Our Team

Canadian Team for Healthcare Services and System Improvement in Dementia Care

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Howard Bergman 

Dr. Bergman’s work in health services research and policy has centered on aging, chronic disease, and frailty, and promoting primary medical care. In the fields of aging, chronic disease, frailty, and health services, Dr. Bergman was (from 1999-2009) co-Founder and co-Director of Solidage Research Group. From 1999-2002, he was 1 of 2 principal investigators in the development and evaluation of a randomized controlled trial – the SIPA model of integrated care for the frail elderly population. His work on integrated care for very frail older persons is recognized internationally in academic, policy, and government circles. Dr. Bergman led a group of Canadian and international investigators in the Canadian Initiative on Frailty and Ageing and continues to lead the International Database Inquiry on Frailty.

Appointed by the Quebec Minister of Health in 2007, Dr. Bergman tabled (2009) a proposal for the Quebec Alzheimer Plan (known in Quebec as the Bergman Plan) from prevention to end of life care, including the research agenda. He is now working with the Quebec Ministry of Health on implementing this plan.

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Dr. Isabelle Vedel 

Dr. Isabelle Vedel is a public health physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She is also an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital. She did her post-doctoral fellowship in health service research in chronic disease management (health care services organization, health management, information technology) at McGill University (2012). She has received an investigator award from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and a Dawson Scholar.

Dr. Isabelle Vedel’s research interests are mainly in health care organization and primary health care services for persons with multiple chronic diseases and older patients. Her research work focuses on health services research in chronic disease management, particularly Alzheimer’s or related disorders.

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Co-principal Investigators:

Susan Bronskill 

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

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Carrie McAiney

    Waterloo University 

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Yves Couturier 

  University of Sherbrooke 

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Pam Jarrett 

Dalhousie University 

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Tibor Schuster

McGill University

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Nadia Sourial

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Clare Liddy

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Heather Keller

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Samira Abbasgholizadeh-Rahimi

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Laura Middleton

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Shelley Doucet

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Investigators and Collaborators:

  • Judy Baird, McMaster U, ON
  • Heather Bursey, GNB, NB
  • Jean-François Éthier, U de Sherbrooke, Qc
  • Linda Lee, McMaster U, On
  • Pierre Pluye, McGill U, Qc
  • Bryn Robinson, Horizon Health Network, NB
  • Dallas Seitz, U of Calgary, AB
  • Christian Bocti, U de Sherbrooke
  • Dominique Gagnon, U du Québec Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Qc
  • Jennifer Ingram, Queen’s U, On
  • Sharon Kaasalainen, McMaster U, On
  • Vladimir Khanassov, McGill U, Qc
  • Edeltraut Kroger, U Laval, Qc
  • Eric Pelletier, INSPQ, Qc
  • Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, McGill U, Qc
  • Paula Rochon, INSPQ, Qc
  • Louis Rochette, INSPQ, Qc
  • Caroline Sirois, U Laval, Qc
  • Erin Strumpf, McGill U, Qc
  • Machelle Wilchesky, McGill U, Qc
  • Sandra Magalhaes, U of New Brunswick, NB
  • Anna Gagliardi, U of Toronto, On

Research Administration:

Genevieve Arsenault-Lapierre, Senior Research Coordinator, McGill U

Rachel Simmons, Director of Knowledge Transfer

Lucie Vaillancourt, Research Nurse

Marine Hardouin, Research Assistant

Mary Henein, Research Assistant

Mélanie LeBerre, Research Assistant

Laura Rojas Rozo, Research Assistant

Juliette Champoux-Pellegrin, Administrative Coordinator

Stacey Hawkins, Research Coordinator, Senior Care Network

Thomas Lemaître, Research Coordinator, U de Sherbrooke

Melissa Koch, Research Assistant, U Waterloo

Tammy Bui, Research Assistant

Past and Present Students: 

Nadia Sourial, PhD, McGill University

Claire Godard-Sebillotte, PhD, McGill University

Ahmed Bakry, MSc, McGill University

Maude-Émilie Pépin, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

Nathalie Dame, BSc, Université de Sherbrooke

Frantz Siméon, MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

Noémie Nicol-Clavet, MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

Jessie Caron-Audet, MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

Allison Gemmill, Undergraduate Student, McMaster University

Charmaine Holland, Undergraduate Student, McMaster University

Maxime Guillette, PhD, McGill University

Martin Yang, MSc, McGill University

Matthew Hacker Teper, MSc, McGill University

Miguel Trottier, Medical Student, McGill University

Anshuman Saksena, Undergraduate Student, McGill University

Ovidiu Tatar, MSc, McGill University

Deniz Cetin-Sahin, MSc, PhD student, McGill University

Mylène Michaud, MSc, University of Moncton

Véronique Savoie, MSc, University of Moncton

Valérie Thériault, BSc, University of Moncton

Eva Margo-Dermer, MSc, McGill University

Marie-Claude Lafleur, PhD, U de Sherbrooke

Isabelle Dufour, MSc, U de Sherbrooke

Tammy Bui, MSc, McGill University

Marine Hardouin, MSC, McGill University

Emma Conway, PhD, U Waterloo

Lauren Bechard, MSc, U Waterloo

Cindy Wei, BSc, U Waterloo

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