Sarah Canham portrait
  • Associate Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Associate Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center on Aging
  • Associate Director, Health Interprofessional Education Program
(801) 581-8738

Presentations

  • Canham, S. L., Danielsen, C., Small, S., & Bosma, H. (2020, Feb 25) Giving voice to older homeless patients in the development of a medical respite intervention study in Vancouver, BC. Paper for the 90th Anniversary of School of Social Work International Symposium on Social Justice and Social Care, Vancouver, BC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/25/2020.
    https://socialwork.ubc.ca/events/event/90th-annive...
  • Fang, ML, Canham, SL, & Wada, M. (2019, Dec 8). Progressing understandings of resilience among older adults experiencing homelessness: A conceptual model for research, policy and practice. Paper for the European Conference on Aging and Gerontology, London, UK. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/08/2019.
    https://issuu.com/iafor/docs/egen-programme-2019
  • Canham, SL. (2019, Dec 3). Health and psychosocial needs of older adults who are experiencing homelessness following hospital discharge. Invited presentation for the Geriatrics Grand Rounds, University of Utah Health. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/03/2019.
    https://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/geriatr...
  • Canham, SL, Danielsen, C, Humphries, J, Small, S, & Bosma, H. (2019, Nov 20). Prioritizing patient perspectives in the development and design of an intervention study to examine the effectiveness of medical respite. Paper for the Putting Patients First 2019 conference, Vancouver, BC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/20/2019.
    https://bcsupportunit.ca/sites/bcsu/files/2019-11/...
  • Canham, SL. (2019, Nov 19). Aging in the right place: Improving supportive housing for older people experiencing homelessness in Montreal, Calgary & Vancouver. Invited panel presenter for the Housing Central: BC’s Affordable Housing Conference, Vancouver, BC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/19/2019.
    https://conference.housingcentral.ca/SITES/Confere...
  • Walsh, C, Humphries, J, Canham, SL, Burns, V, Dharshi, N, Sussman, T & Hanger, J. (2019, Nov 14). Exploring promising practice models for housing older persons experiencing homelessness. Poster for the 2019 Gerontological Society of America conference, Austin, TX. Poster, Presented, 11/14/2019.
    https://www.geron.org/images/gsa/Marketing/GSA_201...
  • Marshall, G, Bryson, W, Rostant, O, & Canham, S. (2019, Nov 13). Gender differences in the association modifiable risk factors and financial hardship. Poster for the 2019 Gerontological Society of America conference, Austin, TX. Poster, Presented, 11/13/2019.
    https://www.geron.org/images/gsa/Marketing/GSA_201...
  • Canham, SL, Bosma, H, Danielsen, C, Custodio, K, & Small, S. (2019, Nov 5). Understanding the preferences for medical respite for Vancouver, BC. Paper for the Canadian Alliance on Ending Homelessness conference, Edmonton, AB. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/05/2019.
    https://sarahcanham.wixsite.com/agingintherightpla...
  • Small, S, Canham, SL, Bosma, H, Danielsen, C, & Custodio, K. (2019, Nov 4). Medical respite as an intervention for older adults’ post-discharge recovery. Paper for the Canadian Alliance on Ending Homelessness conference, Edmonton, AB. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/04/2019.
    https://sarahcanham.wixsite.com/agingintherightpla...
  • Bosma, H, Canham, SL, Danielsen, C, Custodio, K, & Small, S. (2019, Nov 4). Health and psychosocial needs of older persons experiencing homelessness upon hospital discharge. Paper for the Canadian Alliance on Ending Homelessness conference, Edmonton, AB. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/04/2019.
  • Fang, M. L., Sixsmith, J., Wada, M., Canham, S. L., Battersby, L., Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. Institutional dynamics and agentic experiences within long-term care: implications for research and practice. Paper for the 48th Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology, Edmonton, AB. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/26/2019.
    https://cag.conference-services.net/reports/templa...
  • Fang, M. L., Canham, S. L., Wada, M., Battersby, L., & Sixsmith, J. Deconstructing the ‘culture’ of service provision for older people experiencing homelessness. Paper for the 48th Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology, Edmonton, AB. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/25/2019.
    https://cag.conference-services.net/reports/templa...
  • Canham, S. L., Humphries, J., Kupferschmidt, A. L., & Lonsdale, E. Engaging in community dialogues on alcohol use and low-risk drinking in later life. Poster for the 2019 Addiction and Health Services Research Conference, Park City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/17/2019.
    https://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/epidemi...
  • Canham, SL, Danielsen, C, Kestle, D, & Wennington, N. Housing Challenges During Later Life: Voices of Resilience. Invited panel moderator for John K. Friesen Conference, Vancouver, BC. Panel, Presented, 06/10/2019.
    https://www.sfu.ca/grc/events/archive/JF/Friesen20...
