Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Seaton, C.L., Rondier, P., Rush, K.L., Li, E., Plamondon, K., Pesut, B., . . . Bottorff, J. L. (2022, October). Community Stakeholder-Driven Technology Solutions Towards Rural Health Equity: A Concept Mapping Study in Western Canada. Health Expectations. Please click here for an open access copy. 

Rush, K. L., Seaton, C. L., Corman, K., Hawe, N., Li, E., Dow-Fleisner, S. J., . . . Pesut, B. (2022, July). Virtual Care Prior to and During COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Rural and Urban Adults. JMIR Formative Research, 6(8), e37059. Retrieved from

Dow-Fleisner, S., Seaton, C. L., Li, E., Plamondon, K., Oelke, N., Kurtz, D., . . . Rush, K. (2022). Internet access is a necessity: A cross-sectional analysis of challenges and technology use among rural community residents during COVID-19. BMH Public Health, 22(845), 1-11.  Retrieved from Please click here for an open access copy. 

Struik, L. L., *Werstuik, S., *Sundstrom, A., Dow-Fleisner, S. & Ben-David, S. (2022). Factors that Influence the Decision to Vape among Indigenous Youth. BMC Public Health, 22. Retrieved from Retrieved from Please click here for an open access copy. 

Dow-Fleisner S, Pandey S, Baum C, Hawkins S. (2021). Child health and wellbeing in the context of maternal depression: A latent profile analysis. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research, 12(1), 131-154. Retrieved from

Pilin, M.A., Robinson, J.M., Dow-Fleisner, S., Sanchez, T.A., & Krank, M.D. (2020). Automatic cognitions as mediators of parental influence on adolescent cannabis use. Addictive Behaviors. Retrieved from Retrieved from

Stene, K., Dow-Fleisner, S., Ermacora, D., Agathen, J., Falconnier, L., Stager, M., Wells, S. (2020). Measuring the quality of care in kinship foster care placements. Child and Youth Services Review, 116, 105-136. Retrieved from

Struik, L., Dow-Fleisner, S., Belliveau, M., Thompson, D., & Janke, R. (2020). Tactics for drawing youth to vaping: A content analysis of e-cigarette advertisements. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(8), e18943. Retrieved from

Wyman Battalen, A., Dow-Fleisner, S. J., Brodzinsky, D. (2019, June). School responsiveness to adoption among lesbian mothers. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 1, 1-16. Retrieved from doi:10.1080/10894160.2019.1630191

Wyman Battalen, A., Dow-Fleisner, S., Brodzinsky, D., & McRoy, R. (2019). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents’ attitudes towards racial socialization practices. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 16(2), 178-191. Retrieved from doi:0.1080/23761407.2019.1576565.

Dow-Fleisner S, Hawkins S. (2018). Child physical wellbeing in the context of maternal depression. Social Work Research, 42(2), 95-105. Retrieved from


Dow-Fleisner, S. J. (2020, June). Impacts of child maltreatment in Canada: Examining the social consequences and economic costs (p. 8). Please click here for a copy of this report.


(Last update: January 23, 2023)