Recent Publications

The following list is a sample of the research publications based out of the RHRP lab and collaborative work Dr. Tracey O'Sullivan has been involved with as a co-investigator on other projects.

Lemyre, L. & O'Sullivan, T.L. in Kapucu, N., Hawkins, C.V. & Rivera, F.I. (Eds) (2013). Enhancing community resilience: A matter of multi-level framework, mixed methods, and multi-sectoral tools (Chapter 13), Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New York: Routledge, 271-290.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Kuziemsky, C.E., Toal-Sullivan, D. & Corneil, W. (2012) Unraveling the complexities of disaster management: A framework for social infrastructure to promote population health and resilience, Social Science & Medicine, Open access available at:

O'Sullivan, T., Ghazzawi, A, Stanek, A, & Lemyre, L. (2012) We don't have a back-up plan: An exploration of family contingency planning following stroke, Social Work in Health Care. 51, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2012.681539

Kuziemsky, C., O'Sullivan, T., & Corneil, W. (2012). An upstream-downstream approach for disaster management information systems design, Proceedings of the ISCRAM Conference, Vancouver, BC, April 2012,

Falconi, M., Fahim, C. & O'Sullivan, T. (2012). Protecting and supporting high risk populations in pandemic: Drawing from experiences with Influenza A (H1N1), International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 5(3).

Levac, J., Toal-Sullivan, D., O'Sullivan, T.L. (2011). Household emergency preparedness: A literature review, Journal of Community Health, published online October 2011.

Phillips, K.P., O'Sullivan, T.L., Dow, D., & Amaratunga, C. (2011). Infectious respiratory disease outbreaks and pregnancy: Occupational health and safety concerns of Canadian nurses. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 26(2), 114-121.

O'Sullivan, T. & Bourgoin, M. (2010). Vulnerability in influenza pandemic: Looking beyond medical risk, Literature review prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada as a background paper for a national consultation meeting on pandemic planning. Available at:

O'Sullivan, T.L., Fortier, M., Faubert, C., Culver, D., Blanchard, C., Reid, R. & Hogg, W. (2010) Interdisciplinary Physical Activity Counseling in Primary Care: A Qualitative Inquiry of the Patient Experience, Journal of Health Psychology, 15(3), 362-372.

O'Connor, E., O'Sullivan, T., Amaratunga, C., Thille, P., Phillips, K.P., Carter, M., & Lemyre, L. (2009) Risk Communication with Nurses during Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Learning from SARS, Journal of Emergency Management, 7(5), 48-56.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Amaratunga, C.A., Phillips, K.P., Corneil, W., O'Connor, E., Lemyre, L., & Dow, D. (2009). If Schools Are Closed, Who Will Watch Our Kids? ... Family Caregiving and Other Sources of Role Conflict Among Nurses During Large Scale Outbreaks. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 24(4), 321-325.

O'Sullivan, T.L. (2009). Support for Families Coping With Stroke or Dementia: Special Consideration for Emergency Management, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 134(3-4), 197-201.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Dow, D., Turner, M.C., Lemyre, L., Corneil, W., Krewski, D., Phillips, K.P. & Amaratunga, C.A. (2008). Disaster and Emergency Management: Canadian Nurses' Perceptions of Preparedness on Hospital Front Lines. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 23(3), s11-s18.

O'Sullivan, T.L., Amaratunga, C., Hardt, J., Gibson, D., Phillips, K., & Corneil, W. (2007). Are We Ready? Evidence of Support Mechanisms for Canadian Health Care Workers in Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Planning, Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98(5), 358-363.

Amaratunga, C.A., O'Sullivan, T.L., Phillips, K.P., Lemyre, L., O'Connor, E., Corneil, W., & Dow, D. (2007) Ready, aye Ready? Support Mechanisms for Healthcare Workers in Emergency Planning: A Critical Gap Analysis of Three Hospital Emergency Plans, Journal of Emergency Management, 5(4)23-28.

Amaratunga, C.A. & O'Sullivan, T.L. (2006). In the Path of Disasters: Psychosocial Issues for Preparedness, Response and Recovery, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 21(3), 149-155.