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Jennifer Poudrier

Jennifer Poudrier

B.A. University of Saskatchewan, M.A. University of Saskatchewan, Ph.D. Queen's University

Associate Professor, Tenured

Office: Arts 1016
Phone: 966-1793
Email: jennifer.poudrier@usask.ca

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS

Peer Reviewed Papers and Book Chapters

2013   Jennifer M. Shea, Jennifer Poudrier, Karen Chad, Bonnie Jeffery, Roanne Thomas, Kimberly Burnouf, "In their own words: First Nations girls' resilience as reflected through their understandings of health", Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 11(1), 1-15

 

2011  Jennifer Shea, Jennifer Poudrier, Karen Chad and Jessica Rae Atcheynum, "Understanding the Healthy Body from the Perspective of First Nations Girls

in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region: A Photovoice Project", Native Studies Review, 20(1), 27-57

 

2008 Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Jennifer Poudrier, and Carolyn Brooks, "Envisioning the Future with Young Aboriginal Breast Cancer Survivors", Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 33(1), 59-71

2009   Jennifer Poudrier and Roanne Thomas-MacLean.  We've Fallen into the Cracks: Aboriginal women's experiences of breast cancer through photovoice. Nursing Inquiry

2008  Carolyn Brooks, Jennifer Poudrier, and Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Creating Collaborative Visions with Aboriginal Women: A PhotoVoice Project, in Pranee Liamputtong (Ed.), Doing Cross-Cultural Research: Ethical and Methodological Perspectives

2008  Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Jennifer Poudrier, and Carolyn Brooks, Envisioning the Future with Young Aboriginal Breast Cancer Survivors.  Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal

2008  Roanne Thomas-MacLean and Jennifer Poudrier, Health Status in Canada, in H.D. Dickinson and B.S. Bolaria (Eds.), Health, Illness and Health Care in Canada, 4th Edition. Toronto: Nelson

2007  Jennifer Poudrier and Janice Kennedy, Embodiment and the Meaning of the ‘Healthy Body’: An Exploration of Aboriginal Women’s Perspectives of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image, Journal of Aboriginal Health, 4(1):15-24

2007  Jennifer D. Poudrier, The Geneticization of Aboriginal Diabetes and Obesity: Adding another Scene to the Story of the Thrifty Gene, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 44(2):237-261
 
2005  Annette Burfoot, Jennifer D. Poudrier, Biotechnology as Modern Museums of Civilization. Biotechnology Unglued: The Impact of Innovations in Biotechnology on Social Cohesion. Vancouver: UBC Press, p. 111-134
 
2004  Michael D. Mehta, Jennifer D. Poudrier, Micro-fluidic Platforms, Genetic Databases and Biosociality. Blood and Data: Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases.  Reykjavik: University of Iceland Press, p.17-22
 
2003  Jennifer D. Poudrier, ‘Racial’ Categories and Health Risks: Epidemiological Surveillance Among Canadian First Nations. Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk, and Automated Discrimination. London and New York: Routledge, p.133-160
 
 
Accepted, In Press, or Submitted Peer Reviewed Publications or Book Chapters
 
 Jennifer D. Poudrier, (under revision) The’ Geneticist’s Nightmare’: An Indigenous Science Study of the Thrifty Gene Theory, Science, Technology and Human Values.

 

 

2007  Roanne Thomas-Maclean, Jennifer Poudrier, and Carolyn Brooks.  What is Ethical Health Care? Words and Images from Aboriginal Breast Cancer Survivors.  Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference Celebrating NCIC’s 60th Anniversary, November 15-17, Toronto, ON, p.127

2007  Jennifer Poudrier and Janice Kennedy, The Cultural Context of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image among Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region , 35th Annual North American Primary Care Research Group, October 20-23, Vancouver, BC, p.189
 
