Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

About ACHRU

Current Trainees

Megane Bouchard

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Undergraduate Research Assistant
McMaster University
Bio:

Megane is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program with interests in clinical and community-based research. 

Salma ElMansy

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Charmaine Holland

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Research Assistant
Bio:

Charmaine’s true passion for the elderly generation reflects in her academic, volunteer, and extracurricular endeavours. Having a desire to become a geriatric physician, she hopes to inspire others to follow along the same path  albeit one less travelled  through the golden field of geriatrics.

Patricia Julian

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Master of Science in Nursing Student
McMaster University, School of Nursing
Bio:
Patricia Julian is an RN with experience in general medicine, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. Patricia is interested in family caregivers' experiences caring for older adults living with dementia and/or delirium. 

 

Katie Lee

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Undergraduate Research Assistant
McMaster University, School of Nursing
Bio:

Katie is an undergraduate nursing student, who is grateful to research and provide patient care for older adults. 

Maggie MacNeil

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow, Citizen and Community Engagement Methods and Evaluation
McMaster University, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact
Bio:

Maggie’s background as a policy analyst in the Minister of State for Seniors Support Unit, Employment and Social Development Canada has informed her research interests in health and social issues relevant to older people. Maggie’s post-doctoral fellowship is focused on evaluating a community co-design initiative with older people and community health and social service providers.

Oya Pakkal

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Research Assistant
Bio:

Oya has an interdisciplinary background with a BA (Hons) in Cognitive Science of Language and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior. She has several years of research experience and is passionate about family mental health, knowledge synthesis, community-based research and integrated health care systems. 

Megan Racey

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Post-doctoral Fellow
McMaster University, School of Nursing
Bio:

Dr. Megan Racey has an interdisciplinary background that focuses on knowledge mobilization to create impact from research and help inform evidence-based decision making in the field of nutrition and human health. She is interested in community-based research and the synthesis of evidence related to adults and chronic health conditions.

Carly Whitmore

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
PhD Student
McMaster University, School of Nursing
Bio:

Area of study is community dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms and multiple chronic conditions

Duaa Yahya

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
Undergraduate Research Assistant
McMaster University
Bio:

Duaa is an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) program, with a background in clinical research and community service. She is currently researching the effectiveness of integrated care intervention for older adults, with an interest in improving community health.

Marie-Lee Yous

Role in Research Program:
Current Trainee
Current Position:
PhD Student
McMaster University, School of Nursing
Bio:

Marie-Lee's area of study is older adults with multiple chronic conditions. She is also interested in the nursing experience of caring for older adults with dementia living with responsive behaviours in acute care.