Our team

Nominated principal investigator

Sabrina Wong, UBC, School of Nursing, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Co-principal investigators

Fred Burge, Dalhousie University, Department of Family Medicine
Sharon Johnston, Bruyère Research Institute, Department of Family Medicine

Study leads

Julia Abelson, McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jeannie Haggerty, McGill University, Department of Family Medicine
Ruth Martin-Misener, Dalhousie University, School of Nursing
Kimberlyn McGrail, UBC, School of Population and Public Health
Cathie Scott, Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research


Mehdi Ammi, Carleton University, School of Public Policy and Administration
John Campbell, Exeter University, UK, Peninsula Medical School
Khaled El Emam, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine
Richard Glazier, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
William Hogg, Bruyère Research Institute & University of Ottawa
Alan Katz, University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences
Emily Marshall, Dalhousie University, Department of Medicine
Walter Wodchis, University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management, & Evaluation

Decision makers

Mary Byrnes, Canadian Institute for Health Information
Heather Davidson, BC Ministry of Health
Rick Gibson, Capital Health
Anna Greenberg, Health Quality Ontario
Wissam Haj-Ali, Health Quality Ontario
Victoria Lee, Fraser Health
Jacques Lemelin, Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Paul Roumeliotis, Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Tara Sampalli, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Claudia Sanmartin, Statistics Canada


Annette Browne, UBC, School of Nursing
Phil Emberley, Canadian Pharmacists’ Association
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, University of Western Ontario, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Bev Holmes, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Anthony Mar, Cliniconex
Monica Taljaard, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Colleen Varcoe, UBC, School of Nursing


Karen Kennedy, Research Coordinator, Bruyère Research Institute
Hannah Chung, Epidemiologist, ICES
Brian Condran, Research Coordinator, Dalhousie
Bev Lawson, Research Analyst, Dalhousie
Maggie MacLellan, Analyst, Dalhousie
Sandra Peterson, Research Analyst, UBC

Current students and trainees

Jacqueline Kueper, Western University
Wasem Alsabbegh, University of Saskatchewan
Mark Bennett, Research Analyst, Dalhousie