Peer-reviewed journal publications

Zungu M, Spiegel J, Yassi A, Moyo D, Voyi K. Occupational Health Barriers in South Africa: A Call for Ubuntu. Annals of Global Health. 2024; 90(1): 35, 1–6.

Okpani AI, Lockhart K, Barker S, Grant JM, Yassi A. Did the healthcare vaccine mandate work? An evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on vaccine uptake and infection risk in a large cohort of Canadian healthcare workers. American Journal of Infection Control. 2024 May 14.

Okpani AI, Adu P, Paetkau T, Lockhart K, Yassi A. Are COVID-19 vaccination mandates for healthcare workers effective? A systematic review of the impact of mandates on increasing vaccination, alleviating staff shortages and decreasing staff illness. Vaccine. 2024. 42(5): 1022-1033.

Zungu M, Yassi A, Ramodike J, Voyi K, Lockhart K, Jones D, Kgalamono S, Thunzi N, Spiegel JM. Systematizing information use to address determinants of health worker health in South Africa: A cross-sectional mixed method study. Safety and Health at Work. 2023. 14(4):368-374.

Okpani AI, Lockhart K, Grant JM, Barker S, Srigley JA, Yassi A. Vaccination, time lost from work, and COVID-19 infections: Results from a retrospective Canadian healthcare worker cohort study. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023. 11:1214093.

Ehrlich R, Barker S, Montgomery A, Lewis P, Yassi A, Kistnasamy B. Mining Migrant Worker Recruitment Policy and the Production of a Silicosis Epidemic in Late 20th-Century Southern Africa. Annals of Global Health. 2023; 89(1): 25, 1–12.

Yassi A, Barker S, Lockhart K, Taylor D, Harris D, Hundal H, Grant JM, Okpani AI, Pollock S, Sprague S, Kim Sing C. Urban-rural divide in COVID-19 infection and vaccination rates in healthcare workers in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. Spring 2023. 28(2): 47-58.

Spiegel JM, Zungu M, Lockhart K, Yassi A, Sidwell Wilson K, Okpani AI, Jones D, Sanabria N. Protecting healthcare workers during a pandemic: what can a WHO collaborating centre research partnership contribute? Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2023;47:e33.

Lu Y, Okpani AI, McLeod C, Grant JM, Yassi A. Masking strategy to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19: An umbrella meta-analysis. Infection, Disease & Health. 2023 Feb 16.

Harrigan S, Tsang VW, Yassi A, Zungu M, Spiegel JM. Impacts of economic inequality on healthcare worker safety at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional analysis of a global survey. BMJ Open. 2022. Oct 1;12(10):e064804.

Hsin-Ling L, Wilson K, Bernstein C, Naicker N, Yassi A, Spiegel JM. Psychological Distress in South African Healthcare Workers early in the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Associations and Mitigating Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022. Aug 7;19(15):9722.

Okpani AI, Barker S, Lockhart K, Grant J, Delgado-Ron JA, Zungu M, Naicker N, Ehrlich R, Yassi A. A mixed-methods study of risk factors and experiences of healthcare workers tested for the novel coronavirus in Canada. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2022 Sep 11;64(9):e559-66.

Ehrlich R, Barker S, Rees D, Naidoo J, Kistnasamy B, deWaterNaude J, Yassi A. Accuracy of computer aided detection of occupational lung disease: silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in ex-miners from the South African gold mines. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Sep 29;19(19):12402.

Williams H, Ehrlich R, Barker S, Kisting S, Zungu M, Yassi A. The Utility of Length of Mining Service and Latency in Predicting Silicosis among Claimants to a Compensation Trust. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Mar 17;19(6):3562.

Barker S, Ehrlich R, Spiegel JM, Kistnasamy B, Riera F, Fourie A, Mtshali N, Rabada M, Lockhart K, Yassi A. Reforming the workers’ compensation process for occupational lung disease among miners in South Africa – an efficiency study of claims assessment. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2022: 1-9.

Zungu M, Yassi A, Voyi K, Ramodike J, Kgalamono S, Senabe S, Jones D, Naicker N, Thunzi N, Okpani A, Grant J. Occupational health information systems for health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Safety & Health at Work. Jan 2022, 13:S211-S212.

Andrade-Rivas F, Afshari R, Yassi A, Takaro T, Mardani A, Taft S, Guttmann M, Thomas S, Spiegel JM. Industrialization and Food safety for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation: An Analysis of Chemical Levels in Shellfish in Burrard Inlet. Toxicology and Environmental Research. Dec 18. 2021.

Ehrlich R, Barker S, Tsang VWL, Kistnasamy B, Yassi A. Access of migrant gold miners to compensation for occupational lung disease: quantifying a legacy of injustice. Journal of Migration & Health. 2021: October 6.

Zungu M, Voyi K, Mlangeni N, Vasudevan Moodley S, Ramodike J, Claassen N, Wilcox EM, Thunzi N, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Malotle M. Organizational factors associated with health worker protection during the COVID-19 pandemic in four provinces of South Africa. BMC Health Research Services. 2021. 21:1080.

Yassi A, Grant JM, Lockhart K, Barker S, Sprague S, Okpani A, Wong T, Daly P, Henderson W, Lubin S, Kim Sing C. Infection control, occupational and public health measures including mRNA-based vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infections to protect healthcare workers from variants of concern: a 14-month observational study using surveillance data. PLOS ONE. 2021. July 16.

Spiegel JM, Ehrlich R, Yassi A, Riera F, Wilkinson J, Lockhart K, Barker S, Kistnasamy B. Using Artificial Intelligence for High-Volume Identification of Silicosis and Tuberculosis: A Bio-Ethics Approach. Annals of Global Health. 2021; 87(1): 58, 1–12.

Brisbois B, Feagan M, Bjorn Stime, Paz IK, Berbés-Blázquez M, Gaibor J, Cole D, Di Ruggiero E, Hanson L, Janes C, Plamondon K, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Mining, colonial legacies and neoliberalism: A political ecology of health knowledge. New Solutions. First Published 11 Mar 2021.

Adu P, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Towards TB elimination: how are macro-level factors perceived and addressed in policy initiatives in a high burden country? Global Health. 2021 Jan 11;17(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12992-020-00657-1.

Garcia R, Ehrlich R, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Romao P. Preventing Occupational Tuberculosis in Health Workers: An Analysis of State Responsibilities and Worker Rights in Mozambique. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020. 17(20), 7546.

Wilcox ES, Tsitsi Chimedza I, Mabhele S, Romao P, Spiegel JM, Zungu M and Yassi A. Empowering Health Workers to Protect Their Own Health: A Study of Enabling Factors and Barriers to Implementing HealthWISE in Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020. 17, 4519.

Ehrlich R, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Adu P. Current guidelines for protecting health workers from occupational tuberculosis are necessary but not sufficient: Towards a comprehensive occupational health approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020. 17(11): 3957.

van de Water N, Yassi A, Ehrlich R. Workers’ compensation claims for occupational tuberculosis in South African health workers: Outcomes and workers’ experiences. South African Medical Journal. May 2020. 11(5): 389-395.

Young C, Barker S, Ehrlich R, Kistnasamy B, Yassi A. Computer-aided detection for tuberculosis and silicosis in chest radiographs of gold miners of South Africa. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. 2020 Apr 1;24(4):444-451.

