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Carla Hilario, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor


About Me

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

Appointment Start Date: August 2018


Areas of expertise

  • Youth mental health
  • Migration, transnationalism, and racisms
  • Intersectionality, critical masculinities, and gender relations


2019-2020 | Co-Investigator: Mobile Work and Mental Health: The Challenges of Long-Distance Labour Commuting. Funding: Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Partnership Engage Grant.

2018-2020 | Co-Investigator: Digital Storytelling and Dementia Care for Intergenerational, Racialized and Immigrant Families in Calgary. Funding: O’Brien Institute for Public Health Research Catalyst Funds.

2018-2019 | Principal Investigator: The Impact of a Learning Simulation on Knowledge and Attitudes of Undergraduate Nursing Students towards a Code White. University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing Teaching, Learning, and Simulation Research Grant.

2018-2019 | Nominated Principal Investigator: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Mental Health and Well-Being of Newcomer Young Men in Canada. Funding: Pathways to Prosperity Grants (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Partnership Grant).

2017-2022 | Co-Investigator: Linking Hearts: Advancing Mental Health Care of University Students Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: An Implementation Science Research Study. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research & National Natural Science Foundation of China, GACD Mental Health Team Grant.

2017-2019 | Co-Investigator: Voices of Children and Youth: Community Injury Prevention through Visual Storytelling and Intervention in the First Nations Community of Akwesasne. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant.


I teach NURS 506 Program Planning and Design in Health Promotion in the graduate program and NURS 222 Indigenous Health in the undergraduate program.