ideas PNC Team

John P. Hirdes (PI), PhD

Professor and Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange Chair, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo.
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Colleen Maxwell (Co-PI), PhD

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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Nathalie Jetté (Co-PI), MD, PhD

Dr. Nathalie Jetté is an Associate Professor in Neurology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Institute of Public Health in Alberta.
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Katherine Berg, PhD

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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Lynn Martin, PhD

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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Barry Clarke, MD, MCFP, COE

Attended Dalhousie University where he completed degrees in Family Medicine and Geriatric Family Medicine. Community Family Physician in both rural and urban settings for the past 21 years including 2 years supporting in-patient Palliative Care.
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Scott Patten, PhD

Dr. Scott Patten is a Psychiatrist and Epidemiologist at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on mood disorder epidemiology, especially associations between mood disorders and chronic medical conditions.
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Diane Doran, RN, PhD, FCAHS

Dr. Doran (RN, PhD, FCAHS) 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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David Hogan, PhD

Born in Baie Comeau (Quebec), David's undergraduate and postgraduate medical education took place in Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University), Alberta (University of Alberta), and Ontario (University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario).
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Marie Jeanne Kergoat, PhD

Head of Specialized Medicine Department, Cognition Clinic Director, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.
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George Heckman, PhD

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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Lori Mitchell


Tamara Pringsheim, PhD

Tamara Pringsheim is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist at the University of Calgary.
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Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT

Dr. Colantonio received her PhD in epidemiology and public health from Yale University, her MHSc in Community Health from the University of Toronto, and a BSc in Occupational Therapy, also from the University of Toronto.
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David Zygun, PhD


Ron Postuma, PhD

Ron Postuma is Assistant Professor of Neurology at McGill University at the Montreal General Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, and trained in neurology at McGill University.
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Susan Bronskill, PhD

Dr. Susan Bronskill is a Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). She is a health services researcher with interests in measuring quality of care and health outcomes in older adults in community and long-term care settings.
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Ruth Ann Marrie, PhD

Ruth Ann Marrie is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
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Andrea Foebel, PhD

Andrea recently completed her degree in the Aging, Health and Well-Being Ph.D. program at the University of Waterloo.
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Lorne Zinman, PhD

Assistant professor, medicine (neurology), University of Toronto. Medical director, ALS/Neuromuscular Clinic
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