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Vissandjée, Bilkis

Research Fellow


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Vissandjée, Bilkis


Bilkis Vissandjée (doctorate, University of Michigan) is a Full Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Montreal. She is a researcher at the SHERPA frontline research Centre as well as the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research. Alongside national and international partners, her research work’s focus is to address the challenges associated with providing accessible, equitable, and quality care within a diversified socio-cultural context while taking into account the complex intersection of gender, migration experiences, and ethnicity. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health and Social Services to People from Ethnocultural Communities created by the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec, and has recently been appointed to sit on the Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy of the Canada Research Chairs Program.

Areas of expertise


- Hyman, I. & Vissandjée, B. (2020). COVID-19 and Concerns about Violence in the Home among Canadian Immigrant Men and Women. Préoccupations, intersectionnalité et violence domestique en contexte de COVID-19. Canadian Diversity, 17(3), 34-29

- Demir, M., Vissandjée, B., Einstein, G. & Jacobson, D. Where Boys Dont Dance, But Women Still Thrive: Using a Development Approach as a Means of Reconciling the Promotion of Womens Health with the Legitimization of Cultural Practices in Low and Middle-Income Countries. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 20(14). doi: 10.1186/s12914-020-00230-2

- Brabete, A., Doray-Demers, P. et Vissandjée, B. (2020). Where Sexual Orientation has no Name: Sexual Orientation Missing Data in the Canadian Community Health Survey (2005-2014). Journal of Sex Research, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2020.1772704

- Vissandjée, B. (2018). Globalization and Intersectionality: Interlocking Baobabs and Maple Trees. In L. Greaves (Ed.), Personal & Political: Stories from the Women's Health Movement 1960-2010 (376p.). Toronto, Canada: Second Story Press

- Vissandjée, B., Short, W.E. & Bates, K. (2017). Health and legal literacy for migrants: twinned strands woven in the cloth of social justice and the human right to health care. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 17(10), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s12914-017-0117-3

- Vissandjée, B., Denetto, S., Migliardi, P. & Proctor, J. (2014). Female genital cutting (FGC) and the ethics of care: community engagement and cultural sensitivity at the interface of migration experiences. BMC International Health and Human Right, 14(13), 1-10. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-14-13

- Vissandjée, B., Bates, K., Vialla, F. & Kuntz, J. (2013). Expérience dimmigration et droit à la santé, à des soins et à des services de qualité: une question de justice sociale. Alterstice, 3(1), 67-83.

- Vissandjée, B., Migliardi, P., Denetto, S. & Proctor, J. (2013). Défis dintervention en contexte interculturel : le cas de pratiques traditionnelles telles que lexcision et linfibulation dans une perspective éthique et de santé publique au Canada. In R. Massé & I. Mondou (Eds.), Réduction des méfaits et tolérance en santé publique : Enjeux éthiques et politiques (215p.). Québec : Les Presses de lUniversité Laval


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