Community Health & Epidemiology Seminar Series - Cancer survivorship care: designing a research program to optimize survivors' experiences and outcomes - Robin Urquhart, PhD

Abstract: Dr. Urquhart will present her research program on cancer survivorship care. Her program uses multiple methods to provide complementary knowledge and insight into cancer survivorship and how to improve survivors' experiences and outcomes post-treatment. These methods include linked administrative data research, mixed methods, and qualitative inquiry. She will also discuss how her program links to implementation science and her future plans, including the use of hybrid implementation-effectiveness designs.

Biography: Dr. Robin Urquhart is Assistant Professor and Ramia Scientist in the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and the Division of Medical Education. She is also a Senior Scientist with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (BHCRI) and an Affiliate Scientist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). Her research interests relate to understanding and optimizing the movement of evidence-based innovations into clinical practice for persons diagnosed with cancer as well as the interface between evidence-based medicine and policy. Dr. Urquhart's research is currently funded through CIHR, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Canadian Frailty Network, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, BHCRI, QEII Foundation, and NSHA. She is Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and currently serves on a number of boards and committees, including Board of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Board and Research Committee of the BHCRI, and the Evaluation and Monitoring Working Group of the Provincial Palliative Care Strategy. In 2016, Dr. Urquhart led the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework for Cancer Survivorship Research, a national framework for 34 cancer research funders in Canada.


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