Bonnie Stevens
Dr Bonnie Stevens, the Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, is a Professor at the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. She is the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paeditric Nursing Research as well as Associate Chief of Nursing Research and a Senior Scientist at the Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Stevens’ program of research focuses on: improving paediatric pain practices and outcomes through knowledge translation (KT); and assessment and management of pain in infants at risk for neurological impairment. She is committed to producing the highest quality evidence to improve pain management and the quality of life in infants and children with acute and chronic illnesses. Dr. Stevens is dedicated to finding the most effective ways of translating evidence into practice for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
University:University of Toronto
Principal Faculty:Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Principal Department/Program:Nursing
Principal Hospital Appointment(s):Hospital for Sick Children
Telephone:416 813-6595
Fax Number:416-813-8273
Key Publications:
(1) Stevens, B., Yamada, J., Estabrooks, C., et al. (in press). Pain in hospitalized children: Effect of a multidimensional knowledge translation strategy on pain outcomes. Pain. (2) Stevens, B., Harrison, D., Rashotte, J., et al. (2012). Pain assessment and intensity in hospitalized children in Canada. J Pain, 13(9), 857-865.  (3) Stevens, B., Abbott, L., Yamada, J., et al. (2011). Epidemiology and management of painful procedures in children in Canadian hospitals. CMAJ, 183 (7); E403-410. (4) Stevens B, Riahi S, Cardoso R, et al. (2011). The influence of context on pain practices in the NICU: perceptions of health care professionals. Qual Health Res., 21(6);757-70. (5) Stevens B, Craig K, Johnston C, et al. (2011). Oral sucrose for procedural pain in infants. Lancet, 377(9759); 25-6.