TUTOR-PHC - A Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Program

About TUTOR-PHC

Mentors

 

 

    Research Interests
Moira Stewart Moira Stewart, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
moira@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine,
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Quality of primary health care; communication between patients and doctors; fostering an international network of teachers and scientists of communication in medicine; interdisciplinary primary care health care teams
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Lesle Bainbridge Lesley Bainbridge, BSR(PT), M.Ed., PhD
University of British Columbia
lesleyb@mail.ubc.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Interprofessional Education, Physical Therapy
Lesley Bainbridge is the Director, Interprofessional Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Principal in the College of Health Disciplines at the University of British Columbia. She holds a masters degree in education and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with a focus on interprofessional health education. Prior to her UBC positions she worked for 5 years as a clinical physical therapist and for 15 years in administrative positions in the health system. She acted as Head of the Physical Therapy program and interim Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, both at UBC, prior to her current positions. Her areas of special interest are interprofessional health education (IPE), collaborative practice, leadership, evaluation of IPE, curriculum development related to IPE, interprofessional practice education and other areas related to IPE such as rural health, geriatrics and underserved populations. She has been and is currently principal or co-investigator on several Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grants, Health Canada’s “Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient Centred Practice” project in BC, and several other research grants related to IPE, community teachers and shared decision making. She has published in peer reviewed journals on IPE and informed shared decision making and has presented on IPE related topics at several national and international conferences. Lesley is a co-investigator for the second CIHR funding cycle for the Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research in Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) and for the CIHR funded E-Mentoring for Aboriginal Youth project. She is just commencing a role as moderator for the e-community of practice that will support the intra and interprofessional recommendation from the Future of Medical Education in Canada through the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and she co-chairs the Standards Development Working Group for Phase 2 of the Health Canada funded Accreditation for Interprofessional Health Education project.”
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Marie_Dominique Beaulieu Marie-Dominique Beaulieu MD
Université de Montréal
maried.beaulieu@sympatico.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine
Intégration de la prévention à la pratique médicale; lignes directrices de pratique en médecine; qualité des soins
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Judith Belle Brown Judith Belle Brown, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
jbbrown@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine and Social Work
Dr. Brown is the Chair of the Masters in Clinical Science (MClSc) and PhD programs in Family Medicine at UWO, both of which are offered via distance education. She conducts research on patient‐centered care, inter‐disciplinary team building, physician well‐being, physician practice behaviour, and EMR implementation and adoption. Dr. Brown is a co‐author of Patient‐Centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method, and Challenges and Solutions in Patient‐Centered Care: A Case Book. Series editor on 7 books entitled Patient‐Centered Care Series, Substance Abuse: A Patient‐Centered Approach, and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Patient‐Centered Approach, Patient‐Centered Medication Prescribing: Seeking Concordance in Practice, Palliative Care: A Patient‐Centered Approach, Woman‐Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth.
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Frederick Burge Frederick Burge, MD
Dalhousie University

fred.burge@dal.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine
Fred is a Family Physician researcher. He completed his MD at Queen’s University, a Family Medicine residency at Memorial University, was a Clinical Scholar Fellow at McMaster University and received his Masters in Epidemiology from McGill. He was a Senior Clinical Research Scholar of the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University from 2001 to 2006. Currently he is a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also the Director of Research of the Primary Care Research Unit in the Department of Family Medicine.

His research focuses on two areas
: health services research and evidence application in primary care. The former has been primarily in the area of end-of-life care and particularly the role of primary care. He is co-principal investigator of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement grant supporting the Network for End of Life Studies (NELS) and is a founding member of the International Primary Palliative Care Research Group. Over the last few years his health services research has broadened to include the organization of primary care in ways which enhance quality of care. He is currently Co-Chair of the Canadian Working Group on Primary Health Care. Improvement, a new national entity promoting evidence informed primary health care policy and practice.

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Lisa Dolovich Lisa Dolovich, PharmD
McMaster University
ldolovic@mcmaster.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Health Research Methodology, Pharmacy

The patient perspective about using or deciding to use medications, pharmacist integration into primary care practice, continuity of healthcare, pharmacy health services research, and evaluating the clinical and policy relevance of interventions that can improve prescribing and patient medication-taking behaviour.
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Martin Fortrin,Université de Sherbrooke Martin Fortin MD, MSc
Université de Sherbrooke
Martin.Fortin@Usherbrooke.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine
Professor Fortin has over 20 years of practice experience in the field of family medicine in remote areas. He completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Université Laval and subsequently became a clinician-researcher. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Research for the Department of Family Medicine at Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec), Canada. Professor Fortin was also a trainee with the first TUTOR PHC cohort in 2004.

More recently, Professor Fortin was awarded the Applied CIHR Chair on Health Services and Policy Research on Chronic Diseases in Primary Care. His research interests focus on the issue of patients who present multiple chronic medical conditions (multimorbidity) within the context of the Canadian primary care reform. Initially, his work addressed the epidemiological description of multimorbidity and its consequences. His interest is now directed towards the improvement of care for patients with multiple chronic diseases in primary care. He is currently working on the development of new models of care based on interprofessional collaboration.

Professeur Fortin a plus de 20 ans d’expérience de pratique en médecine de famille en région éloignée. Après avoir complété une maîtrise en épidémiologie à l’Université Laval, il est devenu chercheur-clinicien. En 2000, il a été nommé Directeur de recherche au Département de médecine de famille de l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada. Professeur Fortin a fait partie de la première cohorte de stagiaires du programme TUTOR PHC en 2004.

