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David Jenkins

Associate Senior Scientist

David Jenkins
Associate Senior Scientist

David Jenkins is a Professor, Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, a staff physician in the division of endocrinology and metabolism, Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, and a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute a of St. Michael’s Hospital.

Educated at Oxford University, he was the first researcher to demonstrate the breadth of metabolic effects of viscous soluble fiber on blood glucose and cholesterol lowering of relevance to prevention and treatment of diabetes and heart disease. David  Jenkins’ studies on combining cholesterol lowering food components (dietary portfolio) have been recognized as creating an effective dietary alternative to drug therapy (statins) for lower risk people.

Paul Moayyedi

Associate Senior Scientist

Paul Moayyedi
Associate Senior Scientist

Professor, Department of Medicine (gastroenterology), and Assistant Dean, Research at McMaster University, Paul Moayyedi is Principal Investigator of the IMAGINE-SPOR study at PHRI, and leads the CIHR Strategy for Patient Oriented Research funded consortium across Canada evaluating impact of diet and the microbiome on inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and related psychiatric disorders.

He received his medical education at Bristol University, and trained in gastroenterology at Leeds’ General Infirmary, UK. He was awarded a PhD and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Leeds. Moayyedi was a professor of gastroenterology health services research at the University of Birmingham before coming to McMaster to serve as the inaugural Richard Hunt/AstraZeneca Chair of Gastroenterology in 2004. He has been the director of the division of gastroenterology and currently holds the Audrey Campbell Chair of Ulcerative Colitis Research.

Lehana Thabane

Associate Senior Scientist

Lehana Thabane
Associate Senior Scientist

Lehana Thabane is Professor and Interim Chair, Department, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, and Director, Biostatistics Unit, The Research Institute of Joe’s Hamilton. His research interests include clinical trials; pragmatic trials; pilot and feasibility trials; reporting of trials; systematic review methodology; and mentorship.

Lehana is a member of International Statistical Institute (elected member), American Statistical Association, International Society of Clinical Biostatistics, the Society for Clinical Trials, and the Statistical Society of Canada. He is a member of the member of the Working Groups for the CONSORT extension to pilot trials; and the CONSORT extension to trials using cohorts and routinely collected health data. Having mentored more than 100 MSc, PhD, and postdoc trainees, Lehana has won many teaching and mentorship awards, and is the clinical trials mentor for CIHR. He has co-authored more than 600 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 700 abstracts presented at national and international meetings.

Sandra Carroll, Dean, McMaster School of Nursing
Sandra Carroll, Dean, McMaster School of Nursing
Sandra Carroll

Associate Scientist

Sandra Carroll
Associate Scientist

Sandra Carroll, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, McMaster University. She completed a CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship in the FUTURE Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research.

Her research focus includes patients’ decision-making, decision support in the context of implantable defibrillators, patient preferences for cardiovascular treatments, and patient-reported outcomes in arrhythmia care.

Katherine Morrison

Associate Scientist

Katherine Morrison
Associate Scientist

Katherine Morrison is Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, and a Principal Investigator for childhood risk factors research at PHRI. She has received various awards including the Excellence in Pediatric Research Award, and a Heart and Stroke Foundation Fellowship in Preventive Cardiology. Katherine is supported in her research by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization, and McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Neeraj Narula

Associate Scientist

Neeraj Narula
Associate Scientist

Neeraj Narula is Assistant Professor, Medicine, McMaster University, Director, IBD Clinic at McMaster, and staff gastroentereologist at Hamilton Health Sciences. His research interests are clinical epidemiology, nutrition, and interventional trials in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), with a special focus on alternative therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. He is evaluating dietary interventions for Crohn’s disease and other alternative ways to modify the course of IBD (i.e. fecal microbiota transplantation).

Neeraj serves as Vice-President for the Canadian IBD Research Consortium. He has completed the Present-Levison advanced IBD fellowship in Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York, an MPH at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and his Masters of Public Health at Harvard University.

