HAMSMart is a local registry in low-resource settings in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada collecting basic information about an existing community-based clinical program to screen and manage high-risk individuals in the community (homes or community clinics). The registry includes two arms:
(1) Individuals in hospital in Hamilton undergoing inpatient addiction treatment; and
(2) Individuals in the Hamilton community who experience barriers to participating in standard health care delivery settings and processes.
PHRI’s scope is limited to creation, maintenance and support of the database in REDCap, training local PI and his students/fellows in the use of REDCap, and perhaps a small amount of travel to McMaster University.
The PHRI study team for HAMSMaRT will create standard reports, and statistical analyses will primarily be conducted by PI team at McMaster.HAMSMaRT Presentation - Download PDF
Observational - registry
2018 - 2021
Tim O’Shea is an Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (divisions of general internal medicine and infectious diseases), McMaster University. He has travelled and worked extensively in East Africa in both general internal medicine and infectious diseases. His academic interests include medical education and the care of marginalized populations such as people affected by poverty, homelessness and addiction.
He has been involved in implementing a Global Health curriculum for the McMaster University Internal Medicine Residency Program. Tim completed his medical degree at McMaster University and a Masters of Public Health at Harvard University. He trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology at McMaster, and is Royal College certified in each of these disciplines.
Tara McCready, PhD, oversees a variety of collaborative programs at PHRI, and serves as Project Manager for PHRI research studies and registries.
She was recruited to PHRI as a Program Director for the Canadian Network and Centre for Trials Internationally (CANNeCTIN), a national network funded by the CIHR/CFI Clinical Research Initiative program to improve the prevention and treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases and diabetes.
Previously the Executive Director of the Canadian Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Research Network, Tara holds a PhD in Biochemistry and a MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta.
Senior Reseach Coordinator
Jennifer Cunningham has more than 20 years’ experience working in research at PHRI. Starting with a few months assisting in research accounting in the then CCC Project Office in 1998, she began her PHRI career with study teams in 2000. Since then, Jennifer has had many roles at PHRI, from data management to her current role in senior coordination; and has worked on and managed multiple studies, from large international cardiovascular, national gastrointestinal, to policy changes and vulnerable/marginalized people studies within our own local community.
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