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First Name




Institutional Affiliations

The Hospital for Sick Children

Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Research Focus

Chronic disease; mental health; integrative healthcare; medical education; pediatrics



BA Hons, Psychology, Ryerson University


MHSc (candidate), Translational Research in Health Science, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto




Mackie AS, Rempel GR, Kovacs AH, Kaufman M, Rankin KN, Jelen A, Manlhiot C, Anthony SJ, Magill- Evans J, Nicholas D, Sananes R, Oechslin E, Dragieva D, Sonila Mustafa, Williams E, Schuh E, McCrindle BW. (2016). A cluster randomized trial of a transition intervention for adolescents with congenital heart disease: Rationale and design of the CHAPTER 2 Study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 16, 127.

Abstracts and Presentations

R: Stewart KT, Chahal N, Kovacs AH, Manlhiot C, O’Shea S, Jelen A, Collins T, Santiago M, McCrindle BW. Children aged 12-15 with congenital heart disease: Transition to adult health care readiness and associated factors. Oral presentation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, Canada. October 2015.

R: Chahal N, Jelen A, McCrindle BW. Uncertainties of the Parents and children living with the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. Presented at the 11th International Kawasaki Disease Symposium (IKDS), Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2015.

R: Chahal N, Manlhiot C, Jelen A, McCrindle BW. Circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells in dyslipidemic children and adolescents. Poster session presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver, Canada. October 2014.

R: Russo FA, Abdoli-E M, Lu Z, Jelen A. A field study of preferred listening levels for music played on personal stereo players. Conference proceedings of Acoustics Week in Canada, Canadian Acoustics, 35, 82-83. Montreal, Canada. April 2007.

Non-Referred Contributions

Jelen A. Exercise as risky behaviour: Do elevated levels of anxiety promote food consumption in obligatory exercisers? Presented at the 1st Annual Undergraduate Psychology Research Poster Session. Ryerson University, Toronto Canada. April 2010.

Chung M. (2007). Can you speak up? We’re snacking: Commissioned mini-study by the SMART lab regarding the sound annoyance levels associated with snacking in theatres. Study conducted by Jelen A, Sklar N, Tcherbadji D, Quinto L, Russo F.

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