Dr. Sandra Carroll joined the McMaster University School of Nursing in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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’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, an Early Career Award from the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Dr. Carroll is Chair of Patient Engagement for the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network.
Carroll, S.L., McGillion, M., Yost, J., Abelson, J., Healey, J., Berkesse, A. Following the C-Spin RoAdMAP: ReAlizing MeAningful Patient Engagement. CIHR Patient Engagement: Collaboration Grant (SPOR). 2016-17, $30,000.
McGillion M (Nominated PI), Devereaux PJ, Yost J, Bender D, Turner A, Carroll SL, Peter E, Ritvo P, Krull K, Lamy A (Principal Investigators) and The SMArT VIEW team. The SMArT VIEW, CoVeRed: TecHnology Enabled monitoring and Self-MAnagemenT - Vision for patient EmpoWerment following Cardiac and VasculaR surgery. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP) Grant. Budget Amount: $12,381,275 (CIHR: 750,000; Cash: 50,000; In-Kind: 11,581,275), Oct 2015-Sept 2019.
Carroll, S, Healey J. Patient and family perspectives about decisional needs regarding screening and prophylactic ICD implanation for ARVC, Memorial University, Life or Death? Genomics based diagnostic tools to prevent sudden cardiac death. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, $12,500.00, 2012-15.
Carroll, S, Arthur HM, Browne G, Healey J, McGillion M, Stacey D, Thabane L. Development and feasibility testing of decision support for patients who are candidates for an implantable defibrillator, Operating Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), $154,915.00, 2012-15.