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Transition research studies

Members of the TNT research team are involved with many other research studies related to transition. See below to learn more about some of the work being done and for opportunities to participate in research.


Study Title: The Transitions in Care Study


Evaluating the Impact of Primary Care Patient-Physician Relationships on Emergency Department Use by Adolescents with Chronic Conditions 


Principal Investigators: Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, Dr. Susan Samuel

Funding: This study is funded by a CIHR Transitions in Care grant. 

Study Summary: Primary care utilization data is being examined to identify patterns of use in transition aged adolescents and young adults. Focus groups with key stakeholders (young adults, caregivers and primary care providers) are being done to understand their experiences with transition. People with diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and genders are encouraged to participate. 

Currently Recruiting:

1. Young adults (aged 18-25) with a chronic mental and/or physical health condition, who live in Alberta to join a focus group about their experiences transitioning to adult care. 

2. Caregivers of young adults with a chronic mental and/or physical health condition, who live in Alberta, to join a focus group about their experiences supporting their adult child through transitioning to adult care. 

3. Primary care providers who provide care to transition-aged youth and young adults, to join focus groups exploring what tools, training or supports can help them to provide better care during transition.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact or call/text 780-554-8962.

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Study Title: READY2Exit Study


Readiness and Experiences of ADolescents and Young Adults with Co-occurring Health and Mental Health Issues Exiting Pediatric Services

Principal Investigators: Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos and Dr. Susan Samuel, with PhD Candidate Brooke Allemang

Funding: This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Patient-Oriented Research Transition to Leadership Fellowship and the Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship.


Study Summary: READY2Exit aims to understand how young people (aged 16-20) with health and mental health issues prepare for their transition out of pediatric services. Survey data from the Transition Navigator Trial is being analyzed, and one-on-one interviews are being done with young people to learn about their experiences getting ready for transition. READY2Exit is being conducted in collaboration with 5 young adult research partners who have lived experience in the health and mental health systems.


Currently Recruiting:


Young people (aged 16-20) for 1 hour phone/Zoom interviews about their experiences getting ready to exit pediatric services. Eligible participants will also i) identify as having a health and mental health issue, ii) be enrolled in the control arm of the Transition Navigator, iii) speak English. Participants will receive a $25 electronic gift card for completing an interview!


Check us out on social media to learn more:

TikTok: @youthresearchstudy 

Instagram: @youthresearchstudy


If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact


Other Studies Coming Soon!

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