Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD

 

The Mothering Transitions
Research Team

Cindy-Lee Dennis PhD, MScN, BScN

Cindy-Lee Dennis

BScN, University of Toronto
MScN, The University of Western Ontario
PhD, University of Toronto
Postdoctorate, University of British Columbia

  • Professor: University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Adjunct Professor: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health, University of Toronto
  • Women’s Health Research Chair, St. Michael’s Hospital and The University of Toronto
  • Faculty-Lead Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development
  • Associate Scientific Staff: Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry


University of Toronto Profile

Helena Medeiros – Research Manager

BA, University of Toronto
MSc, London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

helena.medeiros@utoronto.ca

416-946-0929

Amy Wong – Study Coordinator

BA, University of Toronto
MSc, University of Toronto

amyl.wong@utoronto.ca

416- 946-8677

Michelle Lau – Research Assistant

BA, University of Toronto

michellewk.lau@utoronto.ca

416-946-0929

Falah-Hassani Kobra – Fellow

PhD, Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland

k.falah.hassani@utoronto.ca

416-946-0929

Current Doctoral Students Back to top

Barbara Chyzzy BNSc, MN

Title: A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of telephone-based peer support on the prevention of postpartum depression among pregnant adolescents.

Awards:
2013 - Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) Maternal Child Nurses’ Interest Group (MCNIG) Doctorate Scholarship – $1,000
2013 – School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant – $400
2013- Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology – $15,000
2014 – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Community Health Nurses Initiatives Group Research Award – $1500
2014 – Community Health Nurses Initiatives’ Group Professional Development Bursary – $1,000
2014 – Nursing Research Interest Group Graduate Scholarship – $1,500
2014 – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology – $15,000
2015 – Women’s Xchange $15K Challenge Award – $14,000
2015 – RNFOO- Provincial Nurses Educators Interest Group Research Award – $5,000
2015 – Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario Research Award – $2,000
2015 – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology – $15,000


Salima Sulaiman

Title: A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of an antenatal couple-based intervention for the prevention of postpartum depression among women in Karachi, Pakistan

Awards:
2015 – University of Toronto Fellowship – $ 36,550


Kadeen Briscoe

Title: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of telephone-based peer support on the prevention of depression among mothers with infants in the NICU

Former Doctoral Students Back to top

Jennifer Abbass-Dick BNSc, MN, PhD

Title: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a co-parenting breastfeeding support intervention on exclusive breastfeeding rates at twelve weeks postpartum among primiparous mothers and fathers

Awards:
2009 – Dorothy and Bill Palm Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology Award, The Women’s College Hospital Foundation – $15,000
2010 – RNFOO Prenatal and Parenthood Educational Research Award – $3,000
2011 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship – $15,000


Kim Allen, RN, BScN, MN, PhD

Title: RELiEF: A randomized controlled trial evaluating lanolin and expressed breast milk for the treatment of nipple pain among breastfeeding women

Awards:
2008 – RNAO Childbirth Nurses Interest Group Scholarship – $1,000
2009 – Soroptomist Foundation of Canada – $7,500
2010 – RNFOO Maternal Child Nurses’ Interest Group Scholarship $1,000
2011 – RNFOO Prenatal and Parenthood Educational Research Award – $1,500
2011 – University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Award – $18,046.87


Karen McQueen, RN, BScN, MN, PhD

Title: Improving breastfeeding outcomes: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a self-efficacy intervention with primiparous mothers

Awards:
2008 – The Helen Marion Walker – Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship, Women’s College Hospital Foundation – $10,000
2008 – RNAO Childbirth Nurses Interest Group Scholarship – $1000


Marla McGregor, PhD

Title: A pilot quasi-experimental study to determine the feasibility in evaluating the effectiveness of family physician-based cognitive behavioural therapy among pregnant women with depressive symptomatology

Doctoral Committee Member Back to top

Shelley Holland, RN, BN, MScN

Title: Postpartum Psychosis: Support Needs of Mothers and Fathers

Awards: 2007 – CIHR Doctoral Award

Monica Parry, RN, BNSc, MEd, MSc, PhD

Title: A pilot randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a home-based exercise program and telephone-based peer support on quality of life among patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft surgery