Director and Senior Scientist
Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya is the Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital. A practicing family physician, Onil is also a senior scientist, the Frigon Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research and associate professor at the University of Toronto in Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He is the Scientific Director of the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation (CDHE) and scientific lead for the Canadian Network for Digital Health Evaluation, funded by Health Canada and national co-chair of the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network funded by CIHR.
His research focuses on the design and evaluation of digitally enhanced health services, with a particular interest in primary care and the integration of care for people with complex needs. Onil is also interested in helping healthcare organizations explore new ways of providing care by adapting innovation methods from the design and software industries, like user-centered design and Lean Startup to generate new models of care, studying their relationship with methods to improve quality and rigorously measure the impact of services. He was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice in 2015-16 and was a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006-2007.
Payal is a practicing family physician in Toronto at Women's College Hospital. She looks at how emerging technologies both improve the delivery of healthcare and health science education. As an Innovation Fellow at WIHV, Payal creates and evaluates new models of virtual care, adapting successful approaches from the tech, design and start-up world. She is also a consultant for several healthcare start-ups on product design and usability.
Dr. Sacha Bhatia
Innovation Fellow & WIHV Co-Founder
Dr. Bhatia is the FM Hill
Chair in Health Systems Solutions, an Innovation Fellow and an Adjunct Scientist
at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). Sacha is a staff cardiologist at University
Health Network (UHN) and WCH. An Associate Professor at the University of
Toronto, he has been published in international peer reviewed journals like the
New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine.
In 2013, he co-founded WIHV and served as its Director until 2019. He has been a commentator on Bloomberg News, CTV News and the CBC, and has been asked to give over 100 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally over the past 6 years.
He is a recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award, and most recently the Goldie Award for Quality and Innovation and the Louise Lemieux Charles Emerging Leader award at the University of Toronto.
Julia Bickford holds a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University and a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology. Based in south west Ontario, Julia is the Manager of Analysis and Research for connecting South West Ontario (cSWO), where she leads a team conducting benefits evaluation on areas of clinical best practice that are affected by the use of electronic health records (EHRs).
As a WIHV Innovation Fellow, Julia is interested in exploring the relationship between service design and change management, bridging theories and approaches across disciplines. In addition, Julia is interested in evaluating the impact of digital health technologies on health equity.
Natasha is a staff gastroenterologist at Women’s College Hospital, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Fellow in the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). She is a clinician investigator in quality and innovation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. She completed an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, an MSc in clinical epidemiology and healthcare research at UofT in 2016, the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program and the Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Bollegala has an interest in the area of quality improvement and vulnerable populations in IBD. At WIHV, she conducts research related to IBD with a particular focus on pediatric to adult transition of care. She serves as the quality Improvement advisor to the colonoscopy - quality management partnership, CPSO. She co-chairs the Canadian IBD Transition Network. She leads the QI primer initiative with the quality affairs board of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and is on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Gastroenterology.
Trevor completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario and his dermatology training at the University of Toronto. He is currently pursuing a masters degree with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, with a focus on eHealth and information technology. As an Innovation Fellow at WIHV, he investigates new models of care in teledermatology.
Laura is an implementation scientist focusing on policy-oriented evaluations of complex health interventions. She seeks to understand and optimize healthcare delivery by looking at how and why things work (or don’t) as well as exploring opportunities to scale up successful solutions across the system. Specifically, Laura’s work examines the process and mechanisms of change, as well as the contextual factors that characterize successful interventions in healthcare. Her projects involve partnerships with organizations like the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association.
She is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Network- a grassroots network created to inspire and equip emerging and established women leaders with the skills required for career advancement and leadership in healthcare.
Laura is clinically trained as a physiotherapist and completed her PhD at the University of Toronto. She is interested in the development and evaluation of innovative, theory-based health system interventions that reduce variations in care and improve quality outcomes in health care.
Senior Advisor, Virtual Care
Will is a retired partner with PwC. He has spent 25 years as a strategist and management consultant in New York and Toronto, advising top academic medical centers, governments, and innovative companies in healthcare. At WIHV, Will will apply his knowledge and experience at time when the organization looks to expand its reach as a hub for clinical and policy innovation in the province.
At the University of Toronto, he is an Executive Fellow at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation and the Rotman School of Management, where he teaches a course in health innovation. He advises several companies, including an early stage startup that tracks pediatric and geriatric patients with cognitive challenges, two successful Canadian scale-ups (THinkResearch and Alayacare) and one of the top 60 largest TSX firms, with a substantial health care division. He is also a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.
Ben is an engineer-turned-radiologist and the physician lead for quality and informatics in Diagnostic Imaging at Trillium Health Partners. His main work involves the application of Lean/Toyota improvement science principles, machine learning and innovative software to reduce costs, wait times and errors in healthcare delivery –while freeing up provider time to care. His policy interests include imaging appropriateness, open data and innovation procurement.
Dr. Ilana Halperin
Dr. Ilana Halperin is a full time staff physician and assistant professor in the job description of Clinician in Quality and Innovation. Dr. Halperin has a BSc from McGill University, an MD from the University of Western Ontario; she completed internal medicine and endocrinology training at the University of Toronto and an MSc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.
She was an early adopter of digital tools and virtual care and was recently named the physician lead for the digital and virtual health at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she practices. She has a large type 1 diabetes practice with a special interest in young adults and pregnant women and has been recognized as an national expert in the integration of diabetes technology into virtual care.
Jennifer is a general psychiatrist and an Innovation Fellow at WIHV. Dr. Hensel's research focuses on the use of mobile and virtual applications to improve access to mental health services as well as self-management of mental health conditions. Her clinical and research efforts are aimed at improving access and co-ordination of health care for people living with mental illness.
Innovation Fellow & Scientist
Noah is a scientist at Women's College Research Institute (WCRI) and adjunct scientist at IC/ES. He is also a family physician at Women's College Hospital (WCH) and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Recently receiving the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Noah is leading change that will make a difference for patients and families across Ontario.
is a general internist, a Medical Director of IT at St Michael’s Hospital, the
Medical Director of Women’s Virtual and an innovation fellow at WIHV
with specific foci on how technology is integrated into clinical processes,
virtual care and how to leverage IT to drive quality improvement.
Dr. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw
Lauren Lapointe-Shaw MDCM PhD is an Assistant Professor, Clinician Scientist track in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Staff General Internal Medicine Physician at the University Health Network. In 2019 she defended her doctoral thesis relating to the transition of patients from hospital to home. She received a CIHR Fellowship Award, the CIHR-IHSPR’s Rising Star Award, and was supported throughout her research training by the Eliot Philipson Clinician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto.
She has expertise in using health administrative data to answer questions relating to the quality of healthcare and the effects of health policy. Her research centers on the organization of and access to outpatient physician services and preventing hospital readmissions.
Darren works as the chief medical information officer for OntarioMD, is vice-chair of the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario, sits on the Board of the Canadian Medical Association’s newest subsidiary (Joule) and practices family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital Family Practice Health Centre.
Darren is a recent addition to the WIHV family, bringing experience and interest in the complexities of eHealth system integration, in addition to data analytics and governance, physician change management, EMR maturity modelling, and accountability/performance measurement. He is interested in innovation that combines design and function, especially as it relates to the daily work of clinicians, activation of patients in self-care, and health system improvement.
Dr. Aisha Lofters
Aisha is a scientist at the Women's College Research Institute (WCRI), adjunct scientist at IC/ES, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She currently holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and holds the Chair in Implementation Science at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women’s College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Aisha is also the Provincial Primary Care Lead, Cancer Screening at Cancer Care Ontario (Ontario Health). Her research program focusses on improving quality of care in cancer screening and prevention, particularly for populations that experience marginalization.
Dr. Mona Loutfy is an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Senior Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She launched the Women and HIV Research Program at the Women’s College Research Institute in 2006 to carry out research related to women, reproductive health, stigma, quality of care and HIV.
She was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant in 2017 to carry out this research. Using community-based research principles, her work brings together a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and community partners to impact the health delivery for underserved populations in Canada.
Dr. Danielle Martin
Danielle Martin is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Executive of Women’s College Hospital (WCH), where she is also a practicing family physician. Danielle is leading the hospital's strategy to establish Women's Virtual, Canada's first virtual hospital, aimed at improving care and reducing health system costs in ways that can be scaled up across our healthcare system.
Danielle’s policy, clinical and academic expertise, combined with her commitment to health equity, have made her a highly regarded health system leader. She regularly provides expertise and formal advice to lawmakers both nationally and abroad.
Danielle holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She is an active scholar and an internationally recognized researcher on health system issues.
As a well-recognized media spokesperson, Danielle frequently provides commentary on health issues through her work as a health contributor at the CBC. Her national bestselling book Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians, was released in 2017.
Geetha is a clinician in quality and innovation with a focus on improving care for patients with chronic complex conditions including patients with diabetes. She is also an endocrinologist and general internist at Women's College Hospital (WCH) and an assistant professor in Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
As a WIHV Innovation Fellow and Clinical Lead in Quality, Dr. Mukerji supports and provides leadership for health care providers to develop and evaluate new and innovative models of care, using quality improvement methodology. She is also actively engaged in developing strategies to monitor quality in ambulatory diabetes clinics to improve care for patients and promote value in health care with resource stewardship efforts.
Dr. Stephen Pomedli is a family physician in downtown Toronto. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and completed a Master’s in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics. After his residency at St. Michael’s Hospital, he undertook a Global Health fellowship at the University of Toronto, looking at best practices in family medicine in Canada, the United States and Brazil.
As a previous Innovation Fellow at Women’s College Hospital, he worked with a group of clinicians, entrepreneurs, designers and policy-makers to find new approaches to designing healthcare services, especially for patients with complex health care needs. He is a co-founder of ConsultLoop, an online referral platform that helps connect family doctors with specialists and betters the referral process for patients.
Innovation FellowVanessa Redditt is a family physician at the Crossroads Clinic, a specialized primary care clinic serving newly arrived refugees, at Women’s College Hospital. She holds a BA in International Development Studies from McGill and an MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed Family Medicine residency at the University of Toronto, as well as fellowships in Global Health and Vulnerable Populations and Low-Risk Obstetrics. Vanessa is interested in enhancing the health of marginalized individuals and communities through clinical care, health system improvement, and tackling social inequities. As a WIHV fellow, she is investigating the health status of newly arrived refugees and their experiences in the health care system, with a goal of improving clinical practices and care delivery models to better support the unique needs of this population.
Heidi is the site director for Medical Imaging at Women’s College Hospital and the head of the Cardiothoracic Division in the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospital. She is a chest radiologist and a professor of radiology at the University of Toronto.
Her research experience has focussed primarily on assessing the effectiveness of low dose CT screening for lung cancer. As the medical lead of JDMI’s primary care integration strategy, Heidi brings to WIHV both experience and interest in redesigning an imaging department in an ambulatory hospital to improve access for primary care physicians and care for their patients.
Dr. Sohaib Siddiqui
Sohaib is an Executive in Residence at Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners and the Managing Partner at Kettlebeck Ventures. He is a healthcare advisor to: the Ontario Brain Institute, the Forge Incubator, OncoTech Committee of the Fond de Recherche Sante, UTEST and several Venture Funds. At WIHV, Sohaib advises on strategic industry partnerships and supports the market entry consulting program. His previous experience is as a clinician and pediatric researcher at Rouge Valley Health System affiliated with the University of Toronto. He holds degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetric from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Ireland, a degree in Biology from Queen’s University, and executive education in Digital Health from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Aman Sidhu is a Respirologist at Women’s College Hospital and with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program at the University Health Network. She is currently completing her MSc. in Epidemiology through the University of London, UK, with research focused on outcomes of telehealth use for the care of lung transplant candidates and recipients.
Aman is interested in evaluating innovative models for care to increase access to specialized care for patients with complex lung disease, as well as remote patient monitoring in transplant recipients and beyond.
Senior Innovation Fellow
David is surgeon-in-chief, Women’s College Hospital, and a Senior Innovation Fellow at WIHV. He is professor of surgery and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is an accomplished scientist in the area of surgery-related health services research, and has an active CIHR-funded research program. He has published scientific articles in top medical journals such as JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine, and was awarded the 2015 CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award for his paper "Introduction of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada."
As a national and international leader in the area of surgical care and quality, David has key roles in major academic, professional and research organizations. His appointment at WIHV is allowing him to further develop his interest in the sustainability and quality of surgical care in Canada, with a particular emphasis on transforming the delivery of surgical services in an ambulatory hospital environment.
Jeremy Veillard is a health sector leader with extensive experience in partnerships and in leading transformational change at hospital, provincial, Pan-Canadian, and international levels. He has worked in over a dozen countries and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Since June 2015 Jeremy has applied his experience at The World Bank Group as the Program Manager, PHCPI & Strategic Policy Adviser to the Senior Director. In this role, he leads the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) for the Bank, a presidential initiative involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. It is focused on accelerating performance improvement in the delivery of primary healthcare in low and middle-income countries.
Previous to The World Bank, Jeremy was the Vice-President, Research and Analysis with the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
A hospital administrator by background, Jeremy holds a PhD in health systems research from the University of Amsterdam, a Masters in Hospital Administration from the National School of Public Health in Rennes, France, and a Bachelor in Public Administration and Economics from the Institute of Political Sciences in Bordeaux, France. He is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy and Management (IHPME) at the University of Toronto.
His work with WIHV focuses on maximizing the impact of digital health innovation in global health and in promoting integrated care and population-based delivery systems projects.
Dr. Simone Vigod specializes in the treatment of women with mood and anxiety disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Vigod’s work as an Innovation Fellow at WIHV centers around her development of innovative models of care in reproductive mental health.
Dr. Vigod is the principal investigator on a number of peer-reviewed grant-funded projects from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Physician Innovation Fund. She leads population-based studies focused on psychiatric, obstetrical and neonatal outcomes for women with serious mental illness in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has developed a patient decision aid to assist women with decisions regarding psychotropic medication use in pregnancy. She also has funding from the SickKids Foundation to evaluate transcranial direct current stimulation as a novel, non-invasive, non-drug treatment for depression in pregnancy.
Ross is a senior health sector engagement lead who offers strategic planning, stakeholder relations and public policy support with a particular focus on virtual care.
Beyond his work at WCH, Ross is a Principal at Santis Health, a public affairs firm that helps health care organizations solve complex challenges. Before joining Santis, Ross served as director of government affairs and corporate responsibility at AstraZeneca Canada and as the director of strategic partnerships at the MaRS Discovery District, where he led MaRS’ collaboration with all three levels of government and the not-for-profit sector.
He also spent five years living and working in Washington, DC – first at the Embassy of Canada and then as an economic consultant. Ross has an MBA from the University of Toronto, and an MPA and BAH from Queen’s University.
Ivy leverages her considerable health policy experience to offer health system expertise across a range of WIHV initiatives. She provides ad hoc support to WIHV’s IRAP program, a national consulting service for small to medium size health care enterprises, and ongoing advice related to WIHV’s advisory support for Ontario health providers and policymakers regarding digital health, system integration, and evaluation indicators. Ivy currently advises the leadership of North York General Hospital on their integrated care and OHT application.
From 2014 to 2019, Ivy served as Senior Policy Lead at WIHV where she led projects with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network) and oversaw the BeACCoN (Better Access and Care for Complex Needs) network, a federal initiative funded by CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) connecting research and evaluation to policy and practice to improve outcomes, quality and efficiency of care for high needs, high cost patients and their caregivers in the community.
Prior to her role at WIHV, Ivy spent several years as a civil servant in the Department of Health in the UK, and most recently was Head of Commissioning Policy and Incentives for the National Health Service (NHS) in London, England. Her focus was on funding reform, integrated care and financial incentives. Before working in health policy, Ivy was an IT consultant, specialising in financial services, and also worked as an Account Director in digital marketing and advertising.
Ivy holds a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, a Master of Public Affairs from L’Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a BA cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Denise is a retired consulting partner with over 35 years of experience directing strategy and policy and technology enabled transformation across North America. Denise has devoted most of her career to healthcare and has worked in and advised organizations across the continuum of care, from primary care providers, long term care, community hospitals, academic health science centres, and governments. She has a broad background in healthcare in multiple roles, as an employee, a management consultant, and board member. She continues to provide services to a wide array of organizations as an independent consultant.
At WIHV, Denise will provide mentorship and advisory services to new and emerging leaders as WIHV research and services evolve and expand.
Dr. Ibukun Abejirinde
Ibukun is a Scientist at WIHV where her research focuses on understanding and enabling the role of digital technologies in the quality and continuity of healthcare within Canada and globally. With a background in clinical medicine and global maternal health, she is interested in responsive health system solutions, quality and continuity of care. In her role at WIHV, she applies her skills and experience in digital innovations and theory-driven inquiry in proffering solutions on what the landscape of digital health systems should look like to ensure optimal care.
For her doctoral degree, she adopted realist methodology and critical inquiry to inform the use of clinical decision support systems in addressing access and quality of maternal care in low-resource settings. Her transdisciplinary approach is located at the nexus of systems thinking, theory-driven inquiry and implementation science. Using predominantly qualitative methods, Ibukun bridges theory and practice by developing and translating frameworks and scientific knowledge into practical evidence-based tools for health care actors, including policy makers.
In addition to her expertise in implementation and evaluation research, she brings experience working with international stakeholders including the World Health Organization, mentoring and supervising junior researchers, and a drive to inform policy, research and practice for health system strengthening. Dr. Abejirinde also holds a status position as an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Emily Nicholas Angl
Emily’s patient ‘journey’ has taken her through ER’s, OR’s, MRI’s and many acronyms in between. She brings together her broad range of personal, academic and research experience in her pursuit to understand and implement the concept of patient and public engagement healthcare. For over ten years, Emily has consulted on patient and family engagement with hospitals, government agencies, research institutes and other organizations across Canada. Her multiple advisory and board roles currently include The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Collection for Patient Oriented Research panel, Health Quality Ontario’s Health System Performance committee and The Patient Advisors Network (PAN). Emily also works as Director of Health Engagement and Communication with Reframe Health Lab where she specializes in bringing the patient perspective to RHL’s evidence-based approach to health and wellness communication.
Ravninder completed her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University where she has experience in quantitative research, mainly running randomized controlled trials with the Exercise Metabolism Research Group. She received her master’s in public health from Western University where she worked on a research project within the Department of Family Medicine investigating the connection between artificial intelligence and primary care challenges. During the pandemic, Ravninder has been working as a Community Health Ambassador to provide wraparound COVID-19 supports to high-risk neighbourhoods and support community members in getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
At WIHV, she is working with the team led by Dr. Noah Ivers to investigate the effect of a community-based patient outreach intervention on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Network Manager, Canadian Network for Digital Health Evaluation
Kyla is the network manager for the Canadian Network for Digital Health Evaluation (CNDHE). She was the first full-time WIHV staff to be hired when the Institute launched in July 2013 and has since then managed its growth into a core team of experts, innovators and researchers.
Prior to her work at Women’s College Hospital, she served for several years as an aide to Hillary Clinton in both her U.S. Senate office and as a national scheduler on the 2008 Presidential campaign. She has also worked in the national executive office of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and at the U.S. National Partnership for Women and Families. Kyla’s time in government and politics inform her approach to system change and her appreciation for the importance of high-functioning operations, both within and across organizations. Her cross-border health policy experience has inspired her to promote local health delivery innovation that can potentially scale up across varied health systems.
Kyla holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University where her research focus was around health policy, comparative health systems and women’s health. Her B.A. in Political Science is also from Columbia University, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of Emerging Health Leaders – Toronto chapter and volunteers as a health care career mentor to new Canadians through the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS).
Manager, Implementation Science
Beth oversees logistics, research governance, administration, and finance for a number of Dr. Noah Ivers’ projects at WIHV. These initiatives range from large multi-stream to multi-site projects, including the Interventions to Support Long-Term Adherence aNd Decrease Cardiovascular Events Post-Myocardial Infarction (ISLAND) clinical trial, to local projects based at Women's College Hospital Family Practice such as the Screen While You Wait study.
Her health research interests are multidisciplinary, and she has worked in a variety of research areas such as surgical safety, maternal and neonatal health, and adolescent obesity. She is motivated by working with people like Dr. Ivers and organisations like WIHV, who continually strive to innovate within health care and seek to discover novel methods to improve delivery.
Beth gained significant health research experience while working in the U.K. There she worked with three research programs at the University of Oxford (including her most recent position as Trial Manager for SIFT, a multi-country clinical trial), and one at University College London (UCL). She has an MSc in Global Health from the University of Oxford, a BA in Health from Queen’s University, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.
Zachary is a biostatistician at WIHV. His main role involves the measurement and evaluation of Choosing Wisely Canada – a national campaign dedicated to engaging doctors and patients in the reduction of unnecessary tests and procedures. In this role, Zach is responsible for quantifying changes in the rates of commonly overused tests and procedures and determining the degree of observed impact that campaigns like Choosing Wisely Canada have had in reducing them. He also advises on study design and statistical analysis for a number of WIHV projects.
Zach received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Saskatchewan, where his coursework focused on Biostatistics and Epidemiology. During his Masters, he worked with the Lung Association of Saskatchewan on initiatives related to tobacco control. In his practicum, he both collected and interpreted scientific evidence on flavoured additives, suggesting a link between the appeal and addictiveness of tobacco products in youth. As part of his research, he presented evidence and legislative recommendations to Members of Legislative Assembly in Regina. Zach also has a B.HSc. with a specialization in Biology from Western University.
