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Faculty of Community Services

Charlotte Lee

Title:

RN, OCN, CON(C), PhD

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 557992

Email Address:

lee.charlotte@ryerson.ca

Specialization:

  • Health services research
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Outpatient care in oncology

Biography:

Charlotte Lee’s research focuses on health services evaluation and collaboration in healthcare (e.g., interprofessional team, collaboration between patients and providers, collaboration among different health service sectors). She is particularly interested in understanding how interpersonal relationships affect teamwork processes and outcomes in health care. Lee’s current work aims to:  a) identify the antecedents and teamwork outcomes associated with interpersonal relationships; b) enhance the collaboration between emergency management and public health officials during public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a certified oncology nurse, she is also involved in the study of health services issues associated with cancer care, such as role definition for specialty oncology nurses, work environment issues and knowledge translation from research to clinical settings.

Research Interests:

External Research Funding

2020    P.I.: Guruge, S.

Co.-Is: Lee, C. T., Sidani, S., Ronquillo, C.

Ministry of Colleges and Universities COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund Application 

Project Title: Social distancing struggles of apartment-dwelling immigrants: Focusing on

co-creating effective strategies

Amount: $91000CAD

Purpose: Research operation (applied)

 

2020    P. I.: Lee, C. T.

Co-P.I.: Mamuji, Aaida, Rozdilsky, J., Mwarumba, N., Tubula, M. 

Co-applicants: Chu, T.

Project title: Destigmatizing Chinese communities in the face of 2019-nCoV: Emergency management actions to address social vulnerability in Toronto and Nairobi

CIHR Project Grant CIHR Operating Grant: Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity

Amount: $499561CAD

Purpose: Research operation

 

2020    P. I.: Lee, C. T. 

Co-I.’s: Leung, D., Cheung, D., Seto-Nielsen, L., Wong, J., Guruge, S.

Project title: Chinese Canadian family caregivers for elderly: What are their social networks and how do they shape the decisions to access services?

SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Explore Grant

Amount: $7000CAD

Purpose: Research operation

 

2020    P.I.: Lee, C. T. (Suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Southlake Stronach Regional Cancer Centre / York University Research Assistantship Program

 

Seeking cancer caregivers’ opinion on existing caregiver interventions – paving the path for future cancer caregiver interventions

 

2019    P.I.: Lee, C. T.

    Co-I.: Barker, R.

Project title: Exploring cancer caregivers’ view on interventions that support caregiving challenges 

Southlake Stronach Regional Cancer Centre / York University Research Assistantship Program

    Amount: Research support from student research assistants for four months

    Purpose: Research support

 

2019     Co-P.I.: Lee, C. T., Wang, H.

Co-I.: Robbio, R., Sun, W.

Project title: Addressing stress, anxiety and professional development needs in baccalaureate nursing students through a virtual peer mentoring program interwoven with mindful self-compassion practices   

    Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Pi-At Large Chapter Research Seed Grant

Amount: $2 000   

    Purpose: Research operation   

 

2018    P.I.: Lee, C. T.

    Co-I.: Barker, R., Blyth, J.

Project title: Needs and unmet needs of informal caregivers for lung cancer patients: A mixed-method study

Southlake Stronach Regional Cancer Centre / York University Research Assistantship Program

    Amount: Research support from student research assistants for four months

    Purpose: Research support

 

2018    Co-P.I.: Lee, C. T., Wang, H.

    Co-I.: Robbio, R., Sun, W.

Project title: Addressing stress, anxiety and professional development needs in baccalaureate nursing students through a virtual peer mentoring program interwoven with mindful self-compassion practices   

Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario Provincial Nursing Education Interest Group Research Grant

    Amount: $5 000

    Purpose: Research operation   

 

2017    P.I.: Lee, C. T.

Project title (lay title): Does patient-provider collaboration enhance cancer patients’ self-management capacity during radiation therapy?

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Community Support Travel Award

    Amount: $1 500

Purpose: Travel for conference presentation at the International Conference on Integrated Care

 

2017    P.I.: Lee, C. T.

Project title: The assessment and documentation of informal caregivers for palliative patients: An exploratory study.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Nursing Research Interest Group Research Grant

Amount: $2 000

Purpose: Research operation and result dissemination

 

Internal Research Funding

 

2020 – 2021     P.I.: Guruge, S.

    Co.-Is: Lee, C. T., Sidani, S., Ronquillo, C.

