Media Coverage

Aug 27, 2020       MyUNB News, News for Faculty and Staff. Topic - UNB Marketing Office completes three new

faculty message matrices-FR and SJ. The UNB Marketing Office has been working to develop faculty ‘message matrices’, one-page documents that summarize each faculty’s most important messages. These matrices will be used as reference tools and ensure institution and faculty stories are presented in a consistent and cohesive manner. My work was referenced as part of the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering (SASE) Message Matrix as faculty ‘proof points’ in the ‘A hotbed of creativity, innovation and collaboration’, ‘A world-class education with award winning faculty members’, and ‘Making a difference in the local community’ categories.

Aug 18, 2020       UNB Research. Topic - COVID-19 research: Occupational disruption and adaptation. This blog

                               post featured the research project that I am doing with Drs. Kerrie Luck and Alison Luke and

                               that is one of the 13 UNB COVID-19 research project that received funding from NBIF, NBHRF, 

                               and ACOA. The blog post described our qualitative description study, exploring the

                               experience of occupational disruption and adaptation among individuals with chronic disease

                               during the COVID-19 pandemic.

                               Additionally, it was shared on the following UNB social media accounts:

                               UNB Research Twitter

                               UNB Twitter

                               UNB Facebook

                               UNB LinkedIn (direct link to post unavailable)
                               MyUNB News 


Jul 24, 2020         CBC Radio New Brunswick's Information Morning in Saint John with Julia Wright. Topic -

                               Managing chronic conditions during the pandemic. With this interview, Dr. Kerrie Luck and I

                               shared our research on patients with chronic health conditions and how they navigated the

                               health care system and their care during the Covid-19 pandemic. We shared insights from our

                               patient interviews, our qualitative analysis methods and findings to date. Our research was

                               funded by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health

                               Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.


Jul 18, 2020         Telegraph Journal. Topic - Researchers dig into Covid 19’s impact on those with

chronic disease. One of the postdoctoral fellows that I supervise, Dr. Kerry Luck, Dr. Alison Luke, and I ave been researching the impact of Covid-19 on patients with chronic health conditions. This article highlighted our findings to date through patient interviews. The article also referenced that we were one of the thirteen UNB projects that received funding through the joint call of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for research projects to better understand and address the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Jul 16, 2020         UNB Newsroom. Topic - 13 UNB projects receive funding to support COVID-19 research. This

                               article highlighted the thirteen UNB research projects that received funding from the New

                               Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

                               (NBHRF) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The foundations had issued a joint

                               call for research projects to better understand and address the challenges created by the

                               Covid-19 pandemic, with up to $50,000 in funding available per project. In total, the

                               foundations have invested $846,707 in support of 27 projects across the province. UNB’s

                               projects represent nearly half of all those funded. Drs. Kerrie Luck, Alison Luke and I received

                               funding for a project exploring the experiences of disruption and adaptations to routines,

                               roles, habits and occupations of individuals with chronic disease during the pandemic. See                                     also UNB Research Twitter, UNB Twitter, and UNB Facebook.

Jun 16, 2020        CBC Radio New Brunswick's Information Morning in Saint John with Julia Wright. Topic -

                               Co-designing dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic care (COGNISANCE). As co-lead of this

                               international research project, I shared updates on the project in New Brunswick and

                               internationally. One of the team’s caregiver partners was also interviewed to share her

                               experiences with dementia care. This project aims to design, deliver, and evaluate an

                               awareness campaign to improve how primary care providers diagnose and support persons

                               with dementia and their care partners. This research is embedded in a larger, international

                               funded project co-led by teams in Canada, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and

                               Poland, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, Alzheimer’s Disease International,

                               and Dementia Alliance International.


May 9, 2020         Prokit. Topic - Prokit Moms in Sport. Mother’s Day feature with professional moms from the

                               endurance and outdoor sports world around the globe.


Apr 16, 2020        New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) Star Mentor News Release. Topic - Celebrating

exemplary mentorship at New Brunswick research institutions. NBIF's Top 25 Star Mentors from

                               New Brunswick’s universities, colleges and research institutions is a program that celebrates an

                               exemplary job of mentorship and training the next generation of researchers.

