American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing advances health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge. An invitation to become a Fellow is recognition of a nurse’s accomplishments within nursing. Current Fellows are leaders in education, management, practice and research.
Doris Howell, RN, PhD is a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Howell has an extensive clinical background in cancer care. As a researcher, her main goal is to optimize the quality of cancer care and empower patients as co-producers of health and well-being. At U of T Nursing, Dr. Howell developed the Clinical Nursing Stream – Oncology curriculum in the master’s program. Dr. Howell holds the RBC Chair, Oncology Nursing Research and Education, University Health Network.
Elizabeth Peter , RN, PhD, is a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Peter’s scholarship reflects her interdisciplinary background in nursing, philosophy and bioethics. She is the Chair of the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board. In addition, she is the lead faculty member on the Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Program of Sigma Theta Tau International and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at U of T.
Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Stremler’s research focuses on ways to improve sleep and related health outcomes for children and their parents. Dr. Stremler’s interests include sleep in infancy through adolescence in both healthy populations and those facing acute and chronic illness, and mobile health approaches to sleep assessment and interventions. She also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. At Bloomberg Nursing, Dr. Stremler has served as Director, PhD Program since 2015.
Edith Hillan, RN, PhD, is a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Professor Hillan’s research and nursing work have had national and international reach, leading to changes in practice and policy. She is currently working on how to improve access to high quality healthcare for mothers and newborns in rural and remote settings through the use of new technologies, with a particular focus on the environment in India. Her research is funded through IC-IMPACTS, the only international federally funded Canadian Network of Excellence.
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, is an Associate Professor (status only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and a 2017 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She the inaugural holder of the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health Research at the Hospital for Sick Children. Professor Stinson’s research focuses on children and youth with chronic pain and their families. Her innovative development of smartphone and internet technologies to help children manage pain has received international recognition and has had a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.
Freida Chavez, RN, MHSc, DNP, is Associate Professor and Director, Global Affairs at Bloomberg Nursing. Professor Chavez has a particular interest in nursing education, international collaborations, and global health. She has significant international experience through her role as a Fellow at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion at the University of Toronto, as well as serving as a mental health and global health expert for the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD is the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Limited-Term Professor in Cancer Genetics. She is an internationally renowned researcher in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and has focused particularly on BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in breast cancer. Her research has made significant contributions to changes in practice for women at high risk of developing breast cancer, which in turn has significant implications for the health of affected women and their families.
Lianne Jeffs, RN, PhD, FAAN, is an Associate Professor (Status) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and holds the inaugural St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research. She is also the Scientific Director of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program (University of Toronto Site). Dr. Jeffs was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015. She is particularly interested in how care transitions of complex medical patients and healthcare system performance can be improved. Her research focuses on patient safety, quality improvement and knowledge translation.
Kathy McGilton, RN, PhD, FAAN, is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015. Dr. McGilton’s research interests centre on the care of individuals with cognitive impairment and the staff who care for them. She is also interested in developing interventions and improving care in order to improve patient and staff outcomes. Her studies of community-dwelling elderly patients with dementia undergoing hip surgery have led to changes across Canada in how these patients are managed.
Lynn Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN, Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, has been recognized internationally for her work in nursing informatics. She has conducted research on the use of information and communication technologies, and is particularly interested in the human experience of technology in health care, and the integration of technology innovations in nursing education. Dr. Nagle was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.
Louise Rose, RN, PhD, FAAN, is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the inaugural TD Nursing Professor in Critical Care Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Rose is also the Research Director and Adjunct Scientist with the Provincial Weaning Centre of Excellence at Toronto East General Hospital. Dr. Rose researches the care and management of patients requiring mechanical ventilation across the continuum of care – emergency department, intensive care unit, step-down facilities, long-term care facilities and home. Dr. Rose was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.
Bonnie Stevens, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015. Dr. Stevens was the inaugural holder of the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research (until 2015). She currently leads the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Children’s Pain and is Co-Director of the Pain Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Stevens’ research focuses on the assessment and management of pain in infants and children, and the effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies. Her work has led to changes in how clinicians treat children’s pain here in Canada and around the world.
Linda Johnston, RN, PhD, FEANS, FAAN, is Dean and Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and a 2014 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Johnston is a distinguished nurse educator and researcher: she has investigated pain management in neonatal intensive care and long-term outcomes after neonatal care. She is also particularly interested in the advancement of nursing research in the discipline. Dr. Johnston is an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne, and the University of Hong Kong, as well as Visiting Professor at Soochow University (China) and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University.
Sioban Nelson, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, is the former Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (2005-2013); she is currently the Vice-Provost, Academic, at the University of Toronto. Inducted into the Academy in 2012, Dr. Nelson has contributed important scholarship to the field of nursing history, in particular, demonstrating how nursing emerged as a prototype of the female profession. She has authored several books, including Say Little, Do Much, a history of the development of nursing as a profession.
Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the current President of the International Council of Nurses. She is also a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Dr. Shamian has received many awards over the years related to both her nursing leadership and research, including the Centennial Award from the Canadian Nurses Association, the Award of Excellence for Advancing Nursing in Policy (2004) from the Canadian Association of Schools in Nursing, and Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University and the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Shamian was inducted into the Academy in 2009.
Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, is the Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, Research & External Relations. Dr. McGillis Hall is an internationally recognized leader in nursing health services research and was inducted into the Academy in 2007. Her research focuses on health human resources, the nursing work environment, and how these influence patient, nurse and system outcomes. Her research has been recognized with awards such as a CIHR New Investigator Award and a Premier’s Research Excellence Award.