Stephanie Chamberlain

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing


Area of Study / Keywords

Gerontology Health Services Research Loneliness Continuing Care


Stephanie Chamberlain is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She received her PhD from the University of Alberta in 2019 where she studied the characteristics and unmet needs of nursing home residents under public guardianship. Her work focuses on older adults and their use of health services. Specifically, her program of research examines how personal, social, cultural, and systemic factors can influence access and use of health services.


Selected publications

Chamberlain, S.A., Duggleby, W., Teaster, P.B., Estabrooks. C.A. (2020). Characteristics and unmet care needs of unbefriended residents in long term care. Aging and Mental Health, 24(4), 659-667:

Chamberlain, S. A., Duggleby, W., Teaster, P.B., Estabrooks, C. A. (2020) Characteristics of socially isolated residents in long-term care: A retrospective cohort study. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6, 1-10.

Chamberlain, S. A., Duggleby, W., Teaster, P.B., Fast, J., Estabrooks, C. A. (2020). Challenges in caring for unbefriended residents in long-term care homes. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 75 (9), 2050-2061. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbaa079

Chamberlain, S. A., Bronskill, S. E., Hsu, Z., Youngson, E., Gruneir, A. (2022) Resident loneliness, social isolation and unplanned emergency department visits from supportive living facilities: a population-based study. BMC Geriatrics, 22(21),

Chamberlain, S. A., Savage, R., Bronskill, S. E., Griffith, L. E., Rochon, P., Batara, J., Gruneir, A. (2022). Examining the association between loneliness and emergency department visits using Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA) data: a retrospective cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 22(69), 1-11.

Chamberlain, S. A., Warner, G., Andrew, M., Hande, M. J. Hubley, E., Weeks. L. E., Keefe, J. M. (2023) With COVID comes complexity: assessing the implementation of family visitation programs in long-term care. The Gerontologist, 63(3), 490-500.


Mentorship and supervision

Please note I will be on maternity leave from March 2024 to March 2025 and limiting my supervisory activities until my return.  

I am accepting requests for supervision from Masters and PhD students. Please review my publications and areas of interest to confirm whether your proposed area of inquiry fits within my research program. If you wish to contact me regarding supervision, your initial contact email must include a brief description of your interests, alignment with my program of research, and a copy of your CV.


INT D 690 - Knowledge Utilization: Science and Practice

This course examines the science and practice of knowledge utilization, including theoretical underpinnings and exploration and critique of evidenced-based practice and knowledge translation in health care. Particular attention will be given to the conceptual and methodological features of the scientific field of knowledge utilization, knowledge use in complex organizations, and the design and application of strategies to increase the use of diverse forms of knowledge in health care policy and practice.

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Featured Publications

Matthias Hoben, David B. Hogan, Jeffrey W. Poss, Andrea Gruneir, Kim McGrail, Lauren E. Griffith, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Carole A. Estabrooks, Colleen J. Maxwell

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2023 November; 10.1111/jgs.18499

Lucy M. Kervin, Indira Riadi, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Kelly Teo, Ryan Churchill, Ron Beleno, Lillian Hung, Theodore D. Cosco

Journal of Population Ageing. 2023 October; 10.1007/s12062-023-09430-9

Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Fangfang Fu, Oludotun Akinlawon, Carole A. Estabrooks, Andrea Gruneir

Human Resources for Health. 2023 August; 10.1186/s12960-023-00850-4

Stephanie A Chamberlain, Grace Warner, Melissa K Andrew, Mary Jean Hande, Emily Hubley, Lori E Weeks, Janice M Keefe

The Gerontologist. 2023 March; 10.1093/geront/gnac175

Stephanie Chamberlain, Rachel D Savage, Susan E Bronskill, Lauren E Griffith, Paula Rochon, Jesse Batara, Andrea Gruneir

BMJ Open. 2023 March; 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068769

Matthias Hoben, Wenshan Li, Hana Dampf, David B. Hogan, Kyle Corbett, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Kim McGrail, Lauren E. Griffith, Andrea Gruneir, Natasha E. Lane, Jennifer Baumbusch, Colleen Maxwell

Gerontology. 2023 January; 10.1159/000530622

Lucy M. Kervin, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Andrew V. Wister, Theodore D. Cosco

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2022 November; 10.1111/jgs.17960

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