Dr. Bryant-Lukosius is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and an affiliate member of the Department of Oncology within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She is a proud Registered Nurse with 38 years of experience in practice (oncology and critical care), education, and research. She has maintained certification in oncology from the Canadian Nurses Association since 1998. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Bryant-Lukosius is the inaugural chair of the Alba DiCenso Professorship in Advanced Practice Nursing. She is also Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Graduate Nursing Program and the founding co-Director for The Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research (CCAPNR). In addition to her faculty role, Dr. Bryant-Lukosius holds a cross appointment with the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre as a Clinician Scientist and Director of the Canadian Centre of Excellence in Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing (OAPN) – providing a unique a program of research, education, mentorship, and knowledge translation activities to support the development of generalist, specialized, and advanced nursing roles in cancer control. Dr. Bryant-Lukosius is also a Scientist in the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, which is a joint venture between McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences.
2016 - Clinical Lectureship Award, Patient Activation and Self-Management Support As Essential Elements of Person-Centred Cancer Care: Implications for Nursing Practice, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
2015 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
2008 - Eli Lilly Mentorship Award, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology,. Co-recipient with Lorraine Martelli-Reid.
2007 - Award of Excellence in Oncology Nursing Research, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
2004 - The Helen Hudson Memorial Lectureship Award, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Co-recipient with B. Love and E. Green
2003-2005 - Post Doctoral Fellowship Award, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation ($100,000)
2002 - Best Abstract Award, McMaster University Nursing Research Day, Hamilton, ON. Bryant-Lukosius, D., Browne, G., DiCenso, A., Gafni, A., & Neville, A. (2003).
The prevalence of mental health disorders and their relationship to health-related quality of life and health care costs in advanced prostate cancer.
1999-2001 - Nursing Fellowship in Malignant Urology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre ($100,000).
1997 - Best Qualitative Research Poster, McMaster University Nursing Research Day, Hamilton, ON.Co-recipient with Linda Masko.
1996 - National Award of Excellence in Education,Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology. Co-recipient with B.Love for developing the Adult and Paediatric Oncology Nursing Programmes.
Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART) Canadian NP Mifepristone Implementation Study.
Nominated PI: Norman, W., Co-PIs: Martin-Misener, R., Roussel, J. Co-investigators: Brooks, M., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Davies, C., Dunn, S., Gill, R., Guilbert, B., Henry, B., Kaczorowski, J., Kendall, T., Kilpatrick, K., McGrail, K., McPherson, C, Munro, S., Prodan-Bhalia, N., Rayner, J., Renner, R., Soon, J., Stroulia, E., & Wagner, M.
CIHR Project Grant. October 2018 to September 21, 2021. $481,950
Integrating Registered Nurses into Primary Care Across Canada.
Nominated Project Lead: Lukewich, J., Co-investigators: Allard, M., Ashley, L., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, M., Matthews, M., Poitras, M., Tranmer, J., Valaitis, R, & Wong, S.
CIHR Project Grant. July 2018 to January 2020. $91,800
Evaluation Study of the Impact of Implementing a Draft to Develop Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) to Meet Service Need
Co-Principal Investigators: Drennan, J., Brady, A.M. Co-Investigators: Bryant-Lukosius, D., Cotter, P., Elliot, N., Flemming, S., Hegarty, J., Lehane, E., & Savage, E.
Health Services Executive, Ireland. April 20, 2018. €149,589
Person-Centred Self-Management Support: Innovations in Cancer Care to Improve Health Outcomes and Experiences
Principal Investigator: D. Bryant-Lukosius
Lewis and Ruth Sherman Foundation, January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. $490,000
Patient Empowerment and New Models of Personalized Cancer Care
Co-Principal Investigators: D. Bryant-Lukosius & R. Jurgeons. Co-Investigator: C. Cordon
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gala Research Grant, April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. $25,000
Improving Cancer Pain and Symptom Management Through Knowledge Translation.
Co-Principal Investigators: D. Bryant-Lukosius, & G. Cummings. Co-Investigators: L. Farrelly, M. Fitch, M. Forbes, E. Green, A. Greenberg, D.Manii, L. Martelli-Reid, P. Miller, S. Molloy, G. Pond, H. Seow, A. Smith, A. Snider, L. Watson, J. Wiernikowski. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2015, $100,000.
Leadership and Innovation in Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing: Providing Effective Self-Management Support in New Models of Post-Treatment Follow-Up and Cancer Survivorship Care. Lewis and Ruth Sherman Foundation Principal Investigator: D. Bryant-Lukosius. $330,000.
Measuring Factors that Influence Nurse Practitioner (NP) Activities and the Implications for Optimizing NP panel size. Co-Principal Investigators: Donald, R., & Martin-Misener, R. Co-Investigators: K. Kilpatrick, D. Bryant-Lukosius, I. Bourgeault, N. Carter, N. Akhtar-Danesh, & R. Glazier. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Services Research Fund April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, $483,000.
Expansion of the "Trillium Project": An Innovative Academic-Practice Partnership to Integrate Research Activities into Clinical Practice
Co-Principal Investigators: D. Bryant-Lukosius & P. Harbman
Co-Investigators: N. Carter, F. Donald, K. Kilpatrick, R. Martin-Misener, D. Sherfali, J. Tramner, R. Valaitis. Trillium Health Partners, April 1, 2016- March 31, 2019. $180,000.
The Ontario Oncology APN Interprofessional e-Mentorship Program – Expansion to All Oncology Nursing Roles in Ontario.
Principal Investigator: D. Bryant-Lukosius
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the de Souza Institute.
September 08 to March 2013. $1,573,295
Dr. Bryant-Lukosius supervises and mentors post-doctoral fellows, PhD, and master's students, all of whom have been successful in receiving scholarships and research awards. She encourages and supports students to conduct interdisciplinary and decision-maker linked research. Students have completed scholarly projects or conducted research involving a variety of clinical, health service, and policy topics in areas such mental health, chronic disease management, leadership, cancer survivorship, cancer screening, treatment decision-making, palliative care, transitions in care, primary healthcare, and advance practice nursing.
Dr. Bryant-Lukosius teaches in the graduate program related to advanced practice nursing, research, and evidence-informed practice. In other international graduate nursing programs she has supervised post-graduate research trainees, been a visiting professor, and is frequent guest lecturer.
Dr. Bryant-Lukosius teaches in the clinical practicum and problem-based learning courses in the 4th year of the undergraduate program.
A keen area of interest is working with clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in practice settings to further expand their knowledge, skills, and confidence in leading and participating in research, quality improvement, and evidence-informed practice initiatives. She also provides teaching and consultation for advanced practice nurses and health care decision-makers about how to best design, implement and evaluate advanced nursing roles in new models of care delivery.