BiostatisticianCherry is a biostatistician at WIHV. Her role focuses on work from the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign, where she is involved in the measurement and evaluation aspect for projects aimed at reducing the utilization of unnecessary medical tests and treatments.
She completed a MSc degree in Epidemiology from McGill University, where her thesis work involved identifying trajectories of health and social services utilization among homeless Canadians with mental illness and assessing the effects of participant baseline characteristics as well as the Housing First intervention on service use patterns. She also graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University.
Joseph is a research assistant at WIHV in the Health Systems and Policy Innovation work stream. He is also a PhD student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto, where his work explores the normative foundations of data, digital health, and design. Fundamentally, his work at IHPME and WIHV seeks to advance both theoretical and practical insights aimed at ensuring that data-intensive and advanced digital technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT), contribute to a better health care system for all.
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from X University, and Master of Science in from the University of Toronto.
Jane provides administrative support to Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya and Dr. Noah Ivers. Prior to joining WCH, she worked in fundraising at St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and coordinated daily operations in PHCRI/UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation as well as the RI-MUHC.
Jane holds a BA (Hons) from York University and an AA from OCAD University with a focus on curatorial practice and culture & expression. She is a volunteer at the AGO, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Musée des beaux-arts Montréal as well as ambassador for Artists Without Borders, Nuit Blanche, and MUTEK Montréal.
Jamie Fujioka works with a number of investigators to execute health services research and quality improvement studies. Her work primarily focuses on investigating the utility of virtual care within the hospital and in external community settings.
Recognizing the potential of virtual care to broaden the reach of health services without compromising quality or increasing system-level costs, Jamie works closely with other WIHV team members and partner organizations to implement and evaluate digital health solutions.
Jamie joined WIHV after completing her Master of Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Prior to beginning her graduate work, Jamie completed a B.Sc from the University of British Columbia and a B.Comm from McGill University. With a breadth of experience, Jamie’s research training has focused on diverse areas including health services research, clinical research and global health. Her experience builds on her strong research passion for the social determinants of health and breaking down systemic barriers to care with the overarching goal of re-imagining a more inclusive and equitable health system.
Dara holds a Master's in Public Health at the University of Toronto where her focus was around health promotion and health policy. She has also completed a certificate in mobile health technologies (mHealth) from TechChange. Her prior research experience ranges from work with Dignitas International, a scientific research organization, to her time at Ambience Data, a health-technology start-up where she oversaw health research and knowledge production. Previously, Dara also worked in Antigua on HIV programming and sat on the Board of Directors of the Interagency Coalition of AIDS and Development (ICAD). She is presently on a steering committee to develop a resource on mobile phones in HIV prevention and care with ICAD.
At WIHV Dara works on policy research activities related to Ontario's Patients First Bill, including co-organizing a stakeholder symposium and conducting knowledge translation activities regarding this policy; undertaking a knowledge synthesis on how the quality of mobile health apps are evaluated; and supporting the development of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a platform for policy researchers to promote evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Dara approaches health systems and policy solutions from a social determinants of health and equity lens, with a view to ensuring that all patients can access necessary services barrier-free.
Emily is a Research Assistant working with the Virtual Care team at WIHV. In her role, she is involved in several projects focused on the implementation and evaluation of health system innovations and virtual care for quality improvement. With this work, Emily is interested in applying her research and analytic skills to improve health care accessibility and equity.
Emily is also a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Emily’s doctoral research focuses on determinants to reduce musculoskeletal disability and health inequities in the population. Emily holds a Master of Science in Public Health and Health Systems and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Psychology, both from the University of Waterloo.
Bilal is a research assistant working with the Virtual Care program at WIHV. Bilal supports the evaluation of virtual care provided in primary and acute care settings in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also provides project management and research support to the South Asian COVID-19 taskforce that aims to advocate for and increase awareness of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on South Asian communities. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Health Services Research from the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Bilal’s doctoral research focuses on tracking clinical outcomes of offenders with mental illnesses post-release from correctional settings and evaluating a complex mental health intervention provided to offenders in two correctional centres in Ontario using a mixed-methods approach.
Prior to joining WIHV, Bilal obtained an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from Ontario Tech University. He then went on to receive a Master of Public Health specializing in Epidemiology, where his thesis work examined the association of post-traumatic stress disorder among a multi-ethnic cohort of stroke patients and medication adherence. After completing his MPH, Bilal worked as a research associate at Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SEHC), where he worked on various research projects including a scoping review on models of dementia care, co-designing tools to strengthen partnerships between caregivers of people living with dementia and care providers, and evaluating a palliative approach to care course for social workers supporting structurally vulnerable populations. After his time at SEHC, Bilal worked as a research analyst for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the education department, where he developed and implemented evaluation survey tools for hospital-wide mental health initiatives and training provided to external stakeholders.
Vanessa is a research assistant working on the virtual care portfolio at WIHV and supports projects within the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation. She is also part of the Women’s Virtual Evaluation team which assesses virtual care solutions within Women’s College Hospital to identify areas of improvement. Vanessa has a keen interest in leveraging innovative models of virtual care to improve the delivery of equitable, patient-centred care.
