Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN

Director and Professor

UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 2B5

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Saewyc, E.M. (In press 20 March 2014). Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients. In L.L. Stamler & L. Yiu, (eds.) Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (4th Ed.). Don Mills, ONT Pearson Canada.

Smith, A., Stewart, D., Poon, C., Peled, M., Saewyc, E. and McCreary Centre Society (2014). From Hastings Street to Haida Gwaii: Provincial results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

Saewyc, E. (2014). Chapter 8: Adolescent pregnancy among lesbian, gay and bisexual teens. In A. Cherry, M.E. Dillon, (eds.) International Handbook on Adolescent Pregnancy. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. pp 159-169. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4899-8026-7_8. ISBN#978-1-4899-8025-0.

Pape-Blabolil, J., Edinburgh, L., Harpin, S., Saewyc, E. (2014). Clinical presentations of gang rape among young adolescent girls. [abstract]Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(2), S25.

Harpin, S., Edinburgh, L., Pape-Blabolil, J., & Saewyc, E. (2014). Beyond the stereotypes: Variation in sexual exploitation experiences of youth evaluated at a hospital-based child advocacy center. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(2), S25-S26.

Daly, K., Johnson, J., & Saewyc, E. (2014). "That's what I wish I could talk to my doctor about!”: Young people want to talk to clinicians about sexual pleasure. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(2), S20-S21

Moynihan, M., Saewyc, E., Whitehouse, S., Paone, M., & McPherson, G. (2014). Concordance between youth and parents’ scores and responses on the Am I ON TRAC for Adult Care questionnaire. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(2), S40.

Saewyc, E., Clark, T., Barney, L., Brunanski, D., & Homma, Y. (2014). Enacted stigma and HIV risk behaviors among sexual minority Indigenous adolescents in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 11(3), 411-420.

Saewyc, E., Konishi, C., Rose, H., & Homma, Y. (2014). School-based strategies to reduce suicidal ideation and attempts among lesbian, gay, and bisexual, as well as heterosexual adolescents in Western Canada. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 5, 89-112.

Homma, Y., Zumbo, B.D., Saewyc, E., & Wong, S. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of the 6-item version of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure with East Asian adolescents in Canada. Identity, 14, 1–18.

Saewyc, E., Oliffe, J., McMillan, E., Miller, B., Matthews, J., MacKay, L., Hirakata, P., Roelofsen, D., Rivers, R., & Creighton, G. (2013) What guys say, and what they do: Urban young men’s use of health and social services. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.

Saewyc, E.M., Drozda, C., Rivers, R., MacKay, L.J., & Peled, M. (2013). Which Comes First: Sexual Exploitation or Other Risk Exposures Among Street-involved Youth? In Gaetz, S., O’Grady, B., Buccieri, K., Karabanow, J., & Mar- solais, A. (Eds.), Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice (pp. 147-160). Toronto: Canadian Homelessness Research Network Press.

Gilbert, M., Roberts, A., Mitchell, K., Homma, Y., Warf, C., Daly, L.K., & Saewyc, E.M. (2013). P3.315. Does adjusting for sexual behaviour improve the accuracy of population-based Chlamydia incidence and screening rates among adolescents in British Columbia, Canada? [abstract] Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89(Suppl 1), A247-A248.  

Drozda, C., Marshall, S., Saewyc, E., & Charles, G. (2013). Street-involved young fathers across 9 cities in Western Canada. [abstract]Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S75.

Moynihan, M., Saewyc, E., Whitehouse, S., Paone, M., & McPherson, G. (2013). Am I On TRAC for Adult Care: Assessing adolescents’ readiness to transition. [abstract] Turkish Archives of Pediatrics.

Saewyc, E., Tsuruda, S., Homma, Y., Smith, A., & Brunanski, D. (2013). Population-based evidence for fostering cultural connectedness to reduce inequities among Indigenous Canadian adolescents. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S4.

Hilario, C., Saewyc, E., Vo, D., & Johnson, J. (2013). Acculturation, gender, and protective factors in the mental health of Southeast Asian adolescents in Western Canada. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S11.

Rivers, R., Saewyc, E., MacKay, L., Roelefson, D., Matthews, J., Creighton, G., & Oliffe, J. (2013). Masculinities and marginalized young men’s patterns of accessing health services. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S21.

Moynihan, M., Saewyc, E., Whitehouse, S., Paone, M., & McPherson, G. (2013). Evaluation of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) in a younger adolescent population. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S71-S72.

Saewyc, E., Rivers, R., Miller, B., & Drozda, C. (2013). The link between transience, social disconnection, and health inequities among street-involved youth in 9 Western Canadian cities. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S73-S74.

