Dr Olive Wahoush joined McMaster School of Nursing in 2001. In 2017 she completed her PhD in Health Policy Management and Evaluation at University of Toronto. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Offord Centre, McMaster University, during this time she completed a summer institute at the Centre for Refugee Studies at Oxford University.
Dr Wahoush is an International Consultant to the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (Nursing) of the World Health in Cairo.
She is an Associate Member of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University
2008 – 2010: Offord Centre for Child Studies and Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care ($50,000 annually), Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Capacity for Applied and Developmental Research in Health Services and Nursing Research (CADRE). Supervisor: Dr. Michael Boyle
2008: Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Lawson Foundation ($45,000 annually)
2001: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership
Dr Wahoush is a health systems and policy researcher with expertise in community based participatory action research with a focus on equitable outcomes for the health and wellbeing of refugees and other vulnerable populations. Research interests and activities include supporting research teams aiming to include hard to reach populations. Recent examples include refugee health and wellbeing before and after settlement in Ontario 'The first 18 months'; self management of chronic disease, health system access, capacity development in community, primary health care policy and access and palliative care.
Dr. Wahoush teaches in the 3rd (Community health nursing) and 4th year (Research, Clinical Practice and Independent studies) of the undergraduate BScN program and in the graduate program Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Health Research (NURS 715) and Refugee Health: Policies and Practice (HlthSci 709). A primary area of interest is Global Health, working with communities and students learning to work in and with communities in their clinical practice, research or independent studies. She enjoys collaborations with practitioners, clinicians and others working with priority populations in particular those which enable students to expand their knowledge, skills and confidence in leading and participating in research, quality improvement and community health nursing. She also provides teaching and consultation for communities, organizations, program planners and decision makers locally and internationally.
Carrie Bernard, Lisa Schwartz, Olive Wahoush, Ani Chénier, Kevin Bezanson, Matthew Hunt, Elysée Nouvet, Sonya DeLaat, Ibraheem Abu-Siam, Emmanuel Musoni, Rachel Yantzi. Partners: Sima Saleh (Médecins du Monde), Simon Pickard (R2HC), Annick Antierens (MSF), Jose Miguel Carrasco (WHO), Philippe Calain (MSF), Kemi Ogundipe (MSF). Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group, Partnership and Dissemination Event: Aid when there is “nothing left to offer”: A study of ethics and palliative care during international humanitarian action. Geneva, Switzerland. September 26-27, 2018. Video and audio-recordings of the presentations can be found here: https://humanitarianhealthethics.net/hhe-in-geneva-september-2018/
Wahoush, O, & Newbold B, Syrian Refugee: Global to Local. Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research Conference, Brock University, St Catharines, Ont. Feb 11, 2017
Wahoush, O. & Zigler, S. Discussants: Lifting The Burden: Reforming Canada's Immigration Loan
Program Roundtable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac3_E91Rs7U STAND Canada. Nov, 29, 2016
Wahoush, O., Gillespie, L-A and O'Shea, T. New Frontiers in Health Policy CHEPA (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis) at McMaster March 15, 2016
Wahoush, O., Chan, B. Amster, E. and Gorman R. Migration & Impacts on Global Health Panel Presentation and discussion. Global Health Conference McMaster University. March 12, 2016