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Dr. Argerie Tsimicalis

Assistant Professor


Room 401B, Wilson Hall

argerie [dot] tsimicalis [at] mcgill [dot] ca


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.

2000 - BScN, University of Windsor, Windsor
2002 - MSc, Queen's University, Kingston
2010 - PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto
2012 - Postdoctorate, Columbia University, New York

Areas of Interest

  • supportive care
  • psychosocial oncology
  • childhood illness in the family
  • mixed methods research
  • knowledge translation