Thaivalappil A, Young I, Lam S, Papadopoulos A. Enhancing the quality of qualitative evidence in food safety and food security. Food and Humanity. 1: 28-31.

Lam S, Dodd W, Nguyen-Viet H, Unger F, Le TTH, Dang-Xuan S, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL. How can climate change and its interaction with other compounding risks be considered in evaluation? Experiences from Vietnam. Evaluation (online first).

Ting NI, Dang-Xuan S, Gilbert J, Nguyen NTT, Lam S, Nguyen-Viet H. (2023). A glance into informal pig slaughtering practices in Vietnam and opportunities for zoonotic disease prevention. Frontiers Sustainable Food Systems (online first).


Lam S. Enhancing evaluations of complex food security programs operating under climate change. Dissertation. University of Guelph.


Nguyen-Viet H, Lam S, Nguyen-Mai H, Dao TT, Vu TP, Nguyen DAT, Dang QT, Nguyen TT, Pham DP. (2021). Decades of emerging infectious disease, food safety, and antimicrobial resistance response in Vietnam: The role of One Health. One Health (online first).

Lam S, Nguyen HTT, Tuan HNH, Luong NT, Nguyen-Viet H, Toribio JA, Huyen LTT, Pham-Van H, Grace D, Unger F. (2021). Unpacking the theory behind One Health food safety programs: A Vietnam case study. Frontiers Veterinary Science. 8: 763410.

Lam S, Skinner K. (2021). The use of evaluability assessments in improving future evaluations: a scoping review of 10 years of literature (2008-2018). American Journal of Evaluation. 42(4): 523-540.

Lam S, Dodd W, Wyngaarden S, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL. (2021). How and why are Theory of Change and Realist Evaluation used in food security contexts? A scoping review. Evaluation and Program Planning. 89: 102008.

Lam S, Dodd W, Harper SL. (2021). COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable. The Conversation Canada. *Picked up by National Post and World Economic Forum.

Lam S, Dodd W, Berrang-Ford L, Ford J, Skinner K, Papadopoulos A, Harper SL. (2021). How are climate actions evaluated? A review of United Nations food security evaluations. Global Food Security. 28: 100509.

Nguyen-Viet H, Grace, D, Unger F, Lindahl J, Tum S, Dang-Xuan S, Chea R, Ty C, Srey T, Young M, Duong C, Brown M, Heng T, Alonso S, Roesel K, Lam S, Lore T, Nguyen C. (2021). Pork and poultry safety in traditional markets in Cambodia: Understanding complexities and scaling up good interventions. ILRI. Nairobi, Kenya.

Unger F, Thanh LN, Tuan HNH, Duc PP, Dang-Xuan S, Nguyen PH, Lam S. (2021). Assessing the impact of educational campaigns on pork-borne parasitic diseases in Hoa Binh, Vietnam. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya.

Nguyen-Viet H, Pham G, Lam S, Pham-Duc P, Dinh-Xuan T, Jing F, Kittayapong P, Adisasmito W, Zinsstag J, Grace D. (2021). International, transdisciplinary, and Ecohealth action for sustainable agriculture in Southeast Asia and China. Frontiers in Public Health. 9: 592311.


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

Lam S. (2020). Toward learning from change pathways: reviewing Theory of Change and its discontents. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. 35(2): 69535.

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. 0(0): 1-18.

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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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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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, Nairobi, Kenya.