Dana Church, BA Honours (Psychology), PhD (Psychology)
Research coordinator, Pharmacists as immunizers project
Dana was a research coordinator on OPEN’s Pharmacists as immunizers project from February 2014 to January 2016, during which she applied her extensive experience in survey development, application of theoretical frameworks, hypothesis generation and testing expertise, and measurement, data analysis and communication skills.
Before joining OPEN, Dana was a project manager and recruitment coordinator at the University of Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact.
Dana’s responsibilities included reviewing scholarly and grey literature on clinical and population approaches to smoking cessation, developing, validating and assessing survey instruments, preparing grants, and acting as a liaison between researchers and community stakeholders.
Dana graduated in 2005 with a PhD in psychology from the University of Ottawa. She also graduated from the University of Ottawa summa cum laude in 1999 with a BA Honours in psychology.
Dana’s OPEN journal publications
- Ziegler B, Alsabbagh W, Houle S, Wenger L, Church D, Waite N. Protecting our patients by protecting ourselves: An analysis of the personal influenza immunization rate of Ontario community pharmacists. Can Pharm J, 2016; 149(4):246–55.
- Church D, Johnson S, Raman-Wilms L, Schneider E, Waite N, Pearson-Sharpe J. A literature review of the impact of pharmacy students in immunization initiatives. Can Pharm J. 2016;149(3):153–65.
Thanks for your invaluable contributions to OPEN, the Pharmacists as immunizers project and the applied health research question that examined the feasibility of Ontario pharmacy students as immunizers.
Best of luck in your new position as the project and outreach coordinator at the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network and Polar Data Catalogue and your dream to be a writer.