Vanessa holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Global Health and Biology from the University of Toronto. She joined WIHV as a summer student in 2019 which sparked her interest in optimizing digital health tools to improve the coordination of care across Ontario. Prior to joining WIHV, she worked at the Research and Innovation department at George Brown College coordinating Tri-Council grant applications and overseeing social innovation projects.
Natasha is an implementation specilaist at WIHV, working on the Health Systems Evaluation and Implementation Science teams. Her primary role is the coordination of a series of eHealth trials focused on Proactive, Personalized Self-management and Decision Support (PPDS) for primary care providers and their patients. These trials include Screening While You Wait for Physical Activity and Tobacco/Alcohol Use, and Proactive, Personalized Postpartum Mental Healthcare (P3MH). Natasha also works on qualitative reviews and supports research for the Ontario Health Implementation Laboratory (OHIL).
Prior to joining WIHV, Natasha worked in the banking industry, conducting competitor analyses and exploring technological innovations abroad. More recently, she conceptualized a project focused on the intersectionality of migration experiences and diabetes in the Sri Lankan immigrant population, using grounded theory. Natasha’s research interests are multifaceted, from the level of individual behaviour change and its impacts on quality of care, to healthcare innovation at the community, organization and policy levels. She is an advocate for integrated knowledge translation in healthcare research, to improve the uptake of findings to relevant policymakers and knowledge users.
Natasha holds a Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Global Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Currently, she is a part-time doctoral student in the Health Services Research stream at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Leah works on the virtual care portfolio at WIHV. Her current projects focus primarily on improving successful digital health innovation and implementation across the province of Ontario. She is interested in how streamlined processes can be developed in the design, evaluation and implementation of digital health technologies. Some of her projects include coordinating the WIHV-IRAP consultation program for small to medium size enterprises and the quality improvement ethics review process (the APQIP process) at Women’s College Hospital.
Leah holds a BSc (Honours) from Queen's University in Life Sciences with a Specialization in Public Health Sciences. Prior to working at Women's College Hospital, she worked in health policy research and health sciences education at Queen's University, with a particular focus on international comparative analyses of Ontario's health technology assessment processes.
Meagan is a Research Coordinator with the Implementation Science team at WIHV. She is involved in supporting the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) project specifically focusing on antibiotic prescribing in primary care. Meagan also provides data management and coordination support for Dr. Noah Ivers’ Audit and Feedback Systematic Cochrane review.
Meagan joins WIHV with a diverse research portfolio, including gynecology and obstetrics research at St. Michael’s Hospital, math pedagogy research at the Trent Mathematics Education Research Collaborative, and mental health research at the Trent University Psychopathology Lab. Meagan holds an Honor’s Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Bachelor degree in Education from Trent University, as well as a certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics from Ryerson University. She is particularly interested in machine learning, and focused her data analytics capstone project on creating decision trees and random forest models on a social psychology dataset.
Scientific Lead, Office of Spread and Scale
Celia Laur is the scientific lead of the Office of Spread and Scale at WIHV. She is involved in a series of qualitative projects exploring physicians’ antibiotic and opioid prescribing practices in Ontario in an effort to inform upcoming interventions and behaviour change in practice. Celia has a keen interest in implementation science/practice, quality improvement, and how to sustain and spread successful changes within various healthcare settings and across topic areas.
Celia completed her PhD at the University of Waterloo in the School of Public Health and Health Systems under the supervision of Professor Heather Keller. Her work focused on understanding healthcare professionals’ perspectives on implementing, spreading and sustaining nutrition care activities in hospitals across Canada. To apply the lessons learned to another context, she has also explored how Family Health Teams started to set up nutrition screening. Celia is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist in the UK, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Life Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She completed her BSc Honours in Health Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Southampton, UK.
Rebecca leads virtual care projects, evaluating their effectiveness and implementation into practice. Her role at WIHV involves consulting stakeholders from government organizations, hospitals, and private sector companies on various digital health products/services to enhance quality improvement. Rebecca is interested in applying her research and analytical skills to improve patient engagement in patient-provider communication, and in accessible and equitable digital health solutions to improve quality of care.
Rebecca completed her PhD in Health Promotion at Western University. Her PhD work focused on assessing the needs of those undergoing bariatric surgery from the perspectives of patients and providers. Prior to joining WIHV, Rebecca completed a CIHR-Health System Impact Fellowship at Region of Peel Public Health and Amaris Consulting. At Peel, she provided research and policy expertise to support maternal and infant health programs and services. At Amaris, Rebecca lead real-world evidence projects, value communication, and evidence synthesis to support clients in strategic market access. She also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Kristi Adamo, researching pregnancy-related health behaviours and digital health tools to support early years obesity prevention.
Megan works closely with partners including the Ontario Telemedicine Network to test the value of telehomecare in mental health. At the onset, she supported the project’s launch and is helping to recruit study participants.
Her experience in health innovation began in her Master’s thesis and practicum, where she explored art therapy as a pedagogical approach to teaching nursing theory and research into conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Megan was also a volunteer who helped launch an art installation at Sunnybrook Hospital on patients experiences with technology in open heart surgery.
Marlena Dang Nguyen
Marlena Dang Nguyen is a research coordinator with the Implementation Science team at WIHV. Marlena joins WIHV with a diverse research portfolio, including critical pedagogical research at the University of Toronto, mental health research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and harm reduction education research with the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). More recently, she contributed to the coordination of intervention and health services research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, aimed at increasing healthcare providers’ effectiveness and improving patients’ and caregivers’ experiences.
