Dr. Viviane Josewski is a postdoctoral fellow with the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her program of research is located at the interface of health equity, Indigenous health, and health policy and services, with a particular focus on mental health care in urban Indigenous communities.
A white settler, she began her career as a nurse in Germany where she was born and raised. She completed a BA in psychology in the United States and, both at Simon Fraser University, a MSc (2009) in population and public health, and a PhD (2020) in health sciences. A member of an interdisciplinary group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, she works with four BC Interior urban Indigenous communities, providers, and Interior Health on co-developing culturally safe tele-diabetes/obesity clinics.
Her post-doctoral work is extending this work to mental wellness, and Northern BC. Her work has been funded by AGE-WELL, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and most recently, Michael Smith Health Research BC.
For an up-to-date list of Viviane’s publications, see ResearchGate.