Argerie Tsimicalis

Argerie Tsimicalis, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1835
argerie.tsimicalis [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-8142

Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis is interested in enhancing the supportive care of children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer by addressing the paucity of interventions available. By engaging multi-stakeholders, from onset of research development, Dr. Tsimicalis is seeking to develop, test, and translate innovative approaches to improve the quality of life of persons affected by cancer in a cost-effective manner. Dr. Tsimicalis was the recipient of a CIHR and POGO Fellowship for her doctoral work. For her dissertation, Dr. Tsimicalis conducted a mixed methods study to determine the costs incurred by families with children newly diagnosed with cancer. This important research was awarded research grants from POGO and the Canadian Cancer Society, highlighted in the National Post, disseminated through peer review publications, and used for fundraising activities. Dr. Tsimicalis began her nursing career at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and was later transferred to the Centre for Nursing where her role consisted of advancing nursing research initiatives and providing research mentorship to staff and advanced practice nurses.

Areas of Interest

  • Supportive care
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Childhood illness in the family
  • Mixed methods research
  • Knowledge translation