Current Associate and Affiliate Scientists

We have a community of over 100 researchers who are part of the MSSU as Associate or Affiliate Scientists.

Meet our current Associate and Affiliate Scientists.

Associate Scientists

Dr. Samina Abidi
Associate Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health informatics, Digital health, Health technology assessment, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual care, Evidence-based Practice, Behaviour change, Chronic disease management, Self-management and shared decision making


Dr. Ali Ahmadi
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Engineering
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Regenerative medicine, Stem cell research, Biomedical devices, Sustainable development


Dr. Moulay Akhloufi
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Université de Moncton

Research areas: Artificial Intelligence, Medical imaging, Machine learning, Bioinformatics


Dr. Martin Alda
Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Director, Mood Disorders Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Research areas: Bipolar disorder, Genetics, Genomics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Depression


Dr. David Anderson
Dean
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Nominated Principal Investigator
MSSU


Dr. Melissa Kathryn Andrew
Professor
Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Aging, Dementia, Frailty, Immunization, Older adults


Dr. Yukiko Asada
Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Epidemiology, Population health, Health equity, Health policy


Dr. Mark Asbridge
Professor
Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Injury prevention, addiction, road safety


Dr. Katie Aubrecht
Canada Research Chair, Tier II Health Equity and Social Justice
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Sociology
St. Francis Xavier University
Research areas: Mental health, Health equity, Marginalized populations, Continuing care


Dr. James Barker
Professor
Herbert S. Lamb Chair in Business Education
Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University
Community Pharmacy Safety and CQI Processes, Research Team Lead
SafetyNet-Rx

Research areas: Safety, Pharmacy, Patients, Data Analytics


Dr. Mathieu Bélanger
Professeur agrégé
Département de médecine de famille
Universite de Sherbrooke
Directeur de la recherché
Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick
Épidémiologiste
Réseau de santé Vitalité

Research areas: Behavious change, Epidemiology, Physical activity, Prevention


Dr. Britney Benoit
Assistant Professor
Rankin School of Nursing, Faculty of Science
St. Francis Xavier University

Research areas: Breastfeeding, Maternal & perinatal health, Knowledge translation


Dr. Lisa Best
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Psychology
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Mental health, Quality of life, Data visualization, Psychology


Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel
Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Natural products, Indigenous traditional medicine, Birch bark-oil, Maskwiomin, Torrefaction, Topical skin ointment, 2-Eyed seeing methodology, Antibiotic research, Functionalized Polymers, SoTL


Dr. Emily Black
Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Affiliated Staff
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Infectious diseases, Pharmacy, Health services, Drug utilization


Dr. Amy Bombay
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Indigenous health and wellness


Dr. Danielle Bouchard
Associate Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Aging, Chronic conditions and exercise, Clinical exercise physiology, Energy expenditure


Dr. Keith Russell Brunt
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University (Saint John)

Research areas: Translational medicine, Cardiovascular & pulmonary disease, E-medicine, Medical ICT


Dr. Frederick Burge
Professor and Research Director
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University
Co-Lead
BRIC NS

Research areas: Family medicine, Primary healthcare, Health service delivery


Dr. Leah Cahill
Howard Webster Department of Medicine Research Chair
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Medicine
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Visiting Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

Research areas: Diet and nutrition, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Biostatistics


Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell
Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes 
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Mental health, Child and youth health, Learning Health Systems, Implementation science


Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo
Professor
School of Nursing
Dalhousie University
Clinician Scientist
IWK Heath Centre

Research areas: Neonatology, Pain, eHealth


Dr. Alexandra (Alix) Carter
Associate Professor
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Emergency medical services, Health system design


Dr. Christine Cassidy
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Postdoctoral Fellow
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Implementation science, Health services delivery, Evidence-based practice, Behaviour change


Dr. Christine Chambers
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain
Professor
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science
Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Child and youth health, Knowledge translation, Pain, Patient engagement