  • Humphries, J, Canham, SL, Kupferschmidt, AL, & Lonsdale, E. Opinions about and reasons for alcohol use in later life. Poster for the John K. Friesen Conference, Vancouver, BC. Poster, Presented, 06/10/2019.
    https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/fc/PDF/FC2019/F...
  • Wada, M, Canham, SL, Battersby, L, Woolrych, R, Sixsmith, J, Fang, ML, & Sixsmith, A. The impact of long-term care home relocations on residents’ health and well-being. Paper for the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, European Region 2019 Congress, Gothenberg, SE. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/24/2019.
    https://www5.shocklogic.com/scripts/jmevent/progra...
  • Fang, ML, Sixsmith, J, Wada, M, Canham, SL, Battersby, L, Woolrych, R, & Sixsmith, A. Agentic experiences within structures of long-term care: Implications for research and practice. Poster for the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology, European Region 2019 Congress, Gothenberg, SE. Poster, Presented, 05/24/2019.
    https://www5.shocklogic.com/scripts/jmevent/progra...
  • Canham, SL, & Small, S. Prioritizing the perspectives of vulnerable patients in the development and design of research. Presentation to the Researchers' Cafe: Stories of Patient-Oriented Health Research (co-hosted by the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre). Presentation, Presented, 03/12/2019.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Canada
  • United States of America

Publications

  • Butt, P. R. & White-Campbell, M, Canham, S, Dowsett Johnston, A, Indome, EO, Purcell, B, Tung, J, & van Bussel, L. (2020). Canadian guidelines on alcohol use disorder among older adults. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. Vol. 23(1), 143-148. Published, 03/16/2020.
    https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/42...
  • Marshall, G, Bryson, W., Rostant, O. & Canham, S. (2019). Gender differences in the association between unhealthy behaviors and financial hardship among middle-aged and older adults. Preventive Medicine Reports. Vol. 16. Published, 12/01/2019.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Canham, S., Humphries, J., Kupferschmidt, A. L. & Lonsdale, E. (2019). Engaging in community dialogues on low-risk alcohol use guidelines for older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published, 11/13/2019.
    https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/QMJ5KXVFGQ3XAH...
  • Humphries, J. & Canham, S. (2019). Conceptualizing the shelter and housing needs and solutions of homeless older adults . Housing Studies. Published, 11/12/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02673...
  • Canham SL & Mahmood A (2019). The use of personas in gerontological education. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Vol. 40(4), 468-479. Published, 10/04/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30124379
  • Canham SL, Wister A & O'Dea E (2019). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to housing first in Metro Vancouver. Evaluation and program planning. Vol. 75, 69-77. Published, 08/01/2019.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
  • Canham SL, Custodio K, Mauboules C, Good C & Bosma H (2019). Health and Psychosocial Needs of Older Adults Who Are Experiencing Homelessness Following Hospital Discharge. The Gerontologist. Published, 06/22/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Health+a...
  • Canham SL, Davidson S, Custodio K, Mauboules C, Good C, Wister AV & Bosma H (2019). Health supports needed for homeless persons transitioning from hospitals. Health & social care in the community. Vol. 27, 531-545. Published, 05/01/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Health+s...
  • Sixsmith, J, Fang, ML, Woolrych, R, Canham, SL, Battersby, L, Ren, TH & Sixsmith, A. (2019). Ageing-in-place for low-income seniors: Living at the intersection of multiple identities, positionalities, and oppressions. (pp. 641-664). London: Palgrave MacMillan. Published, 02/02/2019.
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-31...
  • Canham SL, Fang ML, Battersby L & Wada M (2019). Understanding the functionality of housing-related support services through mapping methods and dialogue. Evaluation and program planning. Vol. 72, 33-39. Published, 02/01/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Understa...
  • Fang ML, Canham SL, Battersby L, Sixsmith J, Wada M & Sixsmith A (2019). Exploring privilege in the digital divide: Implications for theory, policy, and practice. The Gerontologist. Vol. 59, e1-e15. Published, 02/01/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Explorin...
  • King DB, Cappeliez P, Canham SL & O'Rourke N (2019). Functions of reminiscence in later life: Predicting change in the physical and mental health of older adults over time. Aging & mental health. Vol. 23, 246-254. Published, 02/01/2019.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Function...
  • Walker, BB, Canham, SL., Wister, A & Fang, ML (2019). A GIS analysis of East Asian care gaps in residential and assisted living facilities in Vancouver, Canada. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Vol. 33, 103-119. Published, 01/11/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/027638...