Spiegel SJ, Thomas S, O'Neil K, Brondgeest C, Thomas J, Beltran J, Hunt T, Yassi A. Visual Storytelling, Intergenerational Environmental Justice and Indigenous Sovereignty: Exploring Images and Stories Amid a Contested Oil Pipeline Project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020. 17(7), 2362.

Garnett J, Jones D, Chin G, Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Naicker N. Occupational Tuberculosis Among Laboratory Workers in South Africa: Applying a Surveillance System to Strengthen Prevention and Control. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5): 10.3390/ijerph17051462.

Adu PA, Yassi A, Ehrlich R, Spiegel JM. Perceived Health System Barriers to Tuberculosis Control Among Health Workers in South Africa. Annals of Global Health. 2020; 86(1): 15, 1–10.

Zungu M, Yassi A, Malotle M, O’Hara LM, Bryce EA, Ngubeni D, Gemell G, Ramodike J, Kgatuke R, Mlangeni N, Kisting S. Occupational tuberculosis in a South African teaching hospital: A pre-post intervention study. Occupational Health Southern Africa. 2019; 25(5): 148 – 154.

Brisbois BW, Spiegel JM, Harris L. Health, environment and colonial legacies: Situating the science of pesticides, bananas and bodies in Ecuador. Social Science & Medicine. 2019 Oct 1;239:112529.

Gray P, Senabe S, Naicker N , Kgalamono S, Yassi A, Spiegel JM. Workplace-Based Organizational Interventions Promoting Mental Health and Happiness among Healthcare Workers: A Realist Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(4396); doi:10.3390/ijerph16224396

Tsang VWL, Lockhart K, Spiegel SJ and Yassi A. Occupational Health Programs for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Systematic Review for the WHO Global Plan of Action for Workers’ Health. Annals of Global Health. 2019; 85(1): 128, 1–12. DOI:

Jonasson ME, Spiegel SJ, Thomas S, Yassi A, Takaro T, Afshari R, Wittmann H, Markwick M, Spiegel JM. Oil pipelines and food sovereignty: threat to health equity for Indigenous communities. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2019. pg 1-14.

Ehrlich R, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Diverse approaches to preventing occupational tuberculosis in health workers: cross-disciplinary or cross purposes? Public Health Action. 2019. 9(1): 11-14.

Yassi A, Mabhele S, Wilcox E, Tsang VWL, Lockhart K. An embodied exercise to address HIV and tuberculosis related stigma of healthcare workers in Southern Africa. Journal of Applied Arts & Health. 2019.10(1):73-85.

Ehrlich R, van de Water N, Yassi A. Tuberculosis in health workers as an occupational disease. Anthropology Southern Africa. 2018. 41(4): 309-322

Kitsanamy B, Yassi A, Spiegel SJ, Yu J, Fourie A, Barker S, Spiegel JM. Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired in South African mines: Recent developments and ongoing challenges. Globalization and Health. 2018.14:60

Spiegel JB, Chokroun Ortiz B, Campaña A, Boydell KM, Breilh J, Yassi A. Social transformation, collective health and community-based arts: Buen Vivir and Ecuador’s social circus program. Global Public Health. 2018. 1-24.

Rawat A, Uebel K, Moore D, Cingl L, Yassi A. Patient responses on quality of care and satisfaction with staff after integrated HIV-care in South African primary health care clinics. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2018 May.

Rawat A, Uebel K, Morre D, Yassi A. Integrated HIV-Care Into Primary Health Care Clinics and the Influence on Diabetes and Hypertension Care: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis in Free State, South Africa Over 4 Years. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes. 2018 Apr 15;77(5):476-483.

Malotle MM, Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Ngubeni D, O'Hara LM, Adu PA, Bryce EA, Mlangeni N, Gemell GS, Zungu M. Occupational tuberculosis in South Africa: are health care workers adequately protected? Public Health Action. 2017 Dec 21;7(4):258-67.

Colindres C, Bryce EA, Coral-Rosero P, Ramos-Soto R, Bonilla F, Yassi A. Effect of effort-reward imbalance and burnout on infection control among Ecuadorian nurses. International Nursing Review. November 2017. Doi 10.1111/inr.12409

Liautaud A, Adu PA, Yassi A, Zungu M, Spiegel JM, Rawat A, Bryce EA, Engelbrecht MC. Strengthening Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Prevention Capacity among South African Healthcare Workers: A Mixed Methods Study of a Collaborative Occupational Health Program. Safety and Health at Work. 2017 Aug 26.

Yassi A, Lockhart K, Gray P, Hancock T. Defrosting the Paradigm Freeze to Respond to the Post-Truth Era? An analysis of course curricula in Canadian schools of public health. Critical Public Health. Sept. 2017. 1-8.

O’Hara L, Bryce EA, Yassi A, Engelbrecht M, van Rensburg A, Zungu M, Nophale L, FitzGerald M. Infection control and TB in health workers: An assessment of 28 hospitals in South Africa. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2017. 21(3):320–326

Parent S, Ehrlich R, Baxter V, Kannemeyer N, Yassi A. Occupational health and TB: A feasibility study of participatory theatre with South African healthcare workers. International Journal of TB and Lung Diseases. February 2017. 21(2).

Hon CY, Danyluk Q, Neudorf M, Bryce EA, Yassi A, Janssen B, Shen H, Astrakianakis A. Comparison of qualitative and quantitative fit-testing results for three commonly used respirators in the healthcare sector. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene. 2017. 3(14):175-179.

Doolittle L, Chasse C, Makoloski C, Boyd P, Yassi A. May I have this dance? Teaching, Performing, and Transforming in a University-Community Mixed-Ability Dance Theatre Project. Theatre Research in Canada. Fall 2016.

Murray M, Quizhpe A, Yassi A, DeBoos J, Spiegel JB, Calle K. Fear, wonder and learning: Reimagining the Human-Microbe Story. Antennae. Special issue: Summer 2016. Issue 36. 104-134.

Yassi A, Adu P, Spiegel JM, Nophale L, Zungu M. Learning from a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve healthcare workers access to prevention and care for tuberculosis and HIV in Free State, South Africa: The pivotal role of information systems. Global Health Action. Vol. 9. June 23, 2016. 30528.

Van Rensburg A, Engelbrecht M, Yassi A, Nophale L, Bryce EA, Spiegel JM. Selected features of nurses’ occupational health and safety practice in three Free State provincial public hospitals. Occupational Health Southern Africa. April 2016. Available at

Wouters E, Rau A, Engelbrecht M, Uebel K, Siegel J, Masquillier C, Kigozi G, Sommerland N, Yassi A. The Development and Piloting of Parallel Scales Measuring External and Internal HIV and Tuberculosis Stigma Among Healthcare Workers in the Free State Province, South Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15;62 Suppl 3:S244-54.

Yassi A, Spiegel JB, Lockhart K, Fels L, Boydell K, Marcuse J. Ethics in Community-University-Artist Partnered Research: Tensions, Contradictions and Gaps Identified in an ‘Arts for Social Change’ Project. Journal of Academic Ethics. 2016, 1-22. Available at

Yassi A, Zungu M, Kistnasamy B, Spiegel JM, Lockhart K, Jones D, Nophale L, O’Hara LM, Bryce EA, Darwin L. Protecting health workers from infectious disease transmission: An exploration of a Canadian-South African partnership of partnerships. Globalization and Health. 2016. 12: 10. Available at .

