Jennifer Payne, PhD (Epidemiology)
Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Cross-Appts: Community Health & Epidemiology
1987: BSc (Chemistry), Queen’s University
1991: MSc (Community Health & Epidemiology)
1998: PhD (Epidemiology), University of Toronto
Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Payne’s research interests include: health services research, the development of tools to improve chronic disease surveillance, and the measurement and reporting of health system performance indicators including those for breast screening.
Payne JI, Caines JS, Gallant J, Foley T. A Review of Interval Breast Cancers Diagnosed Among Participants of a Canadian Breast Screening Program. (Radiology, Accepted - under revision)
Rayson D, Payne JI, Abdolell M, Barnes P, McIntosh R, Foley T, Younis T, Burns A, Caines JS. Clinical-Pathologic Characteristics and Outcomes of True Interval and Screen-detected Invasive Breast Cancer Among Participants of a Canadian Breast Screening Program: A Nested Case-Control Study. Clinical Breast Cancer 2011; 11(1): 27-32.
Payne JI, Pichora E. The Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Focus on Mesothelioma. Can Respir J 2009; 16(5): 148-52.
Payne JI, Schaller G, Caines JS*, Erdogan M. Evaluating Change in Canadian Breast Screening Performance Indicators Following the Implementation of Full Field Digital
Mammography in Nova Scotia, Canada. Annual Conference of the American Roentgen Ray Society. Chicago, May 1-6, 2011.
Abdolell M*, Caines JS, Gregson P, Payne JI, Schaller G. Developing BIRADS Classification Based on an Automated Mammographic Density Measurement Algorithm. Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Annual Symposium. Halifax, Nov 8-9, 2010.
Daniels C*, Payne JI. Mammography Then and Now. Annual Congress of the South African Association of Physicists in Medicine and Biology. Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sep 15-17, 2010.
Do MT*, Marrett LD, Purdham J, Lou W, Payne JI. Ionizing Radiation Exposure and Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Study of Ontario Uranium Miners. Biennial Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work & Health. Toronto, May 28-29, 2010.
Abdolell M*, Payne JI. Developing research literacy in academic medical research institutions: introducing an online modular course in biostatistics and epidemiology.
The 8th International Conference on Teaching Statistics. Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jul 11-16, 2010.
Payne JI*, Schaller G, Caines JS, Lea S. Evaluating Change in National Breast Screening Performance Indicators Following the Implementation of Full Field DigitalMammography (FFDM). Annual Meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association Conference. Toronto, Jun 13-16, 2010.
Lea S*, Payne JI, Caines JS, Schaller G, Iles S. Describing Service Provision of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP) to Nova Scotia Women Aged 50 to
69 years from 2002-2006: Final Results. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association Conference. Toronto, Jun 13-16, 2010.
Payne JI*, Schaller G, Caines JS, Lea S. Evaluating Change in National Breast Screening Performance Indicators Following the Implementation of Full Field Digital
Mammography (FFDM). Annual Meeting of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Halifax, April 18-20, 2010.
Rayson D, Payne JI, Barnes PJ, MacIntosh RF, Burns AM*, Abdolell M, Foley T, Younis T, Caines JS. Clinical-pathologic characteristics of true interval and screen-detected breast cancer among participants in a Canadian breast screening program: A nested case-control study. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the College of American Pathologists. Washington DC, Oct 11-14, 2009.
Lea S*, Payne JI, Caines JS. Access to Breast Screening Services among Nova Scotia Women Aged 50 to 69, 2002-2006. Presentation at Geomatics Atlantic 2009. Wolfville (NS), Jun 9-12, 2009.
Grants & Awards (selected)
Abdolell M, Payne JI, Doyle G, Schaller G, Foley T, Caines JS. The Breast Health Data Infrastructure Initiative –Development of a Breast Health Information System. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Chapter, Jul 2009 – Oct 2011, ($300,000), Public Health Agency of Canada, Nov 2009 – Oct 2011, ($200,000).
Payne JI, Caines JS, Foley T, Lea S. Extending the Surveillance Capacity of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Chapter Community Grants, Nov 2008 – Mar 2010 ($53,000).
Rayson D, Payne JI, Barnes P, MacIntosh R, Abdolell M, Foley T, Younis T, Caines JS. A Comparison of Demographic and Clincal-Pathological Characteristics of True Interval and Screen-detected Breast Cancers among Participants of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program. Capital Health Research Fund. Jul 2008 – Jun 2009 ($14,912).
Abdolell M, Gregson P, Schaller GH, Payne JI, Caines JS. Developing Empirically-Based BI-RADS Scales Using Breast Density Measurements from Full-Field Digital Mammograms. CDHA Research Fund/CDHA Diagnostic Imaging, Jan 2008 – Dec 2009 ($108,000); Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Chapter Community Grants, Jul 2008 – Jul 2009 ($50,000); Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Chapter Community Grants (in collaboration with Newfoundland & Labrador), Jul 2009 – Jun 2010 ($52,000).
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