Shirine Riahi, RN, MN, has worked at SickKids for the past 20 years, initially as a staff nurse on the 6A inpatient unit. After completing her master of nursing degree at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, she joined Dr. Stevens’ lab in 2006 in a project coordinator role. In her current project manager role, she works with sites in the Sucrose for Pain in Neonates (SPiN) study and ImPaC Resource Trial with a focus on institutional and ethics approvals, and is involved in the day-to-day and long-term planning of Dr. Stevens’ research program.
Mariana Bueno, RN, PhD, completed her PhD at the School of Nursing of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Bueno held faculty positions at the School of Nursing of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2012-2014) and at the School of Nursing of the University of Sao Paulo Bueno (2014-2017) while her research was funded by national and international agencies. Bueno is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Steven’s lab and her current interests are neonatal and infant pain assessment and management, and implementation science to improve neonatal and infant pain practices.
Megha Rao, is a PhD candidate in Integrative Biosciences at the School of Kinesiology at Western University. Her doctoral work seeks to explore the processes, barriers, and facilitative components of early healthcare transitions within neonatal intensive care units. Megha joined Dr. Stevens lab in May 2019 and works on clinical trials aimed at improving neonatal pain assessment and management within an implementation science and knowledge translation framework as well as on a Covid-19 quality improvement initiative.
Shelly-Anne Li, is a PhD candidate at University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Shelly-Anne is interested in looking at the influence of organizational context and the mechanisms in implementing evidence-based interventions in hospital settings. Her dissertation work is to understand the perspectives of multiple groups of stakeholders on how organizational context influences the implementation of a multifaceted online knowledge translation intervention for reducing pain in hospitalized infants.
Michelle Harvey, BA (Honours), joined Dr. Stevens’ lab in December 2018 as an administrative assistant. Michelle has focused on working in a challenging role within a healthcare setting for seven years and plans to continue to grow towards administrative excellence at SickKids.