Engelbrecht MC, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Van Rensburg AJ, O’Hara LM, Bryce EA, Nophale LE, and Rau A. Tuberculosis and blood-borne infectious diseases: Workplace conditions and practices of healthcare workers at three public hospitals in the Free State. Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015;30(1):23-28.

Matuka O, Singh TS, Bryce E, Yassi A, Kgasha O, Zungu M, Kyaw K, Malotle M, Renton K, O'Hara L. Pilot study to detect airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure in a South African public healthcare facility outpatient clinic. J Hosp Infect. 2015 Mar;89(3):192-6

Mitchell-Foster K, Ayala EB, Breilh J, Spiegel J, Wilches AA, Leon TO, Delgado JA. Integrating participatory community mobilization processes to improve dengue prevention: an eco-bio-social scaling up of local success in Machala, Ecuador. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb;109(2):126-33

O’Hara N, Marra C, Roy L, Yassi A, Lynd L, FitzGerald M, Spiegel JM. Healthcare worker preferences for active tuberculosis case finding programs in South Africa: A best-worst scaling choice experiment. PLoS One. July 21, 2015. Available at

O’Hara N, Marra C, Roy L, Yassi A, Lynd L, FitzGerald M, Spiegel JM. Healthcare worker preferences for active tuberculosis case finding programs in South Africa: A best-worst scaling choice experiment. PLoS One. July 21, 2015. Available at

Siegel J, Yassi A, Rau A, Buxton JA, Wouters E, Engelbrecht MC, Uebel KE, Nophale LE. Workplace interventions to reduce HIV and TB stigma among health care workers - Where do we go from here? Glob Public Health. 2015 Mar 13:1-13

Spiegel JM, Breilh J, Yassi A. Why language matters: Insights on the social determination of health through North-South collaborative research. Globalization and Health. 27 Feb. 2015.

Feagan M, Koné B, Brou K, Houenou YA, Kouassi E, Spiegel JM   Réflexion critique des approches écosystémiques de la santé sur la base des expériences des jeunes chercheurs au Canada, en Afrique Occidentale et Centrale et en Amérique Centrale.  VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement [En ligne], Hors-série 19 | Août 2014 ; ; DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.14963.

Khan R, Yassi A, Engelbrecht M, Nophale L, van Rensburg A, Spiegel JM. Barriers to HIV counselling and testing uptake by health workers in three public hospitals in Free State Province, South Africa. AIDS Care. Published online: 30 Aug 2014. Available at:

Nkoko L, Spiegel J, Rau A, Parent S, Yassi A (2014). Reducing the Risks to Health Care Workers From Blood and Body Fluid Exposure in a Small Rural Hospital in Thabo-Mofutsanyana, South Africa. Workplace Health and Safety, 62(9), 382-388.

Spiegel, J. B., Breilh, M. C., Campaña, A., Marcuse, J., & Yassi, A. (2014). Social circus and health equity: Exploring the national social circus program in Ecuador. Arts & Health, 03 Jul 2014. Available at DOI:10.1080/17533015.2014.932292

Spiegel S, Keane S, Metcalf S, Veiga M, Yassi A. The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Time to Seek Solutions with Artisanal Mining Communities [Correspondence]. Environmental Health Perspectives. August 2014. 122(8):A203-204. Available at: DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408514

Tseui S, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Critical reflections on a summer global health internship: The need for education on global development paradigms in medical schools. Medical Teacher. Sept. 2, 2014. Available online at

Weiler A, Hergesheimer C, Brisbois B, Wittman H, Yassi A, Spiegel JM. Food sovereignty, food security and health equity: A meta-narrative mapping exercise. Health Policy and Planning. October 2014. 1-15. doi:10.1093/heapol/czu109
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Yassi A, O’Hara LM, Engelbrecht MC, Uebel K, Nophale LE, Bryce EA, Buxton JA, Siegel J, Spiegel JM. (2014).  Considerations and Dilemmas in Preparing a Randomized Population Health Intervention Trial: Lessons from a South African-Canadian Partnership to Improve HIV and Tuberculosis Prevention and Care for Health Workers. Global Health Action, 7.

Yassi A. High prevalence of neck, shoulder and back pain among nursing graduates warrants preventive strategies during the degree and into working life. Evid Based Nurs. 2014 Aug 13. pii: ebnurs-2014-101905. Available at:

Liautaud A, Yassi A, Engelbrecht MC, O’Hara LM, Rau A, Bryce EA, Spiegel JM, Uebel K, Zungu M,  Roscoe D, Janse van Rensburg A,  Nophale LE. Building Capacity to Design, Implement and Evaluate Action Research Projects to Decrease the Burden of HIV and TB in the Healthcare Workforce: A South African- Canadian Collaboration. Open Medicine. 2013;7(3 Suppl):s33.

Yassi A, Breilh J, Dharamsi S, Lockhart K, Spiegel JM. The Ethics of Ethics Reviews in Global Health Research: Case studies applying a new paradigm. Journal of Academic Ethics. 2013; 11:83-92.

Yassi A, Lockhart K. Work-relatedness of low back pain in nursing personnel: A systematic review. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. Sept 2013; 19(3): 223-244.

Yassi A, Lockhart K, Sykes M, Buck B, Stime B, Spiegel JM.  The effectiveness of joint health and safety committees: A systematic review.  American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2013 Apr;56(4):424-38.

Yassi A, O’Hara LM, Lockhart K, Spiegel JM. Workplace programmes for HIV and Tuberculosis: A systematic review to support development of international guidelines for the health workforce. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(5):525-543. 

Breilh J, Yassi A, Pagliccia N. Chronic pesticide poisoning from persistent low dose exposures in Ecuadorean floriculture workers: Towards validating a low-cost test battery. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2012 Jan-Mar;18(1):7-21.

Huish RL and Spiegel JM.  First as Tragedy and then on to Farce: Canadian Foreign Aid for Global Health.  Canadian Foreign Policy.  2012; 18(2): 244-246.

Muñoz G, Mota L,Bowie W, Quizhpe A, Orrego E,Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotic use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012.

O’Hara LM, Bryce EA, Scharf S, Yassi A. Innovative Training for Occupational Health and Infection Control Workplace Assessment in Health Care.  American Journal of Health Education. January/February 2012. 43(1): 57-61.

Spiegel JM, Alegret M, Clair V, Pagliccia N, Martinez B, Bonet M, Yassi A. Intersectoral Action for Health at a Municipal Level in Cuba. International Journal of Public Health. 2012; 57(1): 15-23.

Spiegel JM, Lockhart K, Dyck C, Wilson A, O’Hara L, Yassi A.  Tool, Weapon, or White Elephant? A realist analysis of the five phases of a twenty-year programme of occupational health information system implementation in the health sector.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012.

Corbière M, Zaniboni S, Coutu MF, Franche RL, Guzman J, Dawson K, Yassi A. Evaluation of the fear-avoidance model with health care workers experiencing acute/subacute pain. PAIN. 2011 Aug 20.

Danyluk Q, Hon CY Neudorf M, Yassi A, Bryce EA, Janssen R, Astrakianakis G. Health Care Workers and Respiratory Protection: Is the User Seal Check a Surrogate for Respirator Fit-Testing? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, May 2011. 8: 267–270.

Kling RN, Yassi A, Smailes E, Lovato CY, Koehoorn M. Evaluation of a violence risk assessment system (the Alert System) for reducing violence in an acute hospital: A before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2011 May;48(5):534-9.

