We engage in applied research as part of our commitment to advancing the science of behavioural psychology, design, systems science, eHealth, and public health beyond our client work. Below are some of the selected publications we’ve been involved with, including links to full-text versions of our papers where available.
Norman, C. D., Haresign, H., Forer, B., Mehling, C., Krajnak, J., Bloomberg, H., Howe, A., & Legare, J. (2020). Engagement, Innovation, and Impact in a Dietitian Contact Centre: The EatRight Ontario Experience. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2020-002.
Knight, A. T., Cook, C. N., Redford, K. H., Biggs, D., Romero, C., Ortega-Argueta, A., Norman, C. D., Parsons, B., Reynolds, M., Eoyang, G., & Keene, M. (2019). Improving conservation practice with principles and tools from systems thinking and evaluation. Sustainability Science, 14(6), 1531–1548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00676-x
Silva, D. S., Smith, M. J., & Norman, C. D. (2018). Systems thinking and ethics in public health: a necessary and mutually beneficial partnership. Monash Bioethics Review, 36(0123456789), 54–67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40592-018-0082-1
Baskerville, N. B., Struik, L. L., Guindon, G. E., Norman, C. D., Whittaker, R., Burns, C., Hammond, D., Dash, D., & Brown, K. S. (2018). Effect of a Mobile Phone Intervention on Quitting Smoking in a Young Adult Population of Smokers: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(10), e10893. https://doi.org/10.2196/10893
Ungar, T., Knaak, S. & Norman, C.D. (2017). Re: Suicide on TV: Minimising the risk to vulnerable viewers. Published letter. BMJ, 356. [Full text available]
Ungar, T. Norman, C.D., Knaak, S. (2017). Think You Can Shrink? A proof-of-concept study for men’s health education through edutainment. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 1, 1-6. [Full text available]
Norman, C.D., Haresign, H., Mehling, C., & Bloomberg, H. (2016). Exploring the Feasibility and Potential of Virtual Panels for Soliciting Feedback on Nutrition Education Materials. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2 (1), e18.[Full text available]
Norman, C.D. (2016). Social media and health promotion. In A. Vollman (Ed.) Canadian Community as Partner: Theory & Multidisciplinary Practice. New York, NY: Wolters Kreuter.
Baskerville, N.B., Azagba, S., Norman, C.D., McKeown, K., & Brown, K.S. (2016). Effect of a social media campaign on young adult smoking cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18 (3), 351-360. [Full text available]
van der Tempel, J., Noormohamed, A., Schwartz, R., Norman, C. D., Malas, M., & Zawertailo, L. (2016). Vape, quit, tweet? Electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation on Twitter. International Journal of Public Health, 1–8.
Baskerville, N.B., Struik, L.L., Hammond, D., Norman, C.D., Guindon, E., Whittaker, R., Burns, C.M., Grindrod, K.A., Brown, K.S. (2015). Effect of a mobile phone intervention on quitting smoking in a young adult population of smokers: Randomized controlled trial study protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 4 (1), e10. [Full text available]
Norman, C.D. & Yip, A.L. (2013). Designing for health promotion, social innovation and complexity: The CoNEKTR Model for Wicked Problems, pp.581-594. In JP Sturmburg & C Martin (Eds). Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health. New York, NY: Springer.
Riley, B., Norman, C.D. & Best, A. (2012). Knowledge Integration in Public Health: A Rapid Review using Systems Thinking. Evidence & Policy, 8, (4), 417-431.
Norman, C.D. & Yip, A.L. (2012). eHealth promotion and social innovation with youth: Using social and visual media to engage diverse communities. Studies in Health Technology Informatics, 172, 54-70.
Ahmad, F., Norman, C.D., & O’Campo, P. (2012). What is needed to implement a computer-assisted health risk assessment tool? An exploratory concept mapping study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12, e149.
Ahmad F, Shakya Y, Li J, Karyan K, Norman C.D., Lou W, Abuelaish I, Ahmadzi M (2012). Primary Care as a Setting to Integrate Medical and Social Refugee Care: A Pilot with of Computer-assisted Psychosocial Risk–assessment. BMC Public Health, 12, e71.
Cheng, H.-M., Norman, C. D., & Koo, M. (2012). Psychometric evaluation of Chinese version of the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) in school age children. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 15, 29-36.
Norman, C.D., (2011). EHealth literacy 2.0 Problems and opportunities with an evolving concept. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 (4), e125. [Full text available]
Baumwol, K., Mortimer, S., Huerta, T.R., Norman, C.D., & Buchan, A.M.J. (2011). Promoting interdisciplinarity in the life sciences: a case study. Research Evaluation, 20 (4), 283-292.
