Runnels, V., Labonté, R, Packer, C., Chaudhry, S., Adams, O., & Blackmer, J. (2014). “Canadian physicians’ responses to cross border healthcare: a preliminary survey,” Globalization and Health, 10(20):1-7.

Runnels, V., & Andrew, C. (2013) Community-Based Research Decision-Making: Experiences and factors affecting participation. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. Vol 6. 22–37. ISSN 1836-3393.

Runnels, V.E., Kristjansson, E., & Andrew, C. (2013) Food for All: Reflecting on how theory helped with public participation in the development of local food policy. Food Studies: An interdisciplinary Journal. Vol 2, Issue 3. 21-31.

Runnels,  V., & Carrera, P. (2012). Why do patients engage in medical tourism? Maturitas. 73 (4) 300-304.

Runnels, V. (2012). Youth Futures/L’Avenir Jeunesse: A process evaluation.  Ottawa: Population Health Improvement Research Network. University of Ottawa.

Runnels, V. (2012). Population Health Improvement Research Network. Working Paper Series. Local food policies and charters in Canada: A collection and guide for analysis. Ottawa: Population Health Improvement Research Network, University of Ottawa.

Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Gagnon, M. (2012). Past fame, present frames and future flagship? An exploration of how health is positioned in Canadian foreign policy. Administrative Sciences Special Issue “Public Health Policy: An international perspective) Vol. 2, Issue 2, 162-185.

Runnels, V.E., Kristjansson, E., & Calhoun, M. (2011). An investigation of adults’ everyday experiences and effects of food insecurity in an urban area in Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. Vol 30, No. 1, Spring. 157-172.

Runnels, V., & Turner, L. (2011). Bioethics and Transnational Medical Travel: India, “Medical Tourism”, and the Globalization of Health Care“.  Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Vol VIII; 1, 42-44.

Runnels, V., Packer, C., Labonté, R. (2011). Recruiting internationally-trained health human resources: practices and perceptions of Canadian health organization recruiters. Ottawa: Globalization and Health Equity Research Unit. University of Ottawa.

Runnels, V., Labonté, R., &Packer, C. (2011). Reflections on the ethics of recruiting foreign-trained human resources for health. Human Resources for Health. 9(2) e1-e11.

Hopkins, L., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., & Packer, C. (2010). Medical tourism today: What is the state of existing knowledge? (09287AR). Journal of Public Health Policy. Vol.31, No. 2, 185-198.

Doull, M., Runnels, V., Tudiver, S., & Boscoe, M. (2010). Appraising the evidence: applying sex and gender based analysis (SGBA) to Cochrane systematic reviews on cardiovascular diseases. Journal of Women’s Health Vol 19, Number 5.997-1003.

Runnels, V. (2009). Motivations of Volunteers in a Food Bank Program: A Pilot Investigation Esurio: Journal of Hunger and Poverty. Vol 1, No 2; 70-88.

Runnels, V., Hay, E., Sevigny, E., & O’Hara, P. (2009). The ethics of conducting community-engaged homelessness research. 10.1007/s10805-009-9083-2. Journal of Academic Ethics Vol 7, Number 1-2, 57-68.

Guirguis-Younger, M., McNeil, R., & Runnels, V. (2009). Learning and knowledge integration strategies of nurses and client care workers serving homeless persons. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Vol 41, Number 2, 20-34.

Tricco, A.C., Runnels, V., Sampson, M., & Bouchard, L. (2008). Shifts in the use of population health, health promotion, and public health: A bibliometric analysis.  Canadian Journal of Public Health. Volume 99, Number 6, 466-471.

Swenson, J. R., Aubry, T., Gillis, K., MacPhee, C., Busing, N., Kates, N., Pantin, S., Runnels, V. (2008). Development and Implementation of a Collaborative Mental Health Care Program in a Primary Care Setting:  The Ottawa SHARE Program. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. Vol 27 No 2, 75-91.

Parenteau, M-P., Sawada, M., Kristjansson, E. A., Calhoun, M., Leclair, S., Labonté, R., Runnels, V., Musiol, A., Herold, S. (2008). Development of Neighborhoods to measure Spatial Indicators of Health. URISA Journal. (Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Vol 20 No 2; 43-55.