Dr. Anne Sophie Champod
Associate Professor
Dept. of Psychology
Acadia University
Affiliated Scientist 
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Research areas: Neuropsychology, Neuroplasticity, Stroke, Rehabilitation


Dr. Penny Corkum
Professor
Dept. Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Digital health, Evaluation, Evidence-based practice, Neurodevelopmental disorders


Dr. Ellen Crumley
Assistant Professor
Saint Francis Xavier University

Research areas: Qualitative research, Health services, Interprofessional teams, Organizational change


Dr. Janet Curran
Professor
School of Nursing
Dalhousie University
Clinician Scientist, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Implementation science, Behaviour change theories, Intervention co-design, Patient oriented research, Mixed methods


Dr. Crystal Dieleman
Assistant Professor
School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Criminalized populations, Social determinants of health, Occupational therapy, Policy


Dr. Stephan Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Behaviour change, Health psychology, Obesity


Dr. Shelley Anne Doucet
Associate Professor
Nursing and Health Sciences
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
Jarislowsky Chair and Adjunct Professor
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Research areas: Health services delivery, Integrated care, Interprofessional teams, Transitions in care


Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies
Associate Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Black health equity, Population health, Black LGBTQ Community Health


Dr. Daniel Dutton
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Adjunct Professor
Sociology
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Health policy, Poverty and social determinants of health


Dr. Craig Erker
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Patient reported outcomes, Outcomes based research, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology


Dr. Gail Eskes
Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry
Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Stroke, Parkinsons, Aging, Cognition, Assessment, Rehabilition, Neuropsychology


Dr. Jillian Filliter
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pediatrics
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Health services delivery, Psychology


Dr. G. Allen Finley
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine
Dalhousie University
Medical Director, Pediatric Complex Pain Clinic
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research

Research areas: Pain, Child and youth health, Health services


Dr. Michael Forsythe
Orthopaedic Surgeon
The Moncton Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dalhousie University
Memorial University

Research areas: Total joint arthroplasty, Patient-reported outcomes


Dr. Ronald Bernard George
Associate Professor
Dept. Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Labour analgesia, Perioperative outcomes, Women's pain


Dr. Parisa Ghanouni
Assistant Professor
School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Access to healthcare, Autism, Care transitions, Child and youth health


Dr. Judah Goldstein
Assistant Professor
Dept. Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS
Dalhousie University
Research Coordinator
Emergency Health Services

Research areas: Emergency medical services, Evidence synthesis, Frailty, Health services


Dr. Odette Gould
Professor
Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Mount Allison University
Adjunct Research Scientist
Horizon Health 
Adjunct Professor
Université de Moncton

Research areas: Aging, Caregiving, Patient-provider communication, Dementia


Dr. Scott Grandy
Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Aging, Cancer, Chronic disease prevention and care, Physical activity


Dr. Paul Frank Gratzer
Associate Professor
Dept. of Process Engineering and Applied Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Devices


Dr. Robert Green
Provincial Medical Director, Trauma Nova Scotia
Critical Care, Emergency Department
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Professor
Depts. of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Critical care, Physical trauma, Clinical trials, Epidemiology


Dr. Hong Gu
Professor
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Bioinformatics, Data analytics, Machine learning, Statistics


Dr. Neeru Gupta
Associate Professor
Sociology
University of New Brunswick
Health Research Chair in Diabetes and Adjunct Professor
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Research areas: Data analytics, Health equity, Health systems, Population health


Dr. Tomas Hajek
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Mood disorders


Dr. Grant Handrigan
Professor
Université de Moncton
Honorary Research Associate
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Kinesiology, Physical activity, Older adults


Dr. Patti Hansen-Ketchum
Director and Professor
Rankin School of Nursing, Faculty of Science
St. Francis Xavier University

Research areas: Environmental health, Education, Evaluation, Evidence-based practice, Health promotion


