James Christenson

Prospective Graduate Students / Postdocs

This faculty member is currently not actively recruiting graduate students or Postdoctoral Fellows, but might consider co-supervision together with another faculty member.


Research Classification

Research Interests

sudden cardiac death
chain of survival
out of hospital cardiac arrest
emergency medical services
resuscitation science

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Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.

Research Methodology

Randomized Controlled Trials
observational studies
knowledge mobilization and implementation

Graduate Student Supervision

Doctoral Student Supervision

Dissertations completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest dissertations.

Investigating the factors influencing survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: sex-based differences in resuscitation and outcomes (2021)

The objective of the studies in this dissertation was to examine the effects of sex on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) interventions and outcomes, including survival to hospital discharge, one-year survival, and survival with favourable neurological function. Data were obtained from the British Columbia (BC) Cardiac Arrest Registry, Population Data BC, and a multi-centre clinical trial carried out in the USA and Canada. Analysis methods comprised logistic regression, survival analysis, and multilevel analysis. The first study was an analysis of a cohort of 7,398 adults with OHCA in BC and showed that in patients who did not achieve prehospital ROSC, males had 1.2-fold greater odds of being transported to hospital compared to females (95% CI 1.04, 1.37).The second study was a retrospective analysis of 8,115 OHCA cases in BC and revealed that females had greater adjusted odds of ROSC (OR 1.29, 95% CI 1.15 – 1.42, p
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St. Paul's Hospital

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