2007  Carolyn Brooks, Jennifer Poudrier, and Roanne Thomas-MacLean. Our Lives through Our Eyes”: Affirming Lived Experiences and Critical Dialogue through PhotoVoice Research with Aboriginal Women. Poster Session Highlighting Aboriginal Research at the University of Saskatchewan, May 26-June 2, Saskatoon, SK, p.12
 
2006  Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Jennifer Poudrier, and Carolyn Brooks, Photography as Empowering For Aboriginal Breast Cancer Survivors: Suggestions for Primary Health Care, 34th Annual North American Primary Health Care Conference, Tucson, AZ, p. 202
 
2006  Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Jennifer Poudrier, and Carolyn Brooks, Aboriginal Women’s Experiences with Breast Cancer: A Phenomenological Exploration with Photography. Advances in Qualitative Methods, July 13-16, Surfers Paradise, AU, p.111
 
2006  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Carolyn Brooks, Empowering Images: Aboriginal Women’s Voices and Photos, Reasons for Hope Fourth Scientific Conference, Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, Montréal, PQ, p.247
 
2005  Carolyn Brooks, Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas-MacLean. Visualizing Breast Cancer: Exploring Aboriginal Women’s Experiences. 5th Annual Saskatchewan Cancer Research Day, December 8, Saskatoon, SK, p.18-19
 
2003  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Decolonizing Genetic Science, Aboriginal Health and Diabetes: The Slick Story of the Thrift Gene, Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society (CASTS) Conference, Saskatoon, SK, p.67-68
 
2000  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Genetics and the Epidemiological Surveillance of the Canadian First Nations, Surveillance, Categories, Risk, and Social Ordering – An International, Cross-Disciplinary Research Workshop, Kingston, ON, n.p.
 
2000  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Genetic Colonization: Canadian First Nations Peoples and the ‘Genetic Revolution’, Second Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium, Kingston, ON, n.p.
 
Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
 
2004  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Decolonizing the Thrifty Gene Theory, 8th International Conference Public Communication of Science and Technology − Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity, Barcelona, Spain, 3 pages.
 
Invited Lectures and Presentations

Annette Burfoot and Jennifer Poudrier, 2008. In cerca della diversità: il caso del "photovoice" con pazienti emarginati di un servizio oncologico canadese. (Translation) Diversity Research: The Case of Photovoice with a Marginal Population in a Canadian Cancer Clinic. June 16, School of Psychiatry, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, and Carolyn Brooks, 2007. Moving Forward: Learning from Aboriginal Breast Cancer Survivors’ Photography. Cancer Research Day, December 5, Saskatoon, SK

Jennifer Poudrier, 2007.  Visual Innovations in Community Based Research. 6th Annual New PI Meeting, November 9-11, Jackson's Point, ON
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2007.  The Cultural Context of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image Among Aboriginal Women at the Battlefords Tribal Council. Annual Meeting of the Battlefords Tribal Council Indian Health Services Inc., June 7, Jackfish Lodge, Battlefords Provincial Park, SK
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2007.  Visibility and Visuality: Exploring Photography in Aboriginal Women’s Health. Meeting of the International Research Consortium: Mediating Cancer, April 25, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2007.  Exploring Insights from Medical Science Studies to Better Understand Indigenous Women’s Health.  Reproductive Science and Medicine Seminar, February 8, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2006.  Envisioning Medical and Genetic Science Studies as Cultural Resistance:  Explorations into Medical Knowledge, Genetic Science and Visuality.  November 3, Department of Psychology, Culture, and Human Development Program:  Research Seminar Series, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
 
Jennifer Poudrier and Janice Kennedy, 2006.  The Cultural Context of Healthy Body Weight and Body Image Among Aboriginal Women at the Battlefords Tribal Council.  IPHRC Student Colloquium, August 24, Saskatoon, SK
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2005.  Seek and You Shall Find: New Genetics and Aboriginal Peoples. Health Canada Workshop, “Benefit Sharing in Human Genetics: Moving Toward Provider-User Partnerships.” February, Ottawa, ON
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2005. Science as Culture/Culture as Science in Medical and Genetic Science Studies. April 13, Saskatchewan Population Health and Environment Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
 
