Carla Hilario, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing

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Area of Study / Keywords

health equity youth mental health

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
  • MScN, University of British Columbia
  • BScN, University of British Columbia



  • [Principal Investigator] Creating Hope: Youth Suicide Prevention through the Co-Design of a Peer Support Program. (Funding from PolicyWise for Children and Families, 2020-2021)
  • [Principal Investigator] Strategic Foresights for Canada‚Äôs Reconciliation Futures: Engaging Indigenous and Newcomer Youth. (Funding from SSHRC, Insight Development Grant, 2019-2022)


NURS 506 - Program Planning

An introduction to perspectives and research in relation to planning of health promotion and disease prevention initiatives in a variety of practice settings. The focus of this course is implications for nursing and inter-professional practice related to assessment and evaluation. A foundation is provided for program planning, including health education, community organizing, social marketing, and policy advocacy. Theoretical content pertains to models and strategies relevant to multiple levels of client such as population, community, aggregate, or group.

Fall Term 2021
NURS 593 - Applied Inquiry I - Framing the Inquiry Focus

Engage in structured inquiry in relation to issues from health care and/or nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on exploring key elements of such issues, identifying knowledge gaps, and shaping current understanding in pursuit of questions and methods appropriate for systematic research and inquiry. Co or Prerequisite: NURS 589, NURS 595.

Fall Term 2021

Browse more courses taught by Carla Hilario


The influence of democratic racism in nursing inquiry
Author(s): Hilario, C. T., Browne, A. J., & McFadden, A.
Publication Date: 2018
Volume: 25
Issue: 1
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Acculturation, gender, and mental health of Southeast Asian immigrant youth in Canada.
Author(s): Hilario, C. T., Vo, D. X., Johnson, J. L., & Saewyc, E. M.
Publication: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume: 16
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1121–1129
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"I tend to forget bad things”: Immigrant and refugee young men’s narratives of distress.
Author(s): Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J., Browne, A., & Johnson, J.
Publication: Health
Volume: [Epub ahead of print]
Page Numbers: doi: 10.1177/1363459318763865
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“Just as Canadian as anyone else?”: Experiences of second-class citizenship and the mental health of young immigrant and refugee men in Canada.
Author(s): Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J., Browne, A., & Johnson, J.
Publication: American Journal of Men’s Health
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 210-220
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Migration and young people’s mental health in Canada: A scoping review.
Author(s): Hilario, C., Oliffe, J., Wong, J., Browne, A., & Johnson, J.
Publication: Journal of Mental Health
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 414-422
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