Guirguis-Younger, M., Runnels, V., Aubry, T.,  & Turnbull, J. (2006). Carrying out a Social Autopsy of Deaths of Persons who are Homeless. Evaluation and Program Planning. 29; 44–54.

Edited Books and papers

Runnels, Vivien (Series editor 2009-current) Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health Series. Series co-editors: Andrew, Caroline; Welch, Vivian; Bouchard, Louise; Brand, Kevin. Ottawa, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa.

Labonte, Ronald; Schrecker Ted; Packer, Corinne and Runnels, Vivien (eds). (2009)  Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. Routledge Studies in Social Welfare. New York:  Routledge. Selected chapters accessible from

Labonté, Ronald et al. (2007) Final report of the Globalization Knowledge Network to the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Labonté, Ronald; Schrecker, Ted with contributions from Blouin, Chantal, Chopra; Lee, Kelley; Packer, Corinne; Rowson, Mike; Woodward, David and additional drafting assistance from Bond, Patrick; Cornia, Giovanni Andrea; Correa, Carlos; Hawkes, Corinna; Koivusalo, Meri; Lister, John; Runnels, Vivien; Sanders, David; Stoebenau, Kirsten; Taylor, Sebastian; Wilson, Zoë.

Runnels, Vivien (2007) Assistant editor to the lead author Ronald Labonté and coordinator, Ted Schrecker. Editorial, drafting and research assistance to the combined papers of the Globalization Knowledge Network.

Book chapters

Labonté, Ronald; Packer, Corinne; Runnels, Vivien; & Deonandan,Raywat (in review) Medical Tourism today: Who, What, Where, When and Why? In Labonté, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Packer, Corinne and Deonandan, Raywat (eds). Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Runnels, Vivien and Packer, Corinne (in review) Travelling for healthcare from Canada: An overview of Out-of-country care funded by provincial/territorial health insurance plans. In Labonté, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Packer, Corinne and Deonandan, Raywat (eds). Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Runnels, Vivien Corinne Packer, Ronald Labonté and Raywat Deonandan (in review) Conclusions: Medical Tourism Today and Tomorrow. In Labonté, Ronald; Runnels, Vivien; Packer, Corinne and Deonandan, Raywat (eds). Travelling Well: Essays in Medical Tourism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Runnels, Vivien; Packer, Corinne and Ronald Labonté (in press).  Global policies and local practice in the ethical recruitment of internationally trained health human resources. In I. Glenn Cohen, ed. The Globalization of Health Care. Oxford University Press.

Tudiver, Sari, Boscoe, Madeline; Runnels, Vivien E., Doull, Marion (2012). Challenging “dis-ease”: sex, gender and systematic reviews in health. Ch.  4 p 25-33. In Stephanie Coen & Elizabeth Banister (eds.) What a Difference Sex and Gender Make: A gender, sex and health research casebook. Ottawa: CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.

Packer,Corinne; Runnels, Vivien; Labonté, Ronald. (2010). Does the Migration of Health Workers Bring Benefits to the Countries They Leave Behind? Impacts on health via wealth and knowledge transfers Ch 3, pp 44-61 in Rebecca Shah, ed. The International Migration of Health Workers: Ethics, Rights and Justice. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Boscoe, M., Doull, M., & Runnels, V. E. (2009). Sex and gender in systematic reviews. In B.Clow, A. Pederson, M. Haworth-Brockman, & J. Bernier (Eds.), Rising to the challenge: Sex- and gender-based analysis for health planning, policy and research in Canada (pp. 44-48). Halifax, Nova Scotia: Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

Packer, C., Labonté, R., & Runnels, V. Globalization and the Cross-Border Flow of Health Workers in Labonte, Ronald; Schrecker Ted; Packer, Corinne and Runnels, Vivien (eds). (2009). Globalisation and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy. Routledge Studies in Social Welfare. New York:  Routledge.

Pantin, S., Flynn, R.J., & Runnels, V. (2006). Training, Experience, and Supervision: Keys to Enhancing the Utility of the Assessment and Action Record in Implementing Looking After Children Chapter 17 in “Promoting Resilience in Child Welfare,” eds. Flynn, R.J., Dudding, P., Barber, J. (2005) Toronto: University of Toronto Press.