  • Wada, M, Canham, SL , Battersby, L, Sixsmith, J, Woolrych, R, Fang, ML & Sixsmith, A (2019). Perceptions of home in long-term care settings: Before and after institutional relocation. Ageing & Society. Published, 01/09/2019.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and...
  • Fang, ML, Woolrych, R, Sixsmith, J, Canham, SL, Battersby, L, Ren, TH & Sixsmith, A. (2018). Integrating sense-of-place within new housing developments: A community-based participatory research approach. (pp. 129-156). Bristol: Policy Press. Published, 12/19/2018.
    https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/resili...
  • Sixsmith, J, Fang, ML & Canham, SL (2018). Co-creating home and community: Building partnerships to support older adults to age-well-in-place. (pp. 189-219). London: Palgrave MacMillan. Published, 10/10/2018.
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-31...
  • Canham SL, Mahmood A, Stalman MN, King D & O'Rourke N (2018). Personal theories of substance use among middle-aged and older adults with bipolar disorder. Aging & mental health. Vol. 22, 813-818. Published, 06/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28271715
  • O'Rourke N, Heisel MJ, Canham SL, Sixsmith A, Yaghoubi-Shahir H, King DB & (2019). Psychometric validation of the Geriatric Suicide Ideation Scale (GSIS) among older adults with bipolar disorder. Aging & mental health. Vol. 22, 794-801. Published, 06/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Psychome...
  • O'Rourke N, Bachner YG, Canham SL, Sixsmith A & (2018). Measurement equivalence of the BDSx scale with young and older adults with bipolar disorder. Psychiatry research. Vol. 263, 245-249. Published, 05/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Measurem...
  • Stalman MN, Canham SL, Mahmood A, King D & O'Rourke N (2018). Aspects of control and substance use among middle-aged and older adults with bipolar disorder. International journal of mental health nursing. Vol. 27, 833-840. Published, 04/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Aspects+...
  • Scherer M, Canham S, Voas RB & Furr-Holden CD (2018). Intercorrelation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders among a National Sample of Drivers. Journal of psychoactive drugs. Vol. 50, 143-150. Published, 04/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Intercor...
  • King DB, Canham SL, Cobb RJ & O'Rourke N (2018). Reciprocal Effects of Life Satisfaction and Depressive Symptoms Within Long-Wed Couples Over Time. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences. Vol. 73, 363-371. Published, 03/02/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Reciproc...
  • Canham, SL, Wada, M, Battersby, L, Fang, ML & Sixsmith, A (2018). Experiences of a mass interinstitutional relocation for long-term care staff. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Vol. 32, 160-175. Published, 03/01/2018.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/027638...
  • Canham SL, Fang ML, Battersby L, Woolrych R, Sixsmith J, Ren TH & Sixsmith A (2018). Contextual Factors for Aging Well: Creating Socially Engaging Spaces Through the Use of Deliberative Dialogues. The Gerontologist. Vol. 58, 140-148. Published, 01/18/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Contextu...
  • Canham SL, Battersby L, Fang ML, Wada M, Barnes R & Sixsmith A (2018). Senior Services that Support Housing First in Metro Vancouver. Journal of gerontological social work. Vol. 61, 104-125. Published, 01/01/2018.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Senior+S...
  • O'Rourke N, Heisel MJ, Canham SL, Sixsmith A & (2017). Predictors of suicide ideation among older adults with bipolar disorder. PloS one. Vol. 12, e0187632. Published, 11/16/2017.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29145409
  • Canham SL, Peres H, O'Rourke N, King DB, Wertman A, Carmel S & Bachner YG (2017). Why Do Holocaust Survivors Remember What They Remember?. The Gerontologist. Vol. 57, 1158-1165. Published, 11/10/2017.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Why+Do+H...
  • Canham SL, Battersby L, Fang ML, Sixsmith J, Woolrych R & Sixsmith A (2017). From Familiar Faces to Family: Staff and Resident Relationships in Long-Term Care. Journal of aging and health. Vol. 29, 842-857. Published, 08/01/2017.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=From+Fam...
  • Sixsmith, J, Fang, ML, Woolrych, R, Canham, S, Battersby, L & Sixsmith, A (2017). Ageing well in the right place: Partnership working with older people. Working with Older People. Vol. 21, 40-48. Published, 03/13/2017.
    https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/WWO...
  • Canham, SL & Mauro, PM (2017). Self-medication with alcohol: Aging issues. (pp. 201-214). Springer. Published, 01/31/2017.
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-31...
  • O'Rourke N, Sixsmith A, King DB, Yaghoubi-Shahir H, Canham SL & (2016). Development and validation of the BD SX: a brief measure of mood and symptom variability for use with adults with bipolar disorder. International journal of bipolar disorders. Vol. 4, 8. Published, 12/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Developm...