Konishi, C. & Saewyc, E. (2013). Still a target: Sexual diversity and the power of caring. School Psychology International, 1-12. DOI:10.1177/0143034313512407

Edinburgh, L.D., Garcia, C., Harpin, S., & Saewyc, E.M. (2013). Differences in abuse and related risk and protective factors by runaway status for adolescents seen at a Child Advocacy Center. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 1(1), 3-14. Available http://www.is-car.ca/ ijcar/issues/vol1/jan2013/7.html.

Saewyc, E., Miller, B., Rivers, R., Matthews, J., Hilario, C., & Hirakata, P. (2013). Competing discourses about youth sexual exploitation in Canadian news media. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(2), 95-105. Doi: 10.3138/cjhs.2013.2041.

Homma, Y., Saewyc, E.M., Wong, S., & Zumbo, B. (2013). Sexual health and risk behaviour among East Asian adolescents in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(1), 13-24. Doi: 10.3138/cjhs.927

Saewyc, E., Chen, W. (2013). To what extent can adolescent suicide attempts be attributed to violence exposure? A population-based study from Western Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 31(1), 72-94. Doi: 10.7870/cjcmh-2013-007

Magtoto, J., Cox, D., & Saewyc, E. (2013). Body satisfaction and eating disordered pathology among immigrant adolescents in North America. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 1, 13-19.

Saewyc, E. & Miller, B.B. (2013). Beyond vulnerability: Breaking the link between violence and HIV risk for young people. Prevention in Focus, Spring 2013. CATIE: Toronto, ON.

Saewyc, E., Carlson, S., Konishi, C., Drozda, C., Matthews, J., Kaiser, C., & DeLongis, A. (2013). Intersections of stigma among adolescents: Development and evaluation of a non-specific, multidimensional stigma measure. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(2), S73.

Saewyc, E., Rivers, R., Creighton, G., Drozda, C., Roelefson, D., & Oliffe, J. (2012). The XY Factor: The State of Boys’ and Young Men’s Health in BC. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. Available at http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43707.

Daly, L.K., Saewyc, E., Johnson, J., & Bungay, V. (2012). “They don’t talk about sex like making love”: Positive sexuality for clinical encounters in youth sexual health. [abstract] International Journal Of Qualitative Methods, 11(5), 889-889.

Saewyc, E., Homma, Y., Hitchcock, C., & Prior, J. (2012). Sexual orientation, stigma, and menarche among adolescent girls in Canada. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health 50(2), S28.

Saewyc, E., & Chen, W. (2012). Weakening the links between violence exposure and teen pregnancy involvement in Western Canada: Protective factors that may promote resilience. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(2), S6.

Marshall, S., & Saewyc, E. (2012). Peer sexual harassment and sex motives: A gendered analysis. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(2), S31.

Homma, Y., Nicholson, D., & Saewyc, E. (2012). Profile of high school students exchanging sex for substances in rural Canada. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21(1), 29-40.

Smith, A., Stewart, D., Poon, C., Hoogeveen, C., & Saewyc, E. (2012). Promoting positive mental health: risk and protective factors for youth who experienced physical and sexual abuse. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, 32 (Suppl 1). Availlable on-line at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cdic-mcbc/32-1-supp/warfs_01-eng.php....

Rivers R., & Saewyc E. (2012). On “Sex trafficking and the exploitation of adolescents.” [commentary]. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41(2), 163-165. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01336.x.

Homma, Y., Wang, N., Saewyc, E., & Kishor, N. (2012). The relationship between sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior among adolescent boys: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.12.032.

Edinburgh, L., Huemann, E., Richtman, K., Marboe, A.M., & Saewyc, E.M. (2012). The Safe Harbors Youth Intervention Project: Intersectoral collaboration to address sexual exploitation in Minnesota. Nursing Reports, 2(1), 18-24. doi: 10.4081/171.

Homma, Y., Chen, W., Poon, C., & Saewyc, E.M. (2012). Sexual orientation and substance use among East Asian high school students in British Columbia. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 21, 32-50. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2012.636687. PubMedCentral ID#: PMC3318955.

Devries, K., Free, C., & Saewyc, E. (2012). “I like to think I’m a pretty safe guy but sometimes a 40-pounder will change that”:  A mixed methods study of substance use and sexual risk among Aboriginal young people. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 9(1), 41-51.

Edinburgh L., Saewyc E., Huemann E. (2012). The 10-Question Tool for police officers: A novel health and psychosocial screening instrument for runaway youth. OJJDP: Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1(2), 80-94. Accessible at www.journalofjuvjustice.org

Clark TC, Robinson E, Crengle S, Fleming T, Ameratunga S, Denny SJ, Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Saewyc E. (2011). Risk and protective factors for suicide attempt among indigenous Maori youth in New Zealand: The role of family connection as a moderating variable. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 7(1), 16-31.

