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Canadian study compares COVID-19 spit test to traditional swab test
September 8, 2020 - A new study led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory shows that a Canadian-made spit test can detect the COVID-19 virus.
Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to a greater risk of autism
August 10, 2020 - In the largest study of its kind, researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, BORN Ontario and the University of Ottawa found that children whose mothers reported using cannabis during pregnancy were at greater risk of autism.
Decoding the mystery of Parkinson’s disease
July 10, 2020 - For more than 200 years, no one has been able to solve the Parkinson puzzle. While the exact cause of the disease remains a mystery, dedicated researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are gaining ground—determined to solve the puzzle.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Aaron, Shawn
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cystic fibrosis, Lung disease, Asthma Clinical research
Addison, Christina
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bone and joint degeneration, Cancer, Lung cancer, Lung disease, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Alvarez, Gonzalo
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Lung disease, Population health, Tuberculosis Clinical research, Patient engagement
Angel, Jonathan
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
HIV, Infectious disease Basic research, Clinical research, Translational research
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Head and neck cancer, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Soft tissue sarcoma Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Auer, Rebecca
MD, MSc, FRCSC
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer Basic research, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Oncolytic viruses, Peri-operative medicine, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy
Aviv, Richard
MBChB, FRCR (UK), FRCPC, dABR
Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injury, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease 3D printing, Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Disease models, Health economics, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Translational research
Beaulac, Julie
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Clinical research, Health promotion, Health services research, Psychology, Shared decision making
Breau, Rodney
MD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Prostate cancer Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Patient decision aids, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Bredeson, Christopher
MD MSc FRCPC
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Clinical research, Stem cells, Transplantation
Burns, Kevin
MD CM, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Gene expression, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Cameron, Bill
MD, FRCPC, FACP
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
HIV, Infectious disease Basic research, Clinical research
Carrier, Marc
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Patient engagement
Castellucci, Lana
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Patient engagement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Chakraborty, Santanu
MBBS, MRCP, DMRD, FRCR, FRCP(C)
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Brain cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Traumatic brain injury Bioinformatics, Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Immunization, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment
Chen, Innie
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Health equity, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Clemons, Mark
MB BS, BMedSci, MSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Knowledge translation and implementation research
Cooper, Curtis
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Hepatitis C, HIV, Infectious disease, Influenza Clinical research, Immunization
Corrales Medina, Vicente
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Pneumonia, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research
Crawley, Angela
Ph.D.
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
COVID-19, Hepatitis C, HIV Basic research, Clinical research, Translational research
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
Duffett, Lisa
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology
El-Chaar, Darine
MD, FRCSC, Msc
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, Diabetes, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
English, Shane
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, Septic shock, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injury Clinical research, Critical care, Patient engagement
Fergusson, Dean
PhD, MHA
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, COVID-19, Kidney disease, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical trials, Health services research, Health technology, Patient engagement, 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
Freedman, Mark
HBSc, MSc, MD, CSPQ, FAAN, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Multiple sclerosis Cell therapy, Clinical research, Regenerative medicine, Clinical trials
Gaudet, Laura
MD, MSc
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research
Grimes, David
MD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Huntington's, Parkinson's Clinical research, Clinical trials, Patient decision aids
Hatcher, Simon
BSc MBBS MMedSc MD FRCPC FRANZCP MRCPsych
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Brain and neuromuscular disease, COVID-19, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Mental 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, Patient engagement, Prevention, Qualitative methods, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Epidemiology, Psychology, Systematic reviews
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Health in older peoples, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Imaging, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Hundemer, Gregory
MD, MPH
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Heart disease, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cohort studies
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Influenza, Maternal and fetal health, Mental health, Population health, Suicide, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, 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
Knoll, Gregory
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Kidney disease Clinical research, Transplantation
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
Lalu, Manoj
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer, COVID-19, Heart disease, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Health research methods, Model organisms, Patient engagement, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Lavallee, Luke
MDCM, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Population health, Prostate cancer Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Le Gal, Gregoire
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Peri-operative medicine
Lemaire, Edward
PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Concussion, Global health, Musculoskeletal conditions, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries 3D printing, Big data, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Quality Improvement, Rehabilitation, Health technology
Liu, Johné
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Cancer, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Pregnancy, Women's health Basic research, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Disease models, Drug development, Translational research
Martel, Guillaume
MD, MSc (Epi), FRCSC, FACS
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anemia, Bleeding disorders, Colorectal cancer, Liver cancer, Liver disease, Pancreatic cancer Anesthesiology, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Peri-operative medicine, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
McInnes, Matthew
MD PhD FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Bladder cancer, Cancer, Prostate cancer Clinical research, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Imaging, Journalology, Systematic reviews
McIntyre, Lauralyn
MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Septic shock Cell therapy, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Critical care, Pragmatic trials, Stem cells, Transfusions, Translational research
McIsaac, Daniel
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Frailty, Health in older peoples, Population health Anesthesiology, Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Moore, Gregory
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Newborn and child health Clinical research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Systematic reviews
Morgan, Scott
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bladder cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Prostate cancer Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Systematic reviews
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
Nessim, Carolyn
MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Gastric cancer, Gastrointestinal disease, Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST), Soft tissue sarcoma, Skin cancer Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Gene expression, Immunotherapy, Surgery, Translational research, Viral therapy, Clinical research, Immunotherapy
Pakhale, Smita
MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epi & Biostat)
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, 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, Patient engagement, 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
Rodger, Marc
MD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Pregnancy, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Women's health Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
Schramm, David
MD SM FRCSC FACS
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cochlear implantation, Hearing loss Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Neuro-stimulation, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
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
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, COVID-19, 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
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cardiac arrest, COVID-19, Heart disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health services research
Tsai, Eve
MD, PhD, FRCSC, CIP
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Spinal cord injury Biomaterials, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Tugwell, Peter
O.C., MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Arthritis, Chronic disease, Global health, Population health Clinical research, Epidemiology, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Systematic reviews
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
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
Walker, Lisa
PhD, C.Psych
Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Anxiety, Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Dementia, Depression, Mental health, Multiple sclerosis Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Exercise, Imaging, Psychology, Psychometrics, Rehabilitation, Stem cells, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Warman Chardon, Jodi
MD, MSc, FRCPC (Neurology)
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Genetic myopathy, Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular disease, Spinal muscular atrophy Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Exome sequencing analysis, Genetics, Imaging, MRI muscle imaging, Next generation sequencing, RNA sequencing, Genetics
Wells, Philip
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research
Wilson, Kumanan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
COVID-19, Global health, Infectious disease, Newborn and child health, Population health Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Public health, Transfusions, Translational research
Woulfe, John
PhD, MD
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Parkinson's Basic research, Clinical research, Translational research
Yadav, Krishan
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Infectious disease, Pneumonia, Skin disorders Clinical research, Emergency medicine