Jennifer Poudrier, 2005.  Telling Trickster Tales: What Northern Nurses Should Know about the New Genetics, ‘Race’ and Aboriginal Diabetes. Annual Meadow Lake Tribal Council Nurses Meeting, May, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Meadow Lake, SK
 
Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
 
 
2007  Jennifer Poudrier and Janice Kennedy, Exploring the Meaning of the ‘Healthy Body’ with Aboriginal Women: A Community Based Research Project, Pre-Conference Workshop, Promises, Practices, & Principles of Partnerships in CBPR in 2007: Presentations in the UBC First Nations House of Learning 35th Annual North American Primary Care Research Group, October 20-23, Vancouver, BC
 
2007  Jennifer Poudrier, Thrifty Geneticization: An Indigenous Science Study of the Thrifty Gene Theory, Pre-Conference Workshop, 35th Annual North American Primary Care Research Group, October 20-23, Vancouver, BC
 
2007  Carolyn Brooks, Jennifer Poudrier, and Roanne Thomas-MacLean. “Our Lives through Our Eyes”: Affirming Lived Experiences and Critical Dialogue through PhotoVoice Research with Aboriginal Women. Poster Session Highlighting Aboriginal Research at the University of Saskatchewan, May 26-June 2, Saskatoon, SK
 
2005  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Annette Burfoot, Medical and Genetic Science Studies as Cultural Resistance, Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meetings, Pasadena, CA
 
2004  Michael D. Mehta, Jennifer D. Poudrier, Micro-fluidic Platforms, Genetic Databases and Biosociality, International ELSAGEN Conference: Ethical Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
2004  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Decolonizing the Thrifty Gene Theory, 8th International Conference Public Communication of Science and Technology − Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity, Barcelona, Spain
 
2000  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Genetic Colonization: Canadian First Nations Peoples and the ‘Genetic Revolution’, Second Annual Aboriginal Studies Symposium, Kingston, ON
          
Peer Reviewed Conference Session Organizer

2007  Jennifer Poudrier, Organizer and Chair.  Sociological Analyses of Health Care Reform in Canada I. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, May 29-June 01, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

2007  Jennifer Poudrier, Organizer.  Sociological Analyses of Health Care Reform in Canada II. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, May 29-June 01, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
 
2007  Janet Smylie, Ann Macaulay, Richard Verdan, Susan Tatemichi, Alexander Adams, Jennifer Poudrier; John Westfall, William Freeman, and the Aboriginal Health SIG and the Participatory Research in Primary Care SIG. Promises, Practices, & Principles of Partnerships in CBPR in 2007: Presentations in the UBC First Nations House of Learning. 35th Annual North American Primary Care Research Group, October 20-23, Vancouver, BC
 
2005  Jennifer D. Poudrier, Annette Burfoot, Panel Organizers, Medical and Genetic Science Studies as Cultural Resistance, Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meetings, Pasadena, CA
 


Funds currently held

 

Eber Hampton et al. (Principal Investigator), Jennifer Poudrier (Co-Investigator), $1,800,000,
              Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre: Network Environment, Canadian
              Institutes of Health Research, 2008-2011
 
Sylvia Abonyi, Bonnie Jeffery (Principal Investigators), Jennifer Poudrier and June Anonson (Co-Investigators) $543,356. Tools 2- Community Health and Wellness Indicators Reflecting Daily Life in Saskatchewan's Isolated Far North: Implications for Program Planning and Evaluation. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2007-2011
 
Jennifer Poudrier (Principal Investigator), Roanne Thomas MacLean, Karen Chad, Sylvia Abonyi and Jannice Kennedy (Co-investigators), $299,993. The Visual and Cultural Context of Healthy Body Weight: Exploring the Social, Cultural and Historical Factors Associated with Healthy Body Weight Among Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2007-2010
   
