Jennifer Stinson Bio
Jennifer Stinson is an Assistant Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Toronto. She is also a Clinician Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences in the Research Institute and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario, Master’s of Science from the University of Toronto, a Post-Master’s Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the State University at Sunny Buffalo, and a PhD in Nursing from University of Toronto. Her major clinical research interests are in the area of pain and symptom management and the use of e-health technologies to improve the assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in children with chronic illnesses. Dr. Stinson developed and tested a multidimensional electronic pain diary for children with chronic pain for her PhD dissertation. Dr. Stinson recently completed a CIHR funded post-doctoral fellowship where she developed and evaluated the usability and feasibility of an Internet based self-management program for adolescents with arthritis. Dr. Stinson’s PDF research was funded by the Canadian Arthritis Network in partnership with The Arthritis Society. She recently received a Ministry of Health Long Term Career Scientist Award. Currently, she is developing a web-based program for school-age children with arthritis and their parents, and a self-management and transitional care program for youth cancer, as well as a decision-support making interventions using smartphones and web-based applications for youth with headaches, arthritis and sickle cell disease. She teaches in the ACNP and graduate program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.