Saewyc, E.M. (2011). Research on adolescent sexual orientation: Development, health disparities, stigma and resilience. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(1), 256-272.

Poon C., Saewyc E., Chen, W. (2011). Enacted stigma, problem substance use, and protective factors among Asian sexual minority youth in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 30(2), 47-64. Available at http://cjcmh.metapress.com/link.asp?id=u220606l7875.

Russell S.T., Kosciw J., Horn S., Saewyc E. (2010). Safe schools policy for LGBTQ students. SRCD Social Policy Report, 24(4),1-17.

Saewyc, E., Chen, W., Hirakata, P. (2010).  Quantifying the influence of violence exposure on adolescent risk behaviours in Western Canada.  [abstract].  Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, S65.

Poon, C., Homma, Y., Saewyc, E., Smith, A. (2010).  Is cultural connnectedness a protective factor?  [abstract].  Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, S4.

Hirakata, P., Saewyc, E., Callaghan, S., Joo, S., & Metcalfe, Q.  (2010).  In the news:  Do print news media accurately portray secually exploited youth in Canada?  [abstract].  Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, S43.

Stockwell, T., Buxton, J., Duff, C., Marsh, D., MacDonald, S., Saewyc, E., Richmond, K., Hanson, R., Cohen, I., Corrado, R., Chow, C., Ivsins, A., Michelow, W., Nicholson, D., Pakula, B., Puri, A., Rehm, J., Sturge, J. Tu, A., & Zhao, J. (2009).  The B.C. alcohol and other drug monitoring system:  Overview and early progress.  Contemporary drug problems, 36, 459-484.

Saewyc, E. (2009).  Sexual abuse:  Medical and psychological perspectives.  In R.A. Shweder, T.R. Bidell, A.C. Dailey, S.D. Dixon, P.J. Miller, & J. Modell (eds.), The Child:  An Encyclopedic Companion.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  pp 882-884.

Phillips, J. C., & Saewyc, E. (2009).  Chapter 11:  HIV disease and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.  In J. Durham & F.R. Lashley (eds.), The Person with HIV/AIDS:  Nursing perspectives, (4th ed.), new York, NY: Springer Publishing.  ISBN13#9780826121370.  pp. 365-404.

Poon, C., Saewyc, E., Homma, Y., & Clark, T. (2009).  Reducing problem substance use in Asian sexual minority and heterosexual youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44, S6.

Edinburgh, L., Homma, Y., Saewyc, E., Wirkkala, S., & Michkschl, L. (2009).  Restoring family support self-esteem and reducing distress among sexually abused young runaways.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 44, S22.

Saewyc, E., Kim, K.J., Anderson, J., & Smith, A. (2009).  The context and challenges of employment among street-involved youth in Western Canada.  In The Strategy for Youth Competence Development to Cope with Global Trends, proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Symposium of the National Youth Policy Institute, Seoul, South Korea; 25 June 2009.

Albert, M., Saewyc, E., Smith, A., & MacKay, L. (2008).  Changes in substance use patterns for street-involved youth cohorts in British Columbia. [abstract].  Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, S49.

Homma, Y., & Saewyc, E. (2008).  Acculturation and sexual behavior among East Asian adolescents in British Columbia, Canada. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, S45.

Clarke, M., Lin, L., Saewyc, E., & Whitehouse, S. (2008).  Alcohol-related visits in youth:  Pediatrics emergency department utilization. [abstract], Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10(3), 106.  Available on-line at ww.caep.ca

Saewyc, E., Poon, C., Skay, C., & Homma, Y. (2008).  The role of protective factors in reducing the odds of teen pregnancy involvement among bisexual adolescents in Canada and the U.S. [abstract], International Journal of Psychology, 46(3&4), 555.

Brunanski, D., Bingham, B., Smith, A., & Saewyc, E. (2008).  Mental health issues among Aboriginal street-involved youth in Western Canada [abstract] International Journal of Psychology, 46(3-4), 230.

Saewyc, E., Poon, C., Wang, N., Homma, Y., Smith, A., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2007). Not yet equal: The health of lesbian, gay & bisexual youth in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society, ISBN#: 978-1-895438-84-5.

Smith, A., Saewyc, E., Albert, M., Mackay, L., Northcott, M., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2007). Against the odds: A profile of marginalized and street-involved youth in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society, ISBN#: 978-1-895438-83-7.

Meininger, E., Saewyc, E., Skay, C., Clark, T., Poon, C., Robinson, E., Pettingell, S., & Homma, Y. (2007). Enacted sigma and HIV risk behaviors in sexual minority youth of European heritage across three countries. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, S27.

Saewyc, E., Edinburgh, L., & Richtman, K. (2007). Outcomes of a runaway intervention project for sexually exploited young girls. [abstract].Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, S40.

