Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Research Chairs

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing holds an astounding six research chairs, more than any other nursing faculty in Canada. Research chairs are achieved by faculty members who have demonstrated global leadership in their field in both academic excellence and research scholarship. Several of the research chairs held within the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing are funded from national, peer-reviewed competitions while others are endowed research chairs in collaboration with affiliated academic health science centres.

Current Chairholders

Dr. Jennifer Stinson
Mary Jo Haddad Chair in Child Health Research

Dr. Lianne Jeffs
St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Term Chair in Nursing Research

Dr. Bonnie Stevens
The Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research

Dr. Doris Howell
The RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis
Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research

 


Former Chairholders

Dr. Arlene Bierman
Ontario Women’s Health Council Chair in Women’s Health

Dr. Patricia McKeever
Bloorview Kids Foundation Chair in Childhood Disability Studies

Dr. Sean Clarke
The RBC Financial Group UHN Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research

Dr. Linda O’Brien-Pallas
CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Nursing Human Resources

Dr. Carles Muntaner
CAMH Psychiatric and Addiction Nursing Research Chair

Dr. Ellen Hodnett
Heather M. Reisman Chair in Perinatal Nursing Research

  • Cindy-Lee Dennis 2012
    Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health
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  • Cindy-Lee Dennis 2012

    Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health

    Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto began a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health in September 2007. Dr. Dennis’ research program is directed towards rigorously evaluating interventions to improve the care of pregnant and postpartum women including multisite randomized controlled trials related to the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression. Dr. Dennis’ research provides evidence-based information to address health problems that many pregnant and postpartum women experience with the goal of promoting a healthy transition to motherhood.

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  • Jennifer Stinson
    Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health Research
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  • Jennifer Stinson

    Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health Research

    Established in the fall of 2013, the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health Research supports an outstanding nurse scientist in the development of a research program in paediatric child health nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children.

    Dr. Jennifer Stinson, Associate Professor (Status) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, is the inaugural holder of this chair, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Stinson’s research interests are in the area of pain and symptom management, and the use of e-health (internet) and m-health (mobile phones) technologies to improve the assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in children with chronic illnesses.

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  • Research Chair - Doris Howell
    RBC Financial Group Chair – Oncology Nursing Research
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  • Research Chair - Doris Howell

    RBC Financial Group Chair – Oncology Nursing Research

    As Canada’s first endowed chair in oncology nursing research, the RBC Financial Group Chair in Oncology Nursing Research is supported jointly through affiliations with Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), University Health Network, and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Doris Howell was appointed to hold the chair in October 2004. She is working on enhancing research in cancer nursing through the implementation of evidence-based approaches to care, examining the effectiveness of nursing interventions in the reduction of the severity of symptoms and distress and improving the patient and family experience through evaluation of the implementation of holistic models of care that focus on the individual patient’s need.

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  • Research Chair - Bonnie Stevens
    Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research
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  • Research Chair - Bonnie Stevens

    Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research

    Established in 2000, the first endowed chair in paediatric nursing in Canada, the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research supports an outstanding nurse scientist in the development of a research program in paediatric nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children.

    Dr. Bonnie Stevens is the premiere and current holder of this chair as well as a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Stevens’ research interests include the assessment and management of pain in infants and children, the impact of various health-care delivery models on child and family quality of life, and knowledge translation.

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    St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Term Chair in Nursing Research
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    St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Term Chair in Nursing Research

    The St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research (Limited Term) supports research that integrates knowledge translation, patient safety and quality improvement with the goal of enabling evidence-based nursing and interprofessional patient care, locally and around the world.

    Dr. Lianne Jeffs is the first and current holder of this chair. She is also an assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Scientific Director of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (housed at the Faculty of Nursing). Her reseach interests are focused on patient safety, quality impromevent, knowledge translation, research capacity building, organizational learning from near misses, and evaluating interventions aimed at enhancing professionalism in nursing practice.

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  • Cindy-Lee Dennis 2012
    The Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research
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    The Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research

    The Shirley Brown Chair in Women’s Mental Health Research is supported by a partnership between Women’s College Research Institute, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.

    Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, Professor was appointed to the chair beginning in March 2011. Providing a focal point for advocacy on women’s mental health issues, the chair supports an internationally-recognized program of research and takes the leading role in Canada in the drive to improve women’s mental health and the treatment and prevention of serious mental illnesses.

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