Mar 31, 2020      CBC Radio’s Shift with Vanessa Vander Valk. Topic - Helping parents of children with complex 

needs access resources during the pandemic. NaviCare/SoinsNavi was featured through an

                               interview with Taylor Fearon, our Patient Navigator RN (I am a Co-Director). They highlighted

                               virtual health and social care services and educational resources available to New Brunswick

                               families during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Mar 3, 2020         CJSE Live with Marcel Parker-Gallant. Topic- Covid-19: Un message de NaviCare/SoinsNavi.


Jan 30, 2020        CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Update (Winter 2020). Topic - Putting

funding decisions in the hands of patients. CIHR’s quarterly e-newsletter included a section on

                               our Patients’ Den 2019 event that was co-hosted by the New Brunswick SPOR PIHCI Network

                               (I am a scientific lead) and MSSU at the Université de Moncton. Selected research projects

                               were pitched to patient panelists for the chance to win up to $5,000 in funding to support their

                               research. The event was facilitated by the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of

                               Health and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe.


Dec 23, 2019       The University of New Brunswick News Release. Topic - Outstanding collaborations that

include UNB researchers recognized by NBHRF. This blog highlighted four UNB research teams that were recognized by the 2019 NBHRF Research Teams of the Month program. The NBHRF program is aimed at promoting collaboration in health research and at recognizing excellence in research conducted by research teams in all areas and disciplines that fall under health research. The research team must also be a collaboration, including two or more investigators from different departments, institutions or agencies. I am the Director for the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) and we were named the July 2019 Research Team of the Month.


Oct 29, 2019        New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) News Release. Topic - First year of Social 

Innovation Fund closes. We were recognized by NBIF's and New Brunswick Social Policy

                               Research Network’s (NB-SPRN) joint Social Innovation Research Fund (SIRF) project. The goal

                               of the SIRF is for socially innovative projects that stand to positively impact our province. A

                               total of $200,000 in funding was awarded to nine researchers - our project, Transition strategy

                               for youth with complex needs in pediatric care to adult care, was one of them.


Oct 22, 2019        Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU) News Release. Topic - Unique event puts funding

decisions in the hands of patients. This news release covered the second annual Patients’ Den

                               2019 event that was co-hosted by MSSU and the New Brunswick SPOR PIHCI Network (I am

                               the researcher lead) at the Université de Moncton. This is a patient-oriented event where

                               selected research projects were pitched to patient panelists for the chance to win up to $5,000

                               in funding to further support their research.


Oct. 3, 2019         Additional news releases about the 2nd annual Patients’ Den:
                               •    ICI Noveau-Brunswick - « La parole au patient » pour trouver des solutions aux défis

en soins de santé.

                               •    Université de Moncton Nouvelles- L’équipe de recherche de Claire Johnson remporte 

l’édition 2019 de La parole au patient.

 Sep 13, 2019      UNB Newsroom. Topic - UNB researchers part of Canada’s largest dementia research network.

                               I was recognized along with UNB researchers Drs. Alison Luke, Chris McGibbon, and Sandra

                               Magalhaes for participating in the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging

                               (CCNA), Canada’s largest dementia research network. The CCNA, launched in 2014 in 

                               response to Canada’s commitment to the 38th annual G8 Summit, consists of 19 teams of

                               researchers from across the country who are engaged in research on neurodegenerative

                               diseases, such as dementia. The national research team that I and Dr. Luke are involved in will

                               investigate how to provide innovative care for persons living with dementia at the primary care



Aug 30, 2019       Huddle. Topic - This N.B. research team helps people navigate a complex network of

healthcare providers. I am the Director for the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC)

                               and we were named the July 2019 Research Teams of the Month. The NBHRF program is

                               aimed at promoting collaboration in health research and at recognizing excellence in research

                               conducted by research teams in all areas and disciplines that fall under health research.


Aug 15, 2019       PIHCI National Coordinating Office (NCO) Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant Visits NB PIHCI. Topic -

                               Addressing the Evidence Gaps in Primary Care: Understanding Research Paradigms. The NB

                               SPOR PIHCI (I am the research lead) hosted Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, the Executive Director

                               of the CIHR SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) National

                               Coordinating Office (NCO) and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McGill

                               University. This event was open to the public at UNB Saint John and her talk was followed by

                               insights into the future of SPOR 2. 