Dr. Jill Hayden
Associate Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Chronic diseases, Decision-making, Epidemiology, Evidence synthesis, Evidence-based practice, Implementation science, Knowledge translation, Low back pain, Meta-analysis, Musculoskeletal health, Pain, Physical activity, Primary health care, Rehabilitation, Systematic reviews


Dr. Jeff Hebert
Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick
CCRF-NBHRF Musculoskeletal Research Chair
Murdoch University

Research areas: Musculoskeletal disorders, Physical activity, Epidemiology, Spinal disorders


Dr. Jason Hickey
Associate Professor and CIHR Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Indigenous health, Community-driven research, Community based participatory action research, Mental health nursing, Cross-cultural research


Dr. Paul Hong
Associate Professor
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University
Attending surgeon
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Shared decision making, Patient engagement, Quality of life


Dr. Jean Hughes
Professor
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Research Scientist
IWK Health Centre
Senior Researcher
Healthy Populations Institute

Research areas: Marginalized populations, Mental health & mental trauma, Social determinants of health, Nursing


Dr. Gabriela Ilie
Endowed Soillse Research Scientist and Assistant Professor
Depts. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Prostate cancer, Cancer survivorship, Patient education and patient empowerment programs, Quality of life


Dr. Jennifer Isenor
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health, cross appointment Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Geriatrics, Immunization, Pharmacy, Primary health care


Dr. Lois Jackson
Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health equity, Access to healthcare, Qualitative research, health promotion


Dr. Jalila Jbilou
Professor
University of Moncton
Professor and Researcher
New Brunswick Medical Centre

Research areas: Population health, Health services organization


Dr. Adam Patrick William Johnston
Assistant Professor
Applied Human Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Kinesiology, Muscle physiology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Stem cell research, Regenerative medicine, Wound healing


Dr. Jennifer Jones
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Research areas: Implementation science, Inflammatory bowel disease, Clinical outcomes, Epidemiology


Dr. Noreen Kamal
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Calgary

Research areas: Quality improvement, Knowledge translation, Data visualization, Stroke


Dr. Melanie Keats
Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Exercise Oncology


Dr. Janice Keefe
Professor and Director of NS Centre on Aging
Dept. of Family Studies and Gerontology
Mount Saint Vincent University

Research areas: Aging, Caregivers, Long term care homes, Home care


Dr. Dustin Scott Kehler
Assistant Professor
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Fraily, Cardiovascualar disease, Physical activity, Sedentary time


Dr. Kevin Kelloway
Professor
Tier 1 Research Chair in Occupational Health
Saint Mary’s University

Research areas: Organizational and occupational health psychology


Dr. Natalie Kennie-Kaulbach
Assistant Professor
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Deprescribing, Education, Health services


Dr. George Kephart
Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Chronic disease management, Primary health care, Measurement


Dr. Aaron Keshen
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Eating disorders


Dr. Niki Kiepek
Associate Professor
School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Health Science, and Assistant Professor
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Research areas: Substance use, Drug enhancement, Harm reduction, Non-sanctioned occupations


Dr. Sara Kirk
Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Chronic disease prevention and care, Child and youth health, Population health, Social determinants of health


Dr. Susan Kirkland
Professor, Department Head
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University
Chief of Community Health and Epidemiology
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Research areas: Epidemiology, Population health, aging, Cardiovascular disease, Osteoporosis, HIV, Women's health


Dr. Cheryl Kozey
Professor
School of Physiotherapy
Dean
Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Knee osteoarthritis, Low back disorders


Dr. Jurgen Krause
Professor
Faculty of Business
Director
Centre for Health and Community Research
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Management of science/innovation, Improvement of health care delivery and policy making


Dr. Janet Kuhnke
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Nursing
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Quality of life while living with chronic diseases, Blanket exercise, Aboriginal First Nations diabetes foot and amputation


Dr. Eunjeong (Eugena) Kwon
Assistant Professor
Sociology Department, Faculty of Arts
Saint Mary’s University

Research areas: Social determinants of health, Immigration, Health promotion, Knowledge translation