Marlena holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Justice (Equities Studies) from the University of Toronto. Her interest lies at the intersections of critical social, race and disability theory which she leverages when thinking through “what works and for whom” as it pertains to institutional and organizational structures and systems such as healthcare.
Catherine is a core research coordinator in the Health Systems Evaluation team at WIHV. She helps to carry out a series of projects for Ontario Health Implementation Laboratory (OHIL) - a partnership with Health Quality Ontario that seeks to develop and evaluate system-wide quality improvement activities.
Prior to joining WIHV, Catherine’s research focus was on mood disorders and suicide. Since joining WIHV, she has developed a keen interest in understanding current health practices and systems, and the role of design in supporting both health care and public health. She hopes to create innovative and sustainable solutions to solve health-system problems.
Catherine comes to WIHV with a Specialized Honours BA in Psychology from York University and is pursuing her PhD in Health Services Research at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
Geneviève is a registered nurse who has master (Université de Montréal) and doctoral (Université Laval) degrees in nursing. As part of her doctoral training, Geneviève conducted two systematic reviews of systematic reviews to synthesize the evidence on the effects of information and communication technologies and e-learning on nursing care. In addition, her thesis focused on developing and assessing the acceptability of a virtual patient simulation to improve nurses’ relational skills with patients. The development, implementation and evaluation of digital and non-digital behaviour-change interventions at the patients and healthcare workers’ levels are of particular interest to Geneviève.
In her role at WIHV, Geneviève will be working closely with Dr. Laura Desveaux to lead part of a CIHR-funded study identifying the modifiable factors (i.e. individual, team, and organizational factors) that may influence variations in care within general internal medicine departments. She will also be working with Dr. Noah Ivers to support an update of the Audit and Feedback Cochrane review, with an emphasis on understanding the impact of audit and feedback strategies for nurses.
Marianne is a Research Coordinator and Registered Nurse. Her current project at WIHV focuses on applying behavioural change techniques to physician targeted material and process evaluations of complex interventions. She is currently working on this project under the supervision of WIHV Innovation Fellow Dr. Noah Ivers.
As a nurse, Marianne practiced across the health care system primarily in the area of mental health and psycho-geriatrics in acute care, community outreach, and emergency services. Her additional research interests include care transitions, health equity, care of older adults, maternal health, and health services research.
Marianne enjoys applying qualitative methods to the study of a variety of health-related topics and has being doing so since her undergraduate training at Ryerson University. Her Master’s in Nursing degree focused on the health needs of persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses.
Dr. Ambreen Sayani
Postdoctoral Fellow – CIHR Patient-Oriented Research, Leadership Stream
Ambreen is passionate about advocating for patient’s rights and has carried out both bench and bedside cancer research to improve treatment and provide socially-just care. She has held leadership roles across multiple healthcare industries and has consulted for private-sector organizations and governments.
At present, Ambreen’s research is focused on the interface between social and health equity, and its implications for cancer risk, treatment and survival. She has presented at numerous conferences in Canada and internationally, has several peer-reviewed publications, and has received both leadership and research awards. Together with a patient partner, Ambreen has co-initiated Equity-Mobilizing Partnerships in Community (EMPaCT) a co-designed engagement model to build equitable patient partnerships. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and a Community Ambassador for the Region of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Charter.
Ambreen is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded Research Fellowship in Patient-Oriented research at Women’s College Hospital and is a Research Affiliate at the MAP-Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital.
Huda is currently a PhD student studying health services research at University of Toronto’s IHPME under Dr. Andrea Tricco. After completing her MSc in population health from the University of Waterloo (UW), she worked as a research assistant at UW’s School of Pharmacy. Through this opportunity, she gained experience in pharmacoepidemiology and qualitative analyses.
For her PhD thesis, she is undertaking a mixed methods project to better incorporate social justice in research design. Huda is passionate about health equity, improving health services delivery, and knowledge translation. At WIHV, she is excited to join the implementation science team under Dr. Noah Ivers to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Simone is a research assistant at WIHV and the Network Manager for the provincial BeACCoN (Better Access and Care for Complex Needs) network. Currently, she is part of the evaluation team working under Dr. Jay Shaw charged with evaluating a new integrated care model in Toronto. Simone’s other projects include health policy research in the area of patient-generated health data.
Simone holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. After she completed her Masters in Public Health at Western University, she became interested in the health care system and the policies and inequities that affect it. Before joining WIHV, Simone worked at Jack.org, a non-profit mental health organization focused on training and empowering young people to revolutionize mental health. It is there where her interest in evaluation began and the inspiration for her continued work in evaluation and support for patient-centred care models.
Jay Shaw is a scientist at WIHV. His research brings insights from the social sciences to key topics in health services and policy. More specifically, he looks at how and why changes in health care are implemented in Canada and abroad. Jay has a particular interest in comparative health systems research to understand innovations in health policy and to identify strategies for the successful implementation of research and policy. Jay’s interdisciplinary research is currently focused on the implementation of health system innovations such as virtual care technologies and new models of integrated care.
Jay has expertise in qualitative research methodologies, and is an Academic Fellow with the University of Toronto’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ). He is trained as a physiotherapist with experience primarily in the home healthcare sector, and maintains close links with the home care community through his position as a senior research consultant with VHA Home Health Care.
Jay actively collaborates with researchers at the University of Toronto, Universite de Sherbrooke, Universite de Montreal, and the University of Oxford. He has held Fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Health Care, Technology, and Place program at the University of Toronto.