Saewyc, E., Wang, N., Chittenden, M., Murphy, A., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2006). Building resilience in vulnerable youth. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society, ISBN#: 1-895438-76-4.

Poon, C., Chittenden, M., Saewyc, E., Murphy, A., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2006). Promoting healthy bodies: Physical activity, weight and tobacco use among BC youth. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society, ISBN#: 1-895438-74-8.

Saewyc, E. (2006). Chapter 19: Health promotion of adolescents and families. In D. Wong (ed.). Nursing care of infants and children, (8th ed.), St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book.

Daigneau, C.V., & Saewyc, E. (2006). Chapter 21: Behavioral health problems of adolescents: Eating disorders, substance abuse and suicide. In D. Wong (ed.). Nursing care of infants and children, (8th ed.) pp, St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book.

Saewyc, E. (2006). Community coalitions and research to help sexually-exploited Hmong girls in the USA: System change through collaboration. In B. Majumdar (ed.). Proceedings of the Third International Conference - Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: McMaster University, 85-88.

Garcia, C., Duckett, L., Saewyc, E., & Bearinger, L. (2006). Air, water, land: Mexican-origin immigrant adolescents’ perceptions of the physical environment in the U.S. and its impact on their physical and mental health status. [Abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 144-145.

Paone, M., Wigle, M., & Saewyc, E. (2006). The ON TRAC model for transitional care of adolescents. Progress in Transplantation, 16(4), 291-302.

Saewyc, E. (2006). Contested conclusions: What claims can (and cannot) be made from the current research on gay, lesbian, and bisexual teen suicide attempts?. Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(1), 75-84.

Homma, Y., & Saewyc, E. (2006). The emotional well-being of Asian-American sexual minority in school. Journal of LGBT Health Research,3(1), 69-74.

Edinburgh L., Saewyc, E., Solsvig W., & Levitt C. (2006). A home visiting intervention for very young, sexually exploited runaways: Program development and preliminary outcomes [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 146.

Saewyc E. (2005). Young people and sexual health: Individual, social, and policy contexts [book review]. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2(3), 68-70.

Edinburgh, L., Saewyc, E., & Levitt C. (2005). Gender differences in extra-familial sexual abuse experiences of young adolescents. [abstract].Journal of Adolescent Health, 36, 137.

Saewyc, E. (2005). Chapter 5. Pregnancy among lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents: Influences of stigma, sexual abuse, and sexual orientation. In Omoto, A.M., & Kurtzman, H.S (Eds.), Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People. (pp. 95-116). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Saewyc, E., Skay C.L, Bearinger L.H., & Resnick, M.D. (2005). The prevalence of protective factors in the lives of bisexual adolescents in the U.S. and Canada [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36, 136-137.

Saewyc, E., Skay, C.L, & Pettingell, S.L. (2004). Hazards of stigma: The sexual and physical abuse of gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents in the US and Canada [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 115-116.

Gallart H. & Saewyc E. (2004). Sexual orientation and contraceptive behaviors among Minnesota adolescents [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 141-141.

Saewyc E., Pettingell S.L, & Skay C.L. (2004). Suicide ideation and attempts in North American school-based surveys: Are bisexual youth at increasing risk? [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 138-138.

Forrest R., & Saewyc E. (2004). Sexual minority teen parents: Demographics of an unexpected population [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 122-122.

Saewyc E., Pettingell S.L., & Skay C.L. (2004). Teen pregnancy among sexual minority youth in population-based surveys of the 1990s: Countertrends in a population at risk [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 125-126.

Saewyc, E. (2003). Chapter 19: Health promotion of adolescents and family. In Wong D (Ed.), Nursing Care of Infants and Children (7th ed.).(pp. 802-838). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year Book.

Tonkin R., Murphy A., Lee Z., Saewyc E., & McCreary Centre Society. (2005). British Columbia Youth Health Trends: A Retrospective, 1992-2003. Vancouver: McCreary Centre Society.    ... McCreary Centre Society Website

Magee L.L., Saewyc E., Erickson S., & Belfay, K. (2001). Family environment correlates of sexually-abused adolescents in a school-based population [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 27, 118-118.

Saewyc E., & Rew L. (2001). Focusing on protective resources in adolescent health care [editorial]. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 19, 99-101.

Saewyc, E., Singh, N., Reis, E., & Flynn, T. (2000). Intersections of gender, racial, and orientaion harassment in school and associated health risks among adolescents [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 26, 148-148.

Saewyc E. (2000). Meanings of pregnancy and motherhood among out-of-home pregnant adolescents [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 26, 119-119.

Saewyc, E., Frevert, R., Brown, A., & Rogers, C. (1999). Comparison of perinatal risk factors and outcomes among pregnant adolescents with and those without a history of sexual abuse [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 24, 104-104.

Teaching

Supervisor eligibiity: 

  • MHLP
  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD