Research Publications

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2022

Men, F., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2022). Pain-driven emergency department visits and food insecurity: A cross-sectional study linking Canadian survey and health administrative data. CMAJ Open, 10(1), E8. https://doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20210056

2021

Dhunna, S., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Black–white racial disparities in household food insecurity from 2005 to 2014, Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 112(5), 888–902. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00539-y

Hussain, Z., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). A comparison of household food insecurity rates in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011–2012 and 2017–2018. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00577-6

Hutchinson, J., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). The relationship between diet quality and the severity of household food insecurity in Canada. Public Health Nutrition, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980021004031

Men, F., Elgar, F. J., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth. J Epidemiol Community Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-216149

Men, F., Fischer, B., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Food insecurity, chronic pain, and use of prescription opioids. SSM-Population Health, 14, 100768. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100768

Men, F., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Food charity, government assistance, and employment. Canadian Public Policy, e2021001. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2021-001

Men, F., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Classification Differences in Food Insecurity Measures Between the US and Canada: Practical Implications to Trend Monitoring and Health Research. The Journal of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab447

Men, F., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). Examining the relationship between food insecurity and causes of injury in Canadian adults and adolescents. BMC Public Health, 21(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11610-1

Men, F., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2021). The role of provincial social policies and economic environments in shaping food insecurity among Canadian families with children. Preventive Medicine, 148, 106558. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106558

2020

Fafard St-Germain, A.-A., & Tarasuk, V. (2020). Homeownership status and risk of food insecurity: Examining the role of housing debt, housing expenditure and housing asset using a cross-sectional population-based survey of Canadian households. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-019-1114-z

Mah, C. L., Knox, B., Lynch, M., & McIntyre, L. (2020). Who Is Food Insecure? Political Storytelling on Hunger, Household Food Choices, and the Construction of Archetypal Populations. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2020.1807434

Men, F., Gundersen, C., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2020). Association between household food insecurity and mortality in Canada: A population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ, 192(3), E53–E60. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.190385

Men, F., Gundersen, C., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2020). Food insecurity is associated with higher health care use and costs among Canadian adults. Health Affairs, 39(8), 1377–1385. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01637

Men, F., & Tarasuk, V. (2020). Severe food insecurity associated with mortality among lower-income Canadian adults approaching eligibility for public pensions: a population cohort study. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09547-y

Tarasuk, V., Fafard St-Germain, A.-A., & Loopstra, R. (2020). The Relationship Between Food Banks and Food Insecurity: Insights from Canada. Voluntas, 31(5), 841–852. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00092-w

Tarasuk, V., Gundersen, C., Wang, X., Roth, D. E., & Urquia, M. L. (2020). Maternal food insecurity is positively associated with postpartum mental disorders in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Nutrition, 150(11), 3033–3040. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa240

2019

Brown, E. M., & Tarasuk, V. (2019). Money speaks: Reductions in severe food insecurity follow the Canada Child Benefit. Preventive Medicine, 129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105876

Fafard St-Germain, A.-A., Galloway, T., & Tarasuk, V. (2019). Food insecurity in Nunavut following the introduction of Nutrition North Canada. CMAJ, 191(20), E552–E558. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.181617

Jessiman-Perreault, G., & McIntyre, L. (2019). Household food insecurity narrows the sex gap in five adverse mental health outcomes among canadian adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030319

McIntyre, L., Patterson, P. B., & Mah, C. L. (2019). The application of ‘valence’ to the idea of household food insecurity in Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 220, 176–183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.11.016

Men, F., Gundersen, C., Urquia, M. L., & Tarasuk, V. (2019). Prescription medication nonadherence associated with food insecurity: a population-based cross-sectional study. Canadian Medical Association Open Access Journal, 7(3), E590-E597. https://doi.org/10.9778/cmajo.20190075

Tarasuk, V., Fafard St-Germain, A.-A., & Mitchell, A. (2019). Geographic and socio-demographic predictors of household food insecurity in Canada, 2011-12. BMC Public Health, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6344-2

Tarasuk, V., Li, N., Dachner, N., & Mitchell, A. (2019). Household food Insecurity in Ontario during a period of poverty reduction, 2005–2014. Canadian Public Policy, 45(1), 93–104. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2018-054

2018

Fafard St-Germain, A.-A., & Tarasuk, V. (2018). Prioritization of the essentials in the spending patterns of Canadian households experiencing food insecurity. Public Health Nutrition, 21(11), 2065–2078. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018000472

Gundersen, C., Tarasuk, V., Cheng, J., De Oliveira, C., & Kurdyak, P. (2018). Food insecurity status and mortality among adults in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE, 13(8). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202642

McIntyre, L., Jessiman-Perreault, G., Mah, C. L., & Godley, J. (2018). A social network analysis of Canadian food insecurity policy actors. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 79(2), 60–66. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2017-034

McIntyre, L., Patterson, P. B., & Mah, C. L. (2018). A framing analysis of Canadian household food insecurity policy illustrates co-construction of an intractable problem. Critical Policy Studies, 12(2), 149–168. https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2016.1253491