Jennifer completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation used mixed-methods to explore decision making and responses related to receiving uncertain genetic results. She received her MPH from the Hebrew University and worked at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. At the Brookdale Institute, she worked on studies concerning dementia and palliative care and helped to develop and write a national dementia strategy for Israel.
At WHIV, Jennifer will be working on a multimethod project, informed by user experience design to develop a surveillance system for childhood cancer survivors who are at risk for late-term effects. Her research interests relate to how multimethod projects and behaviourally informed design can contribute to the triple aim – improve health, better patient experiences and system sustainability.
Thivja is a research assistant at WIHV and works with the implementation science team. She obtained an Honours Bachelor degree in Health Studies with co-op at the University of Waterloo and went on to receive a Masters of Public Health at Queen’s University. Her co-op and practicum placements peaked her interest in the field of health services and community-based research.
She is a part of the Proactive, Personalized Decision Support and self-management (PPDS) and the Ontario Health Implementation Laboratory (OHIL) research programs. She plays a key role in recruitment for a large family practice as part of the PPDS program and conducts data management for PPDS. Within the SPOR iCT stream of work, Thivja is helping conduct qualitative analyses for a project aiming to reduce antibiotic prescribing in long-term care. During her time at WIHV she hopes to continue contributing to research that facilitates good quality and effective care for individuals and communities.
Vess is a research lead, leading a number of implementation and evaluation projects in the field of virtual healthcare using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her projects involve partnerships with hospitals, government organizations, and private sector companies who aim to develop viable digital health solutions. She is interested in understanding what factors determine the successful integration of technologies in the healthcare system.
Vess completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Neuroscience at University of Toronto. She has also worked as a research fellow at the University of Ottawa and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital.
Mina is a WIHV Scientist, pharmacoepidemiologist and pharmacist. He is also an assistant professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, investigator with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) and ICES adjunct scientist.
He completed a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Toronto and previously completed a Masters in Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Tennessee, and a Doctor of Pharmacy at Albany College of Pharmacy. He also completed a pharmacy residency in Drug Information and Health Outcomes at the University of Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mina’s research interests lie in developing real-world evidence to inform provincial and national drug policy and the post-marketing surveillance of medications. He has a keen interest in leveraging big data to answer important healthcare questions. Specifically, he is driven to ensure the appropriate and safe use of medications and the sustainability of public drug programs.
Kelly is a research assistant at WIHV and works for the implementation science team. Her role is to support the Proactive, Personalized Self-Management and Decision Support program.
Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a Health Informatics Option at the University of Waterloo. She is currently completing her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is interested in leveraging artificial intelligence equitably to improve patient care and population health.
Alana is a Research Coordinator for the Virtual Health team and the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation (CDHE) where she helps oversee daily operations and liaises with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders. She has an MSc in Rehabilitation Science as part of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and an Honours BSc Double Major in Biology and Psychology from Western University.
Prior to joining WIHV, Alana was a Research Coordinator at eHealth Innovation for both the diabetes and heart failure research portfolios where she coordinated multi-site clinical trials and contributed to the design of a patient engagement platform and healthcare smartphone applications. She has an interest in knowledge translation and hopes to help improve the general population’s awareness and understanding of important health initiatives and innovations.
Denis is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Manager of Quality Improvement Decision Support Partnership supporting multiple primary health care providers (HCPs) across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In addition to his clinical practice, he has dedicated his career to facilitating the Health System Transformation in Ontario. Denis is passionate about improving the health outcome of Ontarians through evidence-based clinical practice, data-driven decision-making, integrated and coordinated patient care and more.
Currently, Denis is the Vice-President the College of Dietitians of Ontario. He has served as the Acting Chair of Dietitians of Canada Ontario Family Health Teams Network and the Lead of Diabetes Community of Practice at the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO). Denis was recently awarded the Member Recognition Award (Leadership) by Dietitians of Canada and the Preceptor Award of Excellence by Brescia University College.
Denis holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Nutrition and Food, a Master of Science degree in Human Health and Nutritional Science and a Master of Applied Nutrition degree in Dietetics.
Manger, Virtual Care
Ena is the Manager, Virtual Care for WIHV and the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation. In this role, she manages a continuum of services from market entry consulting to large scale evaluations, and liaises with a number of partner organizations both provincially and nationally.
Previously, Ena worked at Sun Life Financial in several roles over 6.5 years. Mostly recently, she was a Product Manager for Digital Health Solutions, where she led the identification and delivery of innovative product opportunities in the digital health space.
Ena holds an MHSc in Health Administration from the University of Toronto at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She also holds an iBBA (with Distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Camille is a evaluation specialist working on the Implementation Science team. Alongside the Canadian Cancer Society and Public Health Agency of Canada, she is working to develop and implement a multi-site evaluation of a chronic disease prevention and management program that leverages peer health coaching for women. Previously, as a postdoctoral fellow at WIHV, she co-led virtual healthcare projects focused on evaluation and implementation. In this role she collaborated with stakeholders from healthcare delivery organizations, private sector companies, and public sector organizations who had developed products or processes for virtual care or digital health. Broadly, she is interested in combining her research skills with experience in clinical engineering and health professions education to make contributions to the design and delivery of effective, efficient, and equitable health and wellness services.
Camille has a master’s degree in clinical engineering and a doctoral degree in rehabilitation science with a specialization in movement science. During her doctoral training she also completed fellowships at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education and the Women’s College Hospital Centre for Ambulatory Care Education.