Biography

Dr. Wendy Norman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Norman is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada Chair in Family Planning Public Health Research, and holds a Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for her family planning research program. In 2015, Dr. Norman received the prestigious international Darroch Award from the Guttmacher Institute for her work that combines excellence in research with practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

She and her team are based in the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC Women’s Hospital and she leads the national collaboration; Canadian Contraception Access Research Team/Groupe de recherche sur l’accessibilite a la contraception (CART-GRAC www.cart-grac.ubc.ca).

Norman completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Research Training Fellowship in Primary Healthcare Research, the UBC Department of Family Practice Clinician Scholar Program and a Masters of Health Science.

Research Interests/Skills

• Family Planning Health Services
• Contraception
• Abortion
• Youth healthy sexuality
• Population health
• Family Planning Health Professional Education

Publications

Troskie C, Soon J, Albert A, Norman, WV. Regulatory approval time for hormonal contraception in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, 2000-2015: a retrospective data analysis. CMAJ Open. 2016 Nov 3. 4:4. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20160017.

Wong E, Leslie JJT, Soon JA, Norman WV. Measuring interprofessional competencies and attitudes among health professional students creating family planning virtual patient cases. BMC Medical Education 2016 Oct 19;16(1):273.

Norman WV, Soon J.A. Requiring physicians to dispense mifepristone: an unnecessary limit on safety and access for medical abortion. CMAJ 2016 Oct 17. pii: cmaj.160581

Rieb LM, Norman WV, Elwood Martin RE, Berkowitz J, Wood E, McNeil RS, Milloy MJS. Withdrawal-associated injury site pain (WISP): A descriptive case series of an opioid cessation phenomenon. PAIN 2016 Sept Dec; 157(12):2865-2874

Samiedaluie S, Peterson S, Brant R, Kaczorowski J, Norman WV. Validating abortion procedure coding in British Columbia administrative database. BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:255. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1485-4

Costescu D, Guilbert E, Bernardin J, Black A, Dunn S, Fitzsimmons B, Norman WV, Pymar H, Soon J, Trouton K, Wagner MS, Wiebe E. Medical Abortion. SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016 Apr;38(4):366-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.01.002

Norman WV, Guilbert ER, Okpaleke C, Hayden A, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M, O’Connell White K, Jones HE. Abortion health services in Canada: a 2012 national survey. Can Fam Physician 2016 Apr 62(4):e209-17.

Guilbert ER, Hayden A, Jones HE, O’Connell White K, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M, Norman WV. First trimester medical abortion practices in Canada: A national survey. Can Fam Physician 2016 Apr;62(4):e201-8.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 4 of 4: Chapter 8). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016 Mar;38(3):279-300.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 3 of 4: Chapter 7). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016 Feb;38(2):182-222.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 2 of 4). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015 Nov;37(11):1033-5.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 1 of 4). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015 Oct;37(10): 936-42, S1-S28. (CA) [contribution- primary writer for Chapter 1, contributed second authorship to Chapter 2, overall collaboration in project and co-author on 4 chapters]

Norman WV. Our struggle to implement best practices: the example of antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract infection. Family Practice 2015 Aug;32(4):365-366.

Norman WV, Soon JA, Panagliotoglou D, Albert A, Zed P. The Acceptability of Contraception Task-sharing Among Canadian Pharmacists: The ACT-Pharm Study. Contraception 2015 Jul;92(1):55-61.

Norman WV, Stothart D. IUD string perforation through anterior cervix: A case report. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(4):345–348.

Norman WV. Do you have a secret researcher inside? High-quality family medicine research at Family Medicine Forum. CFP July 2014; 60(7): 602-04.

For other publications by Dr. Norman, please go to PubMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=norman+wv)

Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, B.C. Women’s Hospital. Mifepristone implementation in Canada (The CART-Mife Study)

CIHR: Partnerships in Health Systems Improvements. Contraception Access Research Team – Contraception Cost-effectiveness Modeling (CART-CCM)

CIHR: Planning Grant. Planning to develop the research program VICToRS: Virtual Interprofessional Case-learning Tools for improving Real Service

2015 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy Research. The Guttmacher Institute, NY, NY.

Enid Johnson MacLeod Award. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada, September 2015.

2015 PHSA+ Awards – Individual Category.

John Snow Prize. Awarded by the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC, March 2000.

G. F. Amyot Award. Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC, May 2015.

2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research. UBC, May 2015.