Monica Parry




Associate Professor and Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner Programs, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Research Description:
Dr. Monica Parry joined the Faculty with a solid foundation in teaching; having obtained a Master of Education with a specialization in curriculum design from Queen’s University in 1994. She currently teaches and is the Coordinator of the Master of Nursing (MN) Program (Nurse Practitioner [NP] Field) at Bloomberg Nursing. She is also core faculty in the Collaborative Program in Resuscitation Science (Division of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto). The focus of her teaching is on the learner, and the understanding, mastery, retention, and acquisition of critical thinking skills based on active and cooperative learning, and an inductive approach to teaching. motivations, goals, and expectations to learning, and the techniques to teach adults need to reflect these differences. She led a project to develop 50 virtual interactive cases (VIC) to build clinical reasoning skills in a large on-line learning classroom for graduate NP students and shared results in Hong Kong and Sweden. She has led continual innovation and improvement to her NP programs and under her leadership; the NP programs have expanded to make them our flagship graduate programs at Bloomberg Nursing.

Dr. Monica Parry is a Co-Investigator in the SPOR Network focused on Diabetes and its Complications (Diabetes Action Canada), CIHR e-Health Innovation Project focused on Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring and Self-Management, and on the Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD). She has also recently become a CIHR Trainer for Patient Oriented Research and has expertise in sex/gender disparities in cardiovascular disease. She has delivered invited keynotes on the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cardiovascular Health in Women in China and Norway. She recently led a project with Dr. Phillip Segal and Ms. Nadia Green (on behalf of the QUEST Committee and the BBDC) to examine interventions implemented by health care professionals to provide better care to individuals with diabetes in Ontario, Canada. Interventions were categorized into themes using the six main elements of the Chronic Care Model (CCM):
1) Delivery System Design (Interprofessional Team Collaboration, Team Composition and Team Roles [leadership and coaching])
2) Self-Management Support (personalized support)
3) Decision Support (guideline harmonization and guideline implementation)
4) Clinical Information Systems (e-assessments, e-delivery, e-audit and feedback and e-reminders)
5) Community (partnering and transitioning), and 6) Health Systems (incentives)

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