Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, PhD, NP

Associate Professor

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    20022023

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    Research Interests

    Dr. Knopp-Sihota's research focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of care for nursing home residents with dementia. She recently completed an Alzheimer Canada-funded pilot project developing an RAI-MDS-based pain assessment scale for residents with advanced dementia. Jennifer holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to further refine and validate this pain scale. Jennifer is a member of the University of Alberta-based TREC investigator team, where she holds Adjunct Associate Professor status. Other research projects focus on solutions for improving nursing home care, including non-pharmacological interventions to reduce dementia-related behaviours, deprescribing and polypharmacy, and enriching the work-life of caregivers.

    Personal profile

    Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University. Jennifer has taught various courses in the Nurse Practitioner graduate program as well as supervised graduate student projects and theses in the Master in Health Studies (MHS) and Master in Nursing (MN) programs. Jennifer’s research focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of care for nursing home residents with dementia. She recently completed an Alzheimer Canada funded pilot project developing a RAI-MDS based pain assessment scale for residents with advanced dementia. Jennifer holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to further refine and validate this pain scale. Jennifer is a member of the University of Alberta based TREC investigator team where she holds Adjunct Associate Professor status. Other research projects focus on solutions for improving nursing home care, including non-pharmacological interventions to reduce dementia related behaviors, deprescribing and polypharmacy, and enriching the work life of caregivers.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC), University of Alberta

    Mar. 2015Mar. 2016

    PhD, University of Alberta

    … → 2012

    Master of Nursing (MN), University of Alberta

    19982001

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), University of Alberta

    19921996

    External positions

    Associate Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

    1 Aug. 201730 Jun. 2025

    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

    5 Jan. 20131 Jan. 2015

    Nurse Practitioner, Alberta Region, Indigenous Services Canada

    1 Jul. 2007 → …

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