null Nancy Mayo, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



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.