Dr. Diane LaChapelle
Associate Professor
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Chronic pain, Acceptance


Dr. Joanne M. Langley
Professor
Dept. of Pediatrics and Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Pediatrics, Infectious diseases, Respiratory infections, Vaccines


Dr. Margot Latimer
Professor and Indigenous Health Chair in Nursing
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Pain, Priority populations


Dr. Christian Lehmann
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Critical Illness, Inflammation, Pain, Pharmacology, Sepsis


Dr. Bohdan L. Luhovyy
Associate Professor
Mount Saint Vincent University
Adjunct Professor
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Functional foods, Regulation of blood glucose control, Satiety, Food intake,Clinical trials


Dr. Alison Luke
Research Associate, Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC)
Nursing and Health Sciences
University of New Brunswick (Saint John)

Research areas: Patient navigation, Transitions in care, Social determinants of health, Access to healthcare, Social inequality


Dr. Emily Gard Marshall
Associate Professor
Dept. of Family Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health services research, Primary care, Primary health care, Family medicine


Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener
Professor and Director
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Assistant Dean of Research
Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Primary health care, Team-based models of care, Nurse practitioner implementation, Patient engagement


Dr. Caitlin McArthur
Assistant Professor
School of Physiotherapy
Dalhousie University
Research areas: Aging, Falls, Fractures, Functional mobility, Long-term care, Home care


Dr. Rose McCloskey
Professor
Nursing and Health Sciences
University of New Brunswick
Adjunct Professor
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Research areas: Gerontology, Care transitions, Aging in place, Use of technology in older adults, Alternate level of care


Dr. Ted McDonald
Director
New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT)
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Epidemiology, Labor economics, Policy, Population health


Dr. Patrick McGrath
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Scientist
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: E-health, Pain, Behavioral trials


Dr. Corrine McIsaac
Associate Professor
Nursing
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Digital health, Virtual care, Outcomes and wound care, Health informatics


Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood: Diversity and Transitions
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Child and Youth Study, Faculty of Education
Mount Saint Vincent University

Research areas: Child and youth health, Education, Health promotion, Knowledge translation, Population health, Prevention


Dr. Dolores McKeen
Professor
Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Post-operative pain, Airway, Knowledge translation, Systematic reviews


Dr. Magnus McLeod
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Clinical trials, Liver disease, Obesity


Dr. L. Jane McMillan
Associate Professor
Dept. of Anthropology
St. Francis Xavier University

Research areas: Mi'kmaq health, Indigenous health, Indigenous peoples, Health equity


Dr. Sandra Meier
Associate Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Child and youth health, Digital health, Epidemiology, Genetics


Dr. Martin Mkandawire
Professor
Chemistry
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Technology platform for medical monitoring and early diagnostic


Dr. William Montelpare
Margaret and Wallace McCain Chair in Human Development and Health
Professor
Dept. of Applied Human Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Health science, Applied biostatistics, Epidemiology


Dr. Rebecca Moyer
Assistant Professor
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Musculoskeletal health, Osteoarthritis, Physical activity, Pain


Dr. Andrea Lynn Murphy
Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health services delivery, Behaviour change, Pharmacy, Patient engagement


Dr. Matthew Numer
Associate Professor and Division Head, Health Promotion
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health policy, Health promotion, HIV, Indigenous health, LGBTQ+ Health, Qualitative research, Sexual health


Dr. Anthony Roger Otley
Professor and Division Head, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Patient-reported outcomes, Patient engagement, Clinical trials, Pediatric IBD, Administrative health data research


Dr. Tanya Packer
Director, School of Health Administration
Professor, School of Occupational Therapy
Assistant Dean (International Partnerships)
Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Visiting Professor
Radboud University Medical Centre
Visiting Professor
HAN University

Research areas: Chronic disease management, Disability, Health services, Occupational therapy


Dr. Jennifer Parker
Research Associate 
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Pain, Child and youth health, Knowledge translation, Psychology


Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh
Assistant Professor
School of Health Administration, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Enhanced health system performance, Interprofessional teams, Equity diversity and inclusion, Recovery from critical illness, Knowledge translation


Dr. Barbara Pavlova
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Child and youth health, Depression


Dr. Jennifer Payne
Associate Professor
Dept. Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Breast imaging, Breast cancer, Health services utilization


Dr. Daniel Gareth Charles Rainham
Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Medical geography, Health promotion, Environmental health, Epidemiology


Dr. Tony Reiman
Medical Oncologist
Saint John Regional Hospital
Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair
University of New Brunswick
Professor
Department of Medicine
Dalhousie Univeristy

Research areas: Myeloma, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Cancer clinical trials, Translational cancer research, Multidisciplinary supportive cancer care research


Dr. Krista Corinne Ritchie
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
Mount Saint Vincent University
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University
Affiliate Scientist
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Cognitive science, Data analytics, Decision making, Education, Evaluation, Evidence based practice, Implementation science, Interprofessional teams, Learning sciences, participant oriented research, shared decision making, Social determinants of health and education


Dr. Lynne Robinson
Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Mental health, Cancer, Health promotion, Knowledge translation


Dr. Natalie O. Rosen
Associate Professor
Dept. Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Sexual health, Women's health, Gender, Psychology


Dr. Joseph Sadek
Associate Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: ADHD


Dr. Nathalie Saint-Jacques
Senior Epidemiologist
NSHA Cancer Care Program
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Cancer, Environmental health, Epidemiology, Population health, Prevention, Health equity, Social determinants of health, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)


Dr. Tara Sampalli
Senior Scientific Director
Research Innovation and Discovery
Nova Scotia Health

Research areas: Learning health system, Health system, Chronic disease management, Patient engagement


Dr. Travis Saunders
Associate Professor
Dept. of Applied Human Sciences
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Cancer, Child and youth health, Chronic disease prevention and care, Physical activity, sedentary behavior


Dr. Martin Senechal
Associate Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Obesity, Diabetes, Physical activity


Dr. De-Ann Sheppard
Assistant Professor
Nursing
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Indigenous health, Indigenous nursing, Health equity


Dr. Ingrid Sketris
Professor and Associate Director Research
College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Drug policy and pharmacoepidemiology


Dr. Isabel M. Smith
Joan and Jack Chair in Austim Research
Professor
Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Autism, Child and youth health, Developmental disability, Neurodevelopmental disorders


Dr. Sanja Stanojevic
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Biostatistics, Chronic diseases, Clinical trials, Pulmonary disease


Dr. Sam Stewart
Medical Informatics and Director, Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS)
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health informatics, Biostatistics, Data analytics, Machine learning


Dr. Sherry Stewart
Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Addictions, Anxiety, Gambling, Co-morbidity


Dr. Henrik Stryhn
Professor, Biostatistics
Dept. of Health Management
University of Prince Edward Island

Research areas: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Meta-analysis, Population health


Dr. Karthik Kannan Tennankore
Nephrologist
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology, Dept. of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Chronic kidney disease and dialysis outcomes, Frailty, Kidney transplantation


Dr. Mikiko Terashima
Assistant Professor
School of Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Medical geography, Planning, Population health, Social determinants of health


Dr. Olga Theou
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Aging, Frailty, Physical activity, Mobility


Dr. Eric Thériault
Associate Professor
Psychology
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Psychology, Gerontology, Continuing care, Gambling


Dr. Phil Tibbo
Professor, Dr. Paul Janssen Chair in Psychotic Disorders
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Research areas: Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Addictions, Medical Imaging


Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy
Vice-President, Research, Innovation and Discovery
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Research areas: Health workforce planning, Needs-based approaches, Health system strengthening, Evaluation, Nursing, Leadership, Capacity building/knowledge translation, Mixed methods


