I am a high-energy, data-driven, people-oriented researcher, always looking for ways to better understand the social world. I hold a Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Healthcare Practice, and am an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and in the Faculty of Medicine's Department of Anesthesia. I am also a Scientist at the Wilson Centre. You can download my CV here.

My research seeks to understand whether and how changes in discourse influence collaboration between the professions in healthcare delivery. Ultimately, my aim is to transform how teams work together to both make clinicians feel and work better, but also improve patient outcomes. This project has been funded and I am recruiting students! Check out the Collaboration page.

Previously, I was Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where I worked on a project titled “Understanding the Nature of Team-Based Care & Patient & Family Involvement in Intensive Care Settings,” funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It has now come to a close, but project outputs can be found here.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Sociology of Education at Stanford University in 2011. After graduation, I held a $70,000 per annum Currie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wilson Centre, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. I am also the holder of a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University (2010), and of an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Toronto (2006).

I am a former SSHRC Doctoral Scholar (2006-10), a former TD Canada Trust Scholar for Outstanding Community Leadership (2002-06), and was recently (2016) named to the Mur des Grands diplômés du Cégep Garneau.

My legacy “Research” page can be found here.

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- Elise

Last updated: May 11, 2016.