Cheryl Pritlove

PhD, MSc, BA(Hons)



Cheryl Pritlove is a Research Scientist with the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University.

She is a qualitative methodologist, feminist political economist, and health services researcher. She has over 10 years of experience conducting patient-oriented research, wherein she has partnered with a range of patient and other stakeholder groups on topics of health, health services, and health policy. Her scholarship highlights gender and health as well as promotes promising practices and policies to improve access to care and health equity. She has specific interests in gender disparities and much of her work involves the application of gender theory to explore how social and health policies affect the health and health care of women and men at times of illness. Her work has been published in major academic journals, including The Lancet, and she has contributed to various media discussions, including an episode of the RoS Podcast at Harvard Medical School. She also serves on numerous academic and advisory committees, including the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Program and Research Evaluation Committee at Wellspring.

Recent Publications

  1. Pritlove, C, Dias, LV. "You really need a whole community": a qualitative study of mothers' need for and experiences with childcare support during cancer treatment and recovery. Support Care Cancer. 2022;30 (12):10051-10065. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-07399-3. PubMed PMID:36227504 PubMed Central PMC9559156.
  2. Im, JHB, Escudero, C, Zhang, K, Choi, D, Sivakumar, A, Booth, GL et al.. Perceptions and Correlates of Distress Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Stress Management Strategies Among Adults With Diabetes: A Mixed-Methods Study. Can J Diabetes. 2022;46 (3):253-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.10.006. PubMed PMID:35568426 PubMed Central PMC8531237.
  3. Pritlove, C, Jassi, M, Burns, B, McCurdy, A. The work of managing multiple myeloma and its implications for treatment-related decision making: a qualitative study of patient and caregiver experiences. BMC Cancer. 2021;21 (1):793. doi: 10.1186/s12885-021-08527-8. PubMed PMID:34238260 PubMed Central PMC8268411.
  4. Antoniou, T, Pritlove, C, Shearer, D, Martins, D, Tadrous, M, Munro, C et al.. A qualitative study of a publicly funded pharmacy-dispensed naloxone program. Int J Drug Policy. 2021;92 :103146. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103146. PubMed PMID:33568317 .
  5. Lopez, CJ, Pritlove, C, Jones, JM, Alibhai, SMH, Sabiston, CM, Chang, E et al.. "This is my home-based exercise": exploring environmental influences on home-based exercise participation in oncology. Support Care Cancer. 2021;29 (6):3245-3255. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05843-w. PubMed PMID:33094360 .
  6. Pritlove, C, Markowitz, B, Mukerji, G, Advani, A, Parsons, JA. Experiences and perspectives of the parents of emerging adults living with type 1 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020;8 (1):. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-001125. PubMed PMID:33004400 PubMed Central PMC7534673.
  7. Pritlove, C, Capone, G, Kita, H, Gladman, S, Maganti, M, Jones, JM et al.. Cooking for Vitality: Pilot Study of an Innovative Culinary Nutrition Intervention for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Cancer Survivors. Nutrients. 2020;12 (9):. doi: 10.3390/nu12092760. PubMed PMID:32927752 PubMed Central PMC7551599.
  8. Krause, S, Pritlove, C, Abbey, S, Jung, J. Growth through adversity: posttraumatic growth in anonymous living liver donors. Disabil Rehabil. 2022;44 (8):1328-1332. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1802521. PubMed PMID:32755398 .
  9. Krause, S, Pritlove, C, Abbey, S, Jung, J. The Meaning Behind the Scar: Anonymous Live Liver Donors' Perceptions of Their Surgical Scars. Transplantation. 2021;105 (5):1039-1043. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003333. PubMed PMID:32467480 .
  10. Lopez, C, McGarragle, K, Pritlove, C, Jones, JM, Alibhai, SMH, Lenton, E et al.. Variability and limitations in home-based exercise program descriptions in oncology: a scoping review. Support Care Cancer. 2020;28 (9):4005-4017. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05453-6. PubMed PMID:32296982 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University