    Faculty of Community Service COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Fund: Round 1

    Project Title: Social distancing struggles of apartment-dwelling immigrants: Focusing on co-creating effective strategies

Amount: $9 000

 

2019-2020    Co-P.I.s: Lee, C. T., H. Wang

Work-study research assistantship, Ryerson University

Project Title: Addressing stress, anxiety and professional development needs in baccalaureate nursing students through a virtual peer mentoring program interwoven with mindful self-compassion practices   

Amount: $3 686.4

 

2017 – 2018     P.I.: Lee, C. T., Savage, P., Clarke, S., McEwen-Stuart, T., Buick, C., Costello, J.

Work-study research assistantship, Ryerson University

Project Title: Facilitators, barriers and outcomes associated with care coordination in hematopoetic stem cells transplantation

Amount: $3 686.4

 

2016 – 2017        P.I.: Lee, C. T., Howell, D., Wong, J., Vanderwater, C.

Work-study research assistantship, Ryerson University

Project Title: Perception of nursing role, self-efficacy and patient activation in breast cancer patients

Amount: $3 686.4

 

2014 – 2016         P.I.: Lee, C. T., Wong, J., Moyo, E., Vanderwater, C.

Faculty of Community Services Seed Grant, Ryerson University

Project Title: Exploring the role of collaborative patient-provider relationships in self-management during radiation therapy

Amount: $4 994.68

 

2013 – 2015        P.I.: Lee, C. T., Doran, D. M.

Faculty of Community Services Publication Grant, Ryerson University

Project Title: Interpersonal relations and patient safety

Amount: $1 491.8

 

2014              P.I.: Lee, C. T.

Faculty of Community Services Travel Grant, Ryerson University

Project Title: Does Interprofessional simulation improve teamwork competence in undergraduate nursing and medical trainees?

Amount: $1 217

 

2013 – 2014         P.I.: Lee, C. T., Bristow, M.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Research Fund, Ryerson University

Project Title: Interprofessional learning among industrial engineering and nursing students: A case for design in healthcare to activate emotional intelligence and teamwork skills

Amount: $7 000

Current Courses:

Charlotte Lee is involved in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Additionally, she has conducted workshops for an interprofessional audience (including engineers, occupational therapists, social workers and early childhood educators).

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Preceptor, MN 8905: Practicum in professional nursing advancement
  • Faculty advisor, NSE 417/418: Final practicum for undergraduate students
  • Instructor, PAT 20: Patho-therapeutics; NSE 21: Nursing concepts II

Teaching interests:

  • Interprofessional practice
  • Interprofessional simulation
  • Pathophysiology
  • Oncology nursing

Selected Publications:

Publications

Ryan, C., Lee, C. T., Wang, A. An exploration of confidence and anxiety in early childhood educators’ music and practicum experiences. International Journal of Music in Early Childhood. Submitted on April 29, 2020.

Lee, C. T. Vanderwater, C., Wong, J. C. The association among cancer patients’ collaboration with their healthcare providers, self-management, and wellbeing during radiotherapy: An observational, cross-sectional survey. European Journal of Cancer Care. Second revision submitted on April 13, 2020.  

Lee, C. T., Zhuang, J., & Wong, J. (2019). Perceived levels of collaboration between cancer patients and their providers during radiation therapy. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 29(2), 110-115.  

Lee, C. T., Milbury, B., Movius, M., & Zhuang, J. (2020). The effect of high-fidelity, interprofessional simulation on teamwork skills and attitudes towards interprofessional education. Nursing Education Perspectives. In press.

Lee, C. T., Phillips, S., Tiso, S., & Fitzpatrick, C. (2019). Exploring interpersonal relationships in a nurse-managed clinic and their impact on clinical outcomes. Sage Open (Nursing), 9(3), 2158244019858436.

Zou, P., Sun, W., Hallowell, S. G., Luo, Y., Lee, C., & Ge, L. (2019). Use of guest speakers in nursing education: an integrative review of multidisciplinary literature. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 10, 175-189. doi:10.2147/AMEP.S196456.

Nielsen, L. S., Goldstein, Z., Leung, D., Lee, C., & Buick, C. (2019) A Scoping Review of Undocumented Immigrants in Need of Palliative Care: Implications for the Canadian Context. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21(105), 1557-1920.

Savage, P., Murphy-Kane, T., Lee, C. T., Chung, C., & Howell, D. (2019). Validation of the malignant wound instrument MWAT-R using cognitive interview. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 29(2), 97-102.  

