McMaster Health Forum | Our People

The Forum brings together a talented and diverse group of staff, collaborators, students and others committed to improving health outcomes through collective problem-solving. Connect with us by emailing or find our personal contact information in our profiles.

Core team

The Forum supports health-system leaders and citizens around the world who want to use the best available research evidence to strengthen health systems and get the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them. Now with Forum+ we’ll be doing this in the area of social systems as well. Our core team leads and supports this work.

ForumLab team

The ForumLab undertakes cutting edge research and research synthesis about how to support the use of research evidence in health systems, and it trains students and researchers to undertake such work. In addition to members of the Forum’s core team, the ForumLab team includes many collaborating investigators and talented students.



GSO awardees

Awardees - 2024

Awardees - 2023

Awardees - 2022

  • Jaclyn Holdsworth

    Queen Elizabeth Scholar in Strengthening Health and Social Systems (2023) and GSO awardee in Developing Skilled Future Leaders in Strengthening Health and Social Systems

Queen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health and Social Systems

Our Queen Elizabeth Scholars contribute to the strengthening of health and social systems and become part of our large and growing network of health- and social-system leaders. Find out about the type of work our Queen Elizabeth Scholars engage in, or learn how to apply to become a Queen Elizabeth Scholar.

Scholars - 2023

Scholars - 2022

Scholars - 2019

Scholars - 2018

Scholars - 2017

Scholars - 2016

Forum adjunct faculty and visiting leaders

Adjunct faculty

Working with the McMaster Health Forum are leaders in the fields of evidence synthesis, knowledge translation, stakeholder and citizen dialogues, and human communication, among other fields. Our adjunct faculty members are some of McMaster's world-renowned faculty.

Adjunct faculty alumni

Visiting leaders

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Visiting leaders alumni

Are you interested in working with our leading experts in supporting evidence-informed decision-making? Contact us at to find out more about opportunities to collaborate with and learn from the McMaster Health Forum team.

Our past visiting leaders have come from around the world, offering unique perspectives from both academic and public policy arenas. 

Fellows (alumni)

Our Fellows Program allowed McMaster students to study while also participating actively in the Forum. Fellows were exposed to influential doers and thinkers, contributed to Forum products and events, and completed an internship in a government ministry or an international agency such as the World Health Organization. Learn more about our Fellowship program.

Fellows 2015 - 2016

Fellows 2014 - 2015

Fellows 2013 - 2014

Fellows 2012 - 2013

Fellows 2011 - 2012

Fellows 2011

Fellows 2010 - 2011

Fellows 2009 - 2010

Fellows 2009

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