Scientific Leadership Committee

The Scientific Leadership Committee develops and implements the scientific strategic direction of the MSSU to support the conduct of patient-oriented research addressing Maritime health priorities. 

Current Members

Chair: Dr. David Anderson – MSSU Nominated Principal Investigator; Dean of Medicine, Dalhousie University

  • Dr. Katie Aubrecht – MSSU Science Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion); Canada Research Chair Health Equity and Social Justice; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, St Francis Xavier University
  • Dr. Mathieu Bélanger – MSSU Science Lead (Moncton and Capacity Development); Directeur de la recherche, Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick; Professeur agrégé, Département de médecine de famille, Université de Sherbrooke; Épidémiologiste, Réseau de santé Vitalité
  • Dr. Janet Curran – MSSU Science Lead (Knowledge Translation); Clinician Scientist, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, IWK Health Centre; Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Justin Dube – Sex and Gender Mentorship Awardee
  • Neil Forbes – Indigenous Allyship Mentorship Awardee
  • Marina Hamilton – MSSU Director
  • Dr. Jill Hayden – MSSU Science Lead (Nova Scotia); Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University; Affiliate Scientist, Nova Scotia Health 
  • Dr. Jason Hickey – MSSU Science Lead (Indigenous Allyship and Engagement); Associate Professor, Nursing, University of New Brunswick
  • Heather Hogan – MSSU Patient Partner
  • Dr. Jackie Huberman – Sex and Gender Mentorship Awardee
  • Dr. Susan Kirkland – Professor and Head, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University; Chief of Community Health and Epidemiology, Nova Scotia Health 
  • Dr. Jurgen Krause – MSSU Principal Investigator (PEI); Professor, Faculty of Business and Director, Centre for Health and Community Research, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Dr. Mary-Ann MacSwain – Research Manager, Centre for Health and Community Research, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Dr. Ted McDonald – MSSU Principal Investigator (NB); Director, NB Institute for Research, Data and Training
  • Prince Owusu  – Equity, Diverstiy and Inclusion Mentorship Awardee
  • Dr. Anthony Reiman – MSSU Science Lead (Saint John); Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair, University of New Brunswick
  • Dr. Sam Stewart – Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics and Director, Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Robin Urquhart – MSSU Science Lead (Patient Engagement); Associate Professor, Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University