Associate Member, DFP
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Maureen Mayhew has practiced cross-cultural medicine and public health for 25 years serving immigrants, refugees, Inuit, Metis and First Nations. Over the last 13 years she has worked internationally in Afghanistan and in some African countries. She is a clinical and public health physician at the BC Centre for Disease Control in the Clinical Prevention Services – TB Control. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health, an Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and an Associate at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She conducts research related to immigrant and refugee health and healthcare and is currently working on several projects involving latent TB infection in immigrants. She co-coordinates an Enhanced Skills Global Health program. She served on the editorial board for Caring for Kids New to Canada from 2010-2014. In 2011 she was awarded the Geeta Gupta Equity and Diversity Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, for her work with vulnerable populations and by the School of Population and Public Health, the CJG Mackenzie Teaching Prize.

Refugee health; rural and remote health; maternal and child health; global health

Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • Honey CM, Mayhew M, Poologaindran A., Gillis C., A Refugee’s Perspective on their Neurosurgical Care in North America.  Surgical Neurology International 2015; 6 (1): 168 DOI:10.4103/2152-7806.168726.
  • Gao J. Mayhew M. Venner S., Cook V., Berry N. Knowledge and Perceptions of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Chinese Immigrants in a Canadian Urban Centre.
  • Mayhew M, Ickx P, Newbrander W, Stanekzai H, Alawi SA. co Long and short IMCI training courses in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional cohort comparision of post-course knowledge and performance. Int J Health Policy Management 2015, 4(3), 143-152.  DOI 10.15171/ijhpm2015.17
  • Mota M, Mayhew M, Grant K, Batista R, Pottie K. Rejecting and accepting international migrant patients into primary care practices- a mixed method study.  International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2015:11(2): 108-129
  • Grant, K, Mayhew M, Mota L, Kazanjian A, Klein M. The Refugee Experience of Finding a Family Doctor. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2015:11(1): 18-28
  • Mayhew M, Grant, K, Klein M, Mota L, Rouhani S, Kazanjian A. Facilitating refugees’ access to family doctors.  International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 2015:11(1):1-17.
  • Pottie K, Batista R, Mayhew M, Grant K, Mota M. Improving the delivery of primary health care for vulnerable migrants: a Delphi Consensus to priortize innovative practice strategies. Canadian Family Physician 2014:60(1):e32-40
  • Mayhew M, Ickx P, Stanekzai H, Mashal T, Newbrander W. Improving nutrition in Afghanistan through a community-based growth monitoring and promotion program: a pre-post evaluation in five districts. 9(supp):S58-S75).
  • Mayhew, M. Patient Choice, Health Policy or Both? CMAJ 2014: Mar 31. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.131628
  • Pottie K, Batista R, Mayhew M, Grant K, Mota M. Improving the delivery of primary health care for vulnerable migrants: a Delphi Consensus to prioritize innovative practice strategies. Canadian Family Physician 2014;60(1):e32-40.
  • Grant, K, Mayhew M, Mota, Kazanjian A, Klein M. The Refugee Experience of Finding a Family Doctor (in press 2014)
  • Mayhew M, Ickx P, Stanekzai H, Mashal T. Newbrander W. Improving nutrition in Afghanistan through a community-based growth monitoring and promotion program: a pre-post evaluation in five districts. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2014; DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.917194
  • Mayhew M, Grant K, Kazanjian A, Klein M, Mota L, Rouhani S. Facilitating refugees’ access to family doctors. (in press 2014)
  • Mayhew M, editor. Culture & Health Section (Chapters: Barriers and Facilitators to Healthcare for Newcomers: Adaptation & Acculturation: How Culture Influences Health; Cultural Competence: Tools & Resources). In: Caring for Kids New to Canada: A guide to health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth{Internet}. Barozzino T and Hui C, editors. Ottawa: Canadian Paediatric Society: 2013 April.  Available from: http://www.kidsnewtocanada.ca/culture (English, French)
  • Mayhew, M. We are Still Waiting. CMAJ 2013: July 29 PMD 23897941

Technical Papers and Reports

  • Mayhew, M. IcKx P, Newbrander W et al, End of Project Household Survey for Integrated Child Survival Package: A Comparison of Demonstration Project, Baseline and Control Area. Kabul (Afghanistan): Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/BASICS/USAID: Sept. 30, 2011
  • Mayhew M, Ickx P, et al. Community Growth Monitoring & Promotion in Afghanistan: An Evaluation of Weight for Age Z-Scores in Pre and Post-Intervention Sites and in Control Areas in Five Provinces. Kabul (Afghanistan): Management Sciences for Health/BASICS/USAID: Sept 30, 2011.
  • Mayhew M, Ickx P, Raza A, Mujadidi F. Quality of Care Provided by Physicians, Nurses and Midwives in Afghanistan: A Comparison Between a 7-Day IMCI Course and the Standard 11- Day IMCI Course.  Kabul (Afghanistan): Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan/BASICS/USAID; August 31, 2011. (Publication prepared under Contract #GHA-1-00-04-00002-00, Task Order 10).

Other Scholarly Work

  • M. Mayhew, J. Gao. (2015). The TB Germ: A Cunning Traveler. [Online Video]. 16 February. Available from: http://www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/a-z/t/Tuberculosis/TBVideos/default.htm. Published by BCCDC and BC Lung Association.
  • Berger, H, Nouch S, Cunes J. Safe and Sound? Documentary film on government assisted refugees in Vancouver (mentorship and health expertise)
    • https://vimeo.com/19157702

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Gill, H, Mayhew M, Kandola K. Overview of Methylmercury and Implications to Public Health. Epi-north Dec 2010
  • Mayhew M. Shame and Simplicity in Afghanistan. CMAJ 2009: 180(8): 896
  • Patterson K, Warren J. Outside the Wire – The War in Afghanistan in the Words of Its Participants: Toronto: Random House Canada: 2007; 294 pages (contributing author)