Tracey Colella, PhD, RN

Tracey JF Colella RN, ACNP, PhD is a Research Scientist and Clinician at Toronto Rehab/University Health Network’s Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program and an Associate Professor in the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Colella completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Western Ontario with a nursing education focus, and a post-graduate acute care nurse practitioner certificate within cardiac surgery specialization at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from the University of Calgary and her research focused on the investigation of a peer support intervention on recovery outcomes, specifically postoperative depression after cardiac surgery using a randomized controlled trial methodology.
Dr. Colella is a member of Team Optimize and Team Cardiopulmonary Fitness at Toronto Rehab/UHN. Her program of research focuses on innovative interventions to facilitate patient and family transitions through the continuum of cardiovascular care, social support interventions, technology, psychosocial recovery, gender differences in access to care and health services utilization.

For a list of Dr. Colella's publications, please visit PubMed or Scopus.