Lindsey Boechler

 

Lindsey Boechler MA, ACP

Research Chair, Cultural empowerment

Centre for Health Research, Improvement and Scholarship

Lindsey.Boechler@saskpolytech.ca

 

Profile

Lindsey Boechler began with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences in 2015 as a Paramedic programs faculty member, transitioning into the role of Program Head in 2017. Prior to becoming an educator, she had been practicing as an advanced care paramedic in urban, rural, and industrial settings since 2004. She obtained her Master of Arts- Leadership from Royal Roads University. Lindsey provides leadership and support to faculty through mentoring, sharing best practices, and evaluation processes while encouraging reflective learning and improvement in practices.

Lindsey is leading research focused on optimizing pathways of care through cultural empowerment; thus, reducing health disparities and improving care for patients of all cultural backgrounds. To do so, she is exploring various patient opinions, experiences, values, and preferences in hopes of enhancing culturally responsive care and supporting improved patient outcomes. The primary goal of Lindsey’s research is to reduce health inequities impacting marginalized populations across Saskatchewan. Taking a patient-oriented approach allows this research to be adapted to the needs of participants while embracing diversity and ensuring inclusivity.

Selected Grants

  1. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Exploring the use of virtual reality technology to promote mental health and well-being of Indigenous adolescents and young adults in rural and remote Saskatchewan, Provost’s NSERC Research Fund, 2021
  2. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Lived experiences of paramedics during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2020.
  3. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to mental health services for Indigenous youth, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Seed Applied Research Program (SARP) Internal Grant, 2020.
  4. Hubbard Murdoch, N., Nelson, H., & Boechler, L., The experience of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan: The knowledge translation plan, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Research Connections COVID-19 Rapid Response, 2020
  5. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System through Patient Oriented Research, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2020
  6. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR) in partnership with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2019-2021.
  7. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2019- 2020.
  8. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA) from Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2019.
  9. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Mapping the success route for Indigenous paramedic students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2018- 2019.
  10. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Public Engagement: Essential partnerships to improve the quality of paramedic care in a transformed health care system in Saskatchewan, Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA) from Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2018.

Selected Dissemination

  1. Boechler, L., Suthers, P., Cameron, C., Ford-Jones, P., & Smith, C. (2020). Lived experiences of Canadian paramedics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australasian College of Paramedicine International Abstracts- Oral and Poster Presentations. 17. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. Retrieved from  https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.17.888
  2. Nelson, H., Boechler, L., & Hubbard Murdoch, N. (2020). Researching at high-speed: Recording the story of the COVID-19 experience. Antistatis, 10(3). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/antistasis/article/view/31448/1882526675
  3. Boechler, L., & Boechler, R. (2020, October). Policing in uncertain times: Lived experiences of Saskatchewan police officers during COVID-19. 16-19. Blue Line: Canada’s Law Enforcement Magazine. Retrieved from https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=44080&i=674130&p=0
  4. Boechler, L. (2020, October). Moose Jaw researcher highlights toll of pandemic on first responders. Interviewer: D. McElroy. Available from https://www.discovermoosejaw.com/local/moose-jaw-researcher-highlights-toll-of-pandemic-on-first-responders 
  5. Sereda, A., Hiebert, J., Osler, L.A., Messer-Lepage, J., Remeshylo, K., Brost, J., Larre, J., Boehler, L., Seidl, C., & Backlin, C. (2020, May). Individually strong, collectively influential. Women in Paramedicine, 43(3), 34-36. Retrieved from https://canadianparamedicine.ca/featured-edition/
  6. Boechler, L., Hubbard Murdoch, N., & Nelson, H. (2020, May). Saskatchewan Polytechnic Health Sciences and Nursing researchers working on COVID-19 impact studies. Interviewer: A. Pratt [Email]. Education News Canada. Available from https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/region/saskatchewan/29/834846/saskatchewan-polytechnicmay-20-2020-saskatchewan-polytechnic-health-sciences-and-nursing-researchers-working-on-covid-19-impact-studies.html
  7. Boechler, L. (2020, April). ILDC ConnectED: mapping success routes for Indigenous paramedic students at Sask Polytech and culturally responsive pedagogy. Interviewer: K. Fellner [podcast]. Available from https://videos.saskpolytech.ca/media/ILDC+ConnectED+Mapping+Success+Routes+for+Indigenous+Paramedic+Students+at+SaskPolytech+/0_7g27b7nr/145747892
  8. Boechler, L., Xavier, R., Kumar, S., McTaggart, L., & Hector, D. (2020, March). Unifying for health equity revitalizing the Sask health system through patient oriented research. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=FYTxvz8W_0Q&feature=emb_logo
  9. Boechler, L. (2019, September). Local researcher looking to provide culturally competent health care. Interviewer: D. McElroy. Available from https://discovermoosejaw.com/local/local-researcherlooking-to-provide-culturally-competent-health-care
  10. Boechler, L. (2019, September). Healthcare research project seeking diverse voices. Interviewer: L. Kurz. Available from https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/healthcareresearch-project-seeking-diverse-voices-1657214