Lam S. (2020). Toward learning from change pathways: reviewing Theory of Change and its discontents. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (online first).

Lam S, Skinner K. (2020). The use of evaluability assessments in improving future evaluations: a scoping review of 10 years of literature (2008-2018). American Journal of Evaluation (in press).

Sanders C, Burnett K, Lam S, Hassan M, Skinner K (2020). “You need ID to get ID”: a scoping review of personal identification as a barrier to and facilitator of the social determinants of health in North America. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(12): 4227.

Lam S, Thompson M, Johnston K, Fioret C, Hargreaves SK (2019). Toward community food security through transdisciplinary action research. Action Research (online first).

Pons W, Jones-Bitton A, Lam S, McEwen SA, Pintar K, Young I, Papadopoulos A. (2019). A qualitative study of the experiences and information needs of public health inspectors that inspect small drinking water systems in Ontario, Canada. Environmental Health Review. 62(3): 92-96.

Lam S, Dodd W, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Zivot C, Ford J, Garcia P, IHACC Research Team, Harper SL. (2019). Community-based monitoring of Indigenous food security in a changing climate: Global trends and future directions. Environ. Res. Lett. 14(7): 073002.

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sustainability evaluation

Lam S, Dodd W, Whynot J, Skinner K. (2019). How is gender being addressed in the international development evaluation literature? A meta-evaluation. Research Evaluation. 28(2): 158-168.

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Veidt J, Lam S, Nguyen-Viet H, Tuyet-Hanh TT, Nguyen-Mai H, Harper SL. (2018). Is agricultural intensification a growing health concern? Perceptions from waste management stakeholders in Vietnam. Sustainability. 10(12): 4395.

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Lam S, Pham G, Nguyen-Viet H. (2018). Emerging health risks from agricultural intensification in Southeast Asia: a systematic review. Int J Occup Environ Health. 23(3):250-260.

Pham G, Lam S, Tung DX, Nguyen-Viet H. (2018). Evaluation of an Ecohealth approach to public health intervention in Ha Nam, Vietnam. J. Public Health Manag. Pract. 24:S36-43.

Lam S, Zwart C, Chahal I, Lane D, Cummings H. (2017). Preventing violence against children in schools: Contributions from the Be Safe program in Sri Lanka. Child Abuse & Neglect. 76:129-137.

Lam S, Cunsolo A, Sawatzky A, Ford J, Harper SL. (2017). How does the media portray drinking water security in Indigenous communities in Canada? An analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage from 2000-2015. BMC Public Health. 17:282.

Dang-Xuan S, Nguyen-Viet H, Meeyam T, Fries R, Nguyen-Thanh H, Pham-Duc P, Lam S, Grace D, Unger F. (2016). Food safety perceptions and practices among smallholder pork value chain actors in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam. J. Food Prot.79:1490-1497.

Lam S, Nguyen-Viet H, Tuyet-Hanh TT, Nguyen-Mai H, Harper S. (2015). Evidence for public health risks of wastewater and excreta management practices in Southeast Asia: A scoping review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 12(10):12863-12885.

Lam S, Leffley A, Cole DC. (2015). Applying an Ecohealth perspective to a state of the environment report: Experiences of a local health unit in Canada. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 12(1):16-31.

Lam S, Sivaramalingam B, Gangodawilage H. (2014). Cryptosporidium outbreaks associated with swimming pools. Environmental Health Review. 57:3-8.


Lam S, Nguyen HTT, Nguyen-Viet H, Unger F. (2020). Mapping pathways toward safer pork in Vietnam. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya.

Fioret C, Johnson K, Lam S, Thompson M, Hargreaves SK. 2018. Towards farmer-led research: A guidebook. Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, Guelph, Ontario.

Pham G, Lam S, Jing F, Tung DX, Nguyen-Viet H. (2016). Ecohealth research in practice: Insights from researchers in Kunming, China. CENPHER, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Pham G, Lam S, Nguyen-Viet H. (2016). Uncovering outcomes and challenges of using an Ecohealth approach for better human and animal waste management in Hanam Province, Vietnam. CENPHER, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lam S, Unger F, Barot M, Nguyen-Viet H. (2016). Changes in researcher capacity in assessing food safety risks and value chains: Insights from PigRisk team. ILRI Research Brief 64. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya.

Lam S, Pham THG, Dinh XT, Adisasmito W, Pham-Duc P, Jing F, Kittayapong P, Nguyen-Viet H. (2016). Advancing Ecohealth in Southeast Asia and China: Lessons from the FBLI. FBLI, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lam S, Leffley A, Hart B, Cole DC. (2014). Grey-Bruce’s State of the Environment Report 2014. Grey Bruce Health Unit, Owen Sound, ON.

Lam S. (2014). Health Effects of Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply: A Knowledge Synthesis. National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, Vancouver, BC.


CBC News. June 2017. Do you shower before swimming in public pools?

University of Guelph Research Magazine SPARK. July 2015. Balancing health and agriculture in bustling Vietnam.