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Olga Heath

Community Health and Humanities
BA (McGill), MSc (Memorial), PhD (Memorial)

Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Health Sciences Centre
St. John’s, NL Canada, A1B 3V6
Rm: UC5000
t:778-4381; f:737-3011

oheath@mun.ca

Olga Heath holds a joint appointment with the University Counseling Centre and the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Community Health and Humanities.

Courses

  • Not currently teaching in CHH
  • Psychology 6611 Ethics of Professional Practice
  • Psychology 6632 Community Interventions


Research Interests:

  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
  • Involuntary hospitalization in Eating Disorders
  • Students Stress and Coping

Research Projects:

  • Eating Disorder Interprofessional Community Capacity Building Project Provincial Implementation and Evaluation
Funding Source: Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Investigators: O. Heath, Eating Disorder Interprofessional Community Capacity Building Team
Duration: 2010-2012
  • The Safety Competencies and CanMEDS Collaborative Health Professional Education Competencies: Integration in Health Professional Education Curriculum
Funding Source:  Department of Health and Community Service, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Investigators: S. Peters, O. Heath, A. Kearney
Duration: 2010-2011
  • The Safety Competencies and CanMEDS Collaborative Health Professional Education Competencies: Integration in Health Professional Education Curriculum
Funding Source: Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Investigators: S. Peters, O. Heath, A. Kearney
Duration: 2009-2011

Select Publications:
  • Curran, V., Heath, O., Adey, T., Callanan, T., Craid, D., Hearn, T., Hollett, A., & White, H. (2012). An approach to integrating interprofessional education in collaborative mental health care. Journal of Academic Psychiatry, 36(2): 91-95. doi: 10.1176/appi.ap.10030045
  • Church, E., Heath, O., Curran, V., Callanan, T., Bethune, C., & Cornish, P. (2010). Rural professionals' perceptions of interprofessional continuing education in mental health. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(4): 433-443.
  • Curran, V., Heath, O., & Kearney, A. (2009). Evaluation of an interprofessional collaboration workshop for post-graduate residents and nursing/allied health professionals. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24(3): 315-318.
  • Heath, O., Cornish, P., Callanan, T., Flynn, K., Church, E., Curran, V., & Bethune, C. (2008). Building international primary care capacity in mental health services in rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador: An innovative training model. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 27(2): 165-178.