Carmen Loiselle

Carmen Loiselle, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N), Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital.

Co-Director, Segal Cancer Centre

Senior Researcher, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.

Director, McGill University Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Programs.

Full Professor, Ingram School of Nursing and Department of Oncology, McGill University.

McGill Endowed Chair in Psychosocial Oncology/Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope.

Information Technology to Improve Patient and Family Recovery Outcomes

Carmen Loiselle is a senior researcher at the Centre for Nursing Research and a Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She is Director of the Cancer Nursing Program, and Professor in the Oncology Department and the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University. She was the Program Leader for PORT(Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Program), a 13-year CIHR-funded transdisciplinary research training program. She has held research scientist career awards from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and has received major operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Health Canada. She has served as a grant reviewer for CIHR, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative (CBCRI), and the FRSQ.

Her research interests include patient information-seeking behaviour and decision making; patient-health care provider communication; psychosocial oncology, and the use of information technology in cancer care.

Author of many publications, she and colleagues published Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research (2004, 2007, 2010), and a French-language adaptation: Méthodes de recherche en sciences infirmières: approches quantitatives et qualitatives (2007).

Current Research Projects:

Moon, J., Boutros, M., Loiselle, C. G.,… Garfinkle, R. (2020). Interactive online informational and peer support application for patients with low anterior resection syndrome: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Research Grant. (2020-2021).

Wong, P., Knoppers, B., Saad, F., & Loiselle, C. G. Quebec Cancer Consortium Activity 1. Double patient recruitment into high priority oncological clinical trials. Ministère de l’Économie, Science et Innovation (Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé). (2019-2024)

Simard, J., Chiarelli, A., Andrulis, I., Antoniou, A., Brooks, J., Chiquette, J., Devilee, P., Dorval, M., Droit, A., Easton, D., Eloy, L., Goldgar, D., Joly, Y., Knoppers, B., Loiselle, C. G., Masson, J-Y., Mittmann, N., Nabi, H., Pashayan, N., Tavtigian, S., Van Attikum, H., Walker, M., Wolfson, M., Feng, B., Kraft, P., & Rabeneck, L. Personalized risk assessment for prevention and early detection of breast cancer: Integration and implementation (PERSPECTIVE II). Genome Canada and Génome Québec. (2018-2022)

Gagnon, P., Cohen, R., Savard, J., Gauthier, L., Dumont, S., Loiselle, C.G. [and 200 others]. Réseau québécois de recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie. Fonds de la recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQ-S). (2017-2021)

Loiselle, C. G. Endowed Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, McGill University/Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology. Inaugural Recipient, McGill Endowed Research Chair. (2011-2021)

Selected Publications and Papers:

Brehaut, E., Neupane, D., Levis, B., Wu, Y., Sun, Y., Krishnan, A., ... Loiselle, C. G., ... & Thombs, B. D. (2020). Depression prevalence using the HADS-D compared to SCID major depression classification: An individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 139, 110256.

Loiselle, C. G., & Brown, T. L. (2020). Increasing access to psychosocial oncology services means becoming more person-centered and situation-responsive. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28, 5601-5603.

Garfinkle, R., Loiselle, C. G., Park, J., Fiore, J. F., Jr., Bordeianou, L. G., Liberman, A. S., Morin, N., Faria, J., Ghitulescu, G., Vasilevsky, C. A., Bhatnagar, S. R., & Boutros, M. (2020). Development and evaluation of a patient-centred program for low anterior resection syndrome: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open10(5), e035587.

Wu, Y., Levis, B., Sun, Y., Krishnan, A., He, C., Riehm, K. E., … Loiselle, C. G., ... Thombs, B. (2020). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews controlling for hospital anxiety and depression scale – depression subscale scores: An individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 129, 109892.

Loiselle, C. G., Attieh, S., Cook, E., Tardif, L., Allard, M., Rousseau, C., Thomas, D., Saha-Chaudhuri, P., & Talbot, D. (2020). The nurse pivot-navigator associated with more positive cancer care experiences and higher patient satisfaction. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 30(1), 48-53.

Garland, R., Ahmed, S., & Loiselle, C. G. (2020). Taking control over our health: Empowerment as perceived by young adults living with advanced cancer. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal30(2), 93-102.

Loiselle, C. G. (2019). Cancer information-seeking preferences linked to distinct patient experiences and differential satisfaction with cancer care. Patient Education and Counseling, 102, 1187-1193. 

Loiselle, C. G., Howell, D., Nicoll, I., & Fitch, M. (2019). Toward the development of a comprehensive cancer experience measurement framework. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(7), 2579-2589. 

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