Tracey Colella PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Contact Info

T: (416) 597-3422 5234
F: (416) 425-0301

Location

UHN
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4

Accepting

MSc
PhD

Research Interests

Cardiovascular recovery & Rehabilitation, Facilitating transitions in cardiovascular care through innovative interventions such as peer support, Use of technology and early follow up approaches, Sex differences in access to rehabilitation care, Meta-analysis

Tracey JF Colella RN, PhD, Scientist, TR/UHN Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program, Associate Professor, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto.

Dr. Colella is a member of Team Optimize and Team Cardiopulmonary Fitness at Toronto Rehab/UHN. Her program of research focuses on innovative interventions to facilitate patient and family transitions through the continuum of cardiovascular care, social support interventions, use of technology, psychosocial recovery, gender differences in access to care and health services utilization. Some of her most recent work includes the use of meta-analysis design to examine: sex differences in referral, enrollment and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation programs; peer support/patient navigation and health services utilization in chronic disease populations.?

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Dr. Colella is a member of Team Optimize and Team Cardiopulmonary Fitness at Toronto Rehab/UHN. Her program of research focuses on innovative interventions to facilitate patient and family transitions through the continuum of cardiovascular care, social support interventions, technology, psychosocial recovery, gender differences in access to care and health services utilization.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

  1. Response to the Letter to the Editor on "Antecedent rest may not be necessary for automated office blood pressure at lower treatment targets".
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 Nov 07;:
    Myers MG, Colella TJF
  2. Validation of a self-administered version of the Mediterranean diet scale (MDS) for cardiac rehabilitation patients in Canada.
    Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Jul 02;:1-10
    Ghisi GLM, Mahajan A, da Silva Chaves GS, Rouse V, Brum M, Ajwani F, Aultman C, Ricupero M, Oh P, Colella TJF
  3. Antecedent rest may not be necessary for automated office blood pressure at lower treatment targets.
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 Jun 14;:
    Colella TJF, Tahsinul A, Gatto H, Oh P, Myers MG
  4. The effect of a peer support intervention on early recovery outcomes in men recovering from coronary bypass surgery: A randomized controlled trial.
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Aug 01;:1474515117725521
    Colella TJ, King-Shier K
  5. The effectiveness of patient navigation to improve healthcare utilization outcomes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Oct 17;:
    Ali-Faisal SF, Colella TJ, Medina-Jaudes N, Benz Scott L
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