Stephanie McConkey

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2023 Visiting Scholar

Stephanie McConkey is Oneida nation, a member of Six Nations of the Grand River and has mixed European settler ancestry.

Stephanie grew up in Brantford, Ontario (Canada) and moved to London (Canada) in 2010 to pursue post-secondary at Western University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (Honours Specialization), a Master of Public Health (MPH), and a Master of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Currently, Stephanie is a Vanier-CGS scholar and third year Ph.D. student in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, supervised by Dr. Janet Smylie.

In partnership with local Indigenous community, Stephanie’s PhD research is focused on using Indigenous understandings and frameworks to develop and validate a set of indicators that measures homelessness among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis living in urban and related homelands.


Smylie, J., McConkey, S., Rachlis, B., Avery, L., Mecredy, G., Brar, R., Bourgeois, C., Dokis, B., Vandevenne, S., & Rotondi, M. (2022). Uncovering SARS-COV-2 vaccine uptake and COVID-19 impacts among First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples living in Toronto and London, Ontario. CMAJ, 194(29), E1018-E1026.

Avery, L., Maddox., R., Abtan, R., Wong., O., Rotondi, N., McConkey, S., Bourgeois, C., McKnight, C., Wolfe, S., Flicker, S., Macpherson, A., Smylie, J., & Rotondi, M. (2022). Modelling prevalent cardiovascular disease in an urban Indigenous population. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 1-13.

Hayward, A., Wodtke, L., Robin, T., Smylie, J., McConkey, S., Nychuk, A., Healy, C., Star, L., Craft, A., & Cidro, J. (2021). Addressing the Need for Indigenous and Decolonized Quantitative Research Methods in Canada. SSM-Population Health, 15, 100899.

Wylie, L., McConkey, S., & Corrao, A. M. (2021). It’s A Journey not a Check Box: Indigenous Cultural Safety from Training to Transformation. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 16(1).

Wylie, L., McConkey, S., & Corrao, A. M. (2020). Colonial Legacies and Collaborative Action: Improving Indigenous Peoples’ Health Care in Canada. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 10(5).

Toombs, E., Kowatch, K., Dalicandro, L., McConkey, S., Hopkins, C., Mushquash, C. (2020). A Systematic Review of Technology Assisted Interventions for Indigenous Youth: Results and Recommendations. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Wylie, L., & McConkey, S. (2018). Insiders’ Insight: Discrimination against Indigenous Peoples through the Eyes of Health Care Professionals. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 6(1): 1-9.

McConkey, S. (2017). Indigenous access barriers to health care services in London, Ontario: The Engaging for Change Improving Health Services for Indigenous Peoples qualitative study. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal, 86(2).

Other publications:

McConkey, S. (2018). The Indigenous Determinants of Health as Predictors for Diabetes and Unmet Health Needs Among Urban Indigenous People: A Respondent-Driven Sampling Study in Toronto, Ontario. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5471. Retrieved from:

Firestone, M., McConkey, S., Beaudoin, E., Bourgeois, C., & Smylie, J. (TBD). Mental health and cultural continuity among an urban Indigenous population in Toronto, Canada. (Accepted to a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health June 2022 - under consideration)