My C.V.

Summary

I am a currently practicing Advanced Care Paramedic, educator, and researcher with experience in curriculum development; didactic and simulation-based instruction; program development and evaluation; and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to clinical and social sciences research.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Candidate December 2021

McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Meghan McConnell, the University of Ottawa, Department of Innovation in Medical Education

Thesis Topic: Social and Cultural Determinants of Paramedic Mental Health


Master of Science (MSc) June 2016

McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Education

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Meghan McConnell, Program for Education Research and Deveolopment (PERD)

Thesis: The role of Context in Learning


Bachelor of (Allied) Health Sciences (BHSc) June 2010

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences

Major: Adult Education & Research Methods


Advanced Care Paramedic Certificate August 2008

Humber Institute for Advanced Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences


Primary Care Paramedic Diploma June 2003

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Paramedic Program

Awarded the Ian M.C. Harris Memorial Award

Professional Experience

Advanced Care Paramedic May 2005 to Present

Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Operations, Fernforest Division, Brampton Ontario

  • Primary and Advanced Care Paramedic preceptor / field training officer / mentor

  • Program development role on psychological health and safety initiatives

  • Development Team Leader: High-Risk Response Team (HRRT) (Operating budget of ~$2,000,000)

Contract Faculty, Paramedic Program September 2011 to September 2016

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Toronto, Ontario

  • Curriculum development and instruction in didactic, simulation-based, clinical and field learning environments

  • Develop written exams, Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) and non-clinical Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)

Contract Faculty, Advanced Care Paramedic Program September 2010 to September 2018

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario

  • Responsible for curriculum development and instruction in didactic and simulation-based learning environments

Teaching Experience

Lead Instructor: Advanced Care Paramedic Professional Practice (ACMP 5002) September 2017

Humber College, Faculty of Health Sciences, toronto, Ontario

Lead Instructor: Pre-Hospital Care Theory 4 (PARA 256) January 2015

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Toronto, Ontario

Lead Instructor: Structured Extracurricular Simulation-Based Learning (SENSIBLE) September 2014

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Toronto, Ontario

Lead Instructor: Pre-Hospital Care Theory 1 (PARA 122) September 2011-January 2014

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Toronto, Ontario

Co-Instructor: Primary Care Paramedic Integration (PCPI; PARA 251) January 2012

Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Toronto, Ontario

Research Grants

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Tavares, W. (2019). Unpacking the sociocultural characteristics of operational stress injury among paramedics: a mixed methods study. Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, catalyst grant for studying post-traumatic stress illnesses among public safety personnel. $98,621

Lund, W., Mausz, J., Tavares, W. (2015). Exploring resiliency strategies in first responders before and during traumatic events. Funded by the Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Centennial College. $10,000

Tavares, W., Mausz, J. (2015). Peering into the 'black box' of workplace-based assessment decisions: Exploring how preceptors determine readiness for entry to practice. Funded by the Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Centennial College. $10,000

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., MacCalman, C., Alvarez, R., Turner, L., Cheskes, S. (2014). Finding the sickest patients: Validation of a prehospital sepsis screening tool. Funded by the Ontario Paramedic Research Consortium. $3,865

Mausz, J., Lapalme, C., Feres, E., Tavares, W. (2013). Cognitive pathways in pre-hospital airway management. Funded by the Ontario Paramedic Research Consortium. $3,000

Tavares, W., Rosenfeld, J., Mausz, J. (2012). Assessment of non-clinical attributes using multiple mini interviews. Funded by the Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Centennial College. $10,000

Boet, S., Tavares, W., Mausz, J. (2011). Effect of peer feedback for developing non-technical skills: a randomized controlled trial. Funded by the Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Centennial College. $10,000

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2021). The role of organizational culture in normalizing paramedic exposure to workplace violence. Podium presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum, (held virtually), October 25-27, 2021

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). Prevalance and risk factors of mental illness among paramedics: a cross-sectional survey. Poster presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum, (held virtually), October 25-27, 2021

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). Role identity, dissonance, and distress among paramedics: a qualitative study. Poster presentation at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum, (held virtually), October 25-27, 2021

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). Prevalence of operational stress injuries (OSIs) among paramedics. Poster presentation at the National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting (held virtually), January 11-16, 2021

