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Jennifer Stinson

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Stinson is the inaugural Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health in the Research Institute, a Nurse Practitioner in the Chronic Pain Program, and Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Pain Management, Research and Education at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is also a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Stinson’s clinical work focuses on working with children and youth with chronic pain and their families as part of an interdisciplinary pain team in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids. Her major clinical 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. Dr. Stinson also focuses on interprofessional pain education, which is demonstrated in her leadership in innovative training programs (Pain in Child Health – initially funded by CIHR, Co-I from 2009 to 2015; University of Toronto Centre for Study of Pain) and Pediatric Project ECHO at SickKids (PI funded by MoH), which provides virtual mentorship to community healthcare providers on the management of complex pediatric pain patients. Her innovative program of digital health research has been recognized by numerous awards including CIHR Peter Lougheed New Investigator Award, and early career awards from Canadian Pain Society and International Associate for Study of Pain Childhood Pain SIG.

Discipline: Nursing

Centre: University of Toronto

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