Monica Parry MEd, MSc, NP-Adult, PhD, FCAN, FAAN


Currently Accepting Students

I am interested in supportive models of care to improve health outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases, including those with diabetes and heart failure.

At U of T Nursing, Dr. Monica Parry is an Associate Professor. In response to student demand for a practice-focused global health graduate program, Dr. Parry assisted in developing the innovative Primary Health Care – Global Health area of emphasis in the NP program. Her program of research includes supportive care measures to improve the health outcomes for individuals with chronic disease. Dr. Parry is researching the use of impedance cardiography to improve health outcomes in individuals with heart failure. She has investigated the use of peer support and advanced practice nursing interventions to improve health-related quality of life, function, pain and depressive symptoms in men and women with cardiovascular disease. As well, she is developing a model of care using peer support strategies to prevent type 2 diabetes. Dr. Parry is an active supervisor in our international visiting PhD program, where she has assisted students to publish on a broad range of areas including pain management, undergraduate nursing student knowledge, and risk factors for coronary heart disease in various ethnic populations. Dr. Parry is an investigator with the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative, a multidisciplinary research collaboration based at U of T. She is also an investigator at the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre and is core faculty and an investigator in the Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Science in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. Dr. Parry continues to practice as a nurse practitioner in cardiac surgery at a tertiary care hospital in southeastern Ontario.

  • 2009 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/FUTURE Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists, McMaster University, Hamilton

  • 2008 – PhD, University of Toronto

  • 2001 – MSc (Nursing), Queen’s University, Kingston

  • 1994 – MEd, Queen’s University, Kingston

  • 1983 – BNSc, Queen’s University, Kingston