Jennifer Poudrier, $18,000. New Faculty Graduate Student Support Program, Funding for Doctoral Student Jennifer Shea, University of Saskatchewan, 2007-2009
 
Jennifer Poudrier, Roanne Thomas MacLean and Lori Chartier (Co-Principal Investigators), $10,000. Aboriginal Women’s Health and Healing: Building Community and University Collaboration to Explore Aboriginal Women’s Experience of Breast Cancer. Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre, 2006-2007
 
Funds previously held
 
Jennifer Poudrier and Janice Kennedy (Co-Principal Investigators), $10,000. The Cultural Context of Healthy Body Weight: Exploring the Social, Cultural and Historical Factors Associated with Healthy Body Weight Among Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council. Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre, 2005-2007
 
Jennifer Poudrier, $1000, Visiting Lecturer’s Fund. Office of Research Services, University of Saskatchewan, 2005-2006
 
Jennifer Poudrier and Roanne Thomas-MacLean (Co-Principal Investigators), $43,471. Visualizing Breast Cancer: Exploring Aboriginal Women’s Experiences. Canada Breast Cancer Research Alliance, 2005-2006
 
Jennifer Poudrier, (Principal Investigator) $4,861, Raven Meets the Nano-Genetic Future: Aboriginal Perspectives on Genetics and Nanotechnology. President’s SSHRC, University of Saskatchewan, 2004-2005
 
Jennifer Poudrier (Co-Applicant) Karen Chad (PI), $40,000. Obesity Research Group: Promotion of Transdisciplinary Research in the Study of Obesity. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, 2004-2007
 
Jennifer Poudrier (Co-Applicant) Karen Chad (PI), $60,000. Obesity Research Group: Promotion of Transdisciplinary Research in the Study of Obesity. University of Saskatchewan, 2004-2007
  
Jennifer Poudrier, (Principal Investigator) $993, Visualizing Diabetes among Aboriginal Women and Families: Using Photography to Visualize Health, Healing, and Aesthetic Knowledges. VP Research Proposal Development Award, University of Saskatchewan, 2003-2004
 
Jennifer Poudrier, (Principal Investigator) $5,000. VP Academic Start-up Funds, University of Saskatchewan, 2003-2005
 
Media Coverage 
2007   Aboriginal health research projects receive funding, (2007, May 18). On Campus News, p.6.
2006   Ahenakew, S. Cancer survivor urges implementation of strategy to beat cancer. (2006, March). Eagle Feather News, p.11.
2005   Campbell, M. We need to share information about breast cancer. (2005, November), Eagle Feather News, p.5.
2005   French, J. Digital photo project seeks insight into aboriginal breast cancer survivors. (2005, October 31) Saskatoon StarPhoenix, p.A7.

 

 

2005   Aboriginal breast cancer survivors are invited to share their stories. (2005, September). Eagle Feather News, p. 22.
 
Television and Radio Interviews
2007   Interview Regarding CIHR Funding and Aboriginal Women in the Battlefords Tribal Council Region, David Nelson, CKSA Radio News in Lloydminster, June, 2007
2005  A Sociologists Perspective on Current Trends in Dating Relationships. Shaw Cable TV News with Lisa Unra, July 3, 2005.
 
 
ACADEMIC TEACHING AND TRAINING
Undergraduate Teaching
SOC 235.3 – Sociology of Aging
SOC 238.3 – Sociology of Health, Illness and Health Care
SOC 420.3 – Medical Sociology
SOC 430.3 – Sociology of Science and Knowledge
SOC 436.3 – An Advanced Seminar in Women and Health  

Graduate Teaching

SOC 820.3 – Medical Sociology
SOC 830.3 – Sociology of Science and Knowledge

 

2005   Digital photo project seeks insight into aboriginal breast cancer survivors. (2005, October 31). The Leader-Post, Regina.

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

 


Published Peer Reviewed Abstracts