Tarasuk, V., Cheng, J., Gundersen, C., de Oliveira, C., & Kurdyak, P. (2018). The Relation between Food Insecurity and Mental Health Care Service Utilization in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 63(8), 557–569. https://doi.org/10.1177/0706743717752879

Orr, S. K., Dachner, N., Frank, L., & Tarasuk, V. (2018). Relation between household food insecurity and breastfeeding in Canada. CMAJ, 190(11), E312–E319. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170880

2017

Gundersen, C., Kreider, B., Pepper, J., & Tarasuk, V. (2017). Food assistance programs and food insecurity: Implications for Canada in light of the mixing problem. Empirical Economics, 52(3), 1065–1087. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-016-1191-4

Jessiman-Perreault, G., & McIntyre, L. (2017). The household food insecurity gradient and potential reductions in adverse population mental health outcomes in Canadian adults. SSM – Population Health, 3, 464–472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.05.013

McIntyre, L., Patterson, P. B., Anderson, L. C., & Mah, C. L. (2017). A great or heinous idea?: Why food waste diversion renders policy discussants apoplectic. Critical Public Health, 27(5), 566–576. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2016.1258455

McIntyre, L., Wu, X., Kwok, C., & Emery, J. C. H. (2017). A natural experimental study of the protective effect of home ownership on household food insecurity in Canada before and after a recession (2008-2009). Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(2), e135–e144. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.108.5568

McIntyre, L., Wu, X., Kwok, C., & Patten, S. B. (2017). The pervasive effect of youth self-report of hunger on depression over 6 years of follow up. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(5), 537–547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1361-5

St-Germain, A.-A. F., & Tarasuk, V. (2017). High vulnerability to household food insecurity in a sample of Canadian renter households in government-subsidized housing. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(2), e129–e134. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.108.5879

2016

Huisken, A., Orr, S. K., & Tarasuk, V. (2016). Adults’ food skills and use of gardens are not associated with household food insecurity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(6), e526–e532. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.107.5692

Li, N., Dachner, N., & Tarasuk, V. (2016). The impact of changes in social policies on household food insecurity in British Columbia, 2005–2012. Preventive Medicine, 93, 151–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.10.002

McIntyre, L., Dutton, D. J., Kwok, C., & Emery, J. C. H. (2016). Reduction of food insecurity among low-income Canadian seniors as a likely impact of a guaranteed annual income. Canadian Public Policy, 42(3), 274–286. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2015-069

McIntyre, L., Kwok, C., Emery, J. C. H., & Dutton, D. J. (2016). Impact of a guaranteed annual income program on Canadian seniors’ physical, mental and functional health. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 107(2), e176–e182. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.107.5372

McIntyre, L., Lukic, R., Patterson, P. B., Anderson, L. C., & Mah, C. L. (2016). Legislation Debated as Responses to Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 1995–2012. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 11(4), 441–455. https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2016.1157551

McIntyre, L., Patterson, P. B., Anderson, L. C., & Mah, C. L. (2016). Household food insecurity in Canada: Problem definition and potential solutions in the public policy domain. Canadian Public Policy, 42(1), 83–93. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2015-066

McIntyre, L., Tougas, D., Rondeau, K., & Mah, C. L. (2016). “In”-sights about food banks from a critical interpretive synthesis of the academic literature. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(4), 843–859. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-015-9674-z

Sriram, U., & Tarasuk, V. (2016). Economic Predictors of Household Food Insecurity in Canadian Metropolitan Areas. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 11(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2015.1045670

2015

Kirkpatrick, S. I., Dodd, K. W., Parsons, R., Ng, C., Garriguet, D., & Tarasuk, V. (2015). Household food insecurity is a stronger marker of adequacy of nutrient intakes among Canadian compared to American youth and adults. Journal of Nutrition, 145(7), 1596–1603. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.114.208579

Loopstra, R., Dachner, N., & Tarasuk, V. (2015). An exploration of the unprecedented decline in the prevalence of household food insecurity in Newfoundland and Labrador, 2007-2012. Canadian Public Policy, 41(3), 191–206. https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2014-080

Sriram, U., & Tarasuk, V. (2015). Changes in household food insecurity rates in Canadian metropolitan areas from 2007 to 2012. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(5), e322–e327. https://doi.org/10.17269/CJPH.106.4893

Tarasuk, V., Cheng, J., De Oliveira, C., Dachner, N., Gundersen, C., & Kurdyak, P. (2015). Association between household food insecurity and annual health care costs. CMAJ, 187(14), E429–E436. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.150234

2014

Loopstra, R., & Tarasuk, V. (2014). Food bank usage is a poor indicator of food insecurity: Insights from Canada. Social Policy and Society, 14(3), 443–455. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746415000184

Mah, C. L., Hamill, C., Rondeau, K., & McIntyre, L. (2014). A frame-critical policy analysis of Canada’s response to the World Food Summit 1998–2008. Archives of Public Health, 72(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/2049-3258-72-41

2013

Emery, J. C. H., Fleisch, V., & McIntyre, L. (2013). How a guaranteed annual income could put food banks out of business. SPP Research Paper, (6-37). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2369535

Emery, J. C. H., Fleisch, V. C., & McIntyre, L. (2013). Legislated changes to federal pension income in Canada will adversely affect low income seniors’ health. Preventive Medicine, 57(6), 963–966. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.09.004