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Dr. Yelena Bird Assistant Professor

Research areas

  • Smoking cessation policy
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Environmental health
  • Women's health

Current courses

  • PUBH 803 - Health Promotion
  • PUBH 810 - Environmental Pubic Health (Online)

Recent grants and awards

Use of Flavoured Tobacco by Youth, Lung Association of Saskatchewan - 2015-2016 (PI)

Effects of the Cultural Interpretation of Homelessness on Research and Provision of Services Related to Housing for Aboriginal People, Prairie Research Centre (PRC) of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) - April 2015 to September 2016 (PI)

Starting Young: Incorporating Local Pulses into the Menus of Childcare Centres in Saskatchewan, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant - 2015-2018 (Co-I)

Safe Water for Health Research Team (SWHRT), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (Health Research Group – Phase Two Grant Application) - 2013 to 2016 (Co-I)

Select publications

Bird Y, Solis LH, Mbonu CA.
Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Aug 5;10:1501-8. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S108688. eCollection 2016.
Sexual attitudes, norms, condom use, and adherence of Hispanic and non-Hispanic undergraduate students: a cross-sectional study of three community colleges in southwestern US.

Bird Y, Lemstra M, Rogers M.
Perspect Public Health. 2016 Jul 15. pii: 1757913916657118. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
The effects of household income distribution on stroke prevalence and its risk factors of high blood pressure and smoking: a cross-sectional study in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Bird Y, Staines-Orozco H.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Jun 29;11:1459-67. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S102999. eCollection 2016.
Pulmonary effects of active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure among adolescent students in Juarez, Mexico.

Bird, Y, Staines-Orozco, H, Moraros, J
International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016 Feb 20: DOI: 10.1186/s12939-016-0323-y
Adolescents' smoking experiences, family structure, parental smoking and socio-economic status in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Bird Y, Islam A,* Moraros J.
BMC Med Educ. 2016 Jan 18;16(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0547-y.
Community-based clinic volunteering: an evaluation of the direct and indirect effects on the experience of health science college students.

Bird Y, Lemstra M, Rogers M, Moraros J.
Int J Equity Health. 2015 Oct 12;14:93. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0237-0.
The relationship between socioeconomic status/income and prevalence of diabetes and associated conditions: A cross-sectional population-based study in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Banegas MP,*Bird Y, Moraros J, King S,* Prapsiri S,* Thompson B.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Jan;21(1):101-7. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2638.
Breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and early detection practices in United States-Mexico border Latinas.

Bird Y, Banegas MP,* Moraros J, King S,* Prapasiri S,* Thompson B.
J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct;13(5):867-75. doi: 10.1007/s10903-010-9418-5.
The impact of family history of breast cancer on knowledge, attitudes, and early detection practices of Mexican women along the Mexico-US border.

Moraros J, Bird Y, Chen S, Buckingham R, Meltzer RS, Prapasiri S,* Solis LH.*
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 Dec;7(12):4169-78. doi: 10.3390/ijerph7124169.
The impact of the 2002 Delaware smoking ordinance on heart attack and asthma.