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Dr. Carmen G. Loiselle, N., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Senior Researcher, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital
Co-Director, Segal Cancer Centre
Director, McGill University Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Programs
Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing and Department of Oncology, McGill University
McGill Endowed Chair in Psychosocial Oncology/Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope
Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and holds the Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, of which she was the inaugural recipient. She is Program Leader for PORT (Psychosocial Oncology Research Training), a CIHR funded transdisciplinary research training program. She was a senior FRQS scientist at the Centre for Nursing Research and the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital. She has received major operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), FRQS, the Canadian Partnership against Cancer (CPAC), and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Dr. Loiselle has served as a grant reviewer for CIHR, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative (CBCRI), and FRQS. Her research interests are in the areas of predictors of psychosocial adjustment to cancer and the impact of e-health interventions on health related outcomes and patient reliance on health care services.

Major Research Activities

Dr. Loiselle has documented the impact of e-health interventions on health related outcomes and on health care service use. In a multisite, controlled trial large study among 250 patients newly diagnosed with cancer, access to multimedia cancer information was shown to significantly increase patient satisfaction with information and quality of life among a subset of patients. In another study, an e-health cancer preventive intervention was shown to significantly motivate women at high risk for breast cancer to engage in healthier behaviors. She is currently planning to conduct a randomized controlled trial using a promising e-health intervention called the Oncology Interactive Navigator (OIN) and to study its effects on empowerment and cost-effectiveness among individuals newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Dr. Loiselle is also investigating the impact of e-health intervention implementation on health care providers’ workload and work satisfaction.

Recent Publication
Chaturvedi, S. K., Stroshchein, F. J., Saraf, G., & Loiselle, C. G. (2014) Communication in cancer care: Psycho social, interactional, cultural, and technological issues. A general overview and the example of India. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Loiselle, C.G., Peters, O., Haase, K.R., Girouard, L., Koerner, A., Wiljer, D., & Fitch, M. (2013). Virtual navigation in colorectal cancer and melanoma: An exploration of patients' views. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2289-2296.

Macrae, L., De Souza, A.N., Wong, N. & Loiselle, C.G. (2013). Experience of BRCA 1/2 mutation-negative young women from families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A qualitative study. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 11(1), 14. 
Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Principal Investigator and Program Leader of a national CIHR-funded Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR),  the Psychosocial Oncology Research Training (PORT) program.

Her research program focuses on understanding the role of patients’ motivation and contextual factors as central interacting processes in symptom monitoring, decision-making about illness management, self-regulation, self-care, and health care service utilization.

In 2009, Dr. Loiselle received the Lady Davis Institute Award for Excellence in Medical Research and a mention from the Quebec Ministry of Education for her textbook on research methods.

Her areas of interest are:

E-health interventions in cancer and survivorship care.

Patient information-seeking behaviour and decision making.

Patient - health care provider communication.

Psychosocial oncology and psychosocial adjustment to cancer.

Self-determination theory and multidimensional patient empowerment.

Health care service utilization in cancer.
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