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About Janice Tijssen

Dr. Janice Tijssen is a pediatric critical care specialist at the Children's Hospital (LHSC) whose research mainly concerns cardiac arrest and transport medicine, the latter in terms of factors affecting the quality and access to healthcare.

Children's Health Collaborators: Guido Filler, Michael Miller, and Douglas Fraser
Other Pediatric Critical Care Specialists: Fraser, Rishi Ganesan, Anna Gunz, Brianna McKelvie, and Ram Singh


Dr. Janice Tijssen completed her medical school from McGill University in 2006 and went on to complete her Paediatric Residency and obtain her FRCPC in 2010 from the joint training program of McMaster University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She went on to complete her critical care training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where she was the Chief Fellow. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Health Services Research at the University of Toronto. She completed the Faculty Scholars Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) at Western.

Her research interests include cardiac arrest and health care access. She is a member of the Paediatric Life Support Taskforce for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and is involved in producing internationally accepted resuscitation guidelines adopted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Tijssen is also researching the effect that barriers such as geography, distance, climate, and lack of local specialists have on access to and quality of healthcare. She is the medical director for the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre's Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) education program and the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team (PCCOT).


Research Interest Area: Critical illness
Research Overview: Pediatric critical care; Minimization of barriers to health care i.e. geography, distance, climate, lack of local specialists; Health services research; Development of telemedicine program for community hospitals

Positions

Present Alumni, Western University ICES Western
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Present Assistant Professor, Western University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Present Assistant Professor, Western University Department of Paediatrics
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Present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)
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Present Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, London Health Sciences Center ‐ Paediatric Critical Care Unit
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