May 2019             Telegraph Journal. Topic - Graduate ‘a true inspiration’: President. Feature covered Ben

                               George’s university graduation from UNB and his future plans to work with NaviCare/
                               SoinsNavi. Ben is a young adult with complex care needs. His family have been strong

                               supporters of NaviCare/SoinsNavi and are involved with the Family Advisory Council.


Apr 30, 2019        Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) News Release. Topic - New Brunswick patient-
                               navigation centre helps children and youth with complex care needs and their families.

                               NaviCare/SoinsNavi was featured in this article, which included a testimonial from one of the

                               many families our centre has been supporting through our patient navigation services. The

                               article was shared on the following websites:

                               •    CIHR

                               •    CIHR English Twitter

                               •    CIHR French Twitter

                               •    CIHR Instagram


Mar 1, 2019         Radio-Canada. Topic - An overview of the NaviCare/SoinsNavi centre. 


Dec 18, 2018       CBC Information Morning with Rachel Cave. Topic - As the Co-Director of NaviCare/SoinsNavi,

                               the NB navigation centre for children with complex care needs in NB, I shared updates on the

                               development, implementation, and evaluation of the centre. One of NaviCare/SoinsNavi’s

                               clients was also interviewed to share her experiences using the centre’s services. Retrieved



Sep 28, 2018       Telegraph Journal. Topic - UNB campaign exceeds $125M goal. Article highlighted the UNB

                               fundraising campaign which surpassed its $110M goal. I was an invited speaker at this event

                               which announced the completion of UNB's 'It Begins Here' fundraising campaign. The event

                               announced what they raised, who was supported, and thanked donors. I was quoted in this



Aug 8, 2018         UNB Special Announcement. Topic: Pride Week at UNB. Our team’s research, led by Dr.

                               Dana Manzer, examining the experiences and needs of transgender youth and their families or

                               caregivers within the health care and social services system was profiled in this special



Nov 20, 2017       NBHRF. Topic - NBHRF 10th Anniversary Video. NBHRF produced a video with highlights for

                               their 10th anniversary. Various projects that I’ve been involved with were noted in the video,

                               such as the 2017 2nd Breakfast with the NB MLAs; my Health Research Chair funding;

                             NaviCare/SoinsNavi; and CHILD BRIGHT. 

Sep 21, 2017         The Globe and Mail. Topic – Innovation: Leveraging research strength to address evolving social and

                               economic challenges. Our NaviCare/SoinsNavi program was highlighted with credit to the UNB Saint

                               John’s campus for offering a unique research environment. The multiple educational institutions on

                               the one site has helped with the success of the program. Eastern Schools Supplement, Section ES,

                               Pg. 2.

Jul 17, 2017           Telegraph Journal and KV Style. Topic – PRO Kids on the Run. A story about the charity event I
                               co-direct annually with my husband in Quispamsis to raise funds to help children living in poverty

                               participate in sports and recreational activities. We raised $6000 in 2017 and $13,300 since the

                               inaugural event in 2015. 

Mar 21, 2017         UNB Fundraising Campaign. Topic – A video demonstrating the kind of impact giving can have at

                               UNB and in our communities, using three case examples (one of which is our NaviCare program).


Jan 10, 2017          Press Release in Saint John. Topic – Launch of new navigation centre for children with complex

health conditions in NB, which is called NaviCare/SoinsNavi. I am a Co-Director of this centre with Dr. Rima Azar from Mount Alison University. 


This press release led to several interviews and media publications, including the following: 

NB Social Policy Research Network

CBC video

CBC Information Morning


Radio-Canada - L'heure de pointe Acadie

Global News

Sackville Tribune-Post

Mount Allison University

University of New Brunswick


MAX 104.9 Radio

CHSJ Radio

CBC News: New Brunswick at 6

Global News at 6 - New Brunswick

CBC News NB Online

Telegraph Journal - Jan 10th

Telegraph Journal - Jan 11th

Country 94 Radio

New Brunswick Health Council

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

91.9 The Bend

97.3 The Wave

Dec 4, 2016           Sackville Tribune Post and Mount Allison University News Release. Topic - Breakfast chat on growing                                 up as a child with a complex health condition. I was an invited speaker.


