Christine Maheu, RN, PhD

Dr. Christine Maheu joined McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing in 2012 as associate professor. She previously held the same position at York University from 2003. At McGill, her primary area of teaching is training nurses pursuing graduate studies to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research. Dr. Maheu currently holds four affiliate scientist appointments: 1) McGill University, Department of Oncology, 2) McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, 3) Jewish General Hospital and 4) Cancer Survivorship Program, ELLICSR, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network. She also has a cross-appointment as associate professor, status only, with the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

Dr. Maheu has held operating funds from the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) and has received catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop uncertainty interventions to help alleviate distress among women with breast and gynaecological cancers. Dr. Maheu recently received joint fund with her co-PI (Dr. Lebel) a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Quality of Life Grant (February 2014-February 2017) to refine her fear of cancer recurrence intervention with women with breast or gynecological cancer and test it in a randomized controlled trial. Dr. Maheu currently serves as a grant reviewer on this competition of Quality of Life Grant with the Canadian Cancer Society. The next phase of her RCT study on fear of cancer recurrence is to obtain knowledge translation grant funds to provide training to health care providers to deliver the intervention in their clinical practice.
Dr. Maheu’s research interests include cancer survivorship intervention research, health capitals among minority groups for breast cancer prevention, and psychosocial and behavioural impacts of breast /ovarian cancer and of being at risk for inherited cancers. Some specific applied interests are developing interventions that address the following psychosocial issues: cancer survivorship, fear of cancer recurrence, uncertainty about risk for new diseases, coping, distress, acute stress, and return to work.

As part of Dr. Maheu’s clinical research position with ELLICSR, she has been investigating the issue of return to work for cancer survivors and has supported supervision of clinical fellows in this specialty. She also has been working with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) on portfolios ranging from survivorship, prostate cancer, and return to work. In the area of return to work following cancer, Dr. Maheu has received funding to validate a scale to identify return-to-work issues and psychological distress among cancer survivors and to develop an interactive online website for return to work addressed the needs of cancer survivors, health care providers and employers. In this last CPAC funded project (April 2015-March 2017), she is working in collaboration with a team that includes the de Souza Institute, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the National Institute of Disability and Management Research. On a national level, Dr. Maheu in collaboration with IPSOS reid, received funding to conduct a nationwide survey assessment of transition needs of cancer patients from end of treatment to three years post diagnosis (July 2015-June 2017). This phase will be followed by a nationwide focus group with key health care professionals to assist in the interpretation of the survey towards building national guidelines of transition care.
Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2018 Oct 05;:
Maheu C, Cardenas L, Puzenat E, Afanasiev P, Geantet C
Psychooncology. 2018 Sep 04;:
Lebel S, Maheu C, Tomei C, Bernstein LJ, Courbasson C, Ferguson S, Harris C, Jolicoeur L, Lefebvre M, Muraca L, Ramanakumar AV, Singh M, Parrott J, Figueiredo D
Sante Publique. 2018 March April;30(2):177-186
Zanchetta M, Maheu C, Racine L, Kaszap M, Jbilou J, Giguère S, Reece DA, Thélusma-Rémy M, Montgomery C, Xenocostas S, Parada H, Talbot Y, Mohamed M
Psychooncology. 2018 Jul 11;:
Galica J, Brennenstuhl S, Maheu C, Townsley C, Metcalfe K
Pain Med. 2018 Mar 30;:
Boitor M, Martorella G, Maheu C, Laizner AM, Gélinas C
Can J Nurs Res. 2015 Mar;47(1):53-71
Maheu C, Meschino WS, Hu W, Honeyford J, Ambus I, Kidd M, Benea A, Gao X, Azadbakhsh M, Rochefort C, Esplen MJ
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2017 Dec 14;:
Maheu C, Galica J
J Women Aging. 2017 May 01;:1-17
Zanchetta MS, Maheu C, Gebremariam AG, Baribeau P, Ndiaye NL, Tamouro S, Lemonde M, Cloos P