Depuis 2007, le professeur Fortin est détenteur de la Chaire de recherche appliquée des IRSC sur les services et politiques de santé en maladies chroniques en soins de première ligne. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur les problématiques des patients qui présentent de multiples conditions médicales chroniques (multimorbidité) dans le cadre de la réforme des soins de santé primaires au Canada. Initialement, ses travaux visaient la description épidémiologique de la multimorbidité ainsi que ses conséquences. Ses intérêts portent maintenant sur l’amélioration des soins pour les patients présentant de multiples maladies chroniques en première ligne. Il travaille présentement sur le développement de nouveaux modèles de soins basés sur la collaboration interprofessionnelle.
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Marshall Godwin Marshall Godwin, MD, MSc
Memorial University (Newfoundland)
godwinm@mun.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine
Dr. Marshall Godwin is a Professor and the Director of the Primary Healthcare Research Unit at the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Godwin's work currently involves patient care for 30% of his time and research for the remaining 70%. His research is always in the primary care sector and focuses on chronic disease, especially cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, and issues related to care of the elderly. Dr. Godwin is currently a Prinicipal Investigator on grants from CIHR, Health Canada, and local provincial granting organizations.
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Johanne Goudreau Johanne Goudreau, PhD
Université de Montréal
johanne.goudreau@umontreal.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Nursing
Doctor-patient communication; prevention and health promotion; medical education
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Jeannie Haggerty, PhD
McGill University
Jeannie.haggerty@mcgill.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Epidemiology
Holder of the first McGill Chair in Family and Community Medicine Research, based at St. Mary’s Hospital Centre and McGill University, Dr. Haggerty’s domain of research is the factors related to accessibility and quality of primary care in Canada and in developing countries, particularly the impact of health system policies and reforms. Trained in epidemiology & biostatistics at McGill University, her current research program focuses on the measure of patient and provider experience health care. Her goal is to present the public voice in a clear way to healthcare decision-makers.
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Stewart Harris Stewart Harris, MD
The University of Western Ontario
sharris1@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Family Medicine
Dr. Harris is a professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada. He holds the Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management as well as the Ian McWhinney Chair of Family Medicine Studies, and has appointments in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Department of Family Medicine. Dr Harris received his medical education and family medicine training from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He obtained further training at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, completing a master’s degree in public health and a fellowship in preventive medicine. With a research focus on type 2 diabetes in high-risk populations including Aboriginal Canadians, new immigrant groups, patients with mental health conditions, and the application of clinical practice guidelines for the management of diabetes in primary care, Dr. Harris has published over 185 articles in major peer-reviewed journals. He has served as a board member of numerous national and provincial diabetes-related committees including the Northern Ontario Diabetes Network, the National Diabetes Surveillance System, the Ontario Ministry of Health Task Force for Diabetes Management, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. For the Canadian Diabetes Association he served as chair of the 2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee and as both chair and vice-chair of the Clinical & Scientific Section.Dr. Harris has received numerous awards for teaching, health care research, and service including an Ontario Ministry of Heath Career Scientist award, and the Dr. Gerald S. Wong Service Award of the Canadian Diabetes Association in recognition of his significant contribution to the diabetes community.
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Anita Kothari, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
akothari@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Interdisciplinary
Anita Kothari is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. She is the recipient of a new investigator award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Anita is interested in developing a greater understanding of the process of knowledge translation (KT) in health-related community-based organizations and identifying the factors that influence the successful implementation of KT initiatives into practice.  Her work contributes to evidence-informed decision making by health practitioners, managers and policymakers by creating and testing interventions such as communities of practice, networks and knowledge management tools in community-based settings.  At the core of her research program is a belief that KT is a multi-faceted, contextually based social process, thereby involving multiple community members, researchers, and government agencies at all stages of the research process.
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Ruth Martin-Misener, NP, PhD
Dalhousie University
ruth.martin-misener@dal.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Nursing
Dr. Martin-Misener’s research uses mixed methods to examine the optimal integration of nurse practitioners in primary health care and the broader field of community health nursing to enable health service delivery improvements. Currently she is the co-lead on studies that examine: the models of primary health care in Nova Scotia that incorporate nurse practitioners and family physicians; the integration of nurse practitioners in Canadian long-term care settings; and the effectiveness of a nurse practitioner -physician model of care in a nursing home. She is also the co-lead of the Nova Scotia arm of a four year program of research led by Dr. Ruta Valaitis of McMaster University investigating collaboration between primary care and public health. Dr. Martin-Misener is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University School of Nursing and an Affiliate Faculty of Dr. Alba DiCenso?s CHSRF/CIHR Chair Program in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN).”
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Carol McWilliam Carol McWilliam, EdD
The University of Western Ontario
cmcwill@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Nursing
Investigation and promotion of practice strategies and social policy to promote senior’s health and independence.
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Elizabeth (Liz) Quinlan, University of Saskatchewan Elizabeth (Liz) Quinlan, PhD
University of Saskatchewan
quinlanl@sasktel.net

