Nadia O'Brien

Researcher – Analyst

My area of expertise includes knowledge mobilization, VIH and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections (STBBI), infectious diseases, women’s health, health inequity, and partnerships with patients, providers, and the public in health research and decisions making.

Key publications

Loutfy M, Tharao W, Kazemi M, Logie CH, Underhill A, O’Brien N, Pick N, Kestler M, H. Yudin M, Rana J, MacGillivray J. Development of the Canadian Women-Centred HIV Care Model Using the Knowledge-to-Action Framework. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). 2021 Apr 12;20: 2325958221995612.

L’Espérance A, O’Brien N, Grégoire A, Abelson J, Canfield C, Del Grande C, Dogba MJ, Fancott C, Levasseur MA, Loignon C, Majnemer A. Developing a Canadian evaluation framework for patient and public engagement in research: study protocol. Research Involvement and Engagement. 2021 Dec;7(1):1-2.

O’Brien N, Martin C, Peltier D, Kaida A, Becker M, Bourassa C, Gervais L, Bruce S, Loutfy M, de Pokomandy A, CHIWOS-PAW team. Employing Indigenous methodologies to understand women’s perceptions of HIV, health, and wellbeing in Quebec, Canada. International Review of Qualitative Research. 2020,Aug, 13(2):160-181.

DOI: 10.1177/1940844720934366

O'Brien N, Godard-Sebillotte C, Skerritt L, Dayle J, Carter A, Law S, Cox J, Andersson N, Kaida A, Loutfy M, de Pokomandy A. (2020) Assessing gaps in comprehensive HIV care across a typology of care for women living with HIV in Canada. Journal of Women's Health. Published Online Ahead of Print: 5 Jun 2020.

O'Brien N, Law S, Proulx-Boucher K, Menard B, Skerritt L, Boucoiran I, Cox J, Andersson N, de Pokomandy A. (2020) Co-designing care improvements for women living with HIV: a patient-oriented deliberative dialogue workshop in Montréal, Québec. CMAJ OPEN. 2020; 8: E264-E272. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190158

Kaida A, Carter A, Nicholson V, Lemay J, O’Brien N, Greene S, Tharao W, Proulx-Boucher K, Gormley R, Benoit A, Bernier M. (2019). Hiring, training, and supporting Peer Research Associates: Operationalizing community-based research principles within epidemiological studies by, with, and for women living with HIV. Harm Reduction Journal.16(1): 47.

de Pokomandy A, Burchell AN, Salters K, Ding E, O’Brien N, Bakombo DM, Proulx-Boucher KP, Boucoiran I, Pick N, Ogilvie G, Loutfy M, Kaida A, CHIWOS Research Team. (2019) Cervical cancer screening for women living with HIV in the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS). CMAJ Open. 7(2): e217-e226.

O'Brien N, Hong QN, Law S, Massoud S, Carter A, Kaida A, Loutfy M, Cox J, Andersson N, de Pokomandy A. (2018) Health system features that enhance access to comprehensive primary care for women living with HIV in high income settings: A systematic mixed studies review. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 32(4):129-148. 18.               

Webster K, Carter A, Proulx-Boucher K, Dubuc D, Nicholson V, Beaver K, Gasingirwa C, Ménard B, O’Brien N, Mitchell K, Pereira Bajard M, Ding E, de Pokomandy A, Loutfy M, Kaida A.  (2018) Strategies for recruiting women living with HIV in community-based research: lessons from Canada. Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP). 12(1): 21-34.

O'Brien N, Greene S, Carter A, Lewis J, Nicholson V, Kwaramba G, Ménard B, Kaufman E, Ennabil N, Andersson N, Loutfy M, de Pokomandy A, Kaida A. CHIWOS Research Team. (2017) Envisioning women centred HIV care: perspectives from women with HIV in Canada. Women’s Health Issues 27(6): 721-730.

O’Brien N, Palmer AK, Zhang W, Michelow W, Shen A, Roth E, Rhodes CL, Salters KA, Montaner JSG, Hogg RS. (2013). Social-structural factors associated with supportive service use among a cohort of HIV-positive individuals on antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical aspects of AIDS/HIV. 25(8): 937-947