Norman, C.D. (2011). Consumer directed telehealth. Otolaryngological Clinics of North America, 44, (6), 1289-1296.
Krupinski, E.A., Patterson, T., Norman, C.D., Roth, Y., Elnasser, Z., Abdeen, Z., Noyek, A., Sriharan, A., Ignatieff, A., Black, S., Freedman, M., (2011). Successful models for telehealth. Otolaryngological Clinics of North America, 44, (6), 1275-1288.
Hamdani, Y., Jetha, A., & Norman, C.D. (2011). Systems thinking perspectives applied to healthcare transition for youth with disabilities: a paradigm shift for practice, policy and research. Child Care Health Development, 37, (6), 806-814. *
De Pinho Campos, K., Norman, C.D., Jadad, A.R. (2011). Product development private-public partnerships for public health: A systematic review using qualitative data. Social Science & Medicine, 73, (7), 986-994.
Norman, C.D., Huerta, T.R., Mortimer, S., & Buchan, A. (2011). Evaluating the science of discovery in complex health systems. American Journal of Evaluation, 32, (1), 70-84.
McQueen, K., Dennis, C-L., Stremler, R., & Norman, C.D. (2011). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a breastfeeding self-efficacy intervention with primiparous mothers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 40, 35-46.
Norman, C.D. (2011). Bridging online and offline social networks to promote health innovation: The CoNEKTR Model. In Biswas, R., & Martin, C. (Eds.) . Utilizing Collaborative Social Networks and Technologies. IGI Book
Norman, C.D., Charnaw-Burger, J., Yip, A., Saad, S., & Lombardo, C. (2010). Designing health innovation networks using complexity science and systems thinking: The CoNEKTR Model. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16, 1016-1023.
Ho, K., Jarvis-Sellinger, S., Norman, C.D., Li, L., Olatunbosun, T., Cressman, C., & Nguyen, A. (2010). Electronic Community of Practice: Guidelines from a project. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30 (2), 139-143.
Norman, C.D. (2009). Health promotion as a systems science and practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 15 (5), 868-872.
Best, A., Terpstra, J., Moor, G., Riley, B., Norman, C.D., & Glasgow, R. (2009). Building knowledge integration systems for evidence-informed decisions. Journal of Health Organization Management, 23 (6), 627-641.
Norman, C.D. (2009). Skills essential for eHealth. Health literacy and eHealth. In Health literacy, eHealth, and communication: Putting the Consumer First, 10-13. U.S. Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: National Academies of Science.
Norman, C.D. & Best, A. (2009). The whole is not the sum of its parts: The complex system of family interventions for smoking cessation (Commentary on ‘Family-based programmes for preventing smoking by children and adolescents’). Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal, 4, (2), 890-892.
Norman, C.D., (2009). A review of Complex Responsive Processes in Organizations: Learning and Knowledge Creation. Complicity: Journal of Complexity & Education, 6 (2),159-162.
Norman, C.D., McIntosh, S., Selby, P., & Eysenbach, G. (2008). Web-assisted tobacco interventions: MPOWERing change in the global fight for public (e)Health. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10 (5), e48. [Full text available]
Norman, C.D., Maley, O., Li, X., & Skinner, H.A. (2008). Using the Internet to initiate and assist smoking prevention in schools: A randomized controlled trial. Health Psychology, 27 (6), 799-810.
Best, A., Hiatt, R. & Norman, C.D. (2008). Knowledge integration: Conceptualizing Communications in Cancer Control Systems. Patient Education & Counselling, 71 (3), 319-327.
Best, A., Trochim, W. Moor, G., Haggerty, J., Norman, C.D., Cabrera, D., & Logan, H. (2008). Systems thinking for knowledge integration: New models for policy-research collaboration. In Casebeer A, Harrison A, Mark AE (eds.). Organizing and Reorganizing: Power and Change in Health Care Organizations. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Norman, C.D. & Skinner, H.A. (2007). Engaging youth in eHealth promotion: Lessons learned from a decade of TeenNet Research. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 18 (2), 357-369.
Norman, C.D.& Skinner, H.A. (2006). eHEALS: The eHealth Literacy Scale. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8, 4, e27. ** International Medical Informatics Association Best Paper of the Year [Full text available]
Norman, C.D. & Huerta, T. (2006). Knowledge transfer and exchange through social networks: Community of practice building within tobacco control. Implementation Science, 1, 20. [Full text available]
Skinner, H.A., Maley, O. & Norman, C.D. (2006). Developing Internet-Based eHealth Promotion Programs: The Spiral Technology Action Research (STAR) Model. Health Promotion Practice, 7 (4), (406-417).
Norman, C.D. & Skinner, H.A. (2006). eHealth literacy: Essential skills for consumer health in a networked world. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8 (2), e9. [Full text available]