Betty Brown BEd

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Community Research: Lead, Interior Health Professional Practice Office - Research Department 
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Institute for Health Systems Transformation and Sustainability "Sustaining the Village" project
  • Member, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Health Literacy network
  • Board Member, Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition
  • Member, Advisory Committee, BC Rural Health Research Network
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC Okanagan

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Community-based participatory action research (CB PAR) Community development to improve population health and wellness
  • Rural health research
  • International Development Social determinants of health

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Exploring entrepreneurial activity of citizen led coalitions
PI: Kathy Rush 
Co-I: Mike Chiasson, Silvia Straka, Barbara Buckley, Betty Brown
Dates:  May 2016 - 2018
Funded by: CIHR - Planning Grant ($20,000)

Engaging stakeholders in co-creating a sustainable community: A study of rural communities in the BC Interior
PI: Eric Li
Co-I: Heather Gainforth, Betty Brown
Dates:  2016 - 2018
Funded by: SSHRC - Insight Development Grant ($64,000)

A cup half full: Using an asset based community development approach to support healthy aging and care for older populations in rural communities
Co-PI:  Denise Cloutier, Karen M Kobayashi
Co-I:  Deanne Taylor, Betty Brown
Dates: 2016 - 2017
Funded by:  EVIP

Creating a research team to address mental health for older adults in rural communities in south central British Columbia
PI: Nelly Oelke,
Co: Betty Brown
Dates: 2015 - 2016

Building belonging in the South Similkameen: Towards community-side cross-cultural mental health promotion
PI: Susana Caxaj, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan
Co: Betty Brown
Dates: 2014 - 2015
Funded by: Rural Health Services Research Network bc ($5,000)


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Betty Brown
Community Research: Lead
Interior Health Professional Practice Office - Research Department


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