Kone B, Kouassi E, Fayomi B, Houenou Y, Feagan M, Spiegel JM.  Facilitating the Relationship Between Researchers and Policy-Makers: Experiences from Three Ecohealth Projects in West and Central Africa. Ecohealth. 2011; 8: 413–417.

Maiwald K, de Rijk A, Guzman J, Schonstein E, Yassi A. Evaluation of a Workplace Disability Prevention Intervention in Canada: Examining Differing Perceptions of Stakeholders. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2011 Jun;21(2):179-89.

Munoz G, Mota L, Bowie W, Quizhpe A, Orrego E, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. An ecosystem approach to promoting appropriate antibiotics use for children in indigenous communities in Ecuador. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2011 Dec;30(6):566-73. Available at:

Spiegel JM, Alegret M, Clair V, Pagliccia N, Martinez B, Bonet M, Yassi A. Intersectoral action for health at a municipal level in Cuba. International Journal of Public Health. 2011 Aug 16.

Spiegel JM, Breilh J, Beltran E,Parra J,Solis F,Yassi A, Rojas A, Orrego E, Henry B, Bowie W, Pearce L, Gaibor J, Velasquez P, Concepcion M, Parkes M. Establishing a community of practice of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and communities to sustainably manage environmental health risks in Ecuador. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2011; 11(Suppl 2):S5.

Yassi A, Bryce EA, Breihl J, Lavoie MC, Ndelu L, Lockhart K, Spiegel JM. Research collaboration between infection control and occupational health in three continents: A success story with international impact. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2011 Nov 8;11 Suppl 2:S8.

Lavoie M-C, Yassi A, Bryce EA, Fujii R, Longronio M, Tennassee M. International collaboration to protect health workers from infectious disease in Ecuador. PAHO Journal. 2010. 27 (5): May 31: 396-402.

Pagliccia N, Spiegel J, Alegret M, Bonet M, Martinez, Yassi A.  Network analysis as a tool to assess the intersectoral management of health determinants at the local level: An exploratory study of two Cuban municipalities. Social Science & Medicine. 2010 Jul;71(2):394-9.

Spiegel JM, Dharamsi S, Wasan KM, Yassi A, Singer B, et al. Which new approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases show promise? PLoS Medicine. 2010. 7(5): e1000255.

Spiegel JM, Huish RL. Canadian foreign aid for global health: Human security opportunity lost.  Canadian Foreign Policy 2010; 15(3): 60-84.

Spiegel JM, Wasan K, Dharamsi S, Yassi A. Strategies for Neglected Global Diseases: Why we are still failing. PLoS Medicine. 2010; 7(5). This article, which has over 5,600 viewings began with a submission to PLoS Medicine that Dr.Spiegel spearheaded by a multi-disciplinary team; it stimulated strong interest so that a multi-authored PLoS Debate manuscript was developed.

Webb JC, Mergler D, Parkes MW, Saint-Charles J, Spiegel J, Waltner-Toews D, Yassi A, Woollard RF. Tools for Thoughtful Action: the role of ecosystem approaches to health in enhancing public healthCanadian Journal of Public Health. 2010; 101(6): 439-441. This article was one of 4 awarded as CIHR-CPHA Milestones, recognizing a body of work that authors contributed on the application of an ecosystem approach to human health 

Yassi A. Book review: Expanding and Updating Environmental Health. EcoHealth. 2010. 7(4): 549-551.

Yassi A, Dharamsi S, Spiegel JM. Industry in academia: ethical frameworks would clarify links [letter]. Nature. 2010. Mar 25;464(7288):486.

Yassi A, Dharamsi S, Spiegel J, Rojas A, Dean E, Woollard R. The good, the bad and the ugly of partnered research:  Revisiting the sequestration thesis and the role of universities in promoting social justice. International Journal of Health Services. 2010. 40(3): 485-505.

Yassi A, Lockhart K, Buxton JA, McDonald I.Vaccination of healthcare workers for influenza: Promote safety culture not coercion. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 101(2), S41-44, S68.  Marc/April 2010.

Gamage B, Pugh S, Litt M, Bryce E; PICNet Needs Assessment Working Group. A survey of infection prevention and control resources in acute care facilities across British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 2009 Winter;24(4):213-8.

Joshi TK, Bailar JC 3rd, Craner J, Davis D, Ehrlich R, Franco G, Frank AL, Huff J, LaDou J, Lanphear B, London L, Melnick RL, O'Neill R, Osaro E, Rosenman KD, Sass J, Smith AH, Soskolne CL, Stephens C, Stuckey R, Takaro TK, Teiteibaum D, Watterson A, Yassi A. Physician expelled from Indian Association of Occupational Health after critique. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2009 Oct-Dec;15(4):419-20.

Kling RN, Yassi A, Smailes E, Lovato CY, Koehoorn M. Characterizing violence in health care in British Columbia. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2009 Aug;65(8):1655-63.

O’Hara L, Cheevers E, Yassi A. H1N1 and occupational health for health workers in Africa. African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety. 2009; 19: 56-60.

Parkes MW, Spiegel J, Breilh J, Cabarcas F, Huish R, Yassi A. Promoting the health of marginalized populations in Ecuador through international collaboration and educational innovations Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2009 April; 87(4): 245-324.

Pollock SL, Yassi A, Connell I, Gamage B, Copes R.Are you prepared? Defining occupational health resource needs to prevent infectious disease transmission in the health care sector.  Healthcare Management FORUM. 2009 Spring;22(1):52-6.

Spiegel J, Tremblay J, Lockhart K, Dybka L, LoChang J, Yassi A. Workplace and workforce health information systems in healthcare: Acknowledging the role of university researchers and highlighting the importance of health and safety committee capacity-building. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2009; 100: 157.

Yassi A, Bryce EA, Maultsaid D, Novak-Lauscher H, Zhao K. The impact of requiring completion of an on-line infection control course on health professionals’ intentions to comply with infection control guidelines: a comparative study. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. 2009; 20(1):15-19.

Yassi A, Bryce EA, Spiegel JM. Assuming our global responsibility: Improving working conditions for healthcare workers globally. Open Medicine.  2009; Sept 15; 3(3): 174-177.

Yassi  A, Nophale LE, Dybka L, Bryce EA, Kruger W, Spiegel J. Building capacity to secure healthier and safer working conditions for healthcare workers: A South African-Canadian collaboration. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  2009; October 15(4): 369-80.

Alamgir H, Cvitkovich Y, Astrakianakis G, Yu S, Yassi A. Needlestick and other potential blood and body fluid exposures among health care workers in British Columbia, Canada. American Journal of Infection Control. 2008 Feb;36(1):12-21.

Alamgir H, Yu S, Fast C, Hennessy S, Kidd C, Yassi A. Efficiency of overhead ceiling lifts in reducing musculoskeletal injury among carers working in long-term care institutions. Injury. 2008 May;39(5):570-7.

Bryce EA, Copes R, Gamage B, Lockhart K, Yassi A. Staff perception and institutional reporting: two views of infection control compliance in British Columbia and Ontario three years after an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2008 Jun;69(2):169-76.

Bryce E, Yassi A, Maultsaid D, Gamage B, Landstrom M, LoChang J, Hon CY. E-learning of infection control: it's contagious. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 2008 Winter;23(4):228, 230, 232

Gamage B, Varia M, Litt M, Pugh S, Bryce EA; PICNet Needs Assessment Working Group. Finding the gaps: an assessment of infection control surveillance needs in British Columbia acute care facilities. American Journal of Infection Control. 2008 Dec;36(10):706-10.