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2021). The role of organizational culture in normalizing paramedic exposure to workplace violence. Poster presentation at the National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting (held virtually), January 11-16, 2021

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2020). Violence against paramedics. Challenges and opportunities in mitigating a complex and growing problem. Accepted for podium presentation at the Canadian Mental Health Association Conference (Scheduled for March 2020 in Toronto, Ontario but cancelled due to COVID-19)


Mausz, J., Donnelly, E., Moll, S., McConnell, M. (2019). What are(n’t) we talking about? A narrative review of the paramedic mental health literature. Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) Research Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E., Moll, S., McConnell, M. (2019). Unpacking the sociocultural characteristics of paramedic mental health: a grounded theory study. Accepted for Podium Presentation at the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) Research Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. (2019). How do you know what you’re doing is (or isn’t) working? Assessing workplace wellness programs. Podium Presentation at the Canadian Mental Health Association Roadmaps to Resilience Conference, Toronto, Ontario

Mausz, J., McConnell, M., Monteiro, S., Tavares, W. (2018). “—And that’s on us.” Death, dying, and moments of compassion in paramedicine. Podium Presentation at the Canadian EMS Research Network (CERN) Conference, Toronto, Ontario

Mausz, J., Snobelen, P., Tavares, W. (2017). “Please. Don’t. Die.” A Grounded theory study of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Podium Presentation at the 6th Annual Sunnybrook Education Research Day, Toronto, Ontario.

Mausz, J., Snobelen, P., Tavares, W. (2017). “Please. Don’t. Die.” A Grounded theory study of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Podium Presentation at the Wilson Centre’s Richard. K. Reznick Research Day, Toronto, Ontario.

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., Monteiro, S., McConnell, M. (August 2017). Context: Much ado about – what, exactly? Research paper presentation at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2017), Helsinki, Awarded Best Research Paper.

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., Monteiro, S., McConnell, M. (May 2016). Context: Much ado about – what, exactly? Poster at Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., Monteiro, S., McConnell, M. (May 2016). Context: Much ado about – what, exactly? Podium Presentation at Health Sciences Education Research Day, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., Monteiro, S., McConnell, M. (November 2016). Context: Much ado about – what, exactly? Podium Presentation at 5th Annual Sunnybrook Education Research Day, Toronto, Ontario

Mausz, J., Tavares, W., Monteiro, S., McConnell, M. (November 2016). Context: Much ado about – what, exactly? Podium Presentation at the Wilson Centre’s Richard Reznick Research Day, Toronto, Ontario

Mausz, J., Donovan, S., Lapalme, C., Webb, A., Feres, E., Tavares, W. (November 2016). Reformulations of practice: Beyond experience in paramedic airway management. Podium presentation at Richard Reznick Research Day, the Wilson Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Mausz, J., Donovan, S., Lapalme, C., Webb, A., Feres, E., Tavares, W. (October 2015). Beyond experience: Reformulations of practice in paramedic airway management. Emergency Medical Services Research Day, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Awarded Clinician-Investigator Best EMS Research Paper Award

Mausz, J., Donovan, S., Lapalme, C., Webb, A., Feres, E., Tavares, W. (June 2015). Beyond experience: reformulations of practice in paramedic airway management. Podium Presentation at Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mausz, J., Tavares, W. (May 2015). Exploring the role of hospital-based education in paramedic training. Podium Presentation at Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Mausz, J., Tavares, W. (February 2015). The square peg in the round hole? Hospital-based education in paramedicine. Podium presentation at the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Mausz, J., Tavares, W. (October 2014). Exploring meaningful outcomes in paramedic clinical education. Podium Presentation at the Emergency Medical Services Research Day, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Awarded Clinician-Investigator Best EMS Research Paper Award

Tavares, W., Mausz, J. (February 2013). Paramedic work sampling for the assessment of paramedic trainees: a reliability, validity, and feasibility study. Poster presentation at the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA


Invited Talks

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., Donnelly, E. A. (2021). Violence against paramedics: Building the case for change. Invited presentation to the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs. July 27th, 2021

Mausz, J. (2021). Clearing up some common miconceptions about paramedic mental health. Invited presentation at the Fanshawe College Paramedic Program Research Day. April 13th, 2021

