Dr. Sandra Carroll joined the McMaster University School of Nursing in 2009. She is currently the Vice-Dean, Health Sciences and Executive Director for the School of Nursing. Dr. Carroll received her PhD (Nursing) from McMaster University. Dr. Carroll completed a CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship in the FUTURE Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research. Dr. Carroll is the Director of Clinical Health Professional Research at Hamilton Health Sciences and led the Patient Engagement Strategy for the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (2015-2018).
Dr. Carroll’s research focus includes patients’ decision-making, decision support in the context of implantable defibrillators, patient preferences for cardiovascular treatments, patient engagement, and patient reported outcomes in arrhythmia care. Dr. Carroll has received operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, and Hamilton Community Foundation.