Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Suzanne Tough 's research on maternal health has led to fundamental changes in prenatal care, and clinical practice. She leads the innovative All Our Babies/Families study; a cohort of over 3000 families followed prospectively for 10 years resulting in a changed understanding of the relationship between early life events, mental health and long-term outcomes. She is a leader in translating evidence to practice, longitudinal research, and mental health. She is a Professor in the Cummings School of Medicine and has held leadership roles as a Scientific Director and Policy Fellow. She has ...


Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. John C. Spence spends most of his time relaxing in the Sedentary Living Laboratory in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta where he is a Professor and Vice Dean. He has expertise in the area of behavioural medicine and research methods. His research focuses on both the benefits and determinants of physical activity and how physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are related to obesity. Dr. Spence has studied the broad social determinants (e.g., SES) and population physical activity patterns. More recently, he has focused on (a) the physical ...


John Wallace has made important contributions to understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding caused by aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These are widely used drugs, particularly for treating arthritis, but their adverse effects are common and severe. Based on his mechanistic studies, he has designed and developed new hydrogen sulfide-releasing anti-inflammatory drugs that do not produce ulcers or bleeding, and is similarly working on novel drugs for the treatment of other inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ...


Professor, Dept. Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

International expert on health services research methodology who pioneers innovative programs for analyzing big health data. His contributions have improved optimal use of big data in numerous health research studies worldwide to advance science and discovery, and change research practice in the use of health data. In 2014 and 2015, he was designated one of the most highly cited researchers in the world (top 1%) by Thomson Reuters. Hude leads Alberta's Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Methods Platform and directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in ...


Professor and Associate Director; Research, Dalhousie University

Ingrid Sketris is a Professor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University. She was President of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and is a fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is one of 12 chairs funded by CHSRF/CIHR as part of the Capacity for Applied Developmental Research and Evaluation in Health Services program. Her research involves examining approaches to increase the uptake of evidence-based drug therapies and the effectiveness of policy levers used by pharmacare programs to provide effective and affordable ...


Distinguished ProfessorEmerita, University of Saskatchewan

One of Canada's leading nutrition scholars and an internationally recognized authority on vitamin D and calcium supplementation. For over 40 years, Dr. Whiting has conducted research on dietary influences of bone health, effectiveness of nutrient supplements and calcium and vitamin D status. She has served on internationally significant boards and panels such the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labelling and the North American Dietary Supplements Advisory Board. She received the Canadian Nutrition Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. ...


Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships, University of Calgary

Dr. David Nicholas is a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. His research focuses on chronic health conditions and neurodevelopmental disability, including autism. This work substantively addresses transition into adulthood, family support, parenting, service access, and family-centred care. Dr. Nicholas has published over 180 peer reviewed articles and has given over 400 presentations to Canadian and international audiences. Dr. Nicholas has received multiple awards for his research and teaching.


Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Dr. Margaret Penning examines aging, health and health care, and focuses particularly on social inequality and vulnerability on the one hand and family ties and relationships, caregiving, home and long-term care, and health care policy on the other. She takes a broad perspective, and advances both theoretically relevant and applied research across disciplines and in collaborative community-based contexts. Her research and outreach have improved health care for vulnerable people both directly and through policy changes across Canada.


Professor and Associate Dean Academic, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Walter Siqueira is a dental clinician-scientist recognized internationally for his expertise in saliva. He completed his DDS, and PhD in oral biology/biochemistry in Brazil and, a postdoctorate in oral biology in the USA, and is currently Professor and Associate Dean, Academic at the University of Saskatchewan, where he also leads the Salivary Proteomics Research Laboratory. His translational research program uses salivary components to investigate a wide variety of oral health conditions and to develop saliva-based diagnostics and therapeutics. He is highly involved with the Canadian ...


Professor | Ward Chair Ped Brain Injury Department Head, University of Calgary

Dr. Yeates is a world-leading researcher in the field of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the most highly published author on childhood TBI and concussion in the world over the past decade. A neuropsychologist, Dr. Yeates has conducted innovative and clinically-impactful research regarding the environment's role in children's recovery from TBI, the social outcomes of childhood brain disorders, and the diagnosis and management of childhood concussion. Through outstanding mentorship and leadership nationally and internationally, Dr. Yeates has advanced the science and practice of ...