• David Hartell

CNTRP Researcher Dr. Samantha Anthony taking on the role of Health Clinician Scientist in Social Wor


On behalf of the CNTRP, we would like to congratulate Dr. Samantha Anthony on her appointment as Health Clinician Scientist in Social Work, a new and prestigious position, at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Samantha has been a Trainee with the CNTRP since September 2014 and a member of the Project on Increasing solid organ and hematopoietic cell donation (Project 2) and the CNTRP Patient Engagement Steering Committee. With this new faculty appointment, Samantha will transition into the role of CNTRP Researcher and will continue to co-lead the Family Override study with Linda Wright and Maeghan Toews and explore new research opportunities through the CNTRP.

Samantha has been a member of the SickKids community since 2001 and worked clinically as a social worker in the Cardiac and Lung transplant programs, while pursuing further education and research training. Samantha received a Doctorate degree in 2010 from the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. In additional to her training with the CNTRP, Samantha has also been appointed to Postdoctoral Fellowships in the International Centre for Health Innovation, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University.

Samantha’s program of research centers on establishing an evidence-based foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for individuals with chronic disease, with a particular focus on pediatric transplantation. She has been an invited presenter at many national and international conferences as well as an author on numerous journal manuscripts. As the recipient of awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, the Canadian Society of Transplantation and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Samantha has been recognized for her dedication to clinical practice and the application of research for improved patient outcomes.

In addition to developing and carrying out a program of research at SickKids, Samantha will also be involved in teaching and scholarship activities at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, as an Assistant Professor, Status-only. She will be located in the Research Institute within the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program.

Please join us in congratulating Samantha on her new role!

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