Additional coverage from The Royal Society of Canada

Nov 18, 2016         Press Release in Fredericton and Saint John. Topic – Launch of UNB’s campaign “It Begins Here”. I

                               was profiled in the video as being one of the people that sets UNB apart.

Jun 4, 2016            Press Release in Saint John. Topic - Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health Canada attends New

                               Brunswick Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) stakeholder meeting. I was one of the

                               researchers highlighted and the announcement of my team’s recently funded $25 million dollar SPOR

                               Chronic Disease Network focused on children with complex needs was shared. I am a Co-Investigator

                               on this project.

May 4, 2016           Press Release in Moncton. Topic - Research Funding in Social Innovation for Youth Mental Health in

                               NB (with Premier Brian Gallant) at the Centre de formation médicale, Université de Moncton, NB.

                               Note: The announcement also included our NBCF-grant and the recent NBHRF matching funds for

                               our CIHR CHILD BRIGHT-grant). I was invited to speak at the event. Coverage in L’Acadie Nouvelle.

Nov 20, 2015         Telegraph Journal. Topic – Year to remember: Doucet named RunNB’s top female.

Jun 23, 2015          Telegraph Journal. Topic - Instead of talking about doing things, just do it. (Business Section,

                               Leadership Unleashed). 

Mar 26, 2015         UNB Associated Alumni Website. Topic – Proudly UNB Award Recipients.                       

Feb 20, 2015         KV Style (newspaper) - Volume 11, Issue 8. Topic – Kudos for being awarded a $750,000 grant from the

                               NB Children’s Foundation to assist in the development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick.


Jan 15, 2015         The O’Brien Foundation Website. Topic – The O’Brien Foundation profiles of past O’Brien fellows to

                               see “Where are they now?”


Jan 5, 2015            CBC Information Morning with Terry Seguin. Topic – NB Virtual Health Centre for Children project.


Dec 26, 2014         Telegraph Journal. Topic - New Brunswick Children’s Foundation invests in virtual health centre.                               


Dec 20, 2014         Telegraph Journal. Topic – Children’s health centre gets funding.


Dec 19, 2014         UNB News Release. Topic - Announcement of $750,000 grant to assist in the development of a

                               virtual health centre in New Brunswick. I am a Co-Principal Investigator on this project.

Dec 19, 2014         Mount Allison University News Release. Topic - Announcement of $750,000 grant to assist in the

                               development of a virtual health centre in New Brunswick. I am a Co-Principal Investigator on this


Nov 19, 2014        CBC Radio. Topic – Research project in Bouctouche that involves integrating interprofessional patient

                              oriented mobile health interventions to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation.


Nov 15, 2014        L’Acadie Nouvelle. Topic – Being awarded Female Runner of the Year in NB.

Aug 28, 2014        KV Style. Topic – Research chair and running.


Aug 10, 2014        Telegraph Journal. Topic – Marathon win at Marathon by the Sea.   


Jul 30, 2014           CBC Radio. Topic – Program of research in interprofessional education and practice.


Jul 29, 2014           UNB News Release. Topic - Announcement of the Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-

                               Centred Care. I am the first chair holder.

Jul 29, 2014           Telegraph Journal, CBC Radio, and Country 94.1. Topic – The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional                                   Patient-Centred Care announcement.

Jul 6, 2014             Telegraph Journal. Topic – Half ironman age group win at Challenge St. Andrews.

Jun 19, 2014          UNB News Release. Topic - Announcement of $225,000 Pfizer / NBHRF grant to examine the use of

                               mobile technology to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation. I am a co-lead on

                               this project.

Jun 3, 2014            The Running Why’s Blog. Topic – How I started running.

Nov, 2013              Telegraph Journal and L'Acadie Nouvelle. Topic - New Brunswick Health Reseacher of the Month:

                               Dr. Shelley Doucet. Two page colour spread in both the Telegraph Journal (English NB Newspaper)

                               and L’Acadie Nouvelle (French NB Newspaper) for being selected as New Brunswick Health Research

                               of the Month. The write- up provided an extensive overview of my program of research and past 


Sep 7, 2013          New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) video. Topic - NBHRF Researcher of the Month                                (October).