Wang, A. H., Lee, C. T., & Espin, S. (2019). Undergraduate nursing students' experiences of anxiety-producing situations in clinical practicums: A descriptive survey study. Nurse Education Today, 76, 103-108.

Lee, C. T., & Bristow, M. (2018). Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork Skills Among Undergraduate Engineering and Nursing Students: A Pilot Study. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 8(1), 1-16.

Lee, C. T., & Lapum, J. (2018). Student-guided, theme-based post-clinical conference to enhance s student involvement in clinical learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(6), 38.

Lee, C. T., Arellano, K., Lovold, L., Mesaglio, V., & Kaas-Mason, S. (2018). A student-led interprofessional workshop on conflict management style. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(7), 38-43.

Li, I. Guruge, S. & Lee, C. (supervisory role). Super visa and family reunification: Immigrant families’ experiences and recommendations for improving the program. Canadian Journal of Aging, Submitted May 31, 2018.

Lee, C. T. & Doran, D. M. (2017). The role of interpersonal relations in healthcare team communication and patient safety: A proposed model of interpersonal process in teamwork. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 49(2), 75-93. doi: 10.1177/0844562117699349.

Epstein, I., Peisachovich, E., Da Silva, C., Lee, C., & Solomon, P. (2017). Medical aesthetics training: Shifting to collective competence. Plastic Surgical Nursing, 37(3), 103-108.

Lapum, J. L., Owusu, K., Tan, A., Rattan, H., Nguyen, P., Simoni, E., & Lee, C. T. (2017). Mandala making to foster understanding of theoretical concepts in nursing education: Stress and coping. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(7), 22 – 29.

Savage, P., Fitzgerald, B. & Lee, C. T. (2015). The development and implementation of education pathways that promote oncology nursing and specialty certification. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25(2), 195 – 207.

Conference Presentations

Oldfield, M., Schindel Martin, L., Lee, C. T. Collaborative care among staff, informal caregivers, and residents in Canadian long-term care facilities: Reflections on stories in a co-created ethnography. Oral presentation at the Aging & Social Change: Tenth Interdisciplinary Conference. September 24-25, 2020. Vancouver, BC.

Lee, C. T., Gonsalves, C. L., Gao-Kang, J., McKay, B., Pickrell, W. G., Sabzvari, T., Yalda, S., & Barker, R. F. Characteristics of caregiving: A prospective, observational study of patients and informal caregivers of lung cancer patients. Poster presentation at the Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium 2019 October 25-26, 2019. San Francisco, CA.

Lee, C. T., Jiang, J., Zhuo, W., Buick, C., Wong, J. C., & Savage, P. Exploring the needs and model of care for patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Poster presentation at Sigma’s 30th International Nursing Research Congress. Calgary, AB. July 25 -29, 2019.

Lee, C. T., Wang, H., & Ryan, C. Exploring the potentials of interprofessional education for undergraduate students in nursing and early childhood studies. Oral presentation at Sigma’s 30th International Nursing Research Congress. Calgary, AB. July 25 - 29, 2019.

Lee, C. T., Wang, H., Ryan, C. & Wong, J. Stress and anxiety associated with skills performance in undergraduate students of two human services professions. Oral presentation submission at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education: Conference 2019. Vancouver, BC. June 2-4, 2019.

Lee, C. T., Gonsalves, C., Pickrell, W., Barker, R., & Wong, J. Collaborative care amongst cancer caregivers, patients and heatlhcare providers: A literature review. e-Poster Presentation. Supportive Care Conference (MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting): San Francisco, CA. June 21 - 23, 2019.  

Lee, C. T., Lovold, L., Honsinger, M., & Wong, J. Documentation and considerations for informal caregivers to end of life patients. Oral presentation at the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting (ASTRO). October 21-24, 2018. San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.

Lee, C. T., Lovold, L., Honsinger, M., & Wong, J. Documentation, assessment and consideration of informal support in end-of-life care. Oral presentation. 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care. October 2-5, 2018. Montreal, Quebec.

Lee, C. T., Wang, H., Ryan, C., & Wong, J. Anxiety associated with skills performance in fourth-year undergraduate nursing students. Oral presentation at the Canadian Nursing Education Conference (CASN). May 28-29, 2018. Montreal, Quebec.

