Argerie Tsimicalis, RN, PhD is an Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing and the Global Oncology Program Director, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. In 2019, Dr. Tsimicalis was awarded the ‘Chercheur-Boursier Junior 1’ from the Fonds de recherche Québec-Santé permitting protected time to focus on her research. Her research is devoted to understanding the costs (and benefits) of childhood illness and disability. Understanding these costs and benefits have set the stage for the creation and evaluation of cost-effective, child- and family-‘friendly’ innovative health services (e.g. e-health, m-health, virtual reality, and gaming), resources (e.g. songs, books, theatre plays) and policies (e.g. policy briefs, evidence-based practice guidelines).
Innovations arise through transdisciplinary thinking, global partnerships, and a rich trainee environment. Dr. Tsimicalis’ students come from an astonishingly wide range of backgrounds. She also supervises students with childhood onset illnesses and the siblings of a child with a childhood onset illness. She strives to ignite the research spark in her trainees, which finds its expression in the many ongoing collaborations that she maintains with her former students. For more details, please visit her website (under construction): https://argerietsimicalis.com. For a little teaser of one of her collaborative works, please see the children’s book The Dream Machine : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgiQF08nypY and her comic strip at http://www.rsbo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/RSBO_07_Point-Guard_V01.pdf in the upcoming publication “Ça Ne Vous Fera Pas Mal!” from the RSBO at http://www.rsbo.ca/en/art-and-science/.
Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
PhD in Effective Care and Health Outcomes, 2010
University of Toronto
MSc in Women’s and Children’s Health, 2002