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Patient-centered research for better health and healthcare

Ellen Rosenberg

    Current academic and hospital titles
   
   
Associate Professor
     Department of Family Medicine
     McGill University
    
     Physician
     Family Medicine Centre
     St. Mary’s Hospital

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Current research interests

Primary care of immigrants
Chronic illness management
Research in practice-based research networks

Current research grants and collaborations

Principal Investigator: Is control of cardiovascular disease risk factors better in immigrants not proficient in English or French when there is a professional interpreter? Pilot project
Funded by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, October 2010 – September 2012
 
Co-Investigator: Parcours migratoires et citoyenneté inclusive: services sociaux et de santé en contexte pluriethnique.
Funded by: FQRSC, 2008 - 2012
 
Co-Investigator: Travailler avec un interprète en santé mentale. Besoins en ressources linguistiques et pratiques des professionnels de la santé mentale de la région de Montréal.
Funded by: CIHR, 2009 - 2012
 
Co-investigator: Empowering Patients: Making the Personal Health Record Accessible and Relevant for Primary Care.
Funded by: CIHR, 2010 - 2012
 
Co-investigator: Step Monitoring to improve ARTERial health (SMARTER).
Funded by: CIHR, 2011 - 2014
 
Publications

Farid D, Rosenberg E, Bartlett G. Importance of education in managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan. Canadian Family Physician, 60(6):508-510, June 2014.

Pluye P, Granikov V, Bartlett G, ..., Rosenberg E,..., Macaulay A, Lagarde F, Doray G. Development and content validation of the information assessment method for patients and consumers.  JMIR Research Protocol, 3(1):e7, Feb 2014. Doi: 10.2196/resprot.2908.

Brisset C, Leanza Y, ,Rosenberg E Vissandjée B, Kirmayer LJ, Muckle G, Xenocostas S, Laforce H.  Language barriers in mental health care: A survey of primary care practictioners. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Helath, (2013):1-9; Dec 2013. Doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9971-9.

Longo C, Bartlett G, MacGibbon B, Mayo N, Rosenberg E, Nadeau L, et al. The effect of obesity on antibiotic treatment failure: a historical cohort study. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 22(9):970-976, Sept 2013.

Leanza Y, Miklavcic A, Boivin, I, Rosenberg E.  Working with Interpreters. In Laurent J. Kirmayer, Cécile Rousseau, Jaswant Guzder (Eds). Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Care, New York, NY, Springer SBM, Chapter 5, pp. 89-114, 2013.

Bartlett G, Longo C, MacGibbon B, Mayo N, Daskalopoulou S, Rosenberg E. Implications for failure to adjust dose in obese patients: higher risk of treatment failure. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, 21(Supp 3):96, 2012.

Boivin I, Leanza Y, Rosenberg, E. Conceptions des rôles des interprètes professionnels et familiaux dans les entretiens médicaux et postures par rapport au monde vécu. Altérstices, 2(2):35-46, 2012.

Rosenberg E, Richard C, Lussier M-T, Shuldiner T. The content of talk about health conditions and medications during appointments involving interpreters. Family Practice. 28(3):317-322, 2011.

Papic O, Malak Z, Rosenberg E. Survey of family physicians' perspectives on management of immigrant patients: Attitudes, barriers, strategies, and training needs. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011.

Rosenberg E. Health care across a language divide. Patient Educ Couns. 81:147, 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2010.03.013

Gagnon AJ, Merry L, Bocking J, Rosenberg E, Oxman-Martinez J. South Asian migrant women and HIV/STIs: Knowledge, attitudes and practices and the role of sexual power. Health & Place. 16(1):10-5, 2010

Leanza Y, Boivin I, Rosenberg E. Interruptions and resistance: a comparison of medical consultations with family and trained interpreters. Social Science & Medicine. 70(12):1888-95, 2010.

Rosenberg E, Seller R, Leanza Y. Through Interpreters’ Eyes: Comparing roles of professional and family interpreters. Pat Educ & Couns. 70(1): 87-93, 2008
 

Rosenberg E, Leanza Y, Seller R. Doctor–patient communication in primary care with an interpreter: Physician perceptions of professional and family interpreters. Pat Educ & Couns. 67:286-292, 2007

Rosenberg E, Leanza Y, Seller R. Travailler avec un interprète en soins de première ligne : pertes et renonciations. Association pour la recherche interculturelle. Bulletin No 45/décembre 2007

Rosenberg E, Kirmayer LJ, Xenocostas S, Dominice Dao M, Loignon C. General Practitioners’ Strategies in Intercultural Clinical Encounters. Family Practice. 24: 145-151, 2007

Rosenberg E, Richard C, Lussier M-T, Abdool SN. Intercultural Communication Competence in Family Medicine: Lessons from the Field. Pat Educ & Couns. 61:236-245, 2006

Conferences and contributions to presentations

Rosenberg E. What do patients and their doctors disccuss when they have a professional interpreter for a single visit? St. Mary's Hospital Centre Family Medicine Centre Annual Scientific Day, May 14, 2014.

Rosenberg E, Bartlett G, Dasgupta K, Leanza Y. Intergrating professional interpreters into the clinical encounter: A feasibility study. NAPCRG 2103 Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 9-13, 2013.

Rizwan F, Bartlett G, Rosenberg E. Introducing a professional interpreter in primary care settings: Are we learning anything new or just communicating better? NAPCRG 2013 Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 9-13, 2013. (Poster)

LeMaster J, Leanza Y, Macaulay A, MacFarlane A, Pottie K, Rosenberg E, Salsberg J. Development of an international coalition to set an agenda for participatory primary care practice interventions with patients from immigrant communities. NAPCRG 2013 Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November 9-13, 2013. (Poster)

Jacobs EA, Leanza Y, Diamond L, Rosenberg E, Roberts G. Diverse Approaches to Overcoming Language Barriers in Medical Care. 2013 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Montreal, QC, September 29 – October 2, 2013.

Leanza Y, Rizkallah E, Michaud-Labonté T, Boilard A, Boivin I, Rosenberg E, Macé C. The “good interpreter” in medical consultations: the “dos and don'ts” of a supposedly neutral agent. 2013 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Montreal, QC, September 29 – October 2, 2013.

Brisset C, Leanza Y, Vissandjée B, Muckle G, Rosenberg E, Xenocostas S, Laforce H, Kirmayer L. Linguistic resources for mental health workers and issues in working with interpreters in the City of Montreal. Critical Link 7: Global Awakening: Leading Practices in Interpreting., Toronto, ON, June 17-21, 2013. (Poster)

Pluye P, Haggerty J, Rosenberg E, Grad R, Moragues N, Bergman H. McGill Primary Health Care Research Network: A Participatory Research with Organizations. NAPCRG Practice-based Research Network Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 18-19, 2013. (Poster)

Leanza Y, Boivin I, Rousseau C, Moro M-R, Hassan G, Rosenberg E, Brisset C. Integration of interpreters in two children and adolescents mental health clinics: how does the context shape the practice of community interpreting? Critical Link 7: Global Awakening: Leading Practices in Interpreting. Toronto, ON, June 2013.

Dasgupta K, Rosenberg E, Daskalopoulou, S. Step Monitoring to improve arterial health in diabetes (SMARTER). Poster at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1‑5, 2012.

Rosenberg E, Bartlett G, Dasgupta K, Dawes M, Grad R, Leanza Y, Lussier M-T, Mayo N, Pavilanis A, Vissandjee B. A visit using a professional interpreter: effects on care of immigrants at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Poster at North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-5, 2012.

Bartlett G, Longo C, MacGibbon B, Mayo N, Daskalopoulou S, Rosenberg E. Implications for failure to adjust dose in obese patients: higher risk of treatment failure. ISPE 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. Barcelona, Spain, August 23–26, 2012.