Nicole M. Alberts, PhD
Nicole M. Alberts, PhD

Nicole M. Alberts, PhD

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



PhD – University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
– University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
– University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Fellowship – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Internship – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of Internet-delivered interventions for various psychological, medical, and behavioral health problems, including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia among pediatric and adult populations
  • Use of mHealth applications in pediatric oncology and cancer survivorship
  • Chronic pain, health anxiety, fear of cancer recurrence
  • Role of parents and family in children’s mental and physical health

Selected Publications

Hadjistavropoulos HD, Nugent MN, Alberts NM, Staples L, Dear BF, Titov N. Transdiagnostic Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy in Canada: An open trial comparing results of a specialized online clinic and nonspecialized community clinics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders Advance online publication, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.05.006[ANM1]

Noel M, Beals S, Law EF, Alberts NM, Palermo TM. Characterizing the pain narratives of parents of youth with chronic pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain Advance online publication, 2016.

Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Dear BF, Titov N. Internet-delivered cognitive-behaviour therapy for recent cancer survivors: A feasibility trial. Psycho-Oncology Advance online publication, 2015. doi: 10.1002/pon.4032

Noel M, Alberts NM, Langer LS, Levy RL, Walker LS, Palermo TM. The sensitivity to change and responsiveness of the adult responses to children’s symptoms in children and adolescents with chronic pain. Journal of Pediatric Psychology Advance online publication, 2015. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv095

LeBouthillier DM, Thibodeau MA, Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Asmundson GJG. Do people with and without medical conditions respond similarly to the Short Health Anxiety Inventory? An assessment of differential item functioning using item response theory. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 78:384-390, 2015.

Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Sherry SB, Stewart SH. Linking illness in parents to health anxiety in offspring: Do beliefs about health play a role? Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy Advance online publication, 2014. doi: 10.1017/S1352465814000319

Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos HD. Parental illness, attachment dimensions, and health beliefs: Testing the cognitive-behavioural and interpersonal models of health anxiety. Anxiety, Stress & Coping 27:216-228, 2014.

Hadjistavropoulos HD, Alberts NM, Nugent M, Marchildon GP. Improving access to psychological services through therapist-assisted Internet cognitive behaviour therapy. Canadian Psychology 55:303-311, 2014.

Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Jones S, Sharpe D. The Short Health Anxiety Inventory: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 27:68-78, 2013.

Quine A, Hadjistavropoulos HD, Alberts NM. An examination of nursing student cultural self-efficacy interacting with persons of Aboriginal ancestry. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 23:306-312, 2012.

Alberts NM, Hadjistavropoulos H, Pugh NE, Jones SL. Dementia anxiety among older adult caregivers: An exploratory study of older adult caregivers in Canada. International Psychogeriatrics 23:880-886, 2011.

Alberts NM, Sharpe D, Kehler MD, Hadjistavropoulos HD. Health anxiety: Comparison of the latent structure in medical and non-medical samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 25:612-614, 2011.

Last update: December 2016

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