 

 

Eric Smith

Associate Scientist

Eric Smith
Associate Scientist

Eric Smith is a Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, and the Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and a member of the Calgary Stroke program. His research program has three main components: Population studies of brain health, using neuroimaging to identify predictors of cognitive impairment and decline; biomarker studies in patients with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral amyloid angiopathy; and quality improvement and health outcomes research in patients with stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage. His research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, Canadian Stroke Network, and the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

He received his MD degree from McGill University in 1998 and completed a residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. A one-year fellowship in Stroke and Vascular Neurology was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. He earned a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005.

Russell De Souza

Associate Investigator

Russell De Souza
Associate Investigator

Russell De Souza, a registered dietitian and nutritional epidemiologist, focuses his research on dietary factors that influence chronic disease throughout the lifespan, with a particular interest in macronutrients, dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease.

He received his doctoral degree in nutritional epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed post-doctoral training in systematic reviews and randomized trial methodology jointly at McMaster University, and at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Emmanuelle Duceppe

Associate Investigator

Emmanuelle Duceppe
Associate Investigator

Emmanuelle Duceppe is a principal scientist with Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Research Centre in Montreal, Quebec. She is also an internist and clinical assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal.

Her research interests include: prediction of preoperative risk in non-cardiac surgery; perioperative interventions and clinical outcomes in non-cardiac surgery; biomarkers for prediction and early identification of perioperative complications; pre- and postoperative management of patients in day surgery; statistical methodology for predictive model development; and cohort studies and clinical trials.

MyLinh Duong

Associate Investigator

MyLinh Duong
Associate Investigator

MyLinh Duong is a respirologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University. Her research interests include respiratory epidemiology, and understanding the environmental and social determinants of lung development and lung function. She is the respiratory lead for a number of PHRI’s population-based studies including PURE, FAMILY and the global heart failure registry, G-CHF.

She obtained her medical degree, specialist and sub-specialist training in Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Adelaide, Australia. This was followed by a research fellowship in the areas of airway inflammation, asthma and COPD at the Firestone Clinic and McMaster University, Canada, where she obtained a Master’ degree in Health Research Methodology and Epidemiology. 

Domenik Mertz

Associate Investigator

Domenik Mertz
Associate Investigator

Domenik Mertz is Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, and Medical Director Infection Control at Hamilton Health Sciences. His research interests include the epidemiology and risk factors for resistance and infections by resistant bacteria; prevention of C. difficile infection; infection control and of hospital epidemiology; and antimicrobial stewardship.

He has published more than 60 peer reviewed articles to date, is an associate editor for BMC Infectious Diseases, and serves as the first-named editor for the 3rd edition of the book ‘Evidence-based Infectious Diseases’.

 

Amber Molnar

Associate Investigator

Amber Molnar
Associate Investigator

Amber Molnar is a nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, McMaster University. Her research program focuses on improving the pre-dialysis care of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and reducing cardiovascular complications in patients with CKD.

She holds a Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT) program’s New Investigator Award through CIHR and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Amber earned her M.D. at the University of Saskatchewan followed by internal medicine training at Western University, and completed her nephrology and MSc (Epidemiology) training at the University of Ottawa.

Tim O’Shea

Associate Investigator

Tim O’Shea
Associate Investigator

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.

Diana Sherifali

Associate Investigator

Diana Sherifali
Associate Investigator

Diana Sherifali is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University, and clinical nurse specialist in the Diabetes Care and Research Program at Hamilton Health Sciences. She is also Director of the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team based in the School of Nursing. Her research focuses on optimizing the management of diabetes and quality of life of people with diabetes across the lifespan.

She received the inaugural Heather M. Arthur Population Health Research Institute / Hamilton Health Sciences Chair in Inter-Professional Health Research at McMaster University in 2019.

Ted Scott

Associate Investigator

Ted Scott
Associate Investigator

Ted Scott is Chief Innovation Officer, and Acting Vice-President, Research, Hamilton Health Sciences. He is Chair of the Synapse Life Sciences Consortium in Hamilton, and was previously Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Applied Research at Mohawk College, where he studied Radiography and Sonography.

He is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as innovation policy. He returned to HHS where he started his career as a sonographer after working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Ted is a lifelong learner who earned his Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and his PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia.

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