Biography and Research Interests

Arminée Kazanjian, is Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British

Columbia (UBC), Canada. A Sociologist by training, she was founding Director of the British Columbia Office of Health

Technology Assessment at UBC (1991-2002), and served as Director of the Health Human Resources Unit at UBC from

1988 to 2002. She was also Associate Director, UBC Centre for Health Services & Policy Research, 1988-2002. She is

the Scientific Lead on a CIHR-funded NET: Palliative Care in Cross-Cultural Context, and a Research Associate at the

Sociobehavioural Research Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada.

Dr. Kazanjian is a recognized Health Services Researcher who has undertaken international collaborations and acted as

a consultant to the WHO, World Bank, and UNCSTD. Her work incorporates the social and cultural dimensions of care

seeking and service provision. In particular, she has studied technology diffusion and implications for vulnerable

population groups, including immigrants and rural populations, and factors supporting knowledge translation and the use

of research evidence in clinical practice guidelines and in policy decisions. Current major areas of research interest

include: cancer survivorship, equitable and quality cancer care for culturally diverse populations, gender and healthcare

utilization, immigrant health and heath care utilization. In addition, her areas of research have included health workforce

modeling, and the evaluation of health workforce policy.

Dr. Arminee Kazanjian and a team of researchers have developed a knowledge translation model and toolkit that aims to

increase access to supportive care for cancer survivors and their families. Read more

Courses Taught

SPPH 543 – Outcome Evaluation: Health Technology Assessment for Population Health Policy

SPPH 526 – Leadership in Public Health

Graduate Students

Anna Carson, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health

Increasing Equitable Access to Mental Health Services in Rural B.C.


Joyce Lee, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health

Family relationships and patients’ coping with cancer.


Vivian Chan, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies

Physician Engagement Process and Influences on General Practitioner’s Behavioural and Practice Change


Jennifer Fletcher, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health

Cervical Cancer Screening in Immigrant Women


AKM Moniruzzaman, PhD Candidate, Shool of Population and Public Health

Morbidity and Mortality related to Tuberculosis in British Columbia


Harvey Bosma, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work

Palliative Care

Ahmed Mousa Abdel Rahim, PhD Candidate, School of Population and Public Health

Vision Care


Pruksapong Matana, PhD Student, Faculty of Dentistry

Oral Health for the Elderly

Sandra Beard, PhD Graduate

HTA of a Diagnostic Test

Alice Chen, PhD Graduate

Immigrant Mental Health

Ebony Bilawka, MSc Graduate

Standards of Practice

Carolyn Green, PhD Graduate

Health Information Systems





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