ARCH - A Research Collaborative for Global Health Equity

ARCH (Alliance for Research and Equity in Global Health)
ARCH (Alliance for Research and Equity in Global Health)


Implementation of a SenseMaker® research project among Syrian refugees in Lebanon (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Implementation of a Neonatal Hepatitis B Immunization Program in Karenni State, Myanmar: Outline the Context and Identifying Challenges (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Bartels SA, Collier A, Davison C, Geara P, Kelly J, Michael S, Parmar P, Scott J, and Vahedi L. SenseMaker® as a Monitoring and Evaluation Tool for Gender-Based Violence Programs   and Services in Lebanon: Lessons Learned About Feasibility and Added Value. December 2018.      

Subedi, S., Bartels, S., & Davison, C. (2019). Emotional and Physical Child Abuse in The Context of Natural Disasters: A Focus on Haiti. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-9. doi:10.1017/dmp.2019.16

Han, A., Helal, S., Bakhache, N., Bunting, A., Michael, S., Davison, C., & Bartels, S. (2019). A Pilot Study of Family Planning Perspectives and Practices among Syrian Child Brides in Lebanon. Current Opinion in Gynecology and Obstetrics, 208-215. doi:10.18314/cogo.v2i1.1657

Purkey, E., Htoo, S. N., Whelan, R., Mhote, N. P. P., & Davison, C. M. (2019). Creating a locally driven research agenda for the ethnic minorities of Eastern Myanmar. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17(1). doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0465-7

Queen Elizabeth Scholars

Crystal methamphetamine use among adults: A systematic review of health and socioeconomic outcomes and effective treatment strategies  (PDF)

Mother to child transmission of Hepatitis C virus: Screening management and current recommendations (PDF)

Publications from the ARCH team

Susan Bartels

Bartels SA, Michael S, Roupetz S, et al. Making sense of child, early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls: a mixed methods study
in Lebanon. BMJ Glob Health2018;3:e000509. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2017-000509

Michael Saja, Roupetz Sophie, and Bartels Susan. Caught in Contradiction: Making Sense of Child Marriage Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. ABAAD Resource Centre for Gender Equality. May 2018.

Vahedi, L., Bartels, S. A., & Lee, S. (2019). ‘Even peacekeepers expect something in return’: A qualitative analysis of sexual interactions between UN peacekeepers and female Haitians. Global Public Health, 1–14. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1706758

Lee, S., & Bartels, S. (2019). ‘They Put a Few Coins in Your Hand to Drop a Baby in You’: A Study of Peacekeeper-fathered Children in Haiti. International Peacekeeping, 1–33. doi: 10.1080/13533312.2019.1698297

Lee, S., & Bartels, S. (2019, December 17). Retrieved from

Mckenna, C. G., Bartels, S. A., Pablo, L. A., & Walker, M. (2019). Women’s decision-making power and undernutrition in their children under age five in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A cross-sectional study. Plos One, 14(12). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0226041

Dube, A., Bartels, S. A., Michael, S., & Michaelson, V. (2019). Positive worry and negative hope: paradoxical perceptions of the experiences of Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4(1). doi: 10.1186/s41018-019-0056-9

Paluku, J. L., Carter, T. E., Lee, M., & Bartels, S. A. (2019). Massive single visit cervical pre-cancer and cancer screening in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. BMC Womens Health, 19(1). doi: 10.1186/s12905-019-0737-y

Burkhardt, G., Scott, J., Onyango, M. A., Rouhani, S., Haider, S., Greiner, A., … Bartels, S. (2016). Sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: a qualitative analysis of access to pregnancy termination services. Conflict and Health, 10(1). doi: 10.1186/s13031-016-0097-2

Garbern, S., Ebbeling, L., & Bartels, S. (2016). A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes Among Disaster and Humanitarian Responders. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 31(6), 635-642. doi:10.1017/S1049023X16000832


Colleen Davison 

Brisbois B, Cole D, Davison CM, Di Ruggiero E, Hansen L, Janes C, Larson C, Nixon S, Plamondon K, Stime B. (2016) Corporate sponsorship of global health research: Questions to promote critical thinking about potential funding relationships. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(4)

Davison CM, Brown M and Moffitt P (2006) Student Researchers Negotiating Consent in Northern Aboriginal Communities. International Journal of Qualitative Methodology 5(2), Article 7.

Davison CM, Kahwa E, Edwards N, Atkinson U, Roelofs S, Hepburn-Brown C, Aiken J, Dawkins P, Rae T, MacFarlane D (2013) Ethical Challenges and Opportunities in HIV and AIDS Community-Based Participatory Research in Jamaica. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 8(1), 55-67. DOI : 10.1525/je r .2013.8. 1.55

Davison CM, Ndumbe-Eyoh S, Clement C. (2015) Critical examination of knowledge to action models and implications for promoting health equity. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14(49), doi:10.1186/s12939-015-0178-7.

Davison CM (2004) Translation of Fixed-Response Questionnaires for Health Research with Aboriginal People: A Discussion of Methods. Pimatsiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 2(2), 97-114. 

 Heather Aldersey

Aldersey, H.M., Adeponle, A., & Whitley, R. (2017). Diverse approaches to recovery and notions of mental health and well-being. In (White, R., Read, U., Jain, S., &  ​​​​​​Orr, D., eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mental Health: Socio-cultural Perspectives. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 109-127.

Aldersey, H.M. & Assumani, D.W. (2015). Partnerships for Disability Research in Africa: Lessons Learned in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Disability & the Global South, 2(3), 777-793.

Aldersey, H.M. (2013). Disability advocacy in Kinshasa. Disability & Society 28(6), 784-797.

Dassah, E., Aldersey, H.M., & Norman, K.E. (2017). Photovoice and persons with disabilities: A scoping review of the literature. Qualitative Health Research, 27(9),1412-1422.

Fernandez, E.L.A., Rutka, L.J., & Aldersey, H.M. (2017). Exploring Disability Policy in Africa: An Online Search for National Disability Policies and CRPD Ratification. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal 13(1).

Eva Purkey

Purkey, E., & Mackenzie, M. (2019). Experience of healthcare among the homeless and vulnerably housed a qualitative study: opportunities for equity-oriented health care. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1). doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-1004-4

Redwood-Campell, L., Pakes, B., Rouleau, K., MacDonald, CJ., Arya, N., Purkey, E., Schultz, K., Dhatt, R., Wilson, B., Hadi, A., Pottie, K; Developing a curriculum framework for global health in family medicine: emerging principles, competencies, and educational approaches.  BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:46

Purkey, E., Patel, R., & Phillips, S. P. (2018). Trauma-informed care: Better care for everyone. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien, 64(3), 170–172.

Purkey, E; Hollaar, G.  Developing Consensus for Postgraduate Global Health Electives: Definitions, Pre-departure Training and Post-Return Debriefing.  BMC Med Education(2016)16:159

Purkey, E; Patel, R; Beckett, T; Mathieu, F.  Understanding a woman’s health:  Trauma informed care and chronic disease management in family medicine.  Accepted by Canadian Family Physician publication pending