Mausz, J. (2021). Protected 911: Development and implementation of a pre-hospital COVID-19 high-risk response team. Invited presentation at the Canadian meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting (held virtually), January 11-16, 2021

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. (2019). How do you know what you’re doing is (or isn’t) working? Assessing workplace wellness programs. Invited Presentation at the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Conference, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


Mausz, J. (2018). Learning taken out of context. Invited talk at the McMaster University Emergency Mediicne Grand Rounds, Hamilton, Ontario, March 29th, 2018


Mausz, J. (2017). Learning taken out of context. Invited talk at the University of Toronto at St. Michael's Hospital centre for faculty development. December 12th, 2017


Mausz, J. (2017). Learning taken out of context. Invited talk at the McMaster University Department of Family Medicine rounds, Hamilton, Ontario. October 4th, 2017


Mausz, J. (2016). The square peg in the round hole? Clinical placements in paramedic education. Invited talk at the Ontario Paramedic Association conference, Toronto, Ontario


Mausz, J. (2015). Finding the sickest patients: prehospital identification and management of severe sepsis. Invited talk at the Ontario Paramedic Association conference, Toronto, Ontario.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). The relationship between role identity and mental health among paramedics. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, in press.


Mausz, J., Snobelen, P., Tavares, W. (2018). “Please. Don’t. Die.” A Grounded Theory Study of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 11(2)

Mausz, J., Tavares, W. (2016). Learning in professionally ‘distant’ contexts: Opportunities and challenges. Advances in Health Sciences, Education, Theory, and Practice, 22(3), pp 581-600

Mausz, J., Donovan, S., McConnell, M., Lapalme, C., Webb, A., Feres, E., Tavares, W. (2016). Reformulations of practice: Beyond experience in paramedic airway management. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(4),293-304

Mausz, J., Cheskes, S. (2015). The impact of prehospital resuscitation research on in-hospital care. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(5)

Tavares, W., Mausz, J. (2015). Assessment of non-clinical attributes in paramedicine using multiple mini interviews. Emergency Medicine Journal, 32(70).

Tavares, W., LeBlanc, V., Mausz, J., Sun, V., Eva, K. (2014). Simulation based assessment of paramedics and performance in real clinical contexts. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(1)


Working Papers

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). Prevalence of mental illness among paramedics in a single, Canadian site. Under review at Prehospital Emergency Care

Mausz, J., Jackson, N., Lapalme, C., Piqquette, D., Wakely, D., & Cheskes, S. (2021). Protected 911: Development, implementation, and evaluation of a prehospital COVID-19 high-risk response team. Under review at Prehospital Emergency Care

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2021). The role of organizational culture in normalizing paramedic explosure to workplace violence. Under review at the Journal of Conflict, Aggression, and Peace Research

Mausz, J., Donnelly, E. A., Moll, S., Harms, S., Tavares, W., & McConnell, M. (2021). Role identity, dissonance, and distress among paramedics. Preparing for submission

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Mausz, J., Johnston, M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2021). Development of a reporting process for violence against paramedics. Canadian Paramedicine

Mausz, J. (2019). p<0.05: Understanding statistical (in)significance. Canadian Paramedicine

Mausz, J., Brydges, M. (2019). What counts as 'evidence'? Broadening perspectives in paramedicine research. Canadian Paramedicine

Mausz. J. (2019). On the ethics of research. Canadian Paramedicine

Mausz, J., Eby, M., Tavares, W. (2015). Toward expert paramedics: Necessary ingredients in the development of expertise. Canadian Paramedicine, 38(11)

Mausz, J. (2013). Teaching and learning technical skills: a four-step method for EMS educators. Canadian Paramedicine, 36(3)

Tavares, W., Mausz, J. (2012). Competency based paramedic education: fact or fiction? Canadian Paramedicine, 35(6)

Tavares, W., Mausz, J., Sun, V., Taylor, D. (2011). Multiple evaluators in a field-based setting: a novel assessment method for paramedic entry to practice decisions. Canadian Paramedicine, 34(6).

Mausz, J. (2010). Journal clubs: evidence-based paramedic practice. Canadian Paramedicine


Books / Book Chapters

Mausz, J. (2015). Communications and documentation. In Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets, 7th Edition. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning