Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Research Chairs

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing holds eight 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. Aaron Conway
RBC Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research

Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis
Women’s Health Research Chair

Dr. Kristin Cleverley
CAMH Psychiatric and Addiction Nursing Research Chair

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

Dr. Doris Howell
The RBC Chair in Oncology Nursing Research

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


Former Chairholders

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

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

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

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

  • Photo of Ms. Cleverley looking very professional in a royal blue blazer
    CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research
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  • Photo of Ms. Cleverley looking very professional in a royal blue blazer

    CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research will develop a new and innovative program of research in mental health nursing, the goal of which is to increase awareness, dialogue and new knowledge in the field of mental health nursing and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

    Dr. Kristin Cleverley, Assistant Professor, has been appointed to the chair, beginning on July 1, 2015. Dr. Cleverley is particularly interested in youth with mental illness, and she seeks to understand the enablers and barriers youth with mental illness face as they transition into adulthood. She has outstanding clinical expertise, having worked extensively with children and youth with mental illness.

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  • Martine Puts Headshot 2013
    Canada Research Chair in Care Of Frail Older Adults
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    Canada Research Chair in Care Of Frail Older Adults

    Professor Martine Puts, Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, began a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Care of Frail Older Adults in Fall 2018. Professor Puts’ research program focuses on improving the quality of life and health outcomes of older adults, particularly those with cancer. Adults over 65 are a growing sector of the Canadian population, and many will face a cancer diagnosis. Yet, few older adults are included in clinical studies of cancer, which means there is limited evidence about which treatments work best for this population. Professor Puts aims to address this gap, developing and implementing interventions and online tools that patients/caregivers and clinicians can use to improve the health care of this group of patients.

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  • 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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  • RBC Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing
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  • RBC Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing

    The RBC Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research at the University of Toronto and University Health Network supports the integration of research, education and clinical work to advance cardiovascular nursing research, particularly focusing on patient experience.

    Professor Aaron Conway was appointed to the Chair September 1, 2018. His primary research interest is in patient safety during procedural sedation and analgesia, and in early research, conducted a series of studies related to improving nurse-administered sedation practice in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

     

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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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  • Women’s Health Research Chair
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  • Women’s Health Research Chair

    The Women’s Health Research Chair at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital (funded by the University of Toronto, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and St. Michael’s Hospital) will lead a program of research and education in women’s health; the Chair will also have an international aspect, encouraging exchange and partnership with clinicians and researchers around the world.

    Professor Cindy-Lee Dennis was appointed to the Chair in 2016. This appointment will enable Prof. Dennis to continue leading an extensive program of research in women’s health, with a particular emphasis on improving breastfeeding outcomes, addressing perinatal depression and anxiety, examining the health of immigrant women and children, and developing interventions that involve fathers.

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