Lianne Jeffs


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital


Research Interests

Patient safety, quality improvement, knowledge translation, research capacity building, organizational learning from near misses, evaluating interventions aimed at enhancing professionalism in nursing practice.

Research Activities

Dr. Lianne Jeffs currently holds the inaugural St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research and is a Scientist with the Keenan Research Centre of Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital. She is Associate Professor (status) with the University of Toronto – Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation. Her research interests and expertise is in improving patient experience and the health of populations by optimizing care transitions and health system performance and building research capacity for nursing. Through her policy-relevant and productive research program and leadership roles, she continues to generate and disseminate nursing and health care knowledge that informs practice and policy and mentor students and colleagues with a focus on: 1) leveraging nurses’ key role in care coordination and service delivery and patient/caregiver engagement to ensure quality care transitions outcomes and experiences and 2) generating and translating evidence to enhance quality care, organizational learning, and health system performance that inform and have an impact at local, provincial, national and global levels.

Please note: Dr. Jeffs is not taking any summer students in 2018.

Recent Publications

  1. Hensel, JM, Shaw, J, Ivers, NM, Desveaux, L, Vigod, SN, Bouck, Z et al.. Extending access to a web-based mental health intervention: who wants more, what happens to use over time, and is it helpful? Results of a concealed, randomized controlled extension study. BMC Psychiatry. 2019;19 (1):39. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2030-x. PubMed PMID:30678676 PubMed Central PMC6345062.
  2. Campitelli, MA, Maxwell, CJ, Maclagan, LC, Ko, DT, Bell, CM, Jeffs, L et al.. One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins. CMAJ. 2019;191 (2):E32-E39. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.180853. PubMed PMID:30642823 PubMed Central PMC6333549.
  3. Agarwal, P, Mukerji, G, Desveaux, L, Ivers, NM, Bhattacharyya, O, Hensel, JM et al.. Mobile App for Improved Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Multicenter Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019;7 (1):e10321. doi: 10.2196/10321. PubMed PMID:30632972 PubMed Central PMC6329896.
  4. Jeffs, L, Jamieson, T, Saragosa, M, Mukerji, G, Jain, AK, Man, R et al.. Improving safety and efficiency in care: multi-stakeholders' perceptions associated with a peritoneal dialysis virtual care solution. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018;12 :2623-2629. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S181604. PubMed PMID:30587934 PubMed Central PMC6294168.
  5. Jeffs, L. Moving Beyond the Quality and Safety Quagmire: Collective Wisdom from Nurse Leaders. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2018;31 (2):32-39. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2018.25605. PubMed PMID:30339123 .
  6. Jeffs, L, Baker, GR, Taggar, R, Hubley, P, Richards, J, Merkley, J et al.. Attributes and Actions Required to Advance Quality and Safety in Hospitals: Insights from Nurse Executives. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2018;31 (2):20-31. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2018.25606. PubMed PMID:30339122 .
  7. Jeffs, L. Achieving the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare: The Essential Role of Authentic, Complex and Resilient Nurse Leaders. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2018;31 (2):8-19. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2018.25607. PubMed PMID:30339121 .
  8. Cleverley, K, Rowland, E, Bennett, K, Jeffs, L, Gore, D. Identifying core components and indicators of successful transitions from child to adult mental health services: a scoping review. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018; :. doi: 10.1007/s00787-018-1213-1. PubMed PMID:30294756 .
  9. Bronskill, SE, Campitelli, MA, Iaboni, A, Herrmann, N, Guan, J, Maclagan, LC et al.. Low-Dose Trazodone, Benzodiazepines, and Fall-Related Injuries in Nursing Homes: A Matched-Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018;66 (10):1963-1971. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15519. PubMed PMID:30247773 .
  10. Silver, SA, Saragosa, M, Adhikari, NK, Bell, CM, Harel, Z, Harvey, A et al.. What insights do patients and caregivers have on acute kidney injury and posthospitalisation care? A single-centre qualitative study from Toronto, Canada. BMJ Open. 2018;8 (6):e021418. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021418. PubMed PMID:29909373 PubMed Central PMC6009618.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research
  • Associate Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Fellow American Academy of Nurses
  • Member, College of Nurses of Ontario, registrant
  • Member, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau Lamba Pi Chapter
  • Member, Nursing Research Interest Group Member
  • Member, Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario