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Sandra Dunn, RN PhD photo of Sandra Dunn
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Knowledge Translation Specialist, BORN Ontario
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing,
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Associate Investigator, Nursing Best Practice Research Unit,
University of Ottawa

sdunn@bornontario.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 6018
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:

Dr. Dunn is currently involved in a number of research projects:
1. Attributes, Contextual Factors and Barriers to Effective Use of the Maternal Newborn Dashboard in Ontario
2. Implementation of a Family Decision Support Service at CHEO
3. MSH-CARES - A Multifaceted Intervention to Reduce Cesarean Section Rates in a Low Risk Population: A Process and Outcome Evaluation
4. Implementation of a Noise Reduction Policy in NICU

Biography:

Sandy is the Knowledge Translation Specialist at the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN Ontario), a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. Her work includes mixed methods research, data quality analysis, program evaluation, knowledge translation, and inter-professional shared decision-making in perinatal care. Sandy is a co-Investigator on grants funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the CHEO Research Institute. She has published and presented extensively about issues in perinatal care, interprofessional shared decision-making, data quality, and knowledge translation to facilitate practice change in perinatal care.

Sample Publications:
Dunn S, Sprague AE, Grimshaw JM, Graham ID, Taljaard M, Fell D, Peterson WE, Darling E, Harrold J, Smith GN, Reszel J, Lanes A, Truskoski C, Wilding J, Weiss D, Walker M. A mixed methods evaluation of the maternal-newborn dashboard in Ontario: dashboard attributes, contextual factors, and facilitators and barriers to use: a study protocol. Implement Sci 2016; 11:59. 
 
Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman W, Pymar H, Reid R, Roy G, Varto H, Waddington A, Wagner MS, Whelan AM. Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 3 of 4): Chapter 8 - Progestin-Only Contraception. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016; 38(3):279-300.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman W, Pymar H, Reid R, Roy G, Varto H, Waddington A, Wagner MS, Whelan AM, Mansouri S. Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 3 of 4): Chapter 7--Intrauterine Contraception. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016; 38(2):182-222.
 
Dunn, S., Sprague, A., Fell, D., Dy, J., Harrold, J., Lamontagne, B., & Walker, M. (2013). The use of a quality indicator to reduce elective, repeat cesarean section for low risk women before 39 weeks’ gestation: The Easter Ontario experience, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, 35(4), 306-316.
 
Sprague, A., Dunn, S., Fell, D., Harrold, J., Walker, M., Kelly, S., Smith, G. (2013). Measuring quality in maternal-newborn care: Developing a clinical dashboard, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada, 35(1), 29-38.

Dunn, S., Cragg, E., Graham, I.D., Medves, J., Gaboury, I. (2013), Interprofessional shared decision making in NICU: A survey of the interprofessional health care team. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3(1), 62-77.
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