Current Position and Professional Functions

Dr. Parry is an Associate Professor and former Director/Coordinator (10 years) of the Nurse Practitioner Program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She continues to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in cardiac surgery at a tertiary care hospital in Southeastern Ontario.

Dr. Parry is a Visiting Associate Professor at Central South University, China. As a Visiting Associate Professor she has informed the development of the first graduate level Nurse Practitioner Program in China. Dr. Parry is core faculty and an investigator in the Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Science in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. She is also a Co-Investigator with Diabetes Action Canada and a member of the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, at the University of Toronto.

Education and Training

2009 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/FUTURE Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists, McMaster University, Hamilton

2008 – PhD, University of Toronto

2001 – MSc (Nursing), Queen’s University, Kingston

1994 – MEd, Queen’s University, Kingston

1983 – BNSc, Queen’s University, Kingston


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Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Parry’s program of research focuses on reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease and its complications. She is interested in patient-oriented research (POR) and sex/gender influences on health and wellbeing. Dr. Parry is currently leading a research team to develop and test at heart: A Tailored Digital Health Innovation for Women with Heart Disease. She is also collaborating with Clinical Trials Ontario to develop and evaluate Patient and Investigator Decision Aids, designed to build capacity for patient-oriented research in Canada. Decision aid development is guided by the International Patient Decision Aid Standards, a User-Centred Co-Design, and the Ottawa Decision Support Framework. Building partnerships, improving research quality and impact, and developing best practices underpin Dr. Parry’s program of research.

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