National Health Research Summit Participant List: December 13, 2019

In developing the invitation list, CIHR worked to ensure broad representation from key stakeholder groups across the health research community. The principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as research pillar, research area, and career stage were considered in identifying all participants.

Alphabetical order by last name:

  • Dr. Shawn Aaron, Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Dr.  Alice B. Aiken, Vice-Chair, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Emilio Alarcon, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Paul Allison, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Stephanie A. Atkinson, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Dr. Kristin Baetz, Professor, Interim Assistant Dean, Research, University of Ottawa
  • Ms. Manal Bahubeshi, Director, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Dr. Aude Bandini, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Montreal
  • Mr. Thomas Beaudry, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Mr. Olivier Bellefleur, Lead, National Collaborating Center for Public Policy and Health
  • Ms. Lea Bill, Executive Director, Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
  • Ms. Judy Birdsell, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Mr. Ian Boeckh, President and Director, Graham Boeckh Foundation
  • Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • Dr. Kimberley Brewer, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Melica Nourmoussavi Brodeur, Gynecological Oncology Fellow, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Stirling Bryan, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
  • Dr. David Buckeridge, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health
  • Ms. Tracey Burkhardt, Executive Director, Planning, Performance and Alignment, New Brunswick Department of Health
  • Ms. Cris Carter, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Ms. Amy Caughey, Research Coordinator, Department of Health, Government of Nunavut
  • Dr. Christine Chambers, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
  • Dr. Éric Chevaucherie, Research Manager, Association of Colleges and Universities of the Canadian Francophonie
  • Mr. Paul-Emile Cloutier, President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCareCAN
  • Ms. Connie Côté, Chief Executive Officer, Health Charities Coalition of Canada
  • Dr. Kate Dadachova, Professor of Pharmacy, Fedoruk Center Chair in Radiopharmacy, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Damien D'Amours, Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Juliet Daniel, Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University
  • Ms. Serenna Rose Dastouri, Associate Director, CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
  • Mr. Paul Davidson, President, Universities Canada
  • Dr. Colleen Davison, Social Epidemiologist and Global Population Health Researcher, Queen's University
  • Dr. Yves De Koninck, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction
  • Dr. Eileen Denovan-Wright, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. P.J. Devereaux, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
  • Dr. Bernice Downey, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Health Initiative Lead, School of Nursing / Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience, Faculty of Health Science, McMaster University
  • Ms. Ayan Dualeh, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee   
  • Dr. Jim Dunn, Professor, Department Chair of the Department of Health, Aging & Society, McMaster University
  • Dr. Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, Professor, University of Moncton
  • Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Vice-President, Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship, Prostate Cancer Canada
  • Dr. Gillian Einstein, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
  • Ms. Kim Elmslie, Vice-President, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Knowledge Translation, University of Alberta
  • Dr. David Evans, Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Ms. Kimberley Fairman, Executive Director, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
  • Dr. Sali Farhan, Trainee, Laboratory Medical Geneticist, Canadian College of Medical Geneticists
  • Mr. Don Ferguson, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Western University
  • Ms. Debbie Fischer, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Liisa Galea, Professor, Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Emily Gard Marshall, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Lucie Germain, Professor, Department of Surgery, Laval University
  • Dr. Lora Giangregorio, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Monique Gignac, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
  • Mr. Dominic Giroux, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Richard Glazier, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
  • Ms. Carrie Grable, Research and Development Manager, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Dr. Eva Grunfeld, Vice-Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research
  • Dr. Shashi Gujar, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Dalhousie University
  • Mr. Dylan Hanley, Director, Public Affairs, U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities
  • Ms. Mary Elizabeth Harriman, Director of Research & Partnerships, Heart and Stroke
  • Dr. Gillian Hawker, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Steven J. Hoffman, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health
  • Dr. Michael Hoffman, Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Bev Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Dr. Lilian Hung, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Sameera Hussain, Advisor, Strategic Policy and Development, Canadian Society for International Health
  • Dr. Gabriela Ilie, Soillse Scientist in Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Research, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Ms. Carole Jabet, Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé
  • Mr. Jim Jenkins, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Charu Kaushic, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity
  • Dr. Lauren Kelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Brianne Kent, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Alexandra King, Assistant Professor, Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Rashmi Kothary, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Josette-Renée Landry, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Ms. Nakia Lee-Foon, Director, Black Health Alliance
  • Dr. Louise Lemieux-Charles, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Ms. Mary Anne Levasseur, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Lisa Lix, Professor & Canada Research Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Mr. Kent Loftsgard, Chair, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Mr. Stephen Lucas, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Matthew Lucas, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Dr. Martha MacLeod, Professor, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Dr. Eric Marcotte, Associate Director, CIHR Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction
  • Dr. Jean Marshall, Vice-Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity
  • Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, Associate Vice-President, Health, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Maria Mathews, Professor,Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
  • Dr. Alex M. McComber, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project
  • Dr. John McGuire, Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
  • Dr. Robert McMaster, Chair, Research Canada
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Full Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal
  • Mr. Tim Murphy, Vice-President, Health, Alberta Innovates
  • Dr. Anne-Monique Nuyt, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
  • Dr. Candace Nykiforuk, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • Ms. Renata Osika, Executive Director, National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations
  • Dr. Oluwatoyosi Owoeye, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
  • Ms. Alison Paprica, Vice-President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute
  • Dr. Marie-Eve Paquet, Associate Professor, Laval University
  • Ms. Doris Peltier, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Dr. José L. Pereira, Director, Research, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Dr. Lynne Postovit, Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University
  • Mr. Dave Prowten, President and Chief Executive Officer, JDRF
  • Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Marc Rodger, Vice-President, Research, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada
  • Dr. David Rose, University Delegate Executive Committee, Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Laura Rosella, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Norman Rosenblum, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Mr. Ron Rosenes, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director, Montreal Neurological Institute
  • Dr. Brian H. Rowe, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
  • Dr. Jane Rylett, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aging
  • Dr. Michael Salter, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Susan Samuel, Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
  • Mr. Marcel Saulnier, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada
  • Dr. Stephanie Sellers, Post-Doctoral Fellow, St. Paul’s Hospital Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Marc Servant, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal
  • Dr. Saqib Shahab, Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatchewan; Co-Chair Pan Canadian Public Health Network Council
  • Mr. Christopher Sheppard, President, National Association of Friendship Centres
  • Dr. Jeannie Shoveller, Chair, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Joanie Sims-Gould, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Kelly Skinner, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Ruth Slack, Full Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Steven Smith, Interim Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences & Interim Vice President, Health Sciences Research, Queen’s University
  • Ms. Barbara Stead-Coyle, Chief Executive Officer, Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Mr. Allan Stordy, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Sharon Straus, Director, Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
  • Dr. David Taylor, Vice-President, Research, ALS Society of Canada
  • Dr. Gail Teachman, Assistant Professor, Western University
  • Dr. Marcello Tonelli, Member, Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Geoff Tranmer, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Mr. Eduardo Vides, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Métis National Council
  • Dr. Edwin Wang, Professor, University of Calgary
  • Ms. Christina Weise, Chief Executive Officer, Research Manitoba
  • Ms. Linda Wilhelm, Member, CIHR Strategic Plan Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Elder Mary Wilson, Member, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • Dr. Holly Witteman, Associate Professor, Laval University
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