Guzman J, Yassi A, Baril R, Loisel P. Decreasing occupational injury and disability: the convergence of systems theory, knowledge transfer and action research. Work. 2008;30(3):229-39.

Hon CY, Gamage B, Bryce EA, LoChang J, Yassi A, Maultsaid D, Yu S. Personal protective equipment in health care: can online infection control courses transfer knowledge and improve proper selection and use? American Journal of Infection Control. 2008 Dec;36(10):e33-7.

Huish RL, Spiegel JM.  Integrating Health and Human Security into Foreign Policy: Cuba's Surprising Success.  The International Journal of Cuban Studies. 1(1):  June 2008.

Spiegel JM, Gonzalez M, Cabrera GJ, Catasus S, Vidal C, Yassi A. Promoting health in response to global tourism expansion in Cuba. Health Promotion International. 2008 Mar;23(1):60-9.

Van der Wal R, Globerman J, Numata Y, Schulzer M, FitzGerald M, Yassi A. Improving the practice environment: a pilot project in a critical care unit. Healthcare Management FORUM. 2008 Summer;21(2):29-35.

Alamgir H, Cvitkovich Y, Yu S, Yassi A.Work-related injury among direct care occupations in British Columbia, Canada. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2007 Nov;64(11):769-75. Epub 2007 May 23.

Alamgir H, Swinkels H, Yu S, Yassi A. Occupational injury among cooks and food service workers in the healthcare sector. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2007 Jun 7;50(7):528-535.

Bonet M, Spiegel JM, Ibarra AM, Kouri G, Pintre A, Yassi A. An integrated ecosystem approach for sustainable prevention and control of dengue in Central Havana. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2007 Apr-Jun;13(2):188-94.

Brodkin E, Copes R, Mattman A, Kennedy J, Kling R, Yassi A. Lead and mercury poisoning – still a concern? Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2007 Jan; 176(1):59-63.

Cross J, Steinberg M, Yassi A, Astrakianakis G. Blood and body fluid exposures and near-miss incidents among hospital employees in British Columbia: A latent class analysis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2007;64:e6

Craib KJ, Hackett G, Back C, Cvitkovich Y, Yassi A. Injury rates, predictors of workplace injuries, and results of an intervention program among community health workers. Public Health Nurse. 2007 Mar-Apr;24(2):121-31.

Ouellette V, Badii M, Lockhart K, Yassi A. Worker satisfaction with a workplace injury prevention and return-to-work program in a large Canadian hospital: the importance of an integrated approach. Work. 2007; 28(2): 175-181.

Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Ibarra AM, Pagliccia N, Ouellette V, Yassi A.  Social and environmental determinants of Aedes aegypti infestation in Central Havana: Results of a case-control study nested in an integrated dengue surveillance program in Cuba.  Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2007 12(4):503-510.

Spiegel JB, Yassi A. Theatre of Alliances? Role-play, Representation and Ecohealth in Ecuador. Theatre Topics. 17(2)P: 129-140, 2007.

Yassi A, Lockhart K, Copes R, Kerr M, Corbiere M, Bryce EA. Determinants of healthcare workers compliance with infection control procedures in healthcare. Healthcare Quarterly. 2007 Jan;10(1):44-52.

Badii M, Keen D, Yu S, Yassi A. Evaluation of a comprehensive integrated workplace-based program to reduce occupational musculoskeletal injury and its associated morbidity in a large hospital. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2006 Nov;48(11):1159-65.

Kaida A, Andia I, Maier M, Strathdee SA, Bangsberg DR, Spiegel J, Bastos FI, Gray G, Hogg R.  The potential impact of antiretroviral therapy on fertility in sub-Saharan Africa. Current HIV/AIDS Reports 2006; 3:177-184.

Kling, R, Corbiere, M, Milord, R, Morrison, J, Craib, K, Yassi, A, Sidebottom C, Kidd C, Long V, Saunders, S.  Use of a violence risk assessment tool in an acute care hospital: Effectiveness in identifying violent patients. AAOHN Journal. 2006 Nov; 54(11): 481-7.

Lee E, Haddock M, Back C, Yu S, Yassi A. Developing and Evaluating a Nursing Bag System for Home Care Nurses Using a Participatory Ergonomics Approach. Home Healthcare Nurse. 2006 Oct; 24 (9):591-597.

Miller A, Engst C, Tate RB, Yassi A. Evaluation of the effectiveness of portable ceiling lifts in a new long-term care facility. Applied Ergonomics. 2006 May;37(3):377-85.

Spiegel JM.  Commentary: Daring to learn from a good example and break the ‘Cuba taboo’. International Journal of Epidemiology  2006;35:825–826.

Spiegel JM, Garcia M, Bonet M and Yassi A.  Learning together: A Canada-Cuba research collaboration to improve the sustainable management of environmental health risks.  Canadian Journal of Public Health 2006;97(1):50-55

Astrakianakis G, Svirchev L, Janssen R, Copes R, Bryce E, Yassi A.  Reply re: The safety of qualitative fit-testing should not be taken for granted. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2005;47(12):1208.

Breilh J, Branco Jefer C, Castelman BI, Cherniack M, Christiani DC, Cicolella A, Cifuentes E, Clapp R, Cole DC, Corn M, De Ben S, Diaz R, Egilman D, Finkelstein Y, Franco G, Frank AL, Friedman L, Gassert TH, Gochfeld M, Greenberg M, Hansen ES, Hay A, Hogstedt C, Huff J, Joshi TK, Kriebel D, Laborde A, LaDou J, Levenstein C, Levin SM, Loewenson R, Mikheev M, Montenegro R, Naidoo R, Ozonoff D, Partanen T, Pendito RI, Povey G, Richter ED, Robbins A, Rodrigues Correa Filho H, Rosenman KD, Samuels SW, Sousa SV, Schwartz BS, Siqueira CE, Soskolne CL, Spiegel J, Stephens C, Mansoureh T, Takaro TK, Teitelbaum DT, Tickner JA, Tomatis L, Victora C, Waltner-Toews D, Wedeen RP, Wegman DH, Wesseling C, Wing S, Yassi A. Texaco and its consultants. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2005 Apr-Jun;11(2):217-20.

Chhokar R, Engst C, Miller A, Robinson D, Tate RB, Yassi A. The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries. Applied Ergonomics. 2005 Mar;36(2):223-9.

Engst C, Chhokar R, Miller A, Tate RB, Yassi A.  Effectiveness of overhead lifting devices in reducing the risk of injury to care staff in extended care facilities. Ergonomics. 2005 Feb;48(2):187-99.

Gamage B, Moore D, Copes R, Yassi A, Bryce E, and members of The BC Interdisciplinary Respiratory Protection Study Group. Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: A review of the infection control literature. American Journal of InfectionControl. 2005;33(2):114-121.

Loisel  P, Côté P, Durand MJ, Franche RL, Sullivan M and all other mentors of the program. Training the next generation of researchers in work disability prevention: the Canadian Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2005;15(3):273-84.

Moore D, Gamage B, Bryce E, Copes R, Yassi A and other members of The BC Interdisciplinary Respiratory Protection Study Group. Protecting health care workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: Organizational and individual factors that affect adherence to infection control guidelines. American Journal of Infection Control. 2005;33(2):88-96.

