As a career scientist, I work with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of research primarily focused on systematic examination and gender-based analyses of patient, caregiver, and system outcomes of care for persons living with chronic cardiovascular and cancer conditions; and on the development and testing of nurse led delivery systems to enhance quality of care. A secondary research focus is on the understanding of factors that contribute to quality work environments for healthcare workers and the development of policy and strategies to improve healthcare work environments, with a particular focus on female workers and cardiovascular health. I hold research grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care, and other peer reviewed funding bodies.
Current research projects (2013)
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- Shift work and cardiovascular risk in female health care workers: a process model linking physiological, behavioural and social pathways (CIHR, 2011-2014): Principal applicant
- Primary care reform: Optimizing quality, access and equity in Ontario primary care (MOHLTC, HSRF, 2013-2016): Co-applicant