Miya Narushima, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Sciences

Office: STH 305
905 688 5550 x5149
mnarushima@brocku.ca

Miya Narushima obtained her BA in English Literature from Waseda University, Tokyo, and her MA and PhD in Adult Education and Community Development from the OISE/ University of Toronto. Her research interests include aging and well-being, community-based education for health promotion, lifelong learning and development, voluntarism and community capacity building, the social determinants of health and equity, and cross-cultural studies between Canada and Japan. She is an avid qualitative researcher whose teaching areas include health promotion, qualitative research, social gerontology, and diversity and health.

  • Aging and well-being
  • Community-based education for health promotion
  • Lifelong learning and later life development
  • The social determinants of health and equity
  • Voluntarism and community capacity building
  • Canadian Association of Gerontology
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
  • Ontario Public Health Association
  • Japanese Association for Canadian Education Studies

Narushima, M., Wong, J. P-H, Li, A., Bhagat, D. Bisgnano, A., Fung, K. P. L, & Poon, M. K. L. (2020). Youth perspectives on sex education: Voices from YEP study in Toronto. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29 (1), 32-44. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhs.2019-0049

Elliott, M., Gardner, P., Narushima, M. , & McCleary, L. (2020). Music Lessons: Exploring the role and meaning of music for older adults with dementia who are aging in place. Canadian Journal on Aging, 39(4). 1-14. DOI: 10.1017/S071498081900076X

Liu, J., Son, S., McIntyre, J. & Narushima, M. (2019) Depression history and CVDs among Canadian older adults: A cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from Comprehensive Cohort of the CLSA. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology 16 (12), 847-854. DOI:10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2019.12.001

Prentice, K., McCleary, L, & Narushima, M . (2019). Are changes needed for therapeutic recreation undergraduate curricula?: Perceived competencies of therapeutic recreationists and recreation staff working with seniors in long term care homes”. Canadian Journal on Aging , 38 (2), 168-179. DOI: 10.1017/S0714980818000570

Kawabata, M. & Narushima, M. (2018). Older women’s situated identities: Positioning analysis applied to stories about everyday experiences dealing with physical functional changes. Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Intervention s 8(1/2), 61-82. DOI:10.7202/1059849ar

Narushima, M. , Liu, J. & Diestelkamp, N. (2018). “I learn, therefore I am”: A phenomenological analysis of meanings of lifelong learning of vulnerable older adults. The Gerontologist. 58 (4). 696-705. DOI:10.1093/geronto/gnx044

Narushima, M., Liu, J., & Diestelkamp, N. (2018). Lifelong learning in active ageing discourse: its conserving effect on wellbeing, health, and vulnerability. Ageing & Society. 38 (4). 651-675. DOI:10.1017/S0144686X16001136

Bridge, E., Law, M. P., & Narushima, M . (2016). Using patient value statements to develop a culture of patient-centered care: A case study of an Ontario, Canada hospital. Patient Experiential Journal , 3 (2). Available at http://pxjournal.org/journal/vol3/iss2/14

Narushima, M ., McLaughlin, J. & Barrett-Greene, J. (2016). Need, risks, and context in sexual health among temporary foreign migrant farmworkers in Canada: A pilot study with Mexican and Caribbean workers. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health , 18. 374-381. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0189-x.

Martin, B., Faught, B., Jiu, J., Narushima, M ., Cairney, J. & Hay, J. (2015). Social competence as a role player in the game between motor performance and organized sports participation among school-age children. Sports And Exercise Medicine , 1 (4), 118-125.

Tayab, A. & Narushima, M. (2015). Here for the Residents: A Case Study of Cultural Competence of Personal Support Workers in a Long-Term Care Home. Journal of Transcultural Nursing , 26 (2). 146-156. DOI: 10.1177/1043659614545401.

Narushima, M. (2015). A gaggle of Raging Grannies: The empowerment of older Canadian women through social activism. In M. S. Kimmel, A. Ronson & A. Kaler (Eds). The Gendered Society Reader 3rd Canadian Edition . Toronto: Oxford University Press. Ch. 42.

Narushima, M . & Sanchez, A. L. (2014). Employers’ paradoxical view about temporary foreign migrant workers’ health: A qualitative study in rural farms in Southern Ontario. International Journal for Equity in Health. Available at: http://www.equityhealthj.com/content/13/1/65

Narushima, M. , Wong, J. P-H., Li, A. & Sutdhibhasilp, N. (2014). Sustainable capacity building among immigrant communities: The Raising Sexually Healthy Children program in Canad a. Health Promotion International, 29 (1). 26-37. DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dat035

Narushima, M. (2014). A review of three films about aging activists: Raging Grannies-The action league (Pam Walton, 2010), In Bed with a mosquito (Sarah Frank, 2008), and Abuelas: Grandmothers on a mission (Naomi Weis, 2012). Films for the Feminist Classroom. Spring 2014 Issue. 5.1 Available at: http://ffc.twu.edu/issue_5-1/rev_Narushima_5-1.html

Narushima, M. , Liu, J. & Diestelkamp N. (2013). Motivation and perceived benefits of older learners in a public continuing education program: Influences of gender, income, and health. Educational Gerontology, 39 (8), 569-584. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2012.704223

Narushima, M ., Liu, J., & Diestelkamp, N. (2013). Association between lifelong learning and psychological well-being among older adults: Implications for interdisciplinary health promotion in an aging society. Activity, Adaptation & Aging, 37 (3), 239-250.
DOI: 10.1080/01924788.2013.816834

Undergraduate Courses

  • Gerontology: An approach for well-being
  • Qualitative research in health sciences
  • Health promotion

Graduate Course for Master of Public Health

  • Qualitative research: Interviewing and beyond (MPHA5P02)