Moore D, Gilbert M, Saunders S, Bryce E, Yassi A. Occupational health and infection control practices related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Health care worker perceptions. AAOHN Journal. 2005 Jun;53(6):257-66.

Neufeld V, Spiegel JM. Canada and Global Health Research: 2005 Update. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2006; 97 (1): 39-41.

Parkes M, Bienen L, Breilh J, Hsu L, McDonald M, Patz J, Rosenthal J, Sahani M, Sleigh A, Waltner-Toews D, Yassi A. All hands on deck: A transdisciplinary, social-ecological systems-based approach to emerging infectious disease. Eco-Health. 2005 Dec;2(4):258-71.

Sandhu J, Anderson K, Keen D, Yassi A. Implementing information technology to improve workplace health: a web-based information needs assessment of managers in the Fraser Health Authority. Healthcare Management Forum. 2005 Winter;18(4):6-10.

Spiegel JM, Bennett S, Hattersley L, Hayden MH, Kittayapong P, Nalim S, Wang DNC, Zielinski-Gutiérrez, E, Gubler  D.  Barriers and Bridges to Prevention and Control of Dengue: The need for a Social-Ecological Approach. EcoHealth 2005; 2:273-290.

Spiegel SJ, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Veiga MM.  Reducing mercury and responding to the global gold rush. Lancet. 2005 Dec 17;366(9503):2070-2.

Village J, Frazer M, Cohen M, Leyland A, Park I, Yassi A. Electromyography as a measure of peak and cumulative workload in intermediate care and its relationship to musculoskeletal injury: An exploratory ergonomic study. Applied Ergonomics. 2005 Sep;36(5):609-18.

Yassi A. Health promotion in the workplace: The merging of the paradigms. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2005;44(2):278-84.

Yassi A, Gilbert M, Cvitkovich Y. Trends in injuries, illnesses, and policies in Canadian healthcare workplaces. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2005;96(5):333-39.

Yassi A, Hancock T. Patient safety – worker safety: building a culture of safety to improve healthcare worker and patient well-being. Healthcare Quarterly. 2005:8(Special Issue):32-38.

Yassi A, Moore D, Fitzgerald JM, Bigelow P, Hon CY, Bryce E; The BC Interdisciplinary Respiratory Protection Study Group. Research gaps in protecting healthcare workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, evidence-based approach. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2005 Jan;47(1):41-50.

Yassi A, Ostry A, Hatter B, De Boer H. Joint health and safety committee education and the value of bipartite cooperation in the healthcare sector in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2005;11(3):305-12.

Bigelow P, Moore D, Yassi A. Assessing the health implications of regulatory changes eliminating locally developed occupational exposure limits in favor of TLVs: An evidence-based bipartite approach.International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.2004;10(4):433-444.

Chhokar R, Engst C, Miller A, Tate RB, Yassi A. The three-year economic benefits of a ceiling lift intervention aimed to reduce healthcare worker injuries. Applied Ergonomics. 2004;36(2):223-229.

Cohen M, Village J, Ostry AS, Ratner P, Cvitkovich Y, Yassi A. Workload as a determinant of staff injury in intermediate care. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.2004;10:375-383.

Davis PM, Yassi A, Badii M. Preventing Disability From Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries in an Urban, Acute and Tertiary Care Hospital: Results from a Prevention and Early Active Return-to-Work Safely Program Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2004 Dec;46(12):1253-62.

Engst C, Chhokar R, Robinson D, Earthy, Tate R, Yassi A. Implementation of a scheduled toileting program in a long term care facility: Evaluating the impact on injury risk to care giving staff. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal.2004;52(10):427-435.

Loucks E, Aldama A, Ibarra AM, Barcelo C, Guzman R, Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Vivienda y salud en residentes de Centro Habana.  Parte II.  Condiciones de vida y salud. Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología. 2004

Ostry AS, Spiegel JM. Labor markets and employment insecurity: impacts of globalization on service and healthcare workforces. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2004;10:368-74.

Ostry AS, Yassi A. The design and evaluation of a joint health and safety committee education program in the healthcare sector in British Columbia.Just Labour. 2004;4:23.

Ostry AS, Tomlin KM, Cvitkovich Y, Ratner PA, Park I, Tate R, et al. Choosing a model of care for alternate level care patients: Caregivers' perspectives with respect to staff injury. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research.2004;36(1):142-157.

Poureslami IM, MacLean DR, Spiegel J, Yassi A. Socio-cultural, environmental, and health challenges facing women and children living near the borders between Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan (AIP region). Journal of International Women’s Studies 20046(1); 20-33.

Spiegel JM, Barceló C, Loucks E, Bonet M, Aldama A, Yassi A. What the Cuban context provides health researchers:  Assessing the feasibility of a longitudinal multi-methods study of the impact of housing improvements on health in Havana, Cuba. Journal of Public Health. 2004;26(1):95-100.

Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Tate GM, Ibarra AM, Tate B, Yassi A. Building capacity in Central Havana to sustainably manage environmental health risk in an urban ecosystem. EcoHealth. 2004; 1 (Suppl. 2),120-130.

Spiegel JM, Labonte R, Ostry A. Understanding “globalization” as a determinant of health determinants: a critical perspective. Int International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2004;10:360-7.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Lessons from the margins of globalization: Appreciating the Cuban health paradox. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2004;25(1):85-110.

Yassi A, Cohen M, Cvitkovich Y, Park I, Ratner PA, Ostry AS, Village J, Pollak N. Factors associated with staff injuries in intermediate care facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Nursing Research. 2004;53(2):1-12.

Yassi A, Tomlin K, Sidebottom C, Rideout K, De Boer H. Politics and partnerships: The challenges and rewards of partnerships in workplace health research in the healthcare sector of British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2004;10(4):457-465.

Yassi A, Wickstrom GJ, Palacios M. Globalization and the health of the health care workforce. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2004:10 (4): 355-359.

Alegret M, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Rodriguez M. Importance of stratification and territorial ordering for monitoring, forecasting and planning for public health outcomes. Villa Clara Cuba: General Biochemistry, Superior Institute of Medical Sciences; 2003.

Barcelo C, Guzman Pineiro R, Loucks E, Spiegel JM, Rodriguez TE. Vivienda y salud en residents en el municipio de Centro Habana. Ambiente fisico. Revista Cubana De Higiene y Epidemiologia. 2003;41:2-3.

Gottlieb-Tanaka D, Small J, Yassi A. A programme of creative expression activities for seniors with dementia. Dementia. 2003;2(1):125-135.

Guzman J, Loisel P, Pennick V, Rossignol M, Yassi A. Management of return-to-work programs for workers with musculo-skeletal disorders: a qualitative study in three Canadian provinces. Social Science & Medicine.2003;57(11):2101-2114.

Labonte R, Spiegel JM. Setting global health research priorities. British Medical Journal. 2003;326:722-23.

Ostry AS, Yassi A, Ratner PA, Tate R, Park I, Kidd C. Work organization and patient care staff injuries: The impact of different care models for "alternate level of care" patients. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2003;44(4):392-399.

Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Yassi A, Tate B, Concepción M, Cañizares M. Evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to improve health in an inner-city Havana community. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2003;9(2):118-127.

Spiegel JM, Labonte R, Hatcher-Roberts J, Girard J, Neufeld V. Tackling the 10-90 gap: A report from Canada. Lancet. Sept 13 2003;362(9387):917-918.

