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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 forum@mcmaster.ca 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.

Affaf Ahtisham

Lead Developer, Health and Social Systems Evidence

Amanda Hammill

Lead, Evaluations

Brittany Dinallo

Lead, Marketing Strategy

Cristina Mattison

Scientific Lead, Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Analysis

François-Pierre Gauvin

Senior Scientific Lead, Citizen Engagement and Evidence Curation

Heather Bullock

Co-Lead, Evidence Synthesis

Ileana Ciurea

Senior Advisor, Strategy, Collaborations and Innovation

James McKinlay

Senior Lead, Programs

John Lavis

Director

Julie Baird

Lead, Operations and Executive Assistant to the Director

Kaelan Moat

Managing Director

Kerry Waddell

Co-Lead Evidence Synthesis

Mike Wilson

Assistant Director

Sarah Holden

Lead, Special Projects

Steven Lott

Senior Lead, Communications

Impact Lab team

The McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab 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 Impact Lab team includes many collaborating investigators and talented students.

Investigators

Elizabeth Alvarez

Investigator

Fadi El-Jardali

Investigator

Greg Stoddart

Investigator Emeritus

Moriah Ellen

Investigator

Students

Ahmad Khalid

PhD Student and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Ahmed Belal

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Ahmednur Ali

PhD Student and Research Assistant

André Zida

PhD Candidate

Benard Miregwa

PhD Student and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Boniface Mutatina

PhD Candidate and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Ekwaro Obuku

PhD Candidate

Heather Bullock

Co-Lead, Evidence Synthesis

Hussam Albugami

PhD Student

Jaime Ardila

PhD Candidate

Kassu Gurmu

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Marcela Vélez

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Maria Bargeman

PhD Candidate

Michael Scarpitti

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Mohammad Kibria

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Pierre Ongolo-Zogo

PhD Candidate

Qi Wang

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Rhona Mijumbi

PhD Candidate

Sultana Al-Sabahi

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Fellows

Our Fellows Program allows McMaster students to study while also participating actively in the Forum. Fellows are exposed to influential doers and thinkers, contribute to Forum products and events, and complete an internship in a government ministry or an international agency such as the World Health Organization. Interested in applying for a Fellowship? Learn how.

Fanny Cheng

Queen Elizabeth Scholar and Fellow

Puru Panchal

Fellow

Malcolm Hartman

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Padmaja Sreeram

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Fellows 2015 - 2016

Ben Li

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Matthew Hughsam

Adjunct Faculty and Instructor, global health courses

Fellows 2014 - 2015

Hark Randhawa

Mathura Mahendren

Fellows 2013 - 2014

Cheryl Young

Zain Rizvi

Fellows 2012 - 2013

Emily Milko

Sherna Tamboly

Fellows 2011 - 2012

Ariela Rozenek

Harrison Niznick

Fellows 2011

Justin Neves

Margherita Cina

Fellows 2010 - 2011

Ahmad AlKhatib

Theresa Tang

Fellows 2009 - 2010

Ameya Bopardikar

Ben McCutchen

Fellows 2009

Ali Hamandi

Andrew Cheung

Lindsay Fleming

Tyler Law

Queen Elizabeth Scholars in Strengthening Health Systems

Our Queen Elizabeth Scholars contribute to the strengthening of health systems and become part of our large and growing network of health-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.

Abeera Shahid

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Abirami Kirubarajan

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Aditya Nidumolu

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Ahmad Khalid

PhD Student and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Alex Dragoman

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Alexandra Kilian

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Anson Cheung

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Ben Li

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Benard Miregwa

PhD Student and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Bolade Shipeolu

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Boniface Mutatina

PhD Candidate and Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Cameron Taheri

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Chloe Gao

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Christopher Galano

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Daniel Lu

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Eilish Scallan

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Elysia Grose

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Fanny Cheng

Queen Elizabeth Scholar and Fellow

Inna Berditchevskaia

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Jean (Zhuo Jing) Wang

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Jessica Jacob

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Joycelyne Ewusie

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Kristy Yiu

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Lucshman Raveendran

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Malcolm Hartman

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Matthew Yau

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Michael Parvizian

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Mobeen Mubasher

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Nicola Gailits

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Orezioghene Akporuno

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Padmaja Sreeram

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Peter Malik

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Rhonda Boateng

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Seana Adams

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Shawn Khan

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Sung Min (Steven) Cho

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Tahmina Shamsheri

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Tereza Zetko

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Vishwathsen Karthikeyan

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Yung Lee

Queen Elizabeth Scholar

Forum 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.

Julia Abelson

Adjunct Faculty and Advisor, citizen engagement

Matthew Hughsam

Adjunct Faculty and Instructor, global health courses

Michel Grignon

Adjunct Faculty and Advisor, Social Systems Evidence

Parminder Raina

Adjunct Faculty

Steven Hoffman

Adjunct Faculty

Visiting leaders

Are you interested in working with our leading experts in supporting evidence-informed decision-making? Contact us at forum@mcmaster.ca 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. 

Carlos Pinzón-Flórez

Deputy Director of Health Technology Assessment

Claire Harris

Director

Cristian Herrera

Final year medical student

Fadi El-Jardali

Investigator

Pierre Ongolo-Zogo

PhD Candidate

Tomas Pantoja

Assistant Professor

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