DISCIPLINE:
Sociology
Elizabeth Quinlan's research program addresses health of both care providers and recipients by creating collective opportunities to foster hope, increase resiliency, and enhance quality of life on both sides of the care divide. She was one of the first graduates of the Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where she now teaches and researches in the Department of Sociology. In her CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship, she investigated how members of multi-disciplinary health care teams exchange, create, and apply their knowledge in the context of their collective clinical decision-making. Her recent interests include using arts-based participatory research methods to co-create improved working conditions and quality of life. Recently, Quinlan was awarded a New Investigator grant from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation to use participatory theatre with health care aides to address workplace bullying.
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Vivian Ramsden Vivian Ramsden, PhD
University of Saskatchewan
viv.ramsden@usask.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Nursing/Family Medicine
Vivian Ramsden is an Associate Professor & Director of the Research Division in the Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests include: primary healthcare; participatory processes; promotion of health & well-being; and, interdisciplinary education, evaluation and research.
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Graham Reid Graham Reid, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
greid@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Psychology
Psychosocial problems of children; children and the mental health system; psychosocial factors related to medical outcomes.
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Carol Stalker, Wilfrid Laurier University, Social Worker Carol Stalker, PhD
Wilfrid Laurier University
cstalker@wlu.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Social Worker
Carol Stalker is Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches in the individuals, families and groups concentration of the MSW program and coordinates the PhD program. Her research interests include the clinical and cost effectiveness of single-session therapy provided in walk-in counselling clinics, the effectiveness of mental health counselling and interprofessional practice in primary health care, promoting sensitive practice by health professionals when they work with survivors of child abuse and improving social work practice with refugees and immigrants.
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Amanda Terry Amanda Terry, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
aterry4@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Epidemiology
Amanda Terry, PhD (Epidemiology) is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, The University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada. She also holds a cross - appointment in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UWO. Dr Terry is a health services researcher focusing on electronic medical record (EMR) adoption in primary health care, assessing EMR data quality, and optimizing the use of EMRs in primary health care chronic disease management. She is currently conducting two Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded studies. The first study, called DIVE - Development of Indicators to Validate EMR Data, focuses on assessing EMR data quality. The second study, Creating the Agenda for Tomorrow’s Electronic Medical Records in Primary Health Care: CREATE-PHC, is a knowledge translation plan for a prior study conducted by Dr. Terry that explored gaps in knowledge and research capacity regarding EMRs in primary health care in Canada. Dr Terry is involved in teaching and supervision of graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. She is also a Scientist with the System Integration and Innovation Research Network, which is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario. Prior to completing her PhD and joining the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Dr Terry worked in the Province of Ontario’s former District Health Council system for ten years, conducting health system planning initiatives.
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Armadeep Thind Armardeep Thind, MD, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
athind2@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Health Services Research
His research focuses on access to care for vulnerable populations, and program evaluation. Within this broad rubric, he has examined barriers to care for women and children, systems issues, and the economic implications of systems change. His current work has three geographic locations. Within Canada , he is working to develop a researchable database for family physicians practicing in Southwestern Ontario. In the international context, he has assessed barriers to care in the Dominican Republic , Indonesia , Philippines , and rural India , focusing on diarrhea and respiratory illness in children, and reproductive health care for women. In the United States, he is working on a five year longitudinal study examining access to care and outcomes for low income women with breast cancer in the state of California; and is also involved in a national evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Pipeline, Professions and Practice” Program.
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Roanne Thomas, University of Ottawa, Sociology Roanne Thomas, PhD
University of Ottawa
Roanne.Thomas@uottawa.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Sociology
Roanne is a Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Health Research with Marginalized Populations and Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. As a health sociologist, her research interests address inequality and health care. While her main project, addressing disability after breast cancer, is a mixed methods, cohort study, the emphasis of her program of research is on qualitative methodologies, including photovoice and ethnodrama. Roanne is also very interested in interdisciplinary, primary health care research, having been a trainee with the first TUTOR cohort in 2003/04.
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Evelyn Vingilis Evelyn Vingilis, PhD
The University of Western Ontario
evingili@uwo.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Psychology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Family Medicine
Determinants of health; alcohol, drugs and traffic safety; adolescent health and well-being; health policy; mental health policy and reform.
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Susan Watt Susan Watt, DSW
McMaster University
wattms@mcmaster.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Social Work
Dr. Watt’s program of research focuses on the analysis of health policy, planning and interdisciplinary practice with disadvantaged populations.  She is currently engaged in research on maternal and newborn health in Canadian and East African contexts.
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Sabrina Wong Sabrina Wong, PhD
University of British Columia
wong@nursing.ubc.ca

DISCIPLINE:
Nursing and Health Services Research
Dr. Wong has a research program that focuses on delivery and organization of primary health care  services, paying special attention to inequities in health and disparities in access to health services. Within the context of primary health care, specific areas of interest include: patient-provider communication (risk communication, decision-making), patient experiences and patient reported outcome measures, and service utilization among different ethno-cultural groups. She has expertise in measurement, survey development, use of administrative data and mixed methods.
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