Tate RB, Fernandez N, Yassi A, Canizares M, Spiegel J and Bonet M. Change in health risk perception following community intervention in Central Havana, Cuba.Health Promotion International. 2003. 18(4): 279-286.

Yassi A, Fernandez N, Fernandez A, Bonet M, Tate B, Spiegel JM. Community participation in a multi-sectoral intervention to address health determinants in an inner-city community in Central Havana. Journal of Urban Health. 2003;80(1):61-80.

Yassi A, Noble MA, Daly P, Bryce E. Severe acute respiratory syndrome.  Guidelines were drawn up collaboratively to protect healthcare workers in British Columbia. British Medical Journal.2003;326:1394-1395.

Yassi A, Tate RB, Routledge M. Cancer incidence and mortality in workers employed at a transformer manufacturing plant: Update to a cohort study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine2003;44:58-62.

Axelson O, Castleman B, Epstein S, Franco G, Giannasi F, Grandjean P, Greenberg M, Hooper K, Huff J, Jacobson M, Joshi K, Kulkarni G, LaDou J, Mazaheri M, Mekonnen Y, Melnick R, Mirabelli D, Ofrin R, Partanen T, Pott F, Sass J, Soskolne C, Suplido M, Terracini B, Tomatis L, Ungvary G, Watterson A, Wesseling C, Yassi A. Implementation of WHO guidelines on disclosure of interest by members of WHO expert panels. International Journal of Occupational and  Environmental Health.2002;8(3):271-273.

Guzman J, Yassi A, Cooper JE, Khokhar J. Return to work after occupational injury: Family physicians' perspectives on soft-tissue injuries. Canadian Family Physician.2002;48(1912-1919).

Ronald LA, Yassi A, Spiegel JM, Tate RB, Tait D, Mozel MR. Effectiveness of installing overhead ceiling lifts. Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in an extended care hospital unit. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. March 2002;50(3):120-127.

Spiegel JM, Krewski D. Using willingness to pay to evaluate the effectiveness of Canada's residential radon exposure guideline. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2002;93(3):223-228.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Ronald LA, Tate RB, Hacking P, Colby T. Implementing a resident lifting system in an extended care hospital. Demonstrating cost-benefit. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. Mar 2002;50(3):128-134.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A, Tate R. Dengue in Cuba: mobilization against Aedes aegypti. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2002;2(April):207-208.

Yassi A, Ostry AS, Spiegel JM, Walsh G, de Boer HM. A collaborative evidence-based approach to making healthcare a healthier place to work. Hospital Quarterly. 2002;5(3):70-78.

Côté P, Clarke J, Deguire S, Frank J, Yassi A. Chiropractors and return-to-work: The experience of three Canadian focus groups. Journal of Manipulative Therapy. 2001;24(5):309-316.

Daynard D, Yassi A, Cooper J, Tate R, Norman R, Wells R. Biomechanical analysis of peak and cumulative spinal loads during stimulated patient handling activities: a substudy of a randomized controlled trial. Applied Ergonomics. 2001;32:199-214.

Friesen M, Yassi A, Cooper J. Return-to-work: The importance of human interactions and organizational structures. Work Journal. 2001;17:11-22.

Spiegel JM, Bonet M, Yassi A, Molina E, Concepción M, Mas P. Developing ecosystem health indicators in Centro Habana: A community-based approach. Ecosystem Health. 2001;7(1):15-26.

Yassi A, Cooper J, Tate R, Gerlach S, Muir M, Trottier J, Massey K. A randomised controlled trial to prevent patient lift and transfer injuries of health care workers. Spine. 2001;26(16):1739-1746.

Yassi A, McLeod D. Violence in healthcare. Clinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2001;1(2):279-303.

Fernández N, Tate R, Bonet M, Cañizares M, Mas P, Yassi A. Health risk perception in the inner city community of Centro Habana, Cuba. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2000;6:34-43.

Yassi A. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 2000;12(2):124-130.

Yassi A, Cooper J, Tate R. Early intervention for back-injured nurses at a large hospital. Spine. 2000;25(19):2549-2553.

Bell W, Arm S, Cole D, Yassi A. Misleading information. Canadian Family Physician. 1999;45:2038-2040.

McKay A, Kraut A, Murdzak C, Yassi A. Determinants of tuberculin reactivity among health care workers: Interpretation of positivity following BCG vaccination. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1999;10(2):134-139.

McLean D, Hoeschen G, Yassi A. Assault of a caregiver in a psychiatric unit of a large Canadian hospital: Implications for prevention. Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance and Infection Control. 1999;3(10):457-462.

Tate B, Yassi A, Cooper J. Predictors of time loss after back injury in nurses.Spine.1999;24(18):1930-1935.

Yassi A, Mas P, Bonet M, Tate R, Fernandez N, Spiegel JM, Perez M. Applying an ecosystem approach to the determinants of health in Centro Habana. Ecosystem Health. 1999;5(1):3-19.

Bell W, Yassi A, Cole D. On PMWs and two-stroke engines.  Health and environmental alert. Canadian Family Physician. 1998;44(September):1775-1777.

Cooper J, Tate R, Yassi A. Components of initial and residual disability after back injury in nurses. Spine. 1998;23(19):2118-2122.

O'Neil J, Yassi A, Elias B. Cultural environmental health risk perception in the Canadian north. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 1998;57(Suppl 1):543-549.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A. The use of health indicators in environmental assessment. Journal of Medical Systems. 1998;21(5):275-289.

Yassi A. Rehab in action-Pilot program at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre-How research wed management to RTW cause. Network News. 1998;3(2):8-10.

Yassi A. Utilizing data systems to develop and monitor occupational health programs in a large Canadian hospital. Methods of Information in Medicine. 1998;37:125-129.

Yassi A, Tate R, Cooker J, Jenkins J, Trottier J. Causes of staff abuse in health care facilities: Implications for prevention. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal. 1998;46(10):484-491.

Cooper J, Tate R, Yassi A. Work hardening in an early return to work program for nurses with back injury. Work. 1997;8:149-156.

O'Neil J, Elias B, Yassi A. Poisoned food: Cultural resistance to the contaminants discourse in Nunavik. Arctic Anthropology. 1997;34(1):29-40.

Yassi A. Repetitive strain injury. The Lancet. March 29 1997;349:943-947.

Yassi A. Repetitive strain injury: Response to letter to the editor. The Lancet. June 7 1997;349:1700-1702.

Yassi A, Kjellstrom  T, De Kok T, Weinger M. Teaching basic environmental health in universities utilising an interdisciplinary holistic approach and interactive learning methods. Ecosystem Health. 1997;3(3):143-153.

Cooper J, Tate R, Yassi A, Khokhar J. Effect of early intervention program on the relationship between subjective pain and disability measures in nurses with low back injury. Spine. 1996;21(20):2329-2336.

Yassi A, Khokhar J, R. T. The epidemiology of back injuries in nurses at a large Canadian tertiary care hospital: Implications for prevention. Occupational Medicine. 1995;45(4):215-220.

Yassi A, McGill ML, Khokhar JB. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a needleless intravenous access system. American Journal of Infection Control. 1995;23(2):57-64.

Yassi A, Tate R, Cooper J, Snow C, Vallentyne S, Khokhar J. Early intervention for back-injured nurses at a large Canadian tertiary care hospital: An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost benefit of a 2-year pilot project. Occupational Medicine. 1995;45(4):209-214.

