Krystina Lewis, PhD, RN, CCN(C) is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and an affiliate researcher at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Lewis focuses on the delivery of health services to support the development and implementation of effective interventions to promote patient and public engagement in health-care decisions. She works with and alongside people with lived and living experience, clinicians, researchers and policymakers to increase her research quality, relevance, uptake and impact.
Dr. Lewis has been awarded funding from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, CANet, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. She is co-scientific director of the Ottawa Patient Decision Aids Research Group and a member of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration and the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network. Most recently, she has taken on the lead role for the Knowledge Mobilization stream of the Brain-Heart Interconnectome (uOttawa / University of Ottawa Heart Institute).
Dr. Lewis has maintained Canadian Nurses’ Association certification in cardiovascular nursing since 2010. She completed her PhD (’18) at uOttawa, supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship Award, and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding dissertation in medicine, health sciences and interdisciplinary studies in 2019.