Dr. Corinne Hohl — BC Provincial Lead
Dr. Hohl is an Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and an Associate Member of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. She practices Emergency Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital. Her main interests are in emergency medicine, patient safety, health systems innovation, and drug safety and effectiveness. She has developed and evaluated clinical and health systems interventions to improve care for patients with adverse drug events. She is presently working on a provincial initiative to improve adverse drug event reporting and integrate these data into provincial information systems. She was the recipient of a CIHR Foundation Grant in 2016, and won an inaugural CIHR Rewarding Success grant in 2019.
Dr. Laurie Morrison
Dr. Morrison (Professor, University of Toronto) is a senior resuscitation scientist with experience in international networks, registries, randomized trials and clinical decision rules. She is Director of the Collaborative Specialization Resuscitation Sciences graduate training and mentorship, and will coordinate our graduate students and mentoring of Early Career Researchers.
Dr. Jeffrey Perry
Dr. Perry (Professor, University of Ottawa) is a world-leading expert in clinical decision rules, and has derived, validated and implemented multiple influential emergency clinical decision rules.
Dr. Rhonda Rosychuk
Dr. Rosychuk (Professor, University of Alberta; AB) is a Senior Biostatistician with a special interest in pediatric respiratory infections, and will provide her expertise in statistical methods and study design.
Dr. Jeffrey Kwong
Dr. Kwong (Professor, University of Toronto; ON) is a Public Health Scientist in infectious diseases epidemiology and health services research using linkable data with expertise in VE, vaccine safety and vaccine programs.
Dr. Andrew McRae — Alberta
Dr. Andrew McRae is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Community Health Sciences. In addition to active research interests in emergency department crowding and operations, his primary interest is in health services dimensions of the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies (myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, stroke).
Dr. Phil Davis — Saskatchewan
Dr. Philip Davis is an Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He conducts research in clinical medicine and systematic review and has acted as the site-lead for multiple multi-centre studies.
Dr. Tom Jelic — Manitoba
Dr. Tom Jelic is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is an emergency medicine specialist at the Health Sciences Centre and St.Boniface hospitals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also serves as a transport physician and ultrasound lead for STARS Air ambulance. He is the director for the undergraduate point of care ultrasound program at the University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Medicine. He completed the American College of Emergency Physicians’ emergency medicine basic research program. His main areas of research are in point of care ultrasound, focusing on resuscitative ultrasound, educational and learning methods and pre-hospital ultrasound.
Dr. Steve Brooks — Ontario
Dr. Brooks is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston. His main research focus is cardiac arrest and resuscitation with a specific focus around technology solutions. He studies innovative ways to optimize the community response to cardiac arrest. Current projects include a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a mobile crowdsourcing application for basic life support during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and a study to test the feasibility of a novel “neighbours saving neighbours” community first responder model. More recently, Dr. Brooks has taken a leadership role in the development of a national COVID-19 emergency department registry called The Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CCEDRRN).
Dr. Brooks is the Chair of the Science Subcommittee of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Committee. Dr. Brooks has participated in the creation of international cardiac arrest guidelines for over two decades and continues to play a leadership role in synthesizing evidence to practice.
Dr. Patrick Archambault — Québec
Dr. Patrick Archambault is an emergency physician, critical care specialist, and clinical epidemiologist. His research program as a CIHR Research Embedded Clinician-Researcher aims to improve the transitions of frail seniors from emergency departments to the community, aided by context-adapted knowledge mobilization with a wiki. He led the implementation of the Acute Care for Elders project within the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches, which aimed to improve transitions in care for elderly patients. He conducted a Cochrane systematic review on the subject of collaborative writing applications in healthcare, as well as research involving the implementation of a wiki and accompanying clinician training program within the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec. As well, he is leading three research projects on shared decision making involving the creation of wiki-based patient decision aids. He is also dedicated to evaluating the comparative effectiveness of team-based vs. clinician-focused advance care planning in primary care in a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funded project. In March 2020, he became the Scientific Director of PULSAR, a collaborative data sharing platform supporting sustainable healthcare and learning health systems within Université Laval’s health network.
Dr. Patrick Fok — Maritime Lead
Dr. Fok is an Assistant Professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS. He is an emergency physician at the Halifax Infirmary, an online EMS physician for Emergency Health Services (EHS), and a transport physician for EHS LifeFlight. His research interests lie in prehospital medicine, emergency medicine, and biomarker development. He has characterized the impact of prehospital interventions by retrieval teams upon scene time as well as participated in the characterization the impact of moving from manual to electronic mass casualty incident (MCI) triage.
He is currently studying the analgesic requirements of patients undergoing interfacility transfers as well as developing novel non-opioid analgesic strategies for patients in the emergency department and undergoing EMS transport. He is leading a research study on intubations performed by Critical Care Transport/Retrieval Teams. He is a co-Investigator in the Atlantic Canada Together Enhancing Acute Stroke Treatment (ACTEAST): Improving Access and Efficiency of Treatment trial, a quality improvement project aiming to improve time to endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) for Nova Scotian patients suffering from an acute stroke.
Dr. Hana Wiemer — Nova Scotia
Dr. Hana Wiemer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. She currently practices emergency medicine in Nova Scotia at the Halifax Infirmary and Dartmouth General Hospital. Her interests include procedural sedation, medical education and women’s health. She is actively involved in emergency medicine research, with a present focus on ED management of shoulder dislocations. Dr. Wiemer chairs the Dalhousie University CCFP(EM) Residency Program Competency Committee and is a physician reviewer for the Nova Scotia Health Research Ethics Board.
Dr. Kavish Chandra — New Bruinswick
Dr. Kavish Chandra is an academic emergency physician practicing in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada as well as a clinician scientist. His professional interests include medical education, free open access medical education, airway, point of care ultrasound. He serves as the current Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Saint John Regional Hospital and as the Chair for the Educational Research Group for the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick Research Council.
Dr. Chandra is also a co-investigator in a number of current research initiatives including the development of a community tertiary emergency department airway registry, the role of advanced care paramedics in out of hospital cardiac arrests, and the effect of casino shifts on emergency department patient flow.