Sabrina Wong, PhD, RN


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

Dr. Wong’s research examines the organization and delivery of health care services within the context of primary health care. She is currently the Science Lead in BC for the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network and Director of the BC Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. A recognized leader in research involving patient-reported experiences and outcomes care, her work contributes to informing practice and system level interventions that seek to decrease health inequalities among Canadian residents.


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Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Williamson, T., Green, M., Birtwhistle, R., Khan, S., Garies, S., Wong, S.T., Natarajan, N., Manca, D., & Drummond, N. Expanding opportunities for using electronic medical record data: validation of eight case definitions for chronic disease surveillance in the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network database. Annuals of Family Medicine, in press (accepted Feb. 2014)

Stewart, M., Wuite, S., Ramsden, V., Burge, F., Beaulieu, M-D., Fortin, M., Godwin, M., Harris, S., Reid, G., Haggerty, J., Belle Brown, J., Thomas, R., Wong, S. Research for the Real World: TUTOR-PHC (Transdisciplinary Understandings and Training on Research), Successfully Building Research Capacity in Primary Health Care. Canadian Family Physician, in press (accepted Jan. 2014).

MacEntee, M.I., Wong, S.T., Smith, A, Beattie, L.B., Brondani, M., Bryant, R., Graff, P., Hornby, K., Kobayashi, K., & Soheilipour, S. Significance and management of oral health related problems amongst older Punjabi-speaking South-Asian immigrants. Canadian Journal of Aging, in press (accepted Aug. 2013).

Lavoie, J.G., Browne, A., Varcoe, C., Wong, S.T., Krause, M., Littlejohn, D., & Tu, D. Shifting stances and missing self-governance: Aboriginal health policy in BC. International Indigenous Policy Journal, in press (accepted Aug. 2013).

Homma, Y., Zumbo, B., Saewyc, E., & Wong., S.T. Psychometric Evaluation of the 6-item Version of the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure with East Asian Adolescents in Canada. (2014). Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 14(1), 1-18.

Wong, S.T., Lavoie, J., Browne, A.J., Macleod, M., & Chongo, M. (2013). Confidentiality in group medical visits: insights from patients and providers. Health Expectations, (e-pub ahead of print, Dec) DOI: 10.1111/hex.12156.

Housden, L., Wong, S.T., & Dawes, M. (2013). Are group medical visits for diabetes effective? A systematic and meta-analytic review of the literature. Canadian Medical Association Journal, Aug (e-pub ahead of print) DOI:10.1503 /cmaj.130053.

Walsh, J.M.E., Kim, S., Sawaya, G., Kaplan, C., Wong, S.T., & Perez-Stable, E.J. (2013). Colorectal cancer screening: what do older women from diverse ethnic backgrounds want? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(2), 239-246.

Wong, S.T., Pérez-Stable, E.J, & Kim, S.E., et al. (2012). Use of decision-aids for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer among older minority women. Patient Health Education and Counseling, 87(3), 327-335,

MacEntee, M., Marino, R., Wong, S.T., Minichiello, V., Chi, I., Lo, E., & Lin, H. (2012). Oral healthcare and acculturation among elderly Chinese immigrants. Gerontology, 29, e822-e832.

Galdas, P., Oliffe, J., Wong, S.T., Johnson, J., & Ratner, P. (2011). Heart health among South Asian men following MI. Ethnicity and Health, 1-14.

Puyat, J., Hanley, G., Cunningham, C., Law, M., Wong, S.T., Sutherland, J., & Morgan, S. (2011). Depression and the use of antipsychotics among different ethnic groups. Psychiatric Services, 62(9), 1026-1031.

Lynam, M.J., Loock, C., Scott, L., Wong, S.T., Munroe, V., & Palmer, B. (2010). Social pediatrics: creating organizational processes and practices to foster health care access for children ‘at risk’. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(4), 331-347.

Wong, S.T., Watson, D.E., Young, E., & Mooney, D. (2009). Supply and distribution of primary health care nurses in British Columbia.Healthcare Policy, 5, 91-104.

Watson, D.E., Mooney, D., McKendry, R, Martin D, Regan, S, Wong, S.T. (2009). On the Road to Renewal: Mapping Primary Health Care in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): Centre for Health Services and Policy Research;

Broemeling, A-M, Watson, D.E., Black, C., & Wong, S.T. (2009). Measuring the performance of primary health care: existing capacity and future information needs. Healthcare Policy, 5, 47-64.

Huang, A., Perez-Stable, E.J., Kim, S.E., Wong, S.T., Kaplan, C., Walsh, J., Gregorich, S.E, Iwaoka-Scott, Y, & Sawaya, G. (2008). Preferences for Human Papillomavirus and Papanicolaou testing in a diverse sample of older women. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 9, 1324-1329.

Wong, S.T., Watson, D.E., Young, E., & Regan, S. (2008). What’s important about primary health care? Public priorities. Healthcare Policy, 3(3), 89-104.

Kim, S.E., Pérez-Stable, E.J. & Wong, S.T., Gregorich, S, Sawaya, G.F., Walsh, J., & Kaplan, C.P. (2008). Effects of Cancer Risk Perception on Screening Behavior Among Diverse Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(7), 728-734.

Martin-Meisner, R., Valaitis, R., Wong, S.T., Macdonald, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Kaczorowski, J., et al. (2008). A Scoping Literature Review of Collaboration Between Primary Care and Public Health. Canadian Health Services Research Foundation,

Wong, S.T., Chen, W, Bottorff, J, Hislop, T.G. (2008). Treatment decision-making and quality of life among Asian women diagnosed with DCIS. Journal of Psycho-Oncology, 26(4), 53-73.

Wong, S.T. (2006). The effect of parenting and depression on African American and Latino children’s functional health status. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21, 434-442.

Wong, S.T., Watson, D.E., Young, E., Mooney, D. & MacLeod, M. (2006). Who are the Primary Health Care Registered Nurses in British Columbia. Vancouver: Centre for Health Services and Policy Research.

Watson, D.E. & Wong, S.T. (2005). Canadian Policy Context: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Primary Health Care. Enhancing Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Primary Health Care Initiative,

Wong, S.T., Yee, B., Yoo, G., Usita, P. (2003). Social support and social networks in older Asians: what do we know?. The Gerontologist, 43(Oct, Special Issue), 441-442.

Hung, Y.Y., Galbraith, A., Crain, L.S., Wong, S.T., & Newacheck, P.W. (2003). Health insurance of children and youth. In H.M. Wallace, G. Green, & K.J. Jaros (Eds.), Health and Welfare for Families in the 21st Century. (pp. 245-258). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Newacheck, P.W., Wong, S.T., Hung, Y.Y., & Galbraith, A. (2003). Out-of-pocket health care expenditures for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 32(6 Suppl), 3-11.

Coffman, J.M., Blick, N. & Wong, S. T. (1998). The nursing workforce and nursing education: an overview of trends. In J.M. Coffman & E. O’Neil (Eds.), Strategies for the Future of Nursing: Changing Roles, Responsibilities, and Employments Patterns of Registered Nurses. (pp. 8-20). SF, CA: Jossey Bass.


Supervisor eligibility: 

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