Yassi A, Tate R, Fish D. Cancer mortality in transformer manufacturing plant workers: Cohort construction and analysis. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1995;27(6):911-913.

McKenna R, Hanlon-Dearman A, Yassi A. Practice patterns of women in medicine: Implications for the medical profession. Prairie Medical Journal. 1994;64(1):16-19.

Scherer K, Kraut A, Yassi A, Wajda A, Bebchuk J. Using administrative health data to monitor potential adverse health effects in environmental studies. Environmental Research. 1994(66):143-151.

Tran N, Elias J, Rosenberg T, Wylie D, Gaborieau D, Yassi A. Evaluation of waste anaesthetic gases, monitoring strategies and correlation between nitrous oxide levels and health symptoms. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. 1994;55(1):36-42.

Yassi A. Assault and abuse of health care workers in a large teaching hospital. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1994;151(9):1273-1279.

Yassi A, Murdzak C, Cheang M, Tran N, Aoki F. Influenza immunization: Knowledge, attitude and behaviour of health care workers. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 1994;9(4):109-111.

Yassi A, Tate R, Fish D. Cancer mortality in workers employed at a transformer manufacturing plant. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1994;25(3):425-437

Aoki F, Yassi A, Cheang M, Murdzak C, Hammond G, Sekla L, Wright B. Effects of acetaminophen on adverse effects of influenza vaccination in health care workers. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1993;149(10):1425-1430.

Elias J, Wylie DN, Yassi A, Tran N. Eliminating worker exposure to ethylene oxide from hospital sterilizers: An evaluation of cost and effectiveness of an isolation system. Applied Occupational Environmental Hygiene. 1993;8(8):687-692.

Wands S, Yassi A. Modernization of a laundry processing plant: Two steps forward, one step back. Applied Ergonomics. 1993;24(6):387-396.

Yassi A. Sticky situations: Pinpointing hospital hazards. Occupational Health & Safety Canada. 1993:30-36.

Yassi A, Khokhar J, Marceniuk M, McGill M. Hepatitis B vaccination for health care workers: Evaluation of acceptance rate and program strategy at a large tertiary care hospital. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 1993(8):94-97.

Yassi A, McGill M, Holton D, Nicolle L. Morbidity, cost and role of health care workers transmission in an influenza outbreak in a tertiary care hospital. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1993;4(1):52-56.

Yassi A, Pollock N, Tran N, Cheang M. Risks to hearing from a rock concert. Canadian Family Physician. 1993;39:1045-1050.

Elias J, Yassi A, Kennedy T, Andres S. Implementing right-to-know legislation for health care workers in Manitoba: A bipartite sectoral train-the-trainer approach. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1992;22:729-737.

Wands S, Yassi A. Let's talk back: A program to empower laundry workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1992;22:703-709.

McLeod J, Nicolle L, Parker S, Manin A, McGill M, Yassi A. An outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus sternal wound infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. American Journal of Infection Control. 1991;19(2):92-97.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Occupational disease surveillance in Canada: A framework for considering options and opportunities. Can J Public Health. 1991 Sep-Oct;82(5):294-9.

Yassi A, Cheang M, Tenenbein M, Bawden G, Spiegel JM, Redekop T. An analysis of occupational blood lead trends in Manitoba 1979-1987. American Journal of Public Health. 1991; 81(6):736-740.

Yassi A, Curtis J, Miles-Tapping C, Vallentyne S. Prevention, early intervention and return to modified work program to decrease the incidence and severity of back injuries in nurses: The launching of a pilot program. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation. 1991;4(3A):25-26.

Yassi A, Gaborieau D, Gillespie I, Elias J, Seyoum G. The noise hazard in a large health care facility. Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1991;33(10):1067-1070.

Yassi A, Cheang M, Tenenbein M, Bawden G, Spiegel JM, Redekop T. An analysis of occupational blood lead trends in Manitoba 1979-1987. American Journal of Public Health. 1991; 81(6):736-740.

Yassi A, Kettner J, Hammond G, Cheang M, McGill M. Effectiveness and cost benefit of an influenza vaccination program for health care workers. Canadian Journal of Infection Control. 1991;2(3):101-108.

Yassi A, McGill M. Determinants of blood and body fluid exposure in a large teaching hospital: Hazards of the intermittent intravenous procedure. American Journal of Infection Control. 1991;19(3):129-135.

Guidotti T, Johnson D, Yassi A, Markham J. Noisy birth and troubled adolescence of occupational medicine. Annals RoyalCollege Physician Surgery Canada. 1990;23(7):525-530.

Novek J, Yassi A, Spiegel JM. Mechanization, the labour process and injury risks in the Canadian meat packing industry. International Journal of Health Services. 1990;20(2):281-296.

Yassi A, Guidotti T. Occupational health services for hospital workers: Who does it best? Health Care Management Forum. 1990;3(3):20-22.

Yassi A, Hassard T, Kopelow M, Schnabl G. Evaluation medical performance in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational health problems: A standardized patient approach. Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1990;32(7):582-585.

Yassi A, Miller B. Technological change and the medical technologist: A stress survey of four biomedical laboratories in a large tertiary care hospital. Canadian Journal of Medical Technology. 1990;52(4):228-234.

Yassi A, Sekla L, McGill M, Jeanson S. Anti HBs protection in hospital workers vaccinated against hepatitis B: Policy implications of pilot study. British Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1990;47(9):645.

Spiegel JM, Yassi A. Community health center-based model of occupational health services for the small workplace: An Ontario study of employer acceptability. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1989;89(5):355-358.

Tenenbein M, Yassi A, Stanwick R. Three industrial lead poisoning incidents. Vet. Human Toxicol. 1989;31:355.

Yassi A. Health at work: the occupational and environmental health program in the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine. Manitoba Medicine. 1989;59(1):8-10.

Yassi A, Elias J. WHMIS - the right to know in Canada: Are family physicians prepared. Canadian Journal of Family Physician. 1989;35:2311-2313.

Yassi A, Elias J, McGill M. Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and universal precautions: A sensible approach. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1989;89(6):450-451.

Yassi A, Samson K. Combating occupational stress (letter). Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1989;141(8):770.

Yassi A, Weeks J, Samson K, Raber M. An epidemic of "shocks" in telephone operators: Lessons for the medical community. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1989;140(7):816-820.

Yassi A. Clearing the air: Sick building syndrome. Human Resource Management in Canada. 1988;60:527-535.

Yassi A. Health and socio-economic consequences of occupational respiratory allergies: A pilot study using workers' compensation data. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1988;14(3):291-298.

Yassi A. The development of worker-controlled occupational health centres in Canada. American Journal of Public Health. 1988;78(6):689-693.

Yassi A, Spiegel JM. Employee fitness: Statement of the art (letter). Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1988;79(5):396.

Yassi A, Warrington R. Allergic eye reaction to photocopier chemicals (letter). Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1988;30(5):457-458.

Yassi A. Smoking and the working class (letter). Our Times. 1985;4(7):6.

Yassi A. Recent developments in workers' compensation. Occupational Health in Ontario. 1984;5(3).

Hutcheson B, Yassi A. Solving the sore throat dilemma. Canadian Family Physician. 1981;27:471.

Yassi A. Lead poisoning from industrial exposure: A review. Canadian Family Physician. 1980; 26:1056.