  • Fang ML, Woolrych R, Sixsmith J, Canham S, Battersby L & Sixsmith A (2016). Place-making with older persons: Establishing sense-of-place through participatory community mapping workshops. Social science & medicine. Vol. 168, 223-229. Published, 11/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Place-ma...
  • Wu TL, Hall BJ, Canham SL & Lam AI (2016). The Association Between Social Capital and Depression Among Chinese Older Adults Living in Public Housing. The Journal of nervous and mental disease. Vol. 204, 764-769. Published, 10/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+Asso...
  • O'Rourke N, Canham S, Wertman A, Chaudhury H, Carmel S, Bachner YG & Peres H (2016). Holocaust Survivors' Memories of Past Trauma and the Functions of Reminiscence. The Gerontologist. Vol. 56, 743-52. Published, 08/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Holocaus...
  • Kaufmann CN, Mojtabai R, Hock RS, Thorpe RJ, Canham SL, Chen LY, Wennberg AM, Chen-Edinboro LP & Spira AP (2016). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Insomnia Trajectories Among U.S. Older Adults. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Vol. 24, 575-84. Published, 07/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Racial%2...
  • Scherer M, Harrell PT, Trenz RC, Canham S & Latimer WW (2016). An exploration of alcohol use severity and route of drug administration among persons that use heroin and cocaine. Substance abuse. Vol. 37, 343-8. Published, 04/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=An+explo...
  • Canham SL, Mauro PM, Kaufmann CN & Sixsmith A (2016). Association of Alcohol Use and Loneliness Frequency Among Middle-Aged and Older Adult Drinkers. Journal of aging and health. Vol. 28, 267-84. Published, 03/01/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26082130
  • Canham SL & Rubinstein RL (2015). Experiences of sleep and benzodiazepine use among older women. Journal of women & aging. Vol. 27, 123-39. Published, 04/01/2015.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC43596...
  • Canham SL, Kaufmann CN, Mauro PM, Mojtabai R & Spira AP (2015). Binge drinking and insomnia in middle-aged and older adults: the Health and Retirement Study. International journal of geriatric psychiatry. Vol. 30, 284-91. Published, 03/01/2015.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Binge+dr...
  • Canham SL (2015). What's loneliness got to do with it? Older women who use benzodiazepines. Australasian journal on ageing. Vol. 34, E7-E12. Published, 03/01/2015.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=What%27s...
  • Mauro PM, Canham SL, Martins SS & Spira AP (2015). Substance-use coping and self-rated health among US middle-aged and older adults. Addictive behaviors. Vol. 42, 96-100. Published, 03/01/2015.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Substanc...
  • Canham, SL, Mahmood, A, Stott, S, Sixsmith, J & O'Rourke, N (2014). ‘Till divorce do us part: Marriage dissolution in later life. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage. Vol. 55, 591–612. Published, 11/04/2014.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/105025...
  • Canham SL, Gallo J & Simoni-Wastila L (2014). Perceptions of benzodiazepine dependence among women age 65 and older. Journal of gerontological social work. Vol. 57, 872-88. Published, 11/01/2014.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC42051...
  • Kaufmann CN, Canham SL, Mojtabai R, Gum AM, Dautovich ND, Kohn R & Spira AP (2013). Insomnia and health services utilization in middle-aged and older adults: results from the Health and Retirement Study. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Vol. 68, 1512-7. Published, 12/01/2013.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Insomnia...
  • Wennberg AM, Canham SL, Smith MT & Spira AP (2013). Optimizing sleep in older adults: treating insomnia. Maturitas. Vol. 76, 247-52. Published, 11/01/2013.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746664
  • McMullen TL, Brown CS, Canham SL & De Medeiros K (2012). How are gerontology doctoral graduates viewed in the academic job market? Findings from an exploratory study. Gerontology & geriatrics education. Vol. 33, 183-97. Published, 04/10/2012.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/027019...
  • Canham, SL & Spira, A (2011). Sleep in older adults: A primer for the speech-language pathologist and audiologist. Perspectives on Gerontology. Vol. 16, 41–48. Published, 12/01/2011.
    https://jshd.pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/gero16....
  • Rubinstein, RL & Canham, SL (2009). Aging skin in sociocultural perspective. (pp. 3-14). New York: William Andrew, Inc. Published, 04/22/2009.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Canham SL (2009). The Interaction of Masculinity and Control and its Impact on the Experience of Suffering for an Older Man. Journal of aging studies. Vol. 23, 90-96. Published, 04/01/2009.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+Inte...