Psychology

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Engaging patients in research every step of the way
November 28, 2018 - CMAJ's new supplement on engaging patients in health research features commentaries led by Drs. Dean Fergusson, Simon Hatcher and Christian Vaillancourt, as well as 14 other teams affiliated with Ontario’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU). As co-Scientific D
The cancer’s gone but the fear remains: psychology researchers tackle fear of cancer recurrence
August 16, 2018 - A pilot study by Drs. Christina Tomei, Sophie Lebel, Christine Maheu, Monique Lefebvre, and Cheryl Harris suggests that specialized psychological services could help cancer survivors manage their fear of cancer returning. While this is a realistic fe
Fighting back against chronic nerve pain: researchers get $295K to test combination therapy
March 9, 2016 - During their war with cancer, it’s common for survivors to find themselves in a new battle with chronic nerve pain. Either damaged by the disease or the treatments used, some of their nerves start sending incorrect signals causing shooting, burni


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Beaulac, Julie
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Health promotion, Health services research, Psychology, Shared decision making
Boet, Sylvain
MD, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Clinical trials, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Brehaut, Jamie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Behaviour, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Psychology, Psychometrics, Qualitative methods, Shared decision making, Surveys
Hatcher, Simon
BSc MBBS MMedSc MD FRCPC FRANZCP MRCPsych
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Brain and neuromuscular disease, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Traumatic brain injury, Depression, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Suicide Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Prevention, Qualitative methods, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Epidemiology, Psychology, Systematic reviews
MacPherson, Paul
MD/PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases Behaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Presseau, Justin
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Psychometrics, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Behaviour, Psychology, Health professional behaviour change, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Health promotion, Cluster randomized trials, Surveys
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Walker, Lisa
PhD, C.Psych
Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Dementia, Multiple sclerosis Behaviour, Clinical research, Imaging, Psychology, Psychometrics, Rehabilitation