Immigrants from ethnocultural minorities live in conditions that make them more susceptible to illness over the Canadian-born population. In addition, they seldom participate in decisions about their care and research related to their health conditions. It can therefore be said that the care offered to them is not adapted to their beliefs and values. My research program will help to better take into account the point of view of these immigrants when care and research are designed, implemented and evaluated.
My program includes four projects. Project A will help increase immigrant attendance at screening clinics for diabetic retinopathy. Project B will help to better understand why immigrants participate in diabetes research by reconstructing the story of their lives. Project C will make it possible to establish a place to facilitate health policy and research discussions between users, researchers, caregivers and decision-makers in Burkina Faso. Project D will bring together all the lessons learned from the first three projects and the literature to propose a better way of caring for and doing research "with", "by" and "for" immigrants from ethnocultural minorities.