Dawn Stacey


Dawn Stacey
Full Professor

2005 Ph.D. Population Health University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
2000 M.Sc.N. Nursing University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
1987 B.Sc.N. Nursing McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

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Dawn Stacey


  • Cross-Appointment
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
    University of Ottawa
  • Senior Scientist (2005-present)
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Affiliated Researcher (2014-present)
    Montfort Hospital Research Institute
  • Visiting Academic (2016)
    School of Nursing and Midwifery
    Faculty of Health
    Deakin University
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Adjunct Professor (2009-present)
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Queen’s University
    Kingston, Ontario 
  • Professeure associée (2007-2013)
    Département de médicine sociale et préventive
    Faculty de medecine, Universite Laval
    Quebec, Quebec
  • Profesor Visitante (2009-2010)
    Escuela de Enfermeria
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    Santiago, Chile

Dr. Dawn Stacey is a Full Professor in the School of Nursing and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her outstanding and continuous accomplishments in research were recognized when she received a University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients (2012) and invited membership in the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists (2015). Dr. Stacey is Director of the Patient Decision Aids Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (http://decisionaid.ohri.ca; http://www.ktcanada.ohri.ca/costars/) and she leads the Pan-Canadian Oncology Symptom Triage and Remote Support (COSTaRS) research group (https://ktcanada.ohri.ca/costars). She won the 2009 Young Researcher Award for the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2012 Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Pfizer award of excellence in nursing research.

Dr. Stacey’s research program is focused on advancing the science of knowledge translation to patients. The overall goal is to understand, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions for patients and evaluate strategies to enhance patient engagement in shared decision making.

Dr. Stacey lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on various aspects of patient decision support, knowledge translation, oncology nursing, and telephone consultation. She is teaching and supervising students in graduate programs in nursing, population health, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Stacey leads the Cochrane Review of Patient Decision Aids, is a co-investigator on the Cochrane Review of Interventions to Improve the Adoption of Shared Decision Making, and co–chairs the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration (IPDAS). Her research is conducted in Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Chile. 

Research Interests

  • Knowledge translation to patients
  • Supporting patients’ decision making with decision support tools and coaching
  • Interprofessional shared decision making
  • Oncology nursing
  • Patient centred care
  • Nurse telephone consultation
  • Implementation of innovations in practice and organizations 


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