McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Christina Grant

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 75658
Fx: 905-308-7548
Em: chgrant@mcmaster.ca


Research Theme

Transition of youth with Chronic Illness

  • Primary Research:Transition
  • Secondary Research: Eating Disorders, Conversion Disorders

Key words

Transition, Chronic Illness, Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Conversion Disorder

Research Program Overview

As a faculty in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, I primarily corroborate with research activities in the Eating Disorder Program. However, in creating a Transition Clinic for youth with Type 1 Diabetes, jointly with Pediatric Endocrinology, I intend to pursue research in this area with our developing research database. Other areas of interest include undergraduate and postgraduate education research.


Current Projects

  • Transition and Care of the Adolescent with Type 1 Diabetes, Grant, C., Van Blyderveen, S., Punthakee, Z. (2007) (Lead Investigator) (Data Collection) NIF Funding Grant $20,000
  • The utilization, utility and impact of a Transition Coordinator and the Youth Kit© among adolescents with chronic health conditions as they transition to adulthood.  A pilot study. Punthakee, Z., Gorter, J., Brill, H., Don-Wauchope, A., Grant, C., Stewart, D., Rosenbaum, P. 2009 (Collaborator)
  • Outcomes, Prognosis, and Treatment Trajectories for Adolescents Receiving Treatment for an Eating Disorder. Van Blyderveen, S. L., Findlay, S., Grant, C Webb, C., Couturier, J., Toombs, I. A., John-Carson, N., Johnson, N., & Green, T. 2009 (Data Collection) CHEO Center for Excellence Grant $30,000
  • Patient Satisfaction and Therapeutic Alliance among Adolescents Receiving Family Based Treatment for an Eating Disorder. Van Blyderveen, S. L., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Couturier, J., Grant, C., & Kimber, M. 2009 (Data Collection)
  • Conversion Disorders in Adolescent Medicine Practice, Krasnick, C., Findlay, S., Grant, C., (2008) (PI)

Publications & Achievements

  • Pan, J., Punthakee, Z., Van Blyderveen, S., Grant, C. (2010). Substance Use Among Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.  Society of Adolescent Medicine, Toronto, Canada, Poster Presentation.
  • Krasnick, K., Findlay, S. Grant,C. (2010). Adolescent Conversion Disorders Presenting to an Adolescent Medicine Service. Society of Adolescent Medicine Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Poster, Presentation.
  • Toews, H., Grant, C., Findlay, S. (2010) Case Series of Adolescents requiring GT for Typical and Atypical Eating Disorders. Society of Adolescent Medicine, Toronto, Canada, Poster Presentation.
  • Dore, K., Reiter, H., Grant, C., Cullimore, A., Rolfson, D. (2009). The multiple mini-interview as a reliable and valid measure in the CaRMS selection process. Paper presentation: Innovations in Residency Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Victoria, Canada.
  • Grant, C., Elliott, A., Di Meglio G, Lane, M., Norris, M.  What Teenagers Want: Tips on Working with Today’s Youth. Pediatrics and Child Heath, 2008;13(1)a:15-18.  PA. (Clinical)
  • Fitzpatrick, C., Grant, C:  Bridging the gap: chronic illness in adolescence 2008; CAAH, E-Journal;17(2).
  • Van Blyderveen, S. L., Findlay, S., Grant, C., Webb, C., Toombs, I. A., John-Carson, N., Johnson, N., Buttrum, S., & Graham, A. R. (2008). Considering prognosis for adolescents receiving treatment for an eating disorder. In paper symposium Treating Eating Disorders During Adolescence: Outcomes, Prognosis, and Future Directions. Chairs C. Webb & S. Van Blyderveen. Presentation: Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Van Blyderveen, S. L., Findlay, S., Grant, C., Webb, C., Toombs, I. A., John-Carson, N., Johnson, N., Buttrum, S., & Graham, A. R. (2008).   Considering prognosis for adolescents receiving treatment for anorexia nervosa. Paper presentation: Academy of Eating Disorders, Washington, Seattle, USA.
  • Toombs, I., Smith, D., Seifried, P., Van Blyderveen, S., Findlay, S., & Grant, C (2008). Using body mass index percentiles to predict weight at menarche or resumption of menses in teenagers. Paper presentation: Academy of Eating Disorders, Washington, Seattle, USA.

Secondary Contact

Giulia Spadafora
Phone: 905-521-2100 x 75658
Email: gspadaf@mcmaster.ca
Title: Administrative Assistant

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