Jill  Chorney

Associate Professor

Email: Jill.chorney@dal.ca
Phone: 902-470-7707
Mailing Address: 
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
IWK Health Centre, 8th Floor (South)
5850 University Avenue
PO Box 9700 Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Health Systems
  • Psychotherapy
  • Treatment outcome
  • Treatment adherence
  • Chronic pain
  • Implementation science
  • Shared decision-making

Related information

CV – January, 2020 [PDF - 213KB]


BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dalhousie University
MA Psychology, West Virginia University
PhD Clinical Child Psychology, West Virginia University
Residency, Brown University Training Consortium
Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine

Research interests

Dr. Chorney’s research interests are in the areas of shared decision-making, patient-provider interactions, implementation science, and pediatric pain. Her work in interdisciplinary in nature and she routinely collaborates with clinicians, patients and families, and health systems administrators. Her work has an emphasis on research that is directly informed by, and contributes to clinical practice.

Selected publications (choose 5)

  • Campbell, L.A., Clark, S.E., Ayn, C., Chorney, J., Emberly, D., MacDonald, J., MacKenzie, A., Marsh, D., Peacock, K. and Wozney, L. (2019) The Choice and Partnership Approach to community mental health and addictions services: a realist-informed scoping review protocol. BMJ open, 9(12).
  • Curran, J., Bishop, A., Chorney, J., MacEachern, L., Mackay, R. (2019) Partnering with parents to advance child health research. Healthcare Management Forum. 31(2), 45-50. PMID: 29400092
  • Kue, J., George, R., Wozney, L., Chorney, J. (2019) Patient-centred perioperative mobile application in Cesarian delivery: needs assessment and delivery. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. PMID: 31087270
  • Birnie, K, Chorney, J., El-Hawary, R., PORSCHE Study Group. (2018) Child and parent pain catastrophizing and pain from pre-surgery to six-weeks post-surgery: Examination of cross-sectional and longitudinal actor-partner effects. Pain, 158(10), 1886-1892. PMID: 28598902.
  • Hong, P., Maguire, E., Gorodzinsky, A., Curran, J., Ritchie, K., Chorney, J. (2016) Shared decision-making in pediatric otolaryngology: Parent, physician and observational perspectives. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 87, 39-43. PMID: 27355184

Selected awards and honours  

  • Research Leadership Award, IWK Health Centre (2016)
  • External Team Award of Excellence, Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University (2014)
  • Women of Excellence Award, Canadian Progress Club (2013)
  • Science-Practitioner Early Career Award, Canadian Psychological Association Clinical Psychology Section (2012)
  • New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2011-2016)


  • Advance Practice Leader in Behaviour Change, IWK Health Centre
  • Member, Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Team, IWK Health  Centre
  • Faculty, Behaviour Change Institute, NSHA/IWK
  • Supervisor, PhD students in Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Previous member of the IWK Research Ethics Board