Nicole is interested in patient-oriented and community-led research. For her PhD, Nicole intends to examine meaningful, bi-directional patient engagement for collaborative, person-centered care. In particular, she is interested in integrating community support networks into interdisciplinary chronic pain management, as part of a learning health community.
Nicole is involved with several PCHI projects within the chronic pain research stream, including CHOIR, eConsult, Empowered Relief, and a Learning Health System for Chronic Pain. She also helps with lab-wide systematic reviews on indicators of chronic pain, computer decision support for chronic pain referrals, and the usability of technologies for shared decision making.
Additionally, Nicole works part time for McGill Teaching and Learning Services, where she develops and delivers skills workshops for graduate students.