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  • Emily Drake, BScH, MA

Supervisor:

Dr. Lori Weeks, Professor, School of Nursing

Program of Study:

PhD in Health

Project Title:

Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Metastatic/Advanced Cancer

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Graduate Scholarship for Canadian Women 2020
  • Killam Level 2 Predoctoral Scholarship 2019 - 2021
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2019
  • Colleen Elliot Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, 2018
  • Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s HCP – Professional Development Grant, 2018
  • Faculty of Health Professions Entrance Scholarship, 2016
  • Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship (PhD), 2016
  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Doctoral Traineeship Award, 2016 [Declined]
  • 1st Place: AYA Cancer Innovation and Research Award for Models of Care Partnerships from Critical Mass’ Annual Conference. Awarded by the Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Fund, 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition from the Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer (VOBOC) Foundation for tremendous leadership in the advancement of care for AYA patients, 2012
  • Best Graduate Student Research Poster at the 2011 Meeting at the Crossroads: Student Research in Health Conference
  • Bultz Student Award: Best Student Poster Research Presentation at the 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 2010
  • Best Graduate Student Research Poster at the 2010 Meeting at the Crossroads: Student Research in Health Conference
  • Best Graduate Student Research Poster at the 2009 Meeting at the Crossroads: Student Research in Health Conference

Career Aspirations:

My research interests lay in pediatric and young adult psychosocial oncology. My career goal is to be an independent investigator embedded in a healthcare system in the area of cancer and health services research with a specialty within the AYA cancer population. I want to focus on how we can make system changes that will create better health outcomes and support for patients.

Location:

IWK Health Centre

Publications:

Bender, J., Salih, S., D’Agostino, N., Drake, E., Garland, S., Gupta, A., Howard, F., Li, Z.A., Mitchell, L., & Tsimicalis, A. (2020). Perceived symptom burden and cognitive impairment in young adults with cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 2(1S), 2 (S2-100).  

Salih, S., D’Agostino, N., Drake, E., Garland, S., Gupta, A., Howard, F., Li, Z.A., Mitchell, L., Tsimicalis, A., & Bender, J. (2020). Feelings of loneliness and perceived social support in young adults with cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 2(1S), 28 (104).  

Salih, S., D’Agostino, N., Drake, E., Garland, S., Gupta, A., Howard, F., Li, Z.A., Mitchell, L., Tsimicalis, A., & Bender, J. (2020). Perceived social support in young adults with cancer compared to matched peers. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 2(1S), 28 (103). 

Drake, E. K., & Urquhart, R. (2020). The Experiences of Young Adults Living with Metastatic/Advanced Cancer: A Scoping Review. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 9(2), 145-156. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2019.0093

Dol, J., Tutelman, P.R., Chambers, C.T., Barwick, M., Drake, E.K., Parker, J.A., Parker, R., Benchimol, E.I., George, R.B., & Witteman, H.O. (2019). Health researchers’ use of social media: A scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(11), e13687. doi: 10.2196/13687

Tutelman, P. R., Drake, E. K., & Urquhart, R. (2019). ‘It could have been me’: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of health care providers’ experiences caring for adolescents and young adults with terminal cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 8(5), 587-592. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2019.0015

Drake, E. K., & Urquhart, R. (2019). “Figure out what it is you love to do and live the life you love”: The experiences of young adults returning to work after primary cancer treatment. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 8(3), 368-372. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2018.0117

Drake, E. K., & Urquhart, R. (2019). The experiences of young adults living with metastatic/advanced cancer: A scoping review. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 66(12), S462.

Puri, N., Bender, J., Chalifour, K., D’Agostino, N., Drake, E., Estrada, P., Garland, S., Gupta, A., Howard, F., Johnson, S., Marrato, A., McKean, N. L., Mitchell, L., & Tsimicalis, A. (2019). Peer support needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer and preferences for a digital peer navigation app. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 1(1), 32-33.

Urquhart, R., & Drake, E. K. (2018). Understanding cancer survivors’ employment experiences when returning to work after primary treatment: A longitudinal qualitative study. Journal of Global Oncology, 4(Suppl 2), p.119s. 

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