Dr. Tsimicalis conducts research as an Associate Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, as an Associate Member of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, McGill University, and as a clinician scientist at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada.

Argerie’s program of research can be summarized into the following three themes: 

Our goal is to foster collaborations, build global networks, build capacity, train the next generation, and lead changes. 


Here is a list of the current projects led by Dr. Tsimicalis at McGill University and the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada.


Pain experiences of individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta across the lifespan:
An integrative review

Exploring the Self- Management Needs of Transitioning Young Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta into Adult Primary Care Sevices:

The day-to-day experiences of caring for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)


You can find all our latest publications on these platforms:






  • Hassani M, Mate KV, Turcotte R, Denis‐Larocque G, Ghodsi E, Tsimicalis A, Goulding K. (2023). Uncovering the gaps: a systematic mixed studies review of quality of life measures in extremity soft tissue sarcoma. J Surg Oncol.  2023; 128: 430-437. doi:10.1002/jso.27390

  • Pagnotta A, Antonacci R, Curiale L, Sanzone L, Kapoustina O, Cervantes A, Monaco E, Tsimicalis A. (2023). Exploring Novice Nurses’ Experiences During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Nursing Education, 2023;62(8):461–466.

  • Tsimicalis A, Stinson J, Thorstad K, Rauch F, Hamdy R, Chougui K, Addab S, Palomo T, Bernstein M, Dahan-Oliel N, Veilleux L, Massochin Nunes Pinto L, Passos dos Santos R. (2023). The Design, Development, and Usability Testing of an eHealth Program for Youths With Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Protocol for a 2-Phase User-Centered Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Res Protoc 2023;12:e47524. DOI: 10.2196/47524

  • Cleary B, Carnevale F,  Tsimicalis A. (2023). Childhood Worldings of Brittle Bone Disease: A Portrait in 5 Triptych Research Poem. Journal of Childhood Studies, 51-71.

  • Wang YW,  Carnevale FA,  Chougui K, Tsimicalis A. (2023).  How Children’s participation ought to be practiced: A preliminary ethical framework to optimise the participation of children with osteogenesis imperfecta in health care. Journal of Clinical Nursing,  32,  2773–2789.

  • Castro A, Ould Brahim L, Chen Q, Arnaert A, Quesnel-Vallée A, Moffatt K, Kildea J, Bitzas V, Pang C, Hall A, Pagnotta A, Tsimicalis A. (2023). Information and Communication Technologies to Support the Provision of Respite Care Services: Scoping Review. JMIR Nursing 2023;6:e44750. DOI: 10.2196/44750

  • Castro A, Moffatt K, Kildea J, Bitzas V, Tsimicalis A. (2023). “Informal Caregiver” in Nursing: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis. Advances in Nursing Science 46(1):p E29-E42, January/March 2023. DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000439

  • Addab, S., Hamdy, R., Thorstad, K., Le May, S., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). Use of virtual reality in managing paediatric procedural pain and anxiety: An integrative literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00, 1– 28. 

  • Addab, S., Hamdy, R., Le May, S., Thorstad, K., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). The Use of Virtual Reality during Medical Procedures in a Paediatric Orthopedic Setting: A Mixed Methods Pilot Feasibility Study. Paediatr Neonatal Pain. 2022; 00: 1- 15.

  • Addab, S., Thierry, S., Lafrance, M-E., Jeong, S., Brown, J., Brown, C., Plourde, S-A., Gugliotti, A., Thorstad, K., Hamdy, R., Rauch, F., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). The Development of the Evidence-Informed “OI Splint Kit” for Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Their Families. The McGill Journal of Medicine, Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare, 20(1), 11-20.

  • Tsimicalis, A., Arora, R. S., Bagai, P., Ranasinghe, N., & Zubieta, M. (2022). Patient-led research and Advocacy Efforts. Cancer reports (Hoboken, N.J.), 5(6), e1657.

  • Wang, Y.W., Carnevale, F., Chougui, K., Tsimicalis, A. (June, 2022). How Children’s Participation Ought to be Practiced: A Preliminary Ethical Framework to Optimize the Participation of Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

  • Cleary, B., Carnevale, F. A., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). Poetics of brittle bone disease: using found poetry to explore childhood bioethics. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 35:4, 241-258,

  • Wang, Y. W., Carnevale, F. A., Ezcurra, M., Chougui, K., Bilodeau, C., Siedlikowski, S., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). The moral experiences of children with osteogenesis imperfecta. Nursing Ethics,

  • Bender, J. L., Puri, N., Salih, S., D’Agostino, N. M., Tsimicalis, A., Howard, A. F., Garland, S. N., Chalifour, K., Drake, E. K., Marrato, A., McKean, N. L., & Gupta, A. A. (2022). Peer Support Needs and Preferences for Digital Peer Navigation among Adolescent and Young Adults with Cancer: A Canadian Cross-Sectional Survey. Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.), 29(2), 1163–1175.

  • Castro, AR., Morand, M., Rauch, F., & Tsimicalis, A. Medicine The Direct and Indirect Financial Costs Sustained by Parents of Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Brief Report. The McGill Journal of Medicine, Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare, 20(1), 42-47.

  • Tsimicalis, A., Gasse, M., Morand, M., & Rauch, F. (2022). Use of Netnography to Understand GoFundMe® Crowdfunding Profiles Posted for Individuals and Families of Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), 10(8), 1451.

  • Castro, A. R., Arnaert, A., Moffatt, K., Kildea, J., Bitzas, V., & Tsimicalis, A. (2022). “Informal Caregiver” in Nursing: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis. Advances in Nursing Science, 10-1097.


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