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Dr. Helen Brown

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

University of British Columbia

Gender, Society, and Health

Dr. Brown's program of research brings critical perspectives to studies aimed at improving health and social equity for rural and remote Indigenous communities. Using community-based and participatory methods she has worked with First Nations communities across Western Canada on projects that align with community priorities around health, wellness, cultural continuity and language revitalization. She is currently the lead on a program of research, in partnership with the Correctional Service of Canada and the Tsilhqot'in First Nation that investigates impacts of a prison-community partnership program on Indigenous inmate and community health, wellbeing and rehabilitation. Her other projects include collaborating with interdisciplinary partners on exploring the intersections of health and justice, increasing community collaboration within nursing education, and maternal and child health for rural and remote women

Area of Research Expertise
Community-based methods; Indigenous communities; Cultural continuity; Language revitalization; Nursing education; Indigenous health and wellness