Cristina Catallo obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2001) and PhD in Nursing (2009) from McMaster University. Her postdoctoral fellowship was with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (World Health Organization) and the Program in Policy Decision-Making, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (McMaster University). Dr. Catallo’s nursing experience is in public health and health policy. She worked as a senior nursing consultant and provided public health consultation for the Ontario Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care, Children and Youth Services and Health Promotion.
Dr. Catallo’s program of research focuses on social media use and knowledge brokering practices among health care organizations whose goal is to target health policymakers and other health care decision makers. Through a variety of quantitative and qualitative approaches, such as systematic and scoping reviews and social media network analysis, Dr. Catallo seeks to support health policymakers and decision makers access the best available evidence, in a format that they can utilize.
Dr. Catallo teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She is a full member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. She holds cross-appointments with Policy Studies (Faculty of Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University), the School of Health Services and Management (Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University) and is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Politics (Faculty of Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University).
- MN8920 Health Policy: Comparative Analysis
- MN8904/MN8905 Seminar and Practicum in Professional Nursing Advancement
- NUR600 Epidemiology: Major Health Problems
- NUR700/800 Nursing Practice I and II
- Health Policy
- Knowledge translation including knowledge brokering
- Mixed methods
- Systematic and scoping review methods
- Social media research methods
- Health Care organizations use of social media for knowledge brokering
- Social media use to disseminate evidence related to pandemic planning and response
- Engaging health policymakers in evidence use for policy decision making
- Cheng, S., & Catallo, C. (2020). Conceptual Framework: Factors Enabling Collaborative Healthcare and Social Services Integration. Journal of Integrated Care. DOI, external link.
- Cheng, S., Bisanz, C., & Catallo, C. (2019). Core principles of integration of healthcare and social services that support continuity of care for vulnerable seniors with Canadian case study: home-at-last. International Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4): 121. DOI, external link.
- Cheng, S. and Catallo, C. (2019). Case definition for health and social care services integrated initiatives. Journal of Integrated Care, 27(4),264-275. DOI, external link.
- Catallo, C. (2015). Should Nurses be Knowledge Brokers? Competencies and Organizational Resources to Support the Role, external link. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 28(1), 24-37.
- Catallo, C., Spalding, K., & Hagiri-Vijeh, R. (2014). Nursing Professional Organizations: Are They Engaging Nurses to be Politically Active? Sage Open.
- Catallo, C., & Sidani, S. (2014). The Self-Assessment for Organizational Capacity Instrument for Evidence-Informed Health Policy: Reliability and Validity of an Instrument. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(1), 35-45.
- Lavis, J.N., Catallo, C., editors (2013). Bridging the Worlds of Research and Policy in European Health Systems. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.