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Clinical trials offer strong foundation for better patient care
May 16, 2019 - Clinical trials are an important step toward developing new treatments and learning more about diseases and conditions. In honour of International Clinical Trials Day, read how some of the researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are making huge contribut
Start discussions on end-of-life care earlier, study suggests
May 15, 2019 - A study led by Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng found that many patients with terminal cancer who visited the Emergency Department in 2012 within two weeks of dying in hospital did not have an advanced care plan.
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders not enough to prevent potentially avoidable hospital visits: study
April 15, 2019 - Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) and do-not-hospitalize (DNH) orders in long-term care homes (nursing homes) across Ontario led to reductions in rates of hospitalizations and hospital deaths, but did not eliminate these potentially inappropriate transfers, a
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Beaulac, Julie
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Health promotion, Health services research, Psychology, Shared decision making
Brehaut, Jamie
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Behaviour, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Psychology, Psychometrics, Qualitative methods, Shared decision making, Surveys
Dennis, Kristopher
MD FRCPC PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Gastric cancer, Liver cancer, Pain, Pancreatic cancer Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Palliative care, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Fergusson, Dean
PhD, MHA
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical trials, Health services research, Health technology, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Translational research, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Health research methods, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Forster, Alan
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health Basic research, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Patient safety, Quality Improvement
Grimshaw, Jeremy
MBCHB, PHD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Behaviour, Cluster randomized trials, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Hatcher, Simon
BSc MBBS MMedSc MD FRCPC FRANZCP MRCPsych
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Brain and neuromuscular disease, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Traumatic brain injury, Depression, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Suicide Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Prevention, Qualitative methods, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Epidemiology, Psychology, Systematic reviews
Hawken, Steven
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Population health, Global health, Newborn and child health, Pregnancy Big data, Health services research, Immunization, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Health services research, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Kwok, Edmund
MD MHA MSc FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Systematic reviews
MacPherson, Paul
MD/PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted diseases Behaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Big data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
McIsaac, Daniel
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Frailty, Health in older peoples, Population health Anesthesiology, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Mulpuru, Sunita
MD FRCPC MSc
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Frailty, Influenza, Population health Epidemiology, Health services research, Immunization, Quality Improvement
Murthy, Sanjay
MD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Colorectal cancer, Crohn's, Gastrointestinal disease, Inflammatory bowel syndrome Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health services research
Pakhale, Smita
MD, FRCPC, MsC (Epi & Biostat)
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Lung disease, Sickle cell anemia Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health services research, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Singh, Sukhbir
MD, FRCSC, FACOG
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic pain Clinical trials, Health services research, Surgery, Surveys
Stacey, Dawn
RN, PhD, CON(C)
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Taljaard, Monica
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Biostatistics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Quality Improvement
Tanuseputro, Peter
MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Health in older peoples, Population health Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Public health, Risk assessment
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Venkatesh
MBBS, CCFP-EM, MSc
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health services research
Vaillancourt, Christian
MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSPQ
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cardiac arrest, Heart disease, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Van Walraven, Carl
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Big data, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research
Walker, Mark
MD, FRCPC, MSc, MScHCM
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Health equity, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Risk assessment, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research