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Even a modest reduction in kidney function increases health risks in young adults Even a modest reduction in kidney function increases health risks in young adults
June 23, 2023 - A study of more than 8 million adults in Ontario, Canada suggests that even a modest loss of kidney function is associated with increased health risks. The study, published in The BMJ, could lead to better approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease
Predicting Parkinson’s: mathematical model could help with earlier diagnosis and treatment Predicting Parkinson’s: mathematical model could help with earlier diagnosis and treatment
September 23, 2022 - An innovative mathematical model developed by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital could one day help with the prevention and early treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to increased risk of preterm birth
June 19, 2019 - Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO, BORN Ontario and the University of Ottawa have conducted one of the largest studies to date on the effect of cannabis use during pregnancy. They found that reported cannabis use during pregnancy was associa
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Addison, Christina
PhD
Senior Scientist
(CR)
Bone and joint degeneration, Cancer, Lung cancer, Lung disease, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Arnone, Danilo
MD, PhD, FRCPsych
Clinician Investigator
(NS)
Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Biomarkers, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Neuro-stimulation, Psychology, Public health
Austin, Michael
MD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(ACR)
Asthma, Cardiac arrest, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes, Pain, Population health, Stroke Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Palliative care, Risk assessment
Black, Amanda
MD, MPH, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health promotion, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Bose, Gauruv
MD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(NS)
Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Multiple sclerosis Artificial intelligence and data science, Biomarkers, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health economics
Breau, Rodney
MD
Scientist
(ACR)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Prostate cancer Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Patient decision aids, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Castellucci, Lana
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Scientist
(ICD)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Patient engagement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Dennis, Kristopher
MD FRCPC PhD
Clinician Investigator
(CR)
Cancer, Colorectal cancer, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Gastric cancer, Liver cancer, Pain, Pancreatic cancer Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Palliative care, Pragmatic trials, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
El-Chaar, Darine
MD, FRCSC, Msc
Scientist
(ICD)
Autoimmune disease, COVID-19, Diabetes, Infectious disease, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Fahed, Robert
MD MSc
Associate Scientist
(NS)
Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage Biostatistics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Imaging, Pragmatic trials, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Systematic reviews
Fergusson, Dean
PhD, MHA, FCAHS
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, COVID-19, Kidney disease, Septic shock, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical trials, Health services research, Health technology, Patient engagement, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Translational research, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Health research methods, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(ICD)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Health in older peoples, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Imaging, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Hundemer, Gregory
MD, MPH
Associate Scientist
(ICD)
Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cohort studies
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Maternal and fetal health, Mental health, Population health, Suicide, Cancer Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(ICD)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Lavallee, Luke
MDCM, MSc, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Cancer, Kidney disease, Population health, Prostate cancer Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient decision aids, Quality Improvement, Surgery, Systematic reviews
MacPherson, Paul
PhD, MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(MIR)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Sexually transmitted infections Behaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
McIsaac, Daniel
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(ACR)
Aging, Frailty, Health in older peoples, Pain, Population health Anesthesiology, Artificial intelligence and data science, Big data, Biostatistics, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health services research, Patient engagement, Peri-operative medicine, Public health, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment, Surgery, Systematic reviews
Morgan, Scott
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(CR)
Bladder cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Prostate cancer Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Imaging, Systematic reviews
Murthy, Sanjay
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(ICD)
Colorectal cancer, Crohn's, Gastrointestinal disease, Inflammatory bowel syndrome Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health services research
Pakhale, Smita
MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epi & Biostat)
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
COVID-19, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Lung disease, Sickle cell anemia Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health services research, Patient engagement, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Artificial intelligence and data science, Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Rodger, Marc
MD
Senior Scientist Affiliate
(ACR)
Pregnancy, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Women's health Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(NS)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Chronic disease, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Sickle cell anemia, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Behaviour, Biostatistics, Cancer biotherapeutics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Schlossmacher, Michael
MD, DABPN, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(NS)
Aging, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic disease, Crohn's, Dementia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Dementia, Parkinson's Basic research, Biomarkers, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Risk assessment, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Seely, Jean
MDCM, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(CR)
Breast cancer, Cancer, Health equity, Population health, Women's health Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Health technology, Imaging, Patient engagement, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surgery
Siegal, Deborah
MD MSc FRCPC
Scientist
(ICD)
Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
Solmi, Marco
MD, PhD, Psychiatrist
Clinician Investigator
(NS)
Addiction, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Dementia, Depression, Mental health, Schizophrenia, Suicide Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Neuro-stimulation, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Sood, Manish
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Pharmacology, Prevention
Taljaard, Monica
PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Biostatistics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Quality Improvement
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, COVID-19, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Vaillancourt, Christian
MD, MSc, FRCPC, CSPQ
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Cardiac arrest, Heart disease, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Public health, Quality Improvement, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Walker, Mark
MD, FRCPC, MSc, MScHCM
Senior Scientist
(ACR)
Global health, Health equity, Infertility, Maternal and fetal health, Newborn and child health, Population health, Pregnancy, Women's health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Quality Improvement, Rapid reviews, Risk assessment, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Zimmerman, Deborah
MD
Scientist
(ICD)
Frailty, Kidney disease Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews