Carolyn N. Ells


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Cannabis and Impaired Driving: A Knowledge Synthesis

2019/20-2020/21 • $122,728 • PI,CO
Following the recent legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada, there is a critical need to conduct knowledge syntheses regarding how best to reduce harms and ensure public safety. We will conduct systematic and scoping reviews of the literature concerning cannabis and impaired...

Vaping Safety: A Knowledge Synthesis

2020/21 • $99,984 • PI,CO,Other
While vaping is rising in popularity, its short- and long-term respiratory safety remains unclear. There are increasing reports of vaping-related changes in respiratory health, spanning from acute changes such as breathing difficulty to chronic illnesses such as asthma. The respiratory safety of...

Promoting Physical and Mental Health in Men Facing Fertility Issues

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,285,478 • PI,CO,Other
The present proposal aims to promote reproductive health among men in the general population and address the specific needs of two groups of men facing infertility concerns: 1) men undergoing assessment and treatment for infertility; 2) young adult cancer survivors whose diagnosis and treatment...

Developing informational and emotional supports for couples undergoing infertility treatment.

2014/15-2017/18 • $382,613 • PI,CO
Infertility affects between 11.5 to 16% of Canadians. Patients going through infertility treatment experience significant psychological distress, and often describe it as an "emotional roller coaster" because of the repeated cycles of hope and disappointment. In our previous research, we...

Emerging Team: The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network

2011/12-2016/17 • $1,499,765 • PI,CO
Psychosocial and rehabilitation interventions play an important role in limiting disability and improving health-related quality of life (HRQL) for people with chronic diseases. Such interventions, however, are typically not available for people with rare diseases, largely due to the difficulty...

Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care

2013/14-2016/17 • $129,758 • PI,CO,Other
Since its creation in 2007, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has worked collaboratively across all provinces to publish a new framework for a Canadian mental health strategy. This federal document has now been mandated as policy for implementation, between 2012-2017. The proposed...

The Ethics of End-of-Life Care: Understanding the Moral Landscape of Medicalized Dying in Canada

2011/12-2014/15 • $203,360 • PI,CO
Since the report of the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide was published in 1995, end-of-life care continues to be an important issue for many Canadians. Quebec, for example, recently revisited this issue with its own Select Committee on Dying with Dignity in 2009-2010....

Promoting Physical and Mental Health in Men Facing Fertility Issues

2013/14 • $7,778 • PI,CO,Other
The present proposal aims to address issues of health promotion in two groups of men facing infertility concerns: 1) men undergoing assessment and treatment for infertility; 2) young adult cancer survivors whose diagnosis and treatment may have adversely affected their fertility. These are men...

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