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Craig Dale
Craig Dale

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H2 60
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 62387


  • Diploma, 1994, nursing, Seneca College, Canada
  • Diploma, 1999, critical care nursing, George Brown College, Canada
  • BScN 2006, nursing, Ryerson University, Canada
  • PhD, 2013, nursing, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, 2014, nursing, U of T

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Tory Trauma Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Clinician-scientist, TECC program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg faculty of nursing, U of T
  • Scientist, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain


  • RNAO Leadership Award in Nursing Research, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2017
  • Dorothy M. Pringle Award for Excellence in Research, Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter, 2017

Research Foci:

  • Oral health in critical illness
  • Pain evaluation and management
  • Patient-oriented research and outcomes

Research Summary:

Dr. Dale’s research focuses on improving processes of patient care and outcomes for mechanically ventilated critically ill adults including oral hygiene, pain evaluation and communication.

In 2016, he was recognized with an embedded clinician scientist award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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