Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact


Soo Chan Carusone

MSc (Toronto), PhD (McMaster)

Assistant Professor (Part-time) , Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact ,
McMaster University

Research Lead, Casey House

Email: chansy@mcmaster.ca

 

 

 

 

Academic Interests

Soo completed her PhD in McMaster's Health Research Methodology program in 2006.  She combines quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a more in-depth evaluation of interventions.

Soo is the Research Lead at Casey House (http://www.caseyhouse.com), a community-based HIV/AIDS hospital in downtown Toronto.  At Casey House, Soo designs, collaborates on and disseminates research and program evaluations relevant to individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Selected Publications

  1. Halman M, Chan Carusone S, Stranks S, Schaefer-McDaniel N, Stewart A. 2012. Complex care needs of patients with late-stage HIV disease: A retrospective study. AIDS Care. 2012 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Stewart A, Chan Carusone S, To K, Schaefer-McDaniel N, Halman M, Grimes R. 2012. Causes of Death in HIV Patients and the Evolution of an AIDS Hospice: 1988-2008. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:390406. Epub 2012 May 17.
  3. Chan Carusone S, Walter SD, Brazil K, Loeb MB. 2007. Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections in nursing homes residents:  predictors of hospitalization and mortality. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(3):414-419.
  4. Loeb M, Chan Carusone S, Goeree R, Walter SD, Brazil K, Krueger P, Simor A, Moss L, Marrie T. 2006. Effect of a clinical pathway to reduce hospitalizations in nursing home residents with pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 295:2503-2510.
  5. Chan Carusone S, Loeb M, Lohfeld L. 2006. A clinical pathway for treating pneumonia in the nursing home: Part I: the nursing perspective.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 7(5):271-278.
  6. Chan Carusone S, Loeb M, Lohfeld L. 2006. A clinical pathway for treating pneumonia in the nursing home: Part II: the administrators’ perspective and how it differs from the nurses’ views.  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 7(5):279-286.
  7. Chan Carusone S, Goldsmith CH, Smieja M, Loeb M. 2006. Summary measures were a useful alternative for analyzing therapeutic clinical trial data. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(4):387-392.
  8. Chan Carusone S, Loeb M, Lohfeld L. 2006. Pneumonia care and the nursing home: a qualitative descriptive study of resident and family member perspectives. BMC Geriatrics, 6:2.

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