Chronic Disease Program

Scientists & Investigators

The Chronic Disease Program includes 13 Scientists and 35 Investigators, along with their research trainees and staff. Scientists typically devote more than 75 percent of their time to research, while Investigators typically devote five to 50 percent of their time to research. Please see our scientific appointment categories for more information.

Program Director: Alexander Sorisky

Scientists in the Chronic Disease Program
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Angel, Jonathan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious diseaseBasic research, Clinical research, Translational research
Baltz, Jay
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
InfertilityMolecular and cellular biology
Burger, Dylan
PhD
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Biomarkers, Disease models, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Pharmacology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Burns, Kevin
MD CM, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Gene expression, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Crawley, Angela
Ph.D.
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Hepatitis C, HIVBasic research, Clinical research, Translational research
Hickling, Duane
M.D.,M.SCI., FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Kennedy, Christopher
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Kidney diseaseMolecular and cellular biology
Liu, Johné
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Cancer, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Pregnancy, Women's healthBasic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Drug development, Translational research
Scott, Fraser
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Type 1 diabetesBasic research, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Translational research
Sorisky, Alexander
MD, CM, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Obesity, Diabetes, Heart diseaseBasic research, Molecular and cellular biology
Tanphaichitr, Nongnuj
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease, Infertility, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's healthBasic research, Contraceptive development, Drug development, Imaging, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics
Tsang, Benjamin
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Infertility, Ovarian cancerBasic research, Translational research
Zha, Xiaohui
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseMolecular and cellular biology
 
Additional profiles of Scientists and Investigators with an interest in chronic disease
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Dy, Jessica
MD, MPH, FRCS(C)
Clinician Investigator
(Chronic Disease)
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Other, Population health, Women's healthBiostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Lemyre, Brigitte
MD
Clinician Investigator
(Chronic Disease)
Schlossmacher, Michael
MD, DABPN, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Aging, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic disease, Crohn's, Dementia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Dementia, Parkinson'sBasic research, Biomarkers, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Risk assessment, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Tugwell, Peter
O.C., MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Arthritis, Chronic disease, Global health, Population healthClinical research, Epidemiology, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Systematic reviews


Additional Investigators in the Chronic Disease Program
Abujrad, Hussein
Akbari, Ayub
Attie, Catherine
Baker, Kevin
Balfour, Louise
Biyani, Mohan
Brown, Pierre Antoine
Claman, Paul
Corace, Kimberly
Edwards, Cedric
Fairhead, Todd
Jackson, Aaron
Karpinski, Jolanta
Keely, Erin
Lavoie, Susan
Leader, Arthur
Lee, Craig
Liu, Dora
Lochnan, Heather
Magner, Peter
Mbikay, Majambu
McCormick, Brendan
Meggison, Hilary
Naik, Viren
Ooi, Teik Chye
Ruzicka, Marcel
Scully, Linda
Shenassa, Hassan
Tawagi, George
Toye, Baldwin
Veinot, John
Walker, Peter
Wilkinson, Ross

Affiliates (primarily appointed at another institution)
Bainbridge, Shannon
Basak, Ajoy
Gibb, William
Leveille, Marie Claude
Ooi, Daylily
Radziuk, Jerry
Touyz, Rhian
Ward, Leanne

Emeritus Scientists
Chretien, Michel