Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

About ACHRU

Investigators and Decision-Makers

Noori Akhtar-Danesh, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
McMaster University, Biostatistics

Carol Anderson, RN, BScN

Role in Research Program:
Decision Maker / Knowledge User
Current Position:
Executive Director
Alberta Health Services, Continuing Care-Edmonton Zone

Norm Archer

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor Emeritus
McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business

Sue Baptiste, MHSc, OT Reg (ON)

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor Emeritus
McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science

Michelle Butt

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
McMaster University, School of Nursing

Sinéad Dufour

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Past Trainee
Current Position:
Assistant Clinical Professor
McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science, School of Nursing

Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN, ACCN

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor
University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing

Sid Feldman, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Researcher/Clinician
Current Position:
Associate Professor
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Kathryn Fisher, MSc,PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Data Analyst
McMaster University, School of Nursing

Kimberly Fraser, RN, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Retired Assistant Professor
University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing

Amiram Gafni, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor
McMaster University; Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis;, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Rebecca Ganann, RN, BScN, MS, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Past Trainee / KT Co-Lead
Current Position:
Assistant Professor School of Nursing, Co-Investigator ACHRU
McMaster University, School of Nursing

Alain P. Gauthier

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
Laurentian University, School of Human Kinetics

Sunita Ghosh, PhD, PStat

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Oncology

Lauren Griffith, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Andrea Gruneir, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine

Gail Heald-Taylor

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Caregiver Stakeholder
Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Sandra Hirst, RN, PhD, GNC(C)

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing

Bill Johnson

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Patient Stakeholder
Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Sharon Kaasalainen, RN, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
McMaster University, School of Nursing

Nick Kates

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University

Anita Kothari

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
Western University, School of Health Studies

John Lavis

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Director
McMaster Health Forum

Carrie McAiney, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor, Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia
University of Waterloo, School of Public Health and Health Systems

Janet McElhaney

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Vice President of Research & Scientific Director
Health Sciences North Research Institute

Lawrence Ogden

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Caregiver Stakeholder
Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Christopher Patterson, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FRCP (Glasg.)

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Researcher/Clinician
Current Position:
Professor
McMaster University, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Shelley Peacock, MN, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing

David Price

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor and Chair
McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine

Patricia Reid

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Patient Research Partner

Cheryl A. Sadowski, BSc (Pharm), Pharm.D., FCSHP

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diana Sherifali

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
McMaster University, School of Nursing

Lehana Thabane, MSc, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor / Associate Chair
McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Jean A.C. Triscott, Geriatrician, MD, CCFP, FAAFP, FCFP-Geriatrics

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Researcher/Clinician
Current Position:
Professor
University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine

Ross Upshur, MD, MSc

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator / Researcher/Clinician
Current Position:
Professor
University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Diana Urajnik

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Senior Research Associate ​
Laurentian University, Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research

Isabelle Vedel

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Assistant Professor
McGill University, Department of Family Medicine and Division of Geriatrics

Lorraine Venturato, RN, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing

Allison Williams, PhD

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
McMaster University, School of Geography & Earth Sciences

Patricia Wilson

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Professor of Primary and Community Care
University of Kent, Canterbury, England

Jennifer Yost

Role in Research Program:
Co-Investigator
Current Position:
Associate Professor
Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing