Profile of Robyn Stremler

Robyn Stremler RN, PhD, FAAN

Dean and Professor

Currently Accepting Students

Sleep can be difficult to achieve, yet it’s critically important for families.

Dr. Robyn Stremler’s research focuses on ways to improve sleep and health outcomes in infants, children and parents, through pregnancy and beyond. Her Sleep TYME (Throughout Your Motherhood Experience) study will determine how common sleep problems are, what factors make sleep problems more likely to occur, and if sleep problems during pregnancy affect the health of women or their babies. Dr. Stremler, who is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator, also examines sleep in families with an acutely or chronically ill child.

In 2011, the Canadian Sleep Society honoured Dr. Stremler with its Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award. Dr. Stremler is also an Adjunct Scientist with the Hospital for Sick Children and a Nursing Research Associate with the Hospital for Sick Children’s Centre for Nursing.

  • 2006 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto and University of California, San Francisco

  • 2003 – PhD, University of Toronto

  • 1996 – MSc(A), McGill University, Montreal

  • 1992 – BSc(Hons), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Stremler’s PubMed link is available here.

Jordana MacMurray

Examining actigraphic and self-reported sleep outcomes and relationships to anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis: A convergent parallel mixed methods study

Summer Haddad, RN, PhD

Thesis Title: Sleep for parents with a preterm infant

Dr. Haddad is an Assistant Professor, Collaborative Nursing Program, George Brown College-Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Krista Keilty, NP-Paediatrics, PhD

Thesis title: Sleep disturbance in family caregivers of technology-dependent children

Dr. Keilty is the Associate Chief, Interprofessional Practice – Connected Care and System Integration at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario

Samantha Micsinszki, RN, PhD

Thesis Title: Sleep for parents with a child with autism

Dr. Micsinszki is a postdoctoral fellow, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Efrosini Papaconstantinou, PhD

Thesis title: The feasibility and acceptability of the relax to sleep program on paediatric sleep during hospitalization and beyond: A randomized controlled trial

Dr. Papaconstantinou is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University.