Janet Smylie MD, MPH, FCFP
- Email Address(es)
- Office Phone
- 416-864-6060 x77380
- Office Address
- Centre for Research on Inner City Health/ Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 30 Bond Street Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
- Epidemiology Division
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
- SGS Status
- Full Member
- Appointment Status
- Status Only
• Development and application of Indigenous and public health knowledge to improve health services and program for Indigenous infants, children, and their families
• Indigenous Knowledge Translation
• Indigenous Health Measurement and Measurement Systems
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
- CHL5421 (co-instructor)
Honours & Awards
Current Research Projects
• 2011 – Toronto Aboriginal Birth Search: Birth & Reproductive Health Priority Setting for Seven Generations, CIHR, $25,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2011 – Aboriginal Sex Worker’s Needs Assessment: Developing Capacity and Assessing Need Among Aboriginal Sex Workers in Toronto and Thunder Bay, OHTN, $10,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2011 – Indigenous Parenting & Infant-Toddler Health Promotion: International Knowledge Synthesis to Local Community Practice, CIHR, $25,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2011 – For Seven Generations: Knowledge Synthesis to Support the Development and Implementation of an Urban Aboriginal Birthing and Maternal Child Health Centre, CIHR, $100,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2010 – Strengthening health literacy among Indigenous people living with cardiovascular disease, their families, and health care providers, CIHR, $742,762. Role: Co-Applicant.
• 2010 – Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research, CIHR, $9,297,961. Role: Co-Applicant.
• 2010 – Aboriginal Sex Worker’s Needs Assessment, The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), $25,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2009 – The ACHIEVE Research Partnership: Action for Health Equity Interventions, CIHR, $1,790,000. Role: Co-Applicant.
• 2009 – New Investigator Award, CIHR, $325,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
• 2008 – Indigenous Knowledge Networks for Infant, Child and Family Health, CIHR, $930,000. Role: Principal Applicant.
Smylie J., Firestone M., Cochran L., Prince C., Maracle S., Morley M., Mayo S., Spiller T., McPherson B. Our Health Counts Urban Aboriginal Health Databse Research Project – Community Report First Nations Adults and Children, City of Hamilton. Hamilton: De Dwa Da Dehs Ney>s Aboriginal Health Centre, 2011
Smylie J., Lofters A., Firestone M., O’Campo P. Population Based Data and Community Empowerment. In: Rethinking Social Epidemiology: Towards a Science of Change. O’Campo P, Dunn J (Eds.). New York: Springer, 2011
Smylie, J. Knowledge Translation and Indigenous Knowledge- A Decolonizing Perspective. In: Knowledge Translation in Community-Based Research and Social Policy Contexts. Banister, E. M., Leadbeater, B. J., & Marshall, A. (Eds.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011
Smylie J., Fell D., Ohlsson A., and the Joint Working Group on First Nations, Indian, Inuit, and Métis Infant Mortality of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System. A Review of Aboriginal infant mortality rates in Canada – Striking and persistent Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Inequities. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2010; 101(2):143-48
Smylie J., Crengle S., Freemantle J., Taualii M. Indigenous Birth Outcomes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States – an Overview. Open Journal of Women’s Health, 2010(4):7-17
Smylie, J., Sauve, R., Dzakpasu, S. Infant Health. In: What Mothers Say: The Canadian
Maternity Experiences Survey. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009
Smylie, J., Sauve, R. Sleep Position. In: What Mothers Say: The Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009
Smylie, J., Adomako, P. Indigenous Children’s Health Report: Health Assessment in Action. Toronto: SMH, 2009
Smylie, J., Kaplan-Myrth, N., McShane, K., Métis Nation of Ontario – Ottawa Council, Pikwakanagan First Nation, Tungasuvvingat Inuit Family Resource Centre. “Indigenous Knowledge Translation: Baseline Findings in a Qualitative Study of the Pathways of Health Knowledge in Three Indigenous Communities in Canada” Journal of Health Promotion Practice 2009 Jul;10(3):436-46. Epub 2008 Feb 15
Smylie J. The Health of Aboriginal People. In: Social Determinant of Health – Canadian Perspectives. 2nd Edition. Rapheal D. (Ed). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 2008