Wang, A. H.,  & Lee, C. T. (supervisory role). Baccalaureate nursing students' experiences of anxiety-producing situations in clinical practicums: A quantitative descriptive study. Oral presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau Institute Region 10 Conference. March 23-24, 2018. Ann-Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

Li, I. Guruge, S., & Lee, C. T. (supervisory role). The impact of the new Super Visa program on the lives of immigrants in Canada and their aging parents. Poster presentation at the Aging & Society: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference. September 18-19, 2018. Tokyo, Japan.

Li, I. Guruge, S., & Lee, C. T. (supervisory role). Super visa program and its opportunities and constraints for immigrants and their parents/grandparents: Findings of a recent study in Toronto. Podium presentation at the International Federation of Aging 14 th Global Conference. August 8-10, 2018. Toronto, Ontario.

Lee, C. T., Vanderwater, C., & Wong, J. Perceived levels of collaboration between cancer patients and their providers during radiation therapy. Oral presentation at the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Annual Meeting. October 27-30, 2017. Ottawa, Canada.

Lee, C. T., Vanderwater, C., & Wong, J. How does patient-provider collaboration affect patient self-management and outcomes during radiation therapy? Poster presentation at the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting. September 26-30, 2017. San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Lovold, L., & Lee, C. T. (supervisory role), Wong, J. Exploring the role and identity of informal support for palliative cancer patients in rural and non-rural settings: a literature review. Poster presentation. Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control Annual Conference 2017. May 25-26, 2017. Toronto, ON.

Lee, C. T., & Wong, J. Collaboration between patients and their healthcare providers is associated with better self-management skills and well-being during radiotherapy. Oral presentation. Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control Annual Conference 2017.May 25-26, 2017. Toronto, ON.

Lee, C. T., Vanderwater, C., & Wong, J. Exploring the role of collaborative patient-provider relationships in self-management during radiation therapy. Podium presentation at the 17th International Conference on Integrated Care. May 8 - 10, 2017. Dublin, Ireland.

Vanderwater, C., Wong, J., & Lee, C. T. (supervisory role). Exploring the role of collaborative patient-provider relationships in self-management during radiation therapy – preliminary findings. Podium presentation at Southlake Stronach Regional Cancer Centre Annual Research Day. (April 8, 2016). Newmarket, ON.

Lee, C. T., & Horsley, E., Frameworks in guiding general debriefing and in debriefing simulation with interprofessional skills objectives. Workshop at SimOne Annual Expo. (December 15-16, 2015). Toronto, ON.

Lee, C. T., & Wong, J. C. Does the use of quality assurance peer review chart rounds help in attaining ACGME competencies in radiation oncology residents and other staff members. Poster presentation at the 57 th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (October 18-21, 2015). San Antonio, TX.

Lee, C. T., Milbury, B., & Movius, M. Does interprofessional simulation improve teamwork competence in undergraduate nursing and medical trainees? Podium presentation at the 13 th Annual International Nursing Simulation / Learning Resource Centers Conference. (June, 2014). Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Lee, C. T., Bechtold, A., Bristow, M., Omstead, M., Hahn-Goldberg, S. & Abrams, H. An integrative initiative of interprofessional education in undergraduate nursing and industrial engineering courses. Ryerson Faculty Conference 2014. (May, 2014). Toronto, ON.

Bristow, M., Lee, C. T., & Bechtold, A. Designing interprofessional learning activities and assessments. University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference: OND 2014. (May, 2014). Waterloo, ON.

Lee, C. T. (2013). Coordination in ambulatory oncology clinics. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing’s 46th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. Anaheim, CA.

Lee, C. T., Kuo, J., Ramsighani, N., Daroui, P., Al-Ghazi, M., Sehgal, V., Roa, D., & Wong, J. (2013). Interdisciplinary radiation oncology rounds and accreditation council for graduate medical education competencies. Poster presentation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Annual Education Conference. Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Movius, M., Milbury, B., & Lee, C. T. Interprofessional simulation: A case study. Poster presentation at the Magic in Teaching Conference 2013. (November, 2013). Irvine, CA.

Professional Affiliations:

  • 2019 Best manuscript award, Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal
  • 2018 Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) Teaching Award (nominated)
  • 2017 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Award of Distinction for Leadership in Teaching (Academic) 
  • 2016 Dean’s Teaching Award, Ryerson University (nominated)
  • 2016 Preceptor Award, Master of Nursing Program, Ryerson University (nominated)
  • 2016 Award of Merit, Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (nominated)
  • 2013 Baldwin Award, best article of the year, Journal of Interprofessional Care (third place)

Position Currently Held:

Assistant Professor

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