null Nancy Mayo, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, MUHC



chronic disease • health outcomes • rehabilitation • health services • disability • quality of life • measurement • randomized clinical trials •

Research Focus

My research focuses on function, disability and quality of life in Canada's vulnerable populations. I study gaps and patterns of care using health administrative data bases (stroke, breast cancer, cancer at end-of-life, hip fracture). I develop and apply modern methods for measurement and monitoring of health outcomes that matter to patients (symptoms, function, and quality of life) and I develop and evaluate interventions designed to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations such as the elderly or people with stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, or HIV. I have a special interest in developing and testing interventions that help people manage their health condition by developing self-management workbooks (stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer).

Selected Publications

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  • Askari S, Fellows LK, Brouillette MJ, Mayo NE. Development and validation of a voice-of-the-patient measure of cognitive concerns experienced by people living with HIV. Qual Life Res 2020. DOI 10.1007/s11136-020-02679-z. PMID: 33104940.

  • Harris M, Brouillette MJ, Scott SC, Fellows LK, Mayo NE. Impact of Loneliness on Brain Health and Quality of Life Among Adults Living With HIV in Canada. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2020;84:336-44. DOI 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002355. PMID: 32598116.

  • Mayo NE, Brouillette MJ, Scott SC, et al. Relationships between cognition, function, and quality of life among HIV+ Canadian men. Qual Life Res 2020;29:37-55. DOI 10.1007/s11136-019-02291-w. PMID: 31502189.

  • Mayo NE, Mate KK, Reid R, et al. Participation in and outcomes from a 12-month tailored exercise programme for people with multiple sclerosis (MSTEP(c)): a randomized trial. Clin Rehabil 2020;34:927-37. DOI 10.1177/0269215520923089. PMID: 32438828.

  • Ow N, Mate KKV, Hum S, Mayo NE. Functioning Profiles of Young People with MS in Inpatient Rehabilitation: Data from the National Rehabilitation Reporting System in Canada. Mult Scler Relat Disord 2020;45:102418. DOI 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102418. PMID: 32736215.