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Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care,
Centre for Studies in Family Medicine,
The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine,
Western University,
1151 Richmond St,
London, ON, Canada N6A 3K7

Visitor & Courier Address
Centre for Studies in Family Medicine,
Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine (PHFM),
Room 2137,
Western University,
1465 Richmond Street,
London, ON, N6G 2M

Tel: (519) 661-2111 Ext. 22089
Fax: (519) 858 5029   


Alumni ...
Alumni Profiles





Mary McNally

Mary McNally, DDS, MA

Discipline: Dentistry
TUTOR Project: Focusing on building partnerships for the integration of oral health with existing primary healthcare systems in Canada, this research will develop and evaluate health promotion and prevention strategies to improve seniors' oral health and quality of life. (2006-07)
Current Position: Associate Professor and Head, Division of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Health Promotion Dental Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University

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Julie Kosteniuk

Julie Kosteniuk, PhD (c) Social Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan

Discipline: Sociology
TUTOR Project: My project concerns a study of the diagnosis and management of mental disorders in family practice, specifically, the factors associated with family physicians' responses to mental disorders presented in primary care. (2006-07)
Current Position: Full time Graduate Student; Research Officer, Applied Research/Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan

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Catherine Snape

Catherine Snape, PhD (c) University of Manchester

Discipline: Family Medicine
TUTOR Project: General Practices as Learning Organisations, Exploring the relationship between dimensions of a learning organisation, organisational learning and complex problems (2006-07)
Current Position: Clinical research training fellow, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester; General Practitioner

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Svetlana Shklarov

Svetlana Shklarov, PhD (c) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, University of Calgary

Discipline: Social Work
Research Interests: Resiliency and consequences of psychic trauma in older adults, multidimensional understanding of mental health and wellbeing in later life, cross-cultural and cross-language knowledge exchange, qualitative methods in the interdisciplinary research, and community-based mental health program evaluation
TUTOR Project: Resiliency and reawakening of posttraumatic sequelae in recent FSU immigrants who survived the Holocaust (2006-07)
Current Position: Part-time Graduate Student; Seniors’ Outreach Supervisor, Jewish Family Service Calgary

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Ruth Martin-Misener

Ruth Martin-Misener, RN, NP, PhD

Discipline: Nursing
Research Interests: the optimal integration of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care settings
TUTOR Project: To evaluate the practice patterns of primary health care NPs in Nova Scotia, that is, what NPs are actually doing and how what they are doing may be changing the practice of other health care providers in their settings. (2006-07)
Current Position: Associate Director Graduate Programs; Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

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Sandra Regan

Sandra Regan PhD (c) University of British Columbia

Discipline: Nursing
Research Interests:
TUTOR Project: Nurse human resource planning using a population health needs-based approach. (2006-07)
Current Position: Full time student; Nursing Policy Consultant, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia

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Michelle Trumplemann

Michelle Trumplemann, MD

Discipline: Family Medicine
Research Interests: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression
TUTOR project: Assessing patients understanding of cardiovascular risk (2006-07)
Current position: Practicing family physician and honorary senior lecturer at Department of General Practice, Auckland University

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Mike Coons

Mike Coons, PhD (c), Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo

Discipline: Psychology
Research Interests: Examining psychological and emotional factors that influence health behaviours in patients with chronic illnesses (e.g., heart disease, diabetes). (2006-07)
Current Position: Full time student; Contract Therapist, Cognitive Behaviour Associates of Toronto

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Krisa Bray Jenkyn

Krista Bray Jenkyn, Ph.D. (C) in the Schulich School of Medicine, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Western Ontario

Discipline: Epidemiology
Research Interests: Falls prevention, economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness, Aging
Research Project: The proposed research will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a multi-factorial falls prevention program directed at WWII and Korean War veterans, their spouses and their caregivers residing in Southwestern Ontario. (2006-07)
Current Position: Full time student

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Gayle Restall

Gayle Restall, PhD (c) Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Discipline: Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: citizen and user participation in health policy development and early identification of preschool children with developmental risk factors.
TUTOR Project: The project explores the structures and processes that facilitate the participation of people who use mental health services in service and policy development and evaluation. (2006-07)
Current Position: Assistant professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Manitoba

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Alain Turcotte

Alain Turcotte, M.D., L.C.M.C., C.C.M.F.

Discipline: Family Medicine
Research Interests: Organisation des soins de santé (Health care organisation); Soins de première ligne (Primary health care); Collaboration interdisciplinaire (Interdisciplinary management or collaboration); Maladies chroniques (Chronics illness); Multimorbidite (Multimorbidity); EMR;
TUTOR Project: Evaluate the impact a computerized clinical record designed for interdisciplinary work can have in the follow up of patients with multiple chronic diseases through various health indicators (2006-07)
Current Position: Clinical teaching, Family Medicine dept., Cité de la Santé de Laval, RUIS de l’Université de Montréal; Médecine familiale a ville de Laval et de Lorraine

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Nandini Natarjan

Nandini Natarjan, MD, CCFP, MSc

Discipline: Family Medicine
Research Interests: Primary Health Care Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
TUTOR Project: Investigation of the relationship between diabetic nephropathy and factors such as creatinine clearance, blood pressure control, diagnosis of hypertension, lipid levels, glycemic control and medication use in a cohort or primary care patients with type 2 diabetes (2006-07).
Current Position:Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University; Staff Physician, Family Medicine, Capital Health, Halifax

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Alexandra McIntyre

Alexandra McIntyre Smith, PhD (c), Department of Psychology, The University of Western Ontario

Discipline: Psychology
Research Interests: Individual and relationship characteristics associated with sexual behaviours and reproductive health outcomes in adolescents and young adults.
TUTOR Project: The factors that impact the physician-client relationship as a means of influencing adolescents' decision-making regarding reproductive health behaviours (such as contraception practices, pregnancy, and therapeutic abortions) (2006-07)
Current Position: Full time student

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Saima Anto

Saima Anto, PhD (c), Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Discipline: Sociology
Research Interests:
TUTOR Project: Analysis of how gender inequalities within and between occupations structure inter-occupational relations (2006-07).

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