Sylvie Lambert, RN, PhD
Associate Director - Research
680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
sylvie.lambert [at] mcgill.ca
Sylvie Lambert joined the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) in 2013 after completing her post-doctoral studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Drawing on her background in nursing, Sylvie is leading research focused on: 1) developing and evaluating low-cost self-care and illness self-management interventions that are sustainable to enhance translation in usual care, 2) implementing real-world patient-reported outcome (PRO) and caregiver-reported outcome (CRO) screening programs, 3) adapting evidence-based self-management interventions to the needs of patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and their caregivers, and 4) using advanced psychometric approaches for improving the precision and efficiency of outcome evaluations. Her teaching has focused on health education as well as research methods. Her national and international standing in the area of patient education, information-seeking, caregiver research, sustainable self-management interventions, longitudinal research, psychometrics (Rasch analysis) and patient-reported outcomes is evidenced by high-quality publications and winning several prizes and awards. Sylvie is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Cancer Research New Investigator Award in Psychosocial Oncology.
Her most significant studies included Australia’s first longitudinal caregiver well-being study, which led to developing self-directed coping skills training and self-management interventions for patients facing cancer and their caregivers (Coping-Together and TEMPO). These interventions are currently being evaluated using innovative trial designs such as SMART. She is also leading the largest implementation of a patient-reported outcome screening program in Quebec (Home - e-IMPAQc). Sylvie worked on the development and testing of the Supportive Care Needs Survey – Partners and Caregivers, which has been translated into French, Dutch, German, Chinese, Persian, and Indonesian.
Areas of Interest
- Predictors of emotional and physical well-being in patients with cancer and their family caregivers
- Intervention studies to improve outcomes in patients with cancer and their family caregivers, with a focus on self-management
- Innovative trial designs, including Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART)
- Adapting evidence-based interventions to culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Real-world implementation of research evidence, with a focus on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) program
- Psychometric analysis using Rasch analysis
- Mixed research methodology (quantitative and qualitative)