Dr. Carole Tranchant
Professor
School of Food, Nutrition and Family Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences and Community Services, Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Environmental Studies
Université de Moncton
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en santé mentale des enfants et des jeu
Institut canadien de recherche sur les minorités linguistiques

Research areas: Chronic disease prevention and care, Diet and nutrition, Food insecuity, Mental health, Interprofessional teams, Sustainable development


Dr. Rudolf Uher
Professor
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Depression, Bipolar disorder, Genetics, Psychiatry


Dr. Robin Urquhart
Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research
Associate Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology
Associate Professor and Ramia Scientist
Dept. of Surgery
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Cancer, Health services, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation


Dr. Peter Vanberkel
Associate Professor
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University
Affiliate Scientist
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Artifical Intelligence (AI), Emergency medical services, Health systems, Primary health care


Dr. Audrey Walsh
Associate Professor
Nursing
Cape Breton University

Research areas: Breastfeeding, Indigenous health, Obesity, Population health


Dr. Grace Warner
Associate Professor
School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Aging, Chronic disease management, End-of-life care, Health services


Dr. Lori Weeks
Professor
School of Nursing 
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Gerontology, Health & Aging, Families in later life


Dr. Swarna Weerasinghe
Associate Professor
Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Biostatistical modeling, Big data analytics, Access to healthcare for vulnerable populations


Dr. Anne Marie Whelan
Associate Director, Program Evaluation
Professor
College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Pharmacy, Women's health, Primary health care, Osteoporosis


Dr. Christy Woolcott
Associate Professor
Dept. of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Maternal and perinatal health, Epidemiology, Population based health


Dr. Lori Wozney
Senior Health Outcomes Scientist
Mental Health and Addictions
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Affiliate Scientist
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Mental health, Digital health, Implementation science, Policy


Dr. W. Dominika Wranik
Associate Professor
School of Public Administration, Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health economics, Decision-making, Health policy, Health technology assessment


Dr. Igor Yakovenko
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Sciences
Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Psychology, Addictions, Co-morbidity, Substance use


Dr. Michael Zhang
Associate Professor
Dept. of Finance, Information Systems and Management Science
Saint Mary’s University

Research areas: Mental health, Healthcare operations, Data analytics, Health systems


Dr. Ying Zhang
Professor
Mathematics and Statistics
Acadia University

Research areas: Time series analysis, Rank/sign-based nonparametric statistics, Statistical methods for health policy research


Affiliate Scientists

Yvonne Brandelli
PhD Student
Psychology and Neuroscience
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Arthritis, Child and youth health, Chronic diseases, Pain


Dr. Thomas Brothers
CIHR Research Fellow
UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health
Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care
University College London

Research areas: Substance use, Addiction medicine, Harm reduction, Epidemiology, Health services, Community-based research, HIV, Hepatitis C, Homelessness


Dr. Mark Embrett
Health System Impact Fellow
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Health systems, Health policy, Knowledge translation, Primary care


Dr. David Forner
Resident Physician
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Oncology, Systematic review, Modelling, Decision-making


Dr. Caitlin Lees
Resident Physician
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Palliative care, Patients, Health services, Access to healthcare, Medical Assistance in Dying


Adrian MacKenzie
Director of Research
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Research areas: Health policy, Health systems, Human resources, Planning


Lydia Muyingo
Resident Physician
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Addictions, Substance use, Psychology


Heather Leigh Neville
Adjunct Faculty
College of Pharmacy
Dalhousie University

Research areas: Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug utilization measurement, Medication adherence, Sedative-hypnotic drugs, Opioids


Nicole Proudfoot
Postdoctoral Fellow
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Physical activity, Pediatrics, Pain, Cardiovascular health


Mari Somerville
Postdoctoral Fellow
IWK Health Centre

Research areas: Health services, Nutrition, Public health


Dr. Kathryn Young-Shand
Data Scientist
Advanced Analytics
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Research areas: Mobility, Patient outcomes/patient reported outcomes, Orthopaedics/surgery care utiliztion