interRAI Network of Canada (Researchers)

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Norma Jutan, PhD
Senior Analyst
Dr. Norma Jutan is a Senior Analyst on the Home and Continuing Care team at CIHI. Her work supports the understanding and use of CIHI's interRAI data.
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Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre

Tracy Scott,
Clinical Psychologist

Child & Parent Resource Institute & University of Western Ontario

Shannon Stewart, PhD
Department of Psychology
Dr. Shannon Stewart is a Psychologist and Manager of Applied Research and Education at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Ontario, Canada.
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Lakehead University

Lynn Martin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Dr. Lynn Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University and has Adjunct status in the Department of Health Studies and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo.
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Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services

Ron Hoffman, PhD
Ron Hoffman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nipissing University
Dr. Hoffman is assistant professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Nipissing University and is an Associate Fellow of interRAI serving on the international Network for Excellence in Mental Health (iNEMH) committee
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Nipissing University

Greg Brown, PhD
Chair, Department of Sociology

Trevor F. Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Academic Background: BA (Guelph), MA (Guelph), PhD (Toronto)
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Parkwood Hospital

Maggie Gibson, PhD, C.Psych
Psychologist
Dr. Maggie Gibson is a Psychologist registered to practice in the areas of clinical, counseling and health psychology in Ontario.
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Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Gary Teare, PhD
Director of Quality Measurement and Analysis

University of Toronto

Katherine Berg, PhD
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Dr. Berg is the Executive Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as the Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto.
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Diane Doran, PhD
Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Dr. Doran is a full Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, where she also hold a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nursing Senior Researcher Award.
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University of Waterloo

Chris Perlman, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Dr. Perlman completed his BSc in Psychology from Trent University and his MSc and PhD in Health Studies and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo
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John P. Hirdes, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Dr. Hirdes is the senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI, an international consortium of researchers from 32 countries.
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Paul Stolee, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Dr. Stolee has been actively involved in health research, health program planning and evaluation, and health policy analysis for more than 25 years, with a major focus on planning and evaluating health services for older persons.
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George Heckman, MD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Dr. George Heckman graduated in 1991 Doctor of Medicine at University of Toronto, Ontario Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with specialist certification in Internal Medicine (1999) and Geriatric Medicine Master of Science (Health Research Methodology, McMaster University in 2006).
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Colleen J. Maxwell, PhD
Professor, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Maxwell's primary research interests are in the areas of Pharmacoepidemiology and Aging with a particular focus on Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, depression and health services and outcomes research.
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Erin Y. Tjam, PhD
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Dr. Tjam completed her undergraduate training in Food Science and Nutrition, master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and doctoral degree in Health Studies and Gerontology.
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Jeff W. Poss, PhD
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Originally trained as an engineer, Jeff worked in rehabilitation technology for several years before returning to grad school, completing his PhD in Health Studies and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo in 2006
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Vahe Kehyayan, PhD
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems
Dr. Kehyayan is presently an Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary – Qatar where he teaches research methodology and scholarly writing.
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Andrea Foebel, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow UW & Catholic University of Rome, Italy
Andrea recently completed her degree in the Aging, Health and Well-Being Ph.D. program at the University of Waterloo.
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Nancy Curtin-Telegdi,
Clinical Educator

Leslie Eckel,
Knowledge Exchange Associate,
Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange Chair
Leslie Eckel is a Knowledge Exchange Associate and PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and post-graduate study in the field of knowledge translation. She has over twenty five years’ experience working with the aged population in a variety of health care settings and positions. Leslie works closely with organizations to promote the application of evidence in health care settings in the service of improved care for vulnerable populations.
Joshua Armstrong, PhD
Joshua Armstrong is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Geriatric Medicine Research Unit at Dalhousie University.
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Andrew Costa, PhD Candidate
Andrew Costa is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, as well as a seconded Strategy, Quality and Performance Management Consultant to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre.
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Lee Anne Davies, PhD, MBA
Lee Anne's multi-year experience in the financial industry resulted in her interest in financial issues for aging populations as a public health issue.
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Shannon Freeman, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Freeman is a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia. She is a PhD graduate from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo...
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Tina Mah, PhD
Tina is Grand River Hospital's vice president of planning and performance management.
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Eva Neufeld, PhD
Dr. Eva Neufeld is an early career health systems researcher with the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research (CRaNHR) at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
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Sandy van Solm, PhD Student
Aging, Health and Well Being, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Sandy van Solm is a PHD student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo
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Raquel Betini, PhD
Raquel has PhD in Science from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently completing her second PhD in the Aging, Health and Well-being Program at the University of Waterloo
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Vancouver Island Health Authority

Cheryl Beach, PhD
Manager of Practice and Education for Home and Community Care

Waypoint Mental Health Centre

Howard Barbaree, PhD
Director of Research
Dr. Barbaree is a Forensic Psychologist and Professor in the Law and Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
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Wilfrid Laurier University

Dawn Guthrie, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Dr. Guthrie has been actively involved in health research for nearly 20 years, with a major focus on evaluating health and social services for older persons and those with disabilities.
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Paula Fletcher, PhD
Professor, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Dr. Fletcher's research interests are diverse in nature and are linked by the common thread of risk, or more specifically, risk reduction. Her research program broadly deals with health and well-being.
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Bruce Arai, PhD
Dean, Laurier Brantford

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Lori Mitchell, PhD
Researcher, Home Care Program
Dr. Lori Mitchell is a Researcher with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Home Care Program.
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