MSSU Staff Directory

The MSSU is a virtual organization with more than 50 staff members working within host organizations at five locations across the Maritimes.

New Brunswick


The MSSU team in Fredericton is based within the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus.

Cheryl Cowie Finance Coordinator (506) 452-6252 email
Eva Christensen Research, Training and Evaluation Manager (506) 453-4923 email
Chris Folkins Research Assistant   email
Elizabeth Fry-Rahmanian Administrative Assistant (506) 447-3363 email
Lindsey Gilbert Data Services Project Coordinator    email
Bethany Jones Science Writer   email
Afton Lavigne Data Access Coordinator   email
Zikuan Liu Data Engineer and Database Administrator  (506) 458-7328 email
Donna Curtis Maillet Data Services Manager and Privacy Officer (506) 443-3927 email
Sandra Magalhaes Research Associate / Epidemiologist (506) 458-7440 email
Ted McDonald  Principal Investigator (506) 452-6199 email
Jennifer Moorcraft Relationship Development and Outreach Manager (506) 447-3320 email
Meaghan Pike Data Transfer Coordinator    email
Chandy Somayaji Data Analyst   email
Simon Youssef Research Assistant   email


The MSSU team in Moncton is based within the Centre de formation médicale du Noveau-Brunswick at the Université de Moncton campus.

Mathieu Bélanger Principal Investigator for the MSSU Moncton site (506) 863-2221 email
Marc-André Bouchard Research Professional (506) 858-4380 email
Jeffrey Gaudet Data Analyst (506) 858-4417 email
Marie-Josée Plourde  Project Clerk (506) 858-4417 email
Marc Robichaud Research Professional (506) 858-4625 email

Saint John 

The MSSU team in Saint John is based within the Health Research Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital, which is operated by Horizon Health.

Sarah Bridges Research Assistant   email
Matthew Douglas Research Assistant   email
Samantha Fowler Clinical Research Manager (506) 648-6189 email
Lauren McLaughlin Patient Engagement Coordinator (NB & NS) (506) 638-2410 email
Kyle Rogers Data Analyst   email
Tony Reiman NB Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) - Chair   email

Nova Scotia


The MSSU team in Halifax is primarily based at the Centre for Clinical Research and hosted by the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The MSSU also employs a number of staff based at Health Data Nova Scotia, which is hosted by Dalhousie University.

David Anderson Nominated Principal Investigator (902) 494-8099 email
Scott Anderson Knowledge Translation Coordinator   email
Pantelis Andreou Pragmatic Trials Program Lead (902) 494-1563 email
Kayti Baur Research Assistant   email
Leah Boulos* Evidence Synthesis Coordinator (902) 473-3530 email
Katelyn Frizzell Research Data Navigator (902) 494-1180 email
Rachel Giacomantonio Communications Advisor   email
Amy Grant* Senior Health Policy Researcher (902) 473-7945 email
Marina Hamilton Director (902) 473-6059 email
Kristy Hancock Evidence Synthesis Coordinator   email
Jill Hayden Science Lead (902) 494-4046 email
Liz Jeffers Research Manager (902) 473-7607 email
Julia Kontak Knowledge Translation Coordinator (902) 473-7050 email
Lihiu Liu Data Analyst   email
Vivien Obiakor Data Navigator/Analyst   email
Olanrewaju Orija Research Data Analyst   email
Mohammad Pulok Senior Health Policy Researcher   email
Perry Sankarsingh Evaluation and Performance Measurement Specialist (902) 473-8459 email
Sharon Skaling  Capacity Development Coordinator   email
Lindsay Stewart Manager, HDNS (902) 494-1025 email
Sam Stewart Director, HDNS (902) 494-6287 email
Shelley Strickland Administrative Coordinator (902) 473-7642 email

*on maternity leave

Prince Edward Island


The MSSU team in Charlottetown is based within the Centre for Health and Community Research at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Anna Friedrich Student Research Assistant (902) 620-5204 email
Jurgen Krause Principal Investigator (902) 620-5192 email
Robyn Kydd Senior Researcher (902) 620-5043 email
Lisa MacDougall  Research Assistant   email
Adelee MacNevin Administrative Office Manager (902) 620-5160 email
Alexandra Ouedraogo SIDR Manager   email
Mary-Ann Standing Research Project Manager (902) 620-5167 email
Linda Gillan Young Administrative Assistant (902) 620-5202 email