Viviane Josewski

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and HARC Contributor

Dr. Viviane Josewski (she/her) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia  (UBC), the University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Northern Medical Program (NMP) and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) where she has been a Research Associate since 2021. Her program of research – funded by CIHR, SSHRC, AGEWELL and most recently, MSFHR – is located at the interface of health equity, Indigenous health, and health policy and services, with a particular focus on mental health, and cultural safety. A member of an interdisciplinary group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, Dr. Josewski currently works with four BC Interior urban Indigenous communities, local health care providers, and the Interior Health Authority on co-developing, implementing and evaluating culturally safe tele-diabetes services. Her future research at UNBC will expand this work by developing Indigenous-led culturally safe pathways to mental wellness through community-based research in the Interior of British Columbia and new partner engagement in the North. A white settler, Dr. Josewski grew up in Germany where she started her career as a nurse. After emigrating to Canada, she completed a MSc (2009) in Population and Public Health, and PhD (2020) in Health Sciences both at Simon Fraser University (SFU), British Columbia. Following this, she spent one year working as a health equity policy analyst before beginning her post-doctoral fellowship. Looking ahead, she is excited to begin a tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing in October 2022.