RN, BScN, PhD
416 979-5000 ext. 2019
Dr. Catallo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2001) and PhD in Nursing (2009) from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Cristina’s program of research relates to clinical and policy decision making and evidence use in women’s and public health. In her PhD work, Cristina conducted a mixed methods study that explored women’s decision making regarding the disclosure of intimate partner violence in urban emergency departments.
Building on her program of research, Cristina is completing a post-doctoral fellowship that emphasizes knowledge translation and policy and is funded by the World Health Organization’s European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. As a post-doctoral fellow, Cristina is supervised by Dr. John Lavis with the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Her fellowship involves a series of projects related to knowledge brokering approaches among policy and decision makers under the BRIDGE study (Brokering knowledge and research Information to support the Development and Governance of health systems in Europe – Lavis and Figueras, PIs) which can be found http://www.euro.who.int/observatory/Studies/20090909_1.
Cristina also holds a research associate role with the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) and worked to an online registry that provides public health decision makers with quality appraised research syntheses related to knowledge translation activities.
Dr. Catallo’s nursing experience began as a public health nurse working with high risk and immigrant families. Cristina also worked as a senior nursing consultant and provided public health consultation for the Ontario Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, Children and Youth Services and Health Promotion. Her teaching interests include: public health; women’s health; policy and government; knowledge translation; and quantitative/ qualitative methods, including the critical appraisal of research evidence.
Wathen, C.N., Tanaka, M., Catallo, C., Lebner, A.C., Friedman, M.K., Hanson, M.D., Freeman, C., Jack, S.M., Jamieson, E., MacMillan, H.L. and the McMaster IPV Education Research Team. (2009). Are clinicians being prepared to care for abused women? A survey of health professional education in Ontario, Canada. BMC Medical Education, 9:34.
Catallo, C. (2006). Review: meta-analysis of qualitative studies generated recommendations for healthcare professionals meeting women who had experienced intimate partner violence. Evidence Based Nursing, 9, 125.