Samantha J. Anthony

Title(s): 
Health Clinician Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children; Assistant Professor (status only), Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work; Cross-appointed to the Institute for Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine; Ph.D., University of Toronto; M.S.W., McGill University; B.S.W, York University
Email: 
Phone Number: 
416-813-7654 ext 303126
Office Location: 

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street – 6.9710

Biography: 

Dr. Samantha J. Anthony is a Health Clinician Scientist in Social Work, a role created in partnership between the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto (U of T) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is a Scientist-Track Investigator in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program at the SickKids Research Institute. Dr. Anthony is a Social Worker in the SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre, an Assistant Professor (status only) in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, U of T and an Investigator with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP).

Dr. Anthony holds a Master’s of Social Work from McGill University and a Doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Science. She completed training in health system innovation and adoption through the International Centre for Health Innovation at the University of Western Ontario and a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the CDTRP, focusing on legal and ethical issues in transplantation. Her program of research centers on establishing an evidence-based foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for children with chronic disease, with a particular focus on transplantation. Dr. Anthony has extensive knowledge and experience in qualitative research methodology, patient engagement, patient-reported outcome measures and implementation science.

Dr. Anthony has been recognized for her dedication to clinical practice and the application of research for improved patient outcomes. She has received national academic scholarships and has obtained highly competitive grants and research awards, including a 2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Grant in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health and the 2018 Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Career Development Award.

 

Publications In Refereed Journals: 

Anthony SJ, Robertson T, Selkirk E, Dix D, Klaassen RJ, Sung L & Klassen AF. The social impact of early psychological maturity in adolescents with cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2019. doi: 10.1002/pon.4982.

Anthony SJ, Nicholas DN, Regehr C & West LJ. The heart as a transplanted organ: Unspoken struggles of personal identity among adolescent recipients. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2018. 35(1) doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2018.10.006.

Shanker R, Anthony SJ & Wright L. A scoping review of the literature on public solicitations for living organ and hematopoietic stem cell donations. Progress in Transplantation, 2018; 28(3):288-295. doi:10.1177/1526924818781578.

Ballesteros Gallego F, Martin C, Allard J, Anthony SJ, Dumez V, Hartell D, Hébert M-J, Knoll G, West L, Wright L & Fortin M-C. Defining future research priorities in donation and organ and stem cell transplantation with patients, families, caregivers, health care providers and researchers within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program. Transplantation Direct, 2018;4(6):e360. doi:10.1097/TXD.0000000000000791.

Beaune L, Muskat B & Anthony SJ. The emergence of personal growth amongst healthcare professionals who care for dying children. Palliative and Supportive Care, 2018;16(3):298-307. doi:10.1017/S1478951517000396.

Allard J, Ballesteros F, Anthony SJ, Dumez V, Hartell D, Knoll G, Wright L & Fortin M-C. What does patient engagement mean for the Canadian National Transplant Research Program researchers? Research Involvement and Engagement, 2018;4:13. doi:10.1186/s40900-018-0096-0.

Mackie AS, Rempel GR, Kovacs AH, Kaufman M, Rankin KN, Jelen A, Yaskina M, Sananes R, Oechslin E, Dragieva D, Mustafa S, Williams E, Schuh M, Manlhiot C, Anthony SJ, Magill-Evans J, Nicholas D & McCrindle BW. Transition intervention for adolescents with congenital heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2018;71(16):1768-1777. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2018.02.043.

Muskat B, Anthony SJ, Mishna F & Greenblatt A. Development, delivery and evaluation of a social work elective offered in a hospital setting. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 2017;15(1):63-80.

Anthony SJ, Toews M, Caulfield T & Wright L. Family veto in organ donation in Canada: Framing within English-language newspaper articles. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open, 2017;5(4), e768-e772. doi:10.9778/cmajo.20170051.

Lazor T, Grasemann H, Solomon M & Anthony SJ. Quality of life outcomes following pediatric lung transplantation. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2017;52(11):1495-1501. doi:10.1002/ppul.23788.

Allard J, Durand C, Anthony SJ, Dumez V, Hartell D, Hebert MJ, West L, Wright L & Fortin M-C. Perspectives of patients, caregivers and researchers on research priorities in donation and transplantation in Canada: A pilot workshop. Transplantation Direct, 2017;3(2):e127. doi:10.1097/TXD.0000000000000639.

Anthony SJ, Selkirk E, Sung L, Klaassen R, Dix D & Klassen AF. Quality of life of pediatric oncology patients: Do patient-reported outcome instruments measure what matters to patients? Quality of Life Research, 2017;26(2):273-281. doi:10.1007/s11136-016-1393-4.

Mackie A, Rempel G, Kovacs A, Kaufman M, Rankin K, Jelen A, Manlhiot C, Anthony SJ, Magill-Evans J, Nicholas D, Sananes R, Oechslin E, Dragieva D, Mustafa S, Williams E, Schuh M & McCrindle B. A cluster randomized trial of a transition intervention for adolescents with congenital heart disease: rationale and design of the CHAPTER 2 study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2016;16:127. doi:10.1186/s12872-016-0307-2.

Korus M, Cruchley E, Stinson JN, Gold A & Anthony SJ. Usability testing of the Internet program: “Teens taking charge: managing my transplant online”. Pediatric Transplantation, 2015;19(1):107-117. doi:10.1111/petr.12396.

Anthony SJ, Nicholas DN, Regehr C & West LJ. A struggle to survive: the experience of awaiting pediatric heart transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 2014;18(8):868-874. doi:10.1111/petr.12368.

Anthony SJ, Annunziato RA, Fairey E, Kelly VL, So S & Wray J. Waiting for transplant: Physical, psychosocial and nutritional status considerations for pediatric candidates and implications for care. Pediatric Transplantation, 2014;18(5):423-434. doi:10.1111/petr.12305.

Anthony SJ, Selkirk E, Sung L, Klaassen R, Dix D, Scheinemann K & Klassen AF. Considering quality of life for children with cancer: A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures and the development of a conceptual model. Quality of Life Research, 2014;23(3):771-789. doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0482-x.

External Research Grants: 

Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Treatment with EMPaglifozin for Hyperglycemia & HyperfilTration Trial “ATTEMPT” Trial
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Operating Grant: Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research & Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Innovative Clinical Trials Multi-Year Grant – 2018-2022
Amount: $1,708,093.83
Role: Principal Applicant (PI: Mahmud)

 

Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP): Maximizing Benefits through National Infrastructure and Sustainability Planning
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Network Grant in Transplantation Research 2018-2021
Amount: $583,334
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: West)

 

Improving Health Outcomes Following Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program – Career Development Award 2018-2022
Amount: $280,000
Role: Principal Investigator

 

Measuring what Matters: Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health 2017-2019
Amount: $150,000
Role: Principal Investigator

 

iPeer2Peer Support Mentoring Program for Adolescent Transplant Recipients: A Needs Assessment
SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre & Astellas – Pilot Grant Competition 2018
Amount: $25,000
Role: Principal Investigator

 

Creating a Single Session Clinic in Pediatric Health Care: Unearthing Client Strengths, Enhancing Interprofessional Communication and Promoting Mental Health
Ontario Association of Social Workers – Accelerator Research Grant 2018
Amount: $10,000
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

 

Improving the Care of Pediatric Thoracic Transplant Candidates and Recipients through the Integration of Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice: A Systematic Review
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation – Nursing, Health Sciences, and Allied Health Research Grant 2017-2018
Amount: $12,000 (USD)
Role: Principal Investigator

 

Measuring what Matters: Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice – A Consensus Conference
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research – Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grant 2017-2018
Amount: $24,961
Role: Principal Investigator

 

Evaluation of Partnerships between Patients and Researchers within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research – Patient-Oriented Research Collaboration Grant 2017-2018
Amount: $25,000
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Boivin, Fortin)

 

Measuring what Matters: Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice
Canadian National Transplant Research Program/SickKids – Research Innovation Grant 2017-2018
Amount: $25,000
Role: Principal Investigator

 

Quality of Life and Mental Health Needs of Children after Solid Organ Transplantation in British Columbia
BC Transplant Research Foundation – Venture Grant Competition 2016-2017
Amount: $50,000
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Blydt-Hansen)

 

Implementation of a Partnership Between Patients and Researchers within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Patient Engagement Collaboration Grant 2016-2017
Amount: $30,000
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Fortin)

 

Patient Engagement in Setting Research Priorities in Transplantation within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Planning and